2021-22 ORANGE COUNTY TOP 40 BASKETBALL STUDENT SECTION RANKINGS
- ALISO NIGUEL DEN OF ALISO VIEJO (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
The last time we had the basketball rankings, the Den wasn’t even on our radar.
But, they showed strong signs during the pandemic and when they got the ok to go full throttle, the Den was packed and shaking. A rowdy and loud student section that battled with the best of them. They were savages in the stands if you ever made a mistake. The Den also traveled well for the road games.
For their amazing improvement and fantastic season in the stands, the Aliso Niguel Den is the 2021-22 Orange County Basketball Student Section of the Year!
- EDISON MESS OF HUNTINGTON BEACH (2020 RANK: 7)
The MESS is getting better and better. One of the best in the gym every year and they almost stole the crown from Aliso Niguel. The Edison Thunderclap is legendary. Even with the powerhouse student sections back next season, the MESS will battle for the top spot in 2022-23!
- CREAN LUTHERAN BLUE ZONE OF IRVINE (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
When you have the best team in the OC and one of the best teams in the country, you’ll go loud and crazy too. The Blue Zone went chaotic inside the tent at Crean Lutheran! The Blue Zone is insane and battles with the best of the best!
- SAN JUAN HILLS STAMPEDE OF SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
The Stampede can travel, but like many student sections, they pack the gym at home and more so during the postseason. They are wild and very loud. This is no longer a football only student section!
- SUNNY HILLS LANCER NATION OF FULLERTON (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
Lancer Nation was a beast all year. The basketball student section is a bit crazier than the football one. Fantastic group that has improved so much! Keep it up Lancer Nation!
- FOOTHILL DUNGEON OF SANTA ANA (2022 RANK: NOT RANKED)
The Dungeon skyrocketed in the rankings during the playoffs, more so during the state playoffs. This student section is clutch and very rowdy! All opponents stay far away from the Dungeon!
- CAPISTRANO VALLEY CAGE OF MISSION VIEJO (2020: RANK: 1)
A rowdy and savage group of kids that made opposing players nervous and rattled. The Cage likes to shake things up.
- ORANGE LUTHERAN CODE RED (2020 RANK: 13)
Code Red is not only a Top 10 Student Section in Orange County, but they take the Trinity League title as the Basketball League Champ. In a league full of rowdy student sections, this is huge. Code Red is one of the loudest student sections in the county.
- EL DORADO HAWKS NEST OF PLACENTIA (2020 RANK: 23)
The Hawks Nest got a lot better this season and they are now with the big dogs in the OC. With a fantastic basketball team comes a rowdy student section. A sea of yellow is tough to play against when it is also loud!
- JSERRA LION NATION OF SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
Lion Nation has gotten a lot better this season in the gym and on social media. This is only the beginning for Lion Nation. We’re going to see so much from them in the next few years.
- SONORA JUNGLE OF LA HABRA (2020 RANK: 10)
The Jungle has always been rowdy and wild, more so against the opponent. They are right on top of the players and the Jungle does play a big role in the game.
- FOUNTAIN VALLEY KINGDOM (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
The Kingdom had a big year last year and kept it going this season. The Kingdom packed the gym and are now getting the recognition they deserve.
- LA HABRA HIGHLANDER HUDDLE (2020 RANK: 14)
Highlander Huddle isn’t just a clever name. They actually huddle before game time and while a bunch of thundersticks for every game can be expensive, they rock the balloon sticks, so give them credit. Highlander Huddle rocked it!
- CANYON TRIBE OF ANAHEIM (2020 RANK: 5)
The Tribe did the very best they could despite the limitations they had to face. They couldn’t go all out at home and they couldn’t travel, something they do very well during basketball season. The Tribe will be back on top in 2022-23 where they always are.
- NORTHWOOD DEN OF IRVINE (2020 RANK: 4)
The Den went wild this season. This is one of the few student sections that can do a pretty good Sportscenter show at a basketball game.
- SANTA MARGARITA EAGLES NEST OF RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (2020 RANK: 15)
The Eagles Nest probably had the toughest luck with the limitations of students in the gym. I had high hopes for the Eagles Nest. Hopefully next year they can go full throttle and back on top!
- LOS ALAMITOS LOCOS (2020 RANK: 8)
Los Al had a setback in January and we couldn’t see the Loco go full-on crazy. They’ll make up for in the fall when they try to go for the three-peat.
- MISSION VIEJO DIABLO INFERNO (2020 RANK: 17)
The Inferno stayed the course from 2020 and despite the limitations, the Inferno made the best of it.
- EL TORO BULLRING OF LAKE FOREST (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
The Bullring had a huge year. The Bullring is a rowdy and savage group.
- ESPERANZA HUT OF ANAHEIM (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
The Hut is on the rise and will look to jump back in the Top 5 like they did in 2017, when the then 6th Man finished 2nd best in the county.
STUDENT SECTIONS RANKED 21-40
- TUSTIN BARN (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
- TESORO TITAN ARMY OF RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (2020 RANK: 16)
- ROSARY ROWDY ROYALS OF FULLERTON (2020 RANK: 6)
- CYPRESS CYP-HYPE (2020 RANK: 20)
- GARDEN GROVE ARGO PORT (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
- YORBA LINDA STABLE (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
- NEWPORT HARBOR TARPIT OF NEWPORT BEACH (2020 RANK: 11)
- VILLA PARK BLUE CREW (2020 RANK: 3)
- MARINA SPLASH ZONE OF HUNTINGTON BEACH (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
- FAIRMONT PREP LOUD CROWD OF ANAHEIM (2020 RANK: 9)
- PACIFICA CHRISTIAN WEDGE OF NEWPORT BEACH (2020 RANK: 19)
- SERVITE ASYLUM OF ANAHEIM (2020 RANK: 2)
- PORTOLA DOGPOUND OF IRVINE (2020 RANK: 18)
- CORONA DEL MAR KINGS KREW OF NEWPORT BEACH (2020 RANK: 12)
- CAPISTRANO VALLEY CHRISTIAN EAGLE NEST OF SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
- WHITTIER CHRISTIAN ZONE OF LA HABRA (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
- OCEAN VIEW NEST OF HUNTINGTON BEACH (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
- BUENA PARK DEN (2020 RANK: NOT RANKED)
- MATER DEI DEN OF SANTA ANA (2020 RANK: 22)
- ST. MARGARET’S KITCHEN OF SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (2020 RANK: 21)
HONORABLE MENTION: TROY WARZONE OF FULLERTON, WILD WESTERN WACKOS OF ANAHEIM, ESTANCIA NEST OF COSTA MESA, SAN CLEMENTE LOUD CROWD, COSTA MESA STAMPEDE