Basketball teams from Providence/Burbank (boys) and Bishop Diego (girls) are atop their respective divisions, according to the latest CIF-Southern Section rankings issued Jan. 6.

A host of Catholic school cage squads are ranked second or third as league play heats up this month prior to the start of playoff competition in February. This week’s rankings by division:

Boys’ Basketball:

D-1: Mater Dei 5, St. Anthony 7, St. John Bosco 8, J.Serra 10, Damien 12, Loyola 13, Bishop Montgomery 14.
D-2AA: Chaminade 2, St. Bernard 4, Alemany T6, St. Francis 8.
D-2A: Serra/Gardena 11.
D-3AA: Providence/Burbank 1, Salesian 2, Servite 3, Paraclete 6, La Salle 7.
D-4A: St. Pius X-St. Matthias 3.
D-5AA: Verbum Dei T15.

Girls’ Basketball:

D-1: Mater Dei 2, Rosary 6, Chaminade 9, Bishop Montgomery 14.
D-2AA: St. Anthony 10, St. Paul 12.
D-2A: Bishop Amat 2, Cantwell Sacred Heart 7, St. Bonaventure 15.
D-3A: Providence 12.
D-4AA: La Salle 2, Santa Clara 14.
D-4A: Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks 3, Immaculate Heart 7, St. Monica Academy/Montrose 13.
D-5A: Bishop Diego 1, La Reina 8, Villanova Prep T11.