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Top 25 California high school boys basketball CIF Southern Section preseason rankings

Harvard-Westlake, St. John Bosco, Corona Centennial and Eastvale Roosevelt will be the top programs to watch in 2023-24

Finally, it's November. That means it's basketball season.

The NBA has already tipped off, NCAA programs are playing exhibitions, and high school basketball in the CIF Southern Section begins Nov. 13.

SBLive will begin to roll out preseason boys basketball coverage over the next two weeks until opening night. Be on the lookout for lists with top players to watch, including, top freshmen and top sleepers poised for a breakout season.

For now, the coverage starts here with the preseason Top 25 rankings in the CIF Southern Section.


  • Bishop Montgomery: Coach Doug Mitchell is one of the best.
  • Colony: Joseph Riggins, Jackson Cain and newcomer Sebastian Webb.
  • Crespi: Junior Peyton White will have a breakout year.
  • Campbell Hall: New coach David Grace setting high expectations.
  • Long Beach Poly: Junior guard Jovani Ruff is a high-level competitor.
  • Lynwood: Everyone knows about Jason Crowe Jr..
  • Rolling Hills Prep: Junior Mateo Trujillo and sophomore Kawika Suter are ones to watch.
  • St. Bonaventure: Arguably the best team in Ventura County led by Dylan Benner.
  • Thousand Oaks: Elias Chin, Trent MacLean, Noah Cotton.