This week’s Orange County high school boys basketball rankings.

Notable this week: This is the first Orange County Top 25 of the season. … Santa Margarita moves up to No. 1 after sweeping a three-game series against Orange Lutheran in the first week of Trinity League play. … Preseason No. 1 JSerra drops to No. 4 after losing three in a row. … Foothill, which has wins over Santa Margarita and Huntington Beach, moves up to No. 5.


(Records through Sunday, March 12)

1. Santa Margarita 6-1: The Eagles beat Orange Lutheran in their three Trinity League games in the first week of league play. They were No. 5 in the preseason Top 10.

2. Villa Park 6-1: Shortstop Gavin Grahovac, pitcher Brandon Luu and pitcher/first baseman Zach Brown have performed well for the Spartans, who stay at No. 2 in the county rankings.

3. Orange Lutheran 6-4-1: The Lancers were off to a fine start before losing three games to Santa Margarita by a total of six runs including an extra-innings loss. They were No. 3 in the preseason Top 10.

4. JSerra 3-3: The Lions have lost three in a row, including two-game sweep by Mater Dei in Trinity League games.

5. Foothill 5-3: Senior pitcher Andrew Parker has allowed one earned run in 24 innings for the Knights, who were No. 8 in the preseason Top 10.

6. Cypress 6-4: The Centurions went 1-1 in a nonleague series against JSerra and shut out Kennedy 5-0 in their Empire League opener. They stay at No. 6 in the county rankings.

7. Los Alamitos 7-1: Left-handed pitcher Cole Tryba has 38 strikeouts in 23.1 innings for the Griffins, who have defeated La Mirada and Capistrano Valley this season. They were not in the preseason Top 10.

8. Huntington Beach 3-6: The Oilers, who were No. 1 in the preseason Top 10, have struggled a bit, with losses to good teams like Corona, Foothill and Fountain Valley.

9. Servite 6-3: The Friars won two of three from St. John Bosco in last week’s Trinity League series, with Jonathan Rodriguez hitting a grand slam and driving in six runs in one of their wins. They stay at No. 9 in the rankings.

10. Mater Dei 5-3-2: Strong pitching helped the Monarchs open Trinity League play with back-to-back wins against JSerra last week. They were not ranked in the preseason Top 10.

11. El Dorado 6-5

12. Pacifica 6-2

13. Fullerton 7-1

14. Tesoro 3-4

15. Laguna Beach 3-2-1

16. Fountain Valley 4-4

17. Canyon 6-3

18. Trabuco Hills 4-3

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19. El Modena 7-2

20. Edison 4-3

21. Capistrano Valley 4-3

22. Mission Viejo 6-2

23. Northwood 6-2

24. Corona del Mar 5-4

25. Woodbridge 8-2