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SBLive’s LA City Section Top 10 Boys Basketball Rankings: Venice is new No. 1

Here’s a look at the top boys high school basketball teams in the LA City Section on the last day of January.
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Here’s a look at the top boys high school basketball teams in the LA City Section on the last day of January. SBLive’s LA City Section high school boys basketball rankings are compiled by SBLive California reporter Connor Morrissette and are released every Monday throughout the 2021-22 season.

SBLIVE LA CITY SECTION TOP 10 BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS

January 24, 2021

1. Venice (15-6)

Last week: 2

The Gondoliers are undefeated against teams from the City Section with wins over No. 2 Gardena (twice), No. 4 Birmingham and No. 8 Westchester so far this year. They'll be the No. 1 seed in the Open Division LA City playoffs if they win out. Wednesday's game at No. 6 Fairfax is a big one.

2. Gardena (19-5)

Last week: 3

Gardena has lost to No. 1 Venice twice. Those defeats are the only two City Section losses for the Panthers this year. Gardena’s best win came against No. 5 Narbonne 53-49 two weeks ago.

3. Taft (12-5)

Last week: 1

The Toreadors lost their first City game of the season last week against Birmingham 59-56. Taft stays ahead of Birmingham in the top ten this week because they're 5-1 against City teams and Birmingham is 5-3.

4. Birmingham (12-7)

Last week: 7

The Patriots have been up and down this season, but last week's victory over No. 3 Taft shows that Birmingham can beat any City team on any given night.

5. Narbonne (12-9)

Last week: 4

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