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Righetti's Maya Armenta drives around Arroyo Grande's Meghan Smith during a Jan. 3 game at Righetti. Righetti (10-3, 2-0 PAC 8) is the top ranked team in the CIF-SS Division 2A playoffs.

Len Wood, Staff

The California Interscholastic Federation’s Southern Section (CIF-SS) has released its first high school polls of the new year and the Righetti Warriors have one team that’s been voted No. 1.

Righetti’s girls basketball team has earned the top ranking in Division 2A of girls basketball.

Righetti coach Desiree Domingues has her squad off to a 2-0 start in PAC 8 League play. The Warriors are 10-3 overall.

A pair of Los Padres League teams are hot on the Warriors’ heels – Lompoc and Cabrillo High Schools.

Lompoc (10-3) is the No. 2 ranked team in Division 2A with Cabrillo (13-2) coming in at No. 4.

Both schools are 4-0 and tied for first place in the LPL. The schools are the defending LPL co-champions and have a showdown for first place Tuesday night at 5 p.m. The game will be webcast as part of a Cabrillo/Lompoc girls/boys basketball doubleheader online at santamariatimes.com with the pre-game show beginning at 4:45 p.m. The girls game tips off at 5 p.m. with the boys game following.

In other girls basketball rankings, San Luis Obispo is tied for No. 14 in Division 3A, Nipomo is the No. 13 team in Division 4AA and in Division 6, Arroyo Grande’s Coastal Christian is No. 9 and Cuyama Valley is tied for No. 10.

On the boys’ side, St. Joseph is ranked No. 6 in Division 2AA with Mission Prep the No. 12 team in the same division.

The Cabrillo boys are No. 8 in Division 3A with Atascadero No. 14 and Arroyo Grande No. 16 in that division.

Santa Maria is the No. 10 team in Division 4A with Santa Ynez sitting at No. 14.

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Cost Union is the No. 4 team in Division 5A with fellow Coast Valley League members Shandon and Cuyama Valley at No. 10 and 11, respectively, in Division 6.

Three area teams are ranked in girls water polo – Righetti is the No. 4 team in Division 3, Arroyo Grande is the No. 11 team in Division 2 and Atascadero is No. 5 in Division 7.

And there is just one area team receiving votes in soccer – San Luis Obispo.

San Luis Obispo’s girls are the No. 10 team in Division 2.

There are no boys teams from the Central Coast in the soccer rankings.