1 Southern-Balto. (record: 5-0, points: 200) -- Last week's ranking: 1. The Bulldogs extended the state's longest winning streak to 19 games with a victory over Northwestern on Tuesday. Southern's last loss was to Dunbar (D.C.), 60-54, on Jan. 16, 1993. Next game: Jan. 5 at Carver.
2 Dunbar (3-1, 190) -- Last week's ranking: 2. Did not play. Next game: Today vs. Carlisle (Pa.) at Altoona (Pa.) Tournament.
3 Gibbons (8-2, 176) -- Last week's ranking: 4. Tuesday, the Crusaders defeated Hammond, 70-41, getting 24 points from Jerard Rucker, 13 from Steve Wojciechowski and 10 from Kevin Dukes. Next game: Tomorrow versus Xaverian (N.Y.) at Good Counsel Tournament.
4 Southwestern (5-0, 174) -- Last week's ranking: 5. The Sabers remained undefeated with a 92-76 victory over Lake Clifton on Tuesday as Haywood Eaddy scored 24 points and Ernie Evans and Donnie Joy each added 17. Next game: Tomorrow against Carver at Henderson Neal Memorial Tournament.
5 Lake Clifton (3-2, 157) -- Last week's ranking: 3. The Lakers suffered their second straight defeat at home, losing to Southwestern, 92-76, on Tuesday. Reggie Frazier scored 20, Shawnta Rogers added 17 and Terrance Payne had 15. Next game: Tomorrow versus Glassboro (N.J.) at Slam Dunk Tournament in Dover, Del.
6 Woodlawn (4-0, 150) -- Last week's ranking: 6. Guy Butler scored 30 points and Keion Carpenter added 12 in a 61-58 victory over Dundalk on Wednesday. Next game: Today versus Hammond at Wes Unseld Classic.
7 Southern-AA (4-1, 143) -- Last week's ranking: 7. The Bulldogs defeated Great Mills on Tuesday, 71-54, getting 25 points from Chatney Howard. Thursday, Eddie Paddy scored 28 and Howard had 16 in an 85-70 victory over National Christian. Next game: Jan. 5 against Surrattsville.
8 Milford Mill (3-0, 119) -- Last week's ranking: 9. Blanchard Hurd scored 28 points and Keon Spellman and Kenny Bostic added 13 and 12, respectively, in a 78-56 victory over Catonsville on Wednesday. Next game: Tomorrow versus No. 20 Aberdeen at Westminster Holiday Tournament.
9 Walbrook (2-2, 118) -- Last week's ranking: 8. Did not play. Next game: Jan. 7 against Patterson.
10 Annapolis (4-1, 114) -- Last week's ranking: 10. Wednesday, Rodney Johnson scored 29 points and Rodney Watts contributed 22 in a 103-81 victory over Mount St. Joseph. Next game: Wednesday against Eastern Tech at Capital City Classic.
11 Mount Hebron (6-0, 91) -- Last week's ranking: 17. Kurtis Jestes scored 25 points in the Vikings' 83-64 victory over Linganore on Tuesday. Wednesday, the Vikings defeated Poolesville, 75-58, getting 19 points from Steve Dohler and 18 from Mark Jensen. Next game: Tomorrow against Pikesville at Mount Hebron Tournament.
12 St. Frances (3-2, 86) -- Last week's ranking: 13. Did not play. Next game: Wednesday versus Waynesboro (Pa.) at Rocket Round Ball Classic in Spring Grove, Pa.
13 Broadneck (3-0, 82) -- Last week's ranking: 12. The Bruins remained undefeated with two victories. Monday, Jason Smith scored 20 points and Sean Ryan added 18 in a 68-65 overtime victory over Arundel. Smith had 15 and Kalemba Kola-Peba added 14 in a 52-43 victory over Severna Park on Wednesday. Next game: Today versus Edmondson at Wes Unseld Classic.
14 Mount St. Joseph (5-4, 72) -- Last week's ranking: 11. Daniel Whye scored 16 points and Kenny Krabitz added 15 in a 70-36 victory over Northeast on Monday. Wednesday, Richard Dent scored 28 and Whye and Krabitz added 16 and 15, respectively, in a 103-81 loss to Annapolis. Next game: Today versus
Randallstown at Wes Unseld Classic.
15 Arundel (4-1, 60) -- Last week's ranking: 14. The Wildcats suffered their first loss of the season with a 68-65 overtime loss to Broadneck on Monday as Sean Soyars scored 24 points and Kevin Higgins added 13. Next game: Jan. 4 against No. 10 Annapolis.
16 Dundalk (4-2, 55) -- Last week's ranking: 15. Emar Fleming scored 19 points and Jason Bandy added 15 in a 61-58 loss to Woodlawn on Wednesday. Next game: Jan. 12 against Franklin.
17 Edgewood (2-1, 47) -- Last week's ranking: 16. Did not play. Next game: Wednesday versus Glen Burnie at Meade Tournament.
18 Severn (10-2, 27) -- Last week's ranking: 18. Tuesday, James Carpenter scored 21 points and Jay Lonnie Booth added 15 in a 77-54 victory over John Carroll. Next game: Today versus St. Mary's at St. Mary's Tournament.
19 l,3l Perry Hall (6-0, 20) -- Last week's ranking: 19. The Gators defeated Lansdowne, 84-63, as Mark Franklin scored 19 points and Jimmy Ellsworth had 15. Next game: Jan. 5 against No. 6 Woodlawn.
20 Aberdeen (4-1, 12) -- Last week's ranking: Not ranked. The Eagles make their debut in the Top 20 after a 51-48 victory over C. Milton Wright on Tuesday. Next game: Tomorrow versus No. 8 Milford Mill at Westminster Holiday Tournament.
Other teams receiving votes, with record and points in parentheses: Glen Burnie (2-1, 7).
Poll members: John Blake (Mervo); Jack Burke (Hammond); Rick Collins (St. Paul's); George Constantine (C. M. Wright); Mike Daniel (Towson Catholic); Art Gamzon (Catonsville); Tim Holley (Gilman); Gerald Moore (Arundel); Troy Warehime (North Carroll); Derek Toney (The Baltimore Sun).