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The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team is in the top 10 in the Class 4A rankings according to the latest MaxPreps.com hoops rankings.
Los Alamos is sitting at No. 9 in Class 4A, thanks in no small part to an impressive four-game winning streak by the team.
The MaxPreps.com rankings are based on several factors, including record and strength of victory.
The Class 4A girls rankings this week are still very much top-heavy with the top three teams, Gallup, Santa Fe and Los Lunas, having lost just three games between them.
Santa Fe, the odds-on favorite in District 2-4A this season, is undefeated so far. However, the Demons, who were ranked No. 1 earlier this season, slipped into the No. 2 spot. Gallup nipped Santa Fe in this week’s strength ratings, 29.4 to 29.3.
In boys basketball, the Roswell Coyotes are the No. 1 team in Class 4A. The Coyotes, who are undefeated on the season, have an overall strength rating of 27.1 despite a shaky strength of schedule ranking (6.6).
No. 2 in the boys rankings this week is Capital (20.8), a District 2-4A foe of Los Alamos and one of three 2-4A teams in the top 10 – Bernalillo at No. 5 and Española Valley at No. 8 are the others.
Los Alamos, which was the only team in Class 4A without a win before its overtime victory Friday night against Taos, is still the No. 26 and bottom-ranked team in 4A.