Throughout the 2019-2020 regular season, we will do weekly rankings, news and notes on the prep basketball season in Pasco County. With the regular season now underway, we begin to take a closer look at the teams as we head into the holidays. Here’s a look at this week’s Top 5 Pasco County Prep Basketball Poll.

Boys

1. Wesley Chapel: The Wildcats just started their season last week and already look to be clicking on all cylinders.

2. Land O’ Lakes: The Gators were predicted to be one of the top teams from Pasco County this season and it sure look like it from the get-go.

3. Sunlake: Sunlake looked tough in its narrow victory over Anclote.

4. Anclote: The Sharks have one of the most talented teams in the area. Can they live up to the billing?

5. Fivay: Two games, two blowout victories for the Falcons have them winging upwards.

Girls

1. Wesley Chapel: The Wildcats are off to a hot start at 4-0. Who will slow them down?

2. Bishop McLaughlin: The Hurricanes have been playing very good basketball so far.

3. Land O’ Lakes: The Gators have carried their winning ways from last season into the new campaign.

4. Fivay: Falcons have some quality wins already and should be able to make their way up the rankings.

5. River Ridge: The Royal Knights have Ices Utegg back in the lineup, which is bad news for everyone else.

—Andy Villamarzo