The St. Joseph High boys basketball team is ranked eighth in the New Haven Register preseason media poll.

Coach Chris Watts' Cadets are coming off a 20-3 campaign.

Fairfield Prep (24-3, Class LL finalist) is No.1, followed by Hillhouse (26-1, Class LL champ), Crosby (22-2), East Hartford (22-5), Bridgeport Central (21-5), Wilbur Cross (21-5), Windsor (23-4), St. Joseph, Bunnell (23-3) and Woodstock Academy (24-3).