Salesian is on the rise again in the Powerade FAB 50 ESPN Rise boys basketball rankings, moving up seven spots to No. 33. The Pride are now the third-highest ranked team from California in the national poll. Mater Dei, which plays De La Salle in Saturday’s CIF Division I state title game, is No. 2. Long Beach Poly is No. 17. Centennial-Corona, which lost to Mater Dei in the SoCal finals, is No. 37.
Archbishop Mitty moved into the rankings this week at No. 47 and De La Salle is also a new member of the rankings at No. 48. Castro Valley, which was No. 50 in last week’s rankings, dropped out. Lincoln-San Diego, which was No. 10 in last week’s rankings, also dropped out after it was upset by Summit-Fontana in the SoCal Division II finals.