The world is Torrey Pines’ oyster, for now.
Coach John Olive’s Falcons completed an 8-0 January and have a 10-game winning streak as they visit Rancho Bernardo tonight.
The 21-2 Falcons have six remaining regular-season games against teams with a combined record of 61-65.
None of those opponents, Rancho Bernardo, twice (11-9), Mt. Carmel (12-10), Poway (13-9), Westview (8-14), and Canyon crest (6-14), will be favored.
The Falcons had December losses of 64-47 to Brooklyn Jefferson and 51-49 to El Camino. The Del Mar school has a 46.30 power rating in Division I, with El Camino (17-4) at 46.24 and San Marcos (20-1) at 46.14.
Win out and Torrey Pines should claim a No. 1 seed.
There are no San Diego teams in Cal-Hi Sports’ state top 20 this week. The Falcons are 24th as selected by Max Preps.
UT-San Diego poll #7:
|#||Team (1st place votes)||W-L||Points*||Previous|
|1||Torrey Pines (8)||21-2||107||1|
|2||Foothills Christian (3)||15-7*||99||2|
|3||La Costa Canyon||15-6||84||3|
*Awarded on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. *Includes two forfeits.
Others receiving votes: Cathedral (12-7), 6; Escondido (13-7), 2; The Bishop’s (13-6), Grossmont (17-3), 1 each.
Eleven San Diego County sportswriters and broadcasters, and a CIF San Diego Section representative vote each week. The panel includes John Maffei and Kirk Kenney (UT-San Diego), Terry Monahan (UT-San Diego correspondent), Bill Dickens (eastcountysports.com), Steve Brand (San Diego Hall of Champions), John Labeta (CIF San Diego Section), Bodie DeSilva (sandiegopreps.com), Aaron Burgin (fulltimeshoops.com), Rick Willis (KUSI Chl. 51), Rick Smith (partletonsports.com), Drew Willis (sdcoastalsports.com).