West Jefferson boys and Mandeville girls top The New Orleans Advocate’s first Super 10 basketball rankings of 2016 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Riverside's Jared Butler (11) scores against East St. John in the Holy Cross tournament Dec. 29.

Boys Super 10

1. West Jefferson (11-3)

LAST SEASON: Reached 5A quarterfinals

THE BUZZ: Buccaneers beat Riverside in season opener.

2. Riverside (7-3)

LAST SEASON: Won 2A state championship

THE BUZZ: Rebels will go for their third Sugar Bowl title in four years.

3. St. Paul’s (16-1)

LAST SEASON: Reached 2nd round of 5A playoffs

THE BUZZ: Lone loss was to Parkview Baptist in season opener.

4. Landry-Walker (7-4)

LAST SEASON: Won 4A state championship

THE BUZZ: Charging Bucs move up to 5A to chase third straight title.

5. Country Day (10-3)

LAST SEASON: Reached 1A semis

THE BUZZ: Cajuns, now in 2A, have big wins over McDonogh 35, Karr and St. Aug.

6. McDonogh 35 (11-4)

LAST SEASON: Reached 4A semifinals

THE BUZZ: UMass commit DeJon Jarreau has Roneagles flying high.

7. Karr (10-7)

LAST SEASON: Reached 4A quarterfinals

THE BUZZ: Tyree Thompson and Co. handed Country Day its first loss.

8. Chalmette (13-3)

LAST SEASON: Did not make playoffs

THE BUZZ: Seven-foot transfer Mitchell Robinson makes Owls a serious 5A threat.

9. Bonnabel (12-2)

LAST SEASON: Reached first round of 5A playoffs

THE BUZZ: Losses were by one point to 35 and by three to West Jeff.

10. De La Salle (15-4)

LAST SEASON: Reached 3A quarterfinals

THE BUZZ: Cavs are 5-1 vs. Catholic League teams this season.

Girls Super 10

1. Mandeville (17-0)

LAST SEASON: Lost in first round of 5A playoffs

THE BUZZ: Elise Reilly and the Skippers are still undefeated.

2. Destrehan (10-1)

LAST SEASON: Reached 5A semifinals

THE BUZZ: Reigning Gatorade winner Cara Ursin is arguably the area’s most dynamic player.

3. Mount Carmel (11-5)

LAST SEASON: Reached 5A quarterfinals

THE BUZZ: Third coach in three years hasn’t slowed the Cubs.

4. Cabrini (7-4)

LAST SEASON: Reached 4A semifinals

THE BUZZ: Texas A&M signee Rakell Spencer has Cabrini on a roll.

5. Karr (10-4)

LAST SEASON: Reached 4A semifinals

THE BUZZ: Cougars ended 2015 on three-game winning streak.

6. Easton (7-5)

LAST SEASON: Won 4A state championship

THE BUZZ: Handed Landry-Walker its only loss of the season.

7. John Curtis (11-6)

LAST SEASON: Lost in first round of 3A playoffs

THE BUZZ: Patriots, now in 5A, handed Destrehan its lone loss.

8. Ursuline Academy (10-2)

LAST SEASON: Lost in first round of 4A playoffs

THE BUZZ: Brought a six-game winning streak into the new year.

9. Landry-Walker (13-1)

LAST SEASON: Lost in first round of 4A playoffs

THE BUZZ: Surprising Charging Bucs’ only loss was by one to Easton.

10. Covington (10-4)

LAST SEASON: Made second round of 5A playoffs

THE BUZZ: Three of its four losses are to teams in our Super 10.

Records through Sunday