Latest CIF polls

We’re at the halfway point of the league season and there’s been little movement in the latest CIF polls. Teams are making that last push toward a playoff spot, but here’s the latest rankings out of the CIF-SS.

In boys basketball Div. 3AAA, Palm SpringsĀ ranks 8th overall and is the lone unbeaten team in DVL. Palm Desert stands at No. 10 with its lone loss to the Indians.

In Div. 5A, Desert Christian Academy is at No. 14 and in Div. 6, Marywood Palm Valley is No. 5, while Desert Chapel is No. 13

In girls’ hoop, the only local team ranked in the top 10 is DVL leader La Quinta. The Blackhawks are No. 15 in Div. 1A. In Div. 5AA, Desert Christian Academy is 15th.

The boys soccer race is also heating up in both the DVL and DeAnza Leagues, but only Palm Springs (No. 4) and La Quinta (10th) are among the ranked teams in Div. 4. In Div. 7, West Shores is in the top spot.

In girls soccer, La Quinta is No, 5 in Div. 5.

In water polo, La Quinta is No. 6 in Div. 6.

As we head hdown the home stretch, hopefully we’ll see some more local teams break into the CIF rankings, giving a nod to the sometimes-overlooked desert-area teams..