ST. MONICA ‚Äî Coming off winning their own Winter Classic tournament last week, St. Monica girls‚Äô basketball learned on Monday that they are ranked No. 9 in CIF-Southern Section Division 4A in the first poll of the season.
The defending champs in the division are 8-4 on the season.
The Mariners are back in action on Friday at home against View Park.
Crosstown rival Crossroads is ranked No. 12 in this week‚Äôs Division 4A poll.
Another Santa Monica-based team, New Roads, is ranked No. 8 in Division 5A.
Trio of boys teams earn rankings
Having moved up to CIF-SS Division 1AA this season after winning the 1A championship, Santa Monica boys basketball is ranked No. 12 in the season-opening poll.
Mater Dei is No. 1 in the division.
A pair of local teams made it into the top 16 in Division 4A. Crossroads is sitting at No. 16 with St. Monica sitting just one spot ahead at No. 15.