Records are from last season.
1. Westtown (32-2). Seth Berger’s squad is again loaded with talent. The catalysts for the Moose are 6-foot-8 guard Cameron Reddish, who averaged 16.2 points; 6-9 forward Jake Forrester; 6-3 guard Jalen Gaffney; 6-8 forward Noah Collier; and guard Seyon Kpaan.
2. Imhotep Charter (31-2). The long and athletic Panthers bring back 6-7 forward Donta Scott; 6-4 wing Dahmir Bishop; 6-6 forwards Chereef Knox, Jamil Riggins and Elijah Taylor; 6-4 forward Davonte Canty; and guards Bernard Lightsey and Fatayn Wesley.
3. Archbishop Wood (28-3). The defending Catholic League and Class 5A state champs are spurred by guards Tyree Pickron and Andrew Funk, 7-foot center Seth Pinkney, 6-7 forward Karrington Wallace, 6-5 forward Julius Phillips, and rookie guard Rahsool Diggins.
4. Abington (24-5). With 6-7 Eric Dixon as the centerpiece, the Galloping Ghosts aim to defend their District 1 Class 6A crown. The other key contributors are point guard Robbie Heath, 6-6 wing Lucas Monroe, and guards Darious Brown and Brandon Coffman.
5. Neumann-Goretti (24-7). The Saints are paced by 6-9 forward Marcus Littles and savvy guards Christian Ings, Dymir Montague, and Noah Warren. Guards Ja’Cor Smith, Hakim Byrd and Ahmad Fair, and 6-6 freshman forward TaQuan Woodley are also in the mix.
6. Plymouth Whitemarsh (25-6). The Colonials’ quest to take the district title back from Abington is headed by twins Ahmin and Ahmad Williams and fellow guard Ish Horn. Strong inside play is expected from 7-2 center Naheem McLeod and 6-4 forward Alan Glover.
7. Bonner-Prendergast (16-9). The headliners for the up-and-coming Friars are 6-3 point guard Isaiah Wong, 6-8 forward Ajiri Johnson, and 6-9 forward Tariq Ingraham. They also feature guards Donovan Rodriguez, Tyreese Watson, Chris Haynes, and Mike Perretta.
8. Roman Catholic (20-6). The Cahillites have a rock-solid nucleus in 6-6 forward Seth Lundy, 6-4 wing Allen Betrand, and guard Lynn Greer III. Support comes from 6-5 forward Mike Kelly and guards Hakim Hart, Louie Wild, Semaj Mills, and Nasir Lett.
9. Coatesville (23-6). Keep an eye out for the Red Raiders once their football players get in basketball shape. They are keyed by guard Jhamir “Jig” Brickus, 6-9 center Tyrel Bladen, 6-4 forward Tione Holmes, and guards Dapree Bryant, Chuck Smith, and Haasan Young.
10. St. Joseph’s Prep (15-8). The Hawks are primed to make considerable noise in the Catholic League. They return guards Kyle Thompson, Darius Kinnel and Gabe Arizin, and 6-8 forward Ed Croswell. Jacob O’Connell, a 6-10 junior, is a transfer from Eastern Regional (N.J.).
11. Haverford School (19-7).
12. Martin Luther King (21-10).
13. Cheltenham (19-7).
14. Archbishop Carroll (20-9).
15. Constitution (20-10).
16. La Salle (11-12).
17. Lower Merion (21-9).
18. Girard College (24-9).
19. Malvern Prep (10-13).
20. Chester (21-6).
21. Archbishop Ryan (23-6).
22. Lincoln (23-6).
23. Central Bucks West (15-8).
24. Shipley (20-7).
25. Episcopal Academy (18-11).
Under consideration, listed alphabetically: Conestoga (20-8), Downingtown West (17-10), Mastery North (24-2), Math, Civics & Sciences (21-10), Methacton (12-12), Overbrook (11-12), Penncrest (22-8), Perkiomen School (22-7).