Top 10 boys’ basketball rankings
1. Santa Cruz: Loses to a state finalist last year and a team that is undefeated this winter.
2. Monterey: Bounced back from a loss to undefeated Menlo-Atherton with a pair of wins.
3. Palma: Humbling start for a program not afraid to face state caliber teams in the preseason.
4. Salinas: A new look lineup with a cross-town transfer opens its season tonight at Gilroy.
5. Stevenson: Opened its season by outscoring three teams 180-117 in winning the Alisal Tournament.
6. Aptos: We will learn a lot about this program in an intriguing meeting tonight against Oakwood.
7. Oakwood: Has won three of its first four, with the one loss coming from Beverly Hills.
8. Carmel: Give this team built around a core of underclassmen time to mature.
9. Hollister: Lone setback to open the season came against Stevenson.
10. Alisal: Reached the finals of its own tournament before falling to undefeated Stevenson.
On the bubble: Alvarez, Pacific Grove, Soledad, Marina, Scotts Valley.