LOS ALAMITOS – For the first time in years, the Poly High and Lynwood girls basketball teams will not meet in the championship game of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA finals. When the pairings were released on Sunday afternoon, the Jackrabbits, ranked No. 1 in the section and No. 2 in the country by several publications, earned the No. 1 seed. “The way that the alignment was redone, Division I-AA is as tough as you can make it,” Poly coach Carl Buggs said. “You’ve got to bring it. If we get (to the semifinals), I will feel real good about it. I don’t jump ahead. We take it a game at a time.” The playoffs are tentatively scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Wild-card games are Thursday at the same time. The Knights, ranked in the top 10 in the USA Today western regional poll, earned the No. 4 seed and were placed in the same bracket and could face their rivals in the semifinals. Lynwood, which started out the season ranked No. 2 and played most of the season without All-American Lenita Sanford due to a minor surgery, lost several early tournament games that dropped them in the polls. Undefeated Brea Olinda and Troy, which only lost one game each, earned the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, respectively. Division I-AA is loaded with teams like Bishop Amat (No. 5 seed), Santa Margarita (No. 6 seed), Ventura (No. 7 seed), Buena (No. 8 seed) and Wilson (No. 9 seed). “It was pretty much set up the way we predicted it,” Wilson coach Byron Ferguson said. “If we take care of business, we should have an opportunity to go where we want, which is the CIF final. Brea Olinda is a good team. Ventura is strong. Right now, we are peaking. We just have to play ball.” Gahr, the No. 14 seed, could surprise people as it hosts Sonora. The Bruins host JSerra, and could see Ventura in the second round. Dominguez travels to Moorpark. Millikan, which rebounded after stumbling out of the blocks, will face host Santa Margarita. And Jordan will have its hands full on the road against Bishop Montgomery. In Division I-A, Glenn coach Linda Para wasn’t too happy with her team’s placement. After winning the Suburban League title, the Eagles will host El Toro in the first round. If they advance, Hart (No. 1 seed) awaits them in the second round. Artesia travels to face a strong JW North team, and Cerritos will play host to Palos Verde, while Mayfair is on the road at Huntington Beach. In Division IV-AA, St. Anthony travels to New Roads and St. Matthias hosts Capistrano Valley Christian. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!