1. Canisius boys basketball. With seven straight Monsignor Martin regular-season titles nestled in their hip pocket, Crusaders can now shift focus toward defending Manhattan Cup, state Catholic and state Federation Class A titles. Of course, they must win the Cup in order to have a chance at doing the latter two.
2. Olean boys basketball. Twenty-and-oh is quite an accomplishment and reason I bumped them up a spot. Can the Huskies complete the run toward perfection?
3. Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball. Biding time for start of postseason. Remember, Hawks’ two losses came against teams from Pennsylvania.
4. St. Joe’s hockey. Marauders win streak-vs.-streak game, avenge loss and now roll into the postseason with 18 straight wins. Streak needs to reach 21 in row, though, for St. Joe’s to be completely satisfied.
5. Monsignor Martin girls hockey. Mother Nature makes Linda Mroz’s charges wait until Feb. 25 for their attempt to complete the undefeated season.
6. Williamsville North hockey. Spartans’ 15-game unbeaten streak ended against St. Joe’s with overtime loss, but North’s furious comeback to force overtime against state’s top-ranked team offers a sign of this team’s mental toughness.
7. Williamsville North girls basketball. Spartans enter postseason with an unbeaten record and bye into the quarterfinals.
8. Frontier boys bowling. Dynasty. Falcons win third Section VI title in four seasons.
9. St. Francis boys bowling. Set league record for wins during the regular season with 46 and capped that off by winning the All-Catholic team title and having four individuals qualify for the state Catholic tournament.
10. Canisius swimming. Crusaders win 14th straight All-Catholic championship.
High honor roll: Lancaster rifle, Alden rifle, Niagara Wheatfield wrestling, Park boys basketball, Amherst boys basketball.
Honor roll: Williamsville South girls basketball, Sweet Home track and field, Lancaster track and field, Kenmore/Grand Island girls hockey, St. Joe’s wrestling.