Crossover play is in the books, which is good for competition purposes because excluding Bishop Manogue, the Sierra League struggled mightily against the High Desert League.
The HDL went 23-7 against the Sierra League if you remove the Miners’ 6-0 run through the HDL – and five of those losses come from winless Hug.
To view how the rankings have progressed this season, click here.
1. Bishop Manogue Miners (11-2, 6-0)
The Miners handled previously unbeaten Spanish Springs at home on Friday night, 77-31. Nearly the entire second half featured running clock.
Bishop Manogue has won 39 straight games since against regional opponents.
Last week: 1
2. Reno Huskies (14-4, 5-1)
Reno starts High Desert League play tonight with what should be a gimme at Hug, then hosts Reed on Friday in what will be one of the bigger games of the season.
Reno is one of four HDL teams (Reed, McQueen and Spanish Springs) tied for first at 5-1.
Last week: 2
3. Reed Raiders (10-2, 5-1)
Are Reed’s regional title aspirations legitimate?
We’ll find out Friday night at Reno.
Last week: 3
4. McQueen Lancers (11-5, 5-1)
McQueen’s undefeated start to regional play ended last Tuesday with a 30-point loss at Bishop Manogue.
Last week: 4
5. Spanish Springs Cougars (11-5, 5-1)
The Cougars are one of the nicer stories in the 4A North this year, they’re simply not ready to compete with the likes of Bishop Manogue yet.
They play a hugely important game on Tuesday night, at home, against McQueen.
Last week: 5
Outside looking in: North Valleys Panthers