Girls basketball poll: Dec. 19

The story of the week in girls hoops has to be Bishop Ford, which is now 6-1 after beating New Jersey power St. John Vianney. Bishop Ford certainly looks like it will be one of the biggest threats this season to Nazareth, which also opened its season with two conference wins.

1. Nazareth (2-0)/(LW: 1): Nazareth played as everyone expected as it took care of Mary Louis Academy and Bishop Loughlin this past week.

2. South Shore (8-1)/(LW: 2): South Shore picked up a pair of nice wins in the PSAL with victories over Francis Lewis and Lincoln. South Shore is looking more and more like the best team in the league.

3. Bishop Ford (6-1)/(LW: 4): Bishop Ford is riding high with wins against Mary Louis, St. Francis and St. John Vianney this week. The Lady Falcons are a premier team in New York City.

4. Molloy (5-1)/(LW: 3): Molloy drops one spot for its loss on Sunday to Ossining, but that loss came just one day after a tough win against a very solid Bishop Loughlin club.

5. Christ the King (0-2)/(LW: 5): CK will be tested greatly in the Nike Tournament of Champions this week, with premier teams in the country in the field.

6. Moore Catholic (4-0)/(LW: 6): Moore Catholic secured a pair of wins over Maria Regina and St. Joseph Hill to get to 4-0 before it goes out of state for its holiday tournament.

7. Bishop Loughlin (2-2)/(LW: 7): Sorting out teams No. 7 through No. 10 is tricky. Loughlin stays put despite an 0-2 week because it had respective losses to the No. 1 and No. 4 team.

8. Mary Louis Academy (2-4)/(LW: 8): Same case for Mary Louis. It lost to Bishop Ford and Nazareth but beat Murry Bergtraum. We're not going to penalize too much for that.

9. McKee/SI Tech (8-1)/(LW: 10): MSIT lost its first game to an out-of-state opponent and now gets to face Staten Island rival Curtis this week.

10. Truman (7-3)/(LW: unranked): Truman had a great week with its win over JFK and beats out teams like Benjamin Banneker and Murry Bergtraum for the last spot.