Three in-season Mira Costa sports teams have been named top teams in polls by high school coaches released today, but barely.
Girls soccer (4-1-0 in league) tied for the 10th spot in Division 2, girls water polo tied for 10th in Division 1, and boys basketball (16-8-0; league, 3-5-0) made it into the 14th spot in Division 2A. MCHS teams that did not make it into today's polls include boys soccer and girls basketball (11-14-0; league, 2-6-0).
Bay League competitors in boys basketball, Leuzinger and Peninsula high schools, came in fourth and 13th, respectively, in the poll.
Interestingly, the boys soccer team, which beat Leuzinger 5-4 in overtime on Friday, Feb. 3, did not make the poll and Leuzinger did, tying for 10th, while another league competitor, Palos Verdes High, ranking fourth.
In girls basketball, a sport Mira Costa has excelled in, league competitor West Torrance sits at No. 1 in the coaches poll for Division 3AAA. South Torrance, which the team lost to 50-47 in pre-season play, was voted into the 12th spot.
Season and league records are from Max Preps and may not be accurate. Manhattan Beach Patch has only posted the Max Preps team records that appear plausible.