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The conundrum of San Ysidro: The Full-Time Hoops Top 10

San Ysidro is coming off of one of the strongest three-week stretches of any team in the section. They defeated Torrey Pines, St. Mary's of Arizona and, most recently, handily defeated top-10 program La Jolla Country Day.

Senior guard Sebastian Medina (pictured), picked up an offer from Sonoma State during the The Holiday Classic that saw him score a tournament-high 38 points in the win over St. Mary's, then exploded for 60 points in a 115-65 demolition of Bonita Vista to open league play.

In this installment of the Full-Time Hoops Top 25, they are the No. 3 team, just behind Saint Augustine and San Marcos.

There's just one problem: computers.

San Diego Section is one of a handful of sections that relies on the Maxpreps power rankings to determine its playoff seeding. If the season ended today, the Cougars would not be among the top 8 teams competing in San Diego's Open Division - currently, they're 10th.

It's an insane paradox, one that hopefully will work itself out as San Ysidro continues to win throughout the season. They're the prohibitive favorites in a very tough Mesa League that should help them close the gap and move up the rankings.

Here is this week's Top 25.

Top 25

  1. St. Augustine (10-6) - Impressive 97-56 win over a solid Madison squad.

  2. San Marcos (8-3) - Long COVID-19 pause ends Tuesday against LA Windward

  3. San Ysidro (11-5) - Big win over La Jolla Country Day in CIF's first Sunday game

  4. Torrey Pines (10-4) - Long layoff after Holiday Classic ends Friday vs Canyon Crest

  5. Mission Hills (11-5) - 63-35 win over Vista after winning The Holiday Classic American Division

  6. Mission Bay (12-4) - Impressive 72-54 win over an improved Otay Ranch team

  7. La Costa Canyon (10-4) - 67-56 road win over San Dieguito Academy

  8. Cathedral Catholic (13-5) - Beat Christian 59-39 on the road, open Western League against San Diego

  9. San Diego (9-2) - idle due to COVID-19, open Western League against Cathedral

  10. Carlsbad (9-7) - Lancers have won 4 of 5 entering Coastal NC play

  11. La Jolla Country Day (9-3) - Lost Sunday game vs San Ysidro in first game in three week.

  12. Mater Dei Catholic (8-3) - Long layoff after Holiday Classic Tip Off loss to Carlsbad

  13. Montgomery (12-2) - Wins over Olympian and Southwest SD heading into big week

  14. Scripps Ranch (12-5) - Idle after 2-2 performance in The Holiday Classic American Division

  15. Santa Fe Christian (9-7) - Surging Eagles have wins over Parker, San Diego and Del Norte in recent weeks

  16. Del Norte (13-4) - 87-50 win over Mission Vista gives Nighthawks second best start in program history

  17. Francis Parker (6-4) - Lancers head into critical Coastal League week after long layoff

  18. Bishop's (11-4) - Big game against Santa Fe Christian on Wednesday

  19. Otay Ranch (11-4) - Surprise team of the year starts 2-0 in Mesa League play

  20. Hoover (9-7) - COVID-shorthanded team dropped league opener to Christian on a buzzer beater

  21. Patrick Henry (10-9) - Big City League opening win over Madison

  22. Madison (9-6) - Tough stretch for Warhawks losing 4 of 5 games

  23. Orange Glen (7-4) - Winners of 4 straight heading into Monday's win over Escondido Charter (not included in this ranking)

  24. Sage Creek (9-7) - Bobcats have won 3 of 4 entering Tuesday's league game against Mission Vista

  25. San Dieguito Academy (5-6) - Mustangs dropped a home game against in-city rival LCC

Up next: El Camino, Rancho Buena Vista, Mt. Carmel, Westview, Poway, Monte Vista, Steele Canyon, Granite Hills

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