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NM High School Boy's Basketball Rankings as of Jan 13


These computer rankings from MaxPreps.com are based on game results from the current season only. Specifically, they take into account three criteria:

  • Ratio of wins to losses,
  • The relative quality of wins based on opponent’s rating
  • The overall strength of a team’s schedule.

What do these rankings mean?

If the state tournament were tomorrow, Volcano Vista and Eldorado would be bracketed to meet in the semifinals, as would Las Cruces and Cleveland. These ratings are used to establish tournament brackets by the NMAA. But there is still a lot of season left to play. Only the first half of the season is completed, and district play has begun.


  • #1 Volcano Vista lost its first game of the season to #2 Cleveland (47 – 48), so look for them to change place.
  • Cleveland jumped from #3 to #2 and should go to #1 with their one-point win over Volcano Vista.
  • Eldorado went from #6 to #4, leapfrogging Capital of Santa Fe, despite both teams winning a game.

District Play

  • Las Cruces dropped from second to third in the state despite a wins over #19 Gadsden (84 – 56), and #26 Deming (70-41). The outcome of their home game against the Centennial Hawks won’t affect their state ranking much, but it will be key to their winning the District A championship.
  • Onate dropped from fourth to sixth with its upset loss to district rival Centennial 51 – 68).
  • Deming dropped from 24th to 26th with its losses to Silver City #3 Las Cruces (41-70).
  • Centennial became the team to watch in district 3A, beating the two of the top three teams in district. Their ranking could improve dramatically, depending on the outcome of their game against Las Cruces


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