Latest high school sports polls reveal four desert teams ranked No. 1

The first high school basketball polls were released this week, and 10 local teams found their names listed, including one in the top spot. 

In boys’ basketball it’s 13-1 Palm Desert that finds itself as the No. 1-ranked team in Division 3A. The Aztecs are off to a hot start, and they loaded up on non-league games so they have a lot of game action under their belt. 

But they aren’t alone. Six more boys’ teams were ranked in the first poll. 

Defending CIF-SS champion Shadow Hills moved up two divisions this year, and is ranked No. 14 in Division 2AA. Three desert teams are ranked in Division 4A with No. 7 Indio, No. 12 Twentynine Palms and No. 14 Rancho Mirage. Desert Hot Springs is the No. 16-ranked team in Division 5A.