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SBLive's California Power 25 boys basketball rankings: Corona Centennial remains No. 1 in the Golden State (Feb. 27)

A late comeback win over St. John Bosco — thanks To Aaron McBride — gives the Huskies a record third straight Southern Section Open Section title

(Lead photo by Nick Koza)

At last the state playoffs are here. The California Interscholastic Federation gave their seedings — SEE CIF STATE BRACKETS/SEEDINGS HERE — but here's are overall state rankings with the state championship games less than two weeks away. 

Top-ranked Corona Centennial pulled out a heart-pounding 58-56 win over upstart St. John Bosco to give the defending state Open Division champions their third straight Southern Section Open Division title. 

No other team has done that in Southern Section history. 

Section champions were crowned throughout the state, including the highest divisions at San Diego, Central, Sac-Joaquin, North Coast, Central Coast, Oakland and Northern. (Click on links for full coverage, photos and video)

SBLive's California Power 25 boys basketball rankings

1. Corona Centennial (29-3)

Last week: No. 1

Results (1-0): Beat St. John Bosco 58-56

Next game: Saturday vs. St. Augustine-West Ranch winner, SoCal Open Division

2. Harvard-Westlake-Studio City (30-2)

Last week: 2

Results (1-1): Lost to St. John Bosco (62-55), beat West Ranch 59-50

Next game: Saturday at St. John Bosco (26-6), SoCal Open Division

3. West Ranch-Valencia (29-2)

Last week: 3

Results (1-1): Beat St. Bernard 79-58, lost to Harvard-Westlake 59-50

Next game: Wednesday at St. Augustine (27-4), SoCal Open Division

4. St. John Bosco-Bellflower (26-6)

Last week: 8

Results (0-1): Lost to Centennial 58-56

Next game: Saturday vs. Harvard-Westlake (30-2), SoCal Open Division

5. Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks (22-10)

Last week: 4

Results (1-1): Lost to Centennial 83-63; Beat Sierra Canyon 70-53

Next game: Tuesday vs. Fairfax (19-11), SoCal Division 1

6. St. Augustine-San Diego (27-4)

Last week: 6

Results (2-0): Beat San Ysidro 83-67, Montgomery 85-53

Next game: Wednesday vs. West Ranch (29-2), SoCal Open Division

7. Modesto Christian (26-6)

Last week: 7

Results (2-1): Beat Inderkum 72-50; Jesuit 79-53

Next game: Saturday vs. De La Salle-Mitty winner, NorCal Open Division

8. Dougherty Valley-San Ramon (27-3)

Last week: 11

Results (2-0): Beat Granada 64-60, De La Salle 65-51

Next game: Saturday vs. St. Joseph-Santa Maria (26-6), NorCal Open Division

9. Bishop Montgomery-Torrance (26-4)

Last week: 5

Results (1-1): Beat Sierra Canyon 51-49; Lost to Centennial 73-55

Next game: Tuesday vs. Torrey Pines (18-11), SoCal D1

10. St. Joseph-Santa Maria (26-6)

Last week: 12

Results (2-0): Beat Bakersfield Christian 85-62, Clovis West 74-58

Next game: Saturday at Dougherty Valley, NorCal Open Division

11. Mater Dei-Santa Ana (27-6)

Last week: 14

Results (1-0): Beat Etiwanda 66-53

Next game: Tuesday vs. La Costa Canyon (16-12), SoCal D1

12. Inderkum-Sacramento (25-2)

Last week: 9

Results (0-1): Lost to Modesto Christian 72-50

Next game: Tuesday vs. Dublin (18-8), NorCal D1

13. Sierra Canyon-Chatsworth (20-10)

Last week: 10

Results (0-1): Lost to Notre Dame 70-53

Next game: Tuesday vs. Taft (21-10), SoCal D1

14. Etiwanda (25-5)

Last week: 13

Results (0-1): Lost to Mater Dei 66-53

Next game: Tuesday vs. San Ysidro (18-12), SoCal D1

15. St. Bernard-Playa del Rey (22-9)

Last week: 15

Results (0-2): Lost to West Ranch 79-58, St. John Bosco 60-47

Next game: Tuesday vs. Santa Fe Christian (24-5), SoCal D1

16. Clovis West (29-3)

Last week: 16

Results (1-1): Beat Stockdale 92-66, lost to St. Joseph 74-58

Next game: Tuesday vs. St. Ignatius (14-13), NorCal D1

17. Mira Costa-Manhattan Beach (27-3)

Last week: 18

Results (1-1): Beat Damien 49-41; Lost to Mater Dei 60-54

Next game: Tuesday vs. Montgomery (25-6), SoCal D1

18. Rancho Christian-Temecula (23-10)

Last week: Bubble

Results (1-0): Beat La Mirada 63-55

Next game: Tuesday vs. Carlsbad (24-6), SoCal D1 

19. Jesuit-Carmichael (26-5)

Last week: 20

Results (1-1): Beat Weston Ranch 69-52; Lost to Modesto Christian 79-53

Next game: Tuesday vs. University-SF (28-3), NorCal D1

20. Folsom (26-3)

Last week: 19

Results (1-1): Beat Pitman 82-40; Lost to Weston Ranch 64-48

Next game: Tuesday vs. Sacred Heart Prep (19-7), NorCal D1

21. De La Salle-Concord (21-8)

Last week: 22

Results (1-1): Beat Salesian 55-49; Lost to Dougherty Valley 65-51

Next game: Wednesday at Mitty (22-5), NorCal Open

22. Salesian-Richmond (23-8)

Last week: 22

Results (1-1): Lost to De La Salle 55-49; Beat Granada 50-48

Next game: Tuesday vs. Serra (17-11)

23. Archbishop Mitty-San Jose (22-5)

Last week: 23

Results (1-1): Beat St. Ignatius 67-43; Lost to Serra 50-49

Next game: Wednesday vs. De La Salle (21-8), NorCal Open

24. Archbishop Riordan-San Francisco (21-6)

Last week: 24

Results (2-0): Beat Menlo-Atherton 58-53, Sacred Heart Prep 61-44

Next game: Tuesday vs. Campolindo (23-7), NorCal D1

25. JSerra Catholic-San Juan Capistrano (22-9)

Last week: 17

Results (0-1): Lost to Canyon 58-56

Next game: Season over

  • Bubble: Branson-Ross (24-3), Canyon-Anaheim (25-6), Carlsbad (24-6), Granada-Livermore (22-10), Moreau Catholic-Hayward (23-6), Rancho Christian-Temecula (20-10), Sacred Heart Cathedral (16-12), San Ramon Valley-Danville (24-7), St. Pius-St. Matthias-Downey (29-4), Taft (21-10), Tesoro (29-4), University (28-3), Valencia (22-10), Weston Ranch (21-10).