Cal-Hi Sports Final Rankings

Cal-Hi Sports is the most credible source for California state rankings. We publish a weekly Top 20 in five sports and offer rankings by region, CIF Division plus our award-winning CIF state bowl game breakdowns!

In 1969, Nelson Tennis decided to refuse a job transfer to Los Angeles and began attending football games at Nevada Union of Grass Valley, his alma mater, on a near weekly basis. An intense interest in high school football followed and Nelson soon realized he could apply the detail-oriented, research-driven concepts of chemistry toward the collection of high school football data.

Nelson Tennis

Nelson Tennis

When Nelson’s nephew, Mark Tennis, was himself attending high school in Sacramento in the mid-1970s, he would ask Mark to look up information for him at the California state library. In 1974, Nelson sat at his desk and wrote up a list of the high schools in California history with the longest football winning streaks.

His hobby soon spread to collecting information from other sports and in 1975 he decided to write up a collection of state football rankings. He made up the name, “Cal-Hi Sports,” to go with those rankings.

The Tennis’ have used their proven grassroots research and reporting methods to rank high school teams since 1975. For over two decades, Cal-Hi Sports was the only authentic source for California state rankings. Other outlets now offer state rankings and there has been computer rankings out there for over 10 years, but none of these rankings or methods have the combined experience of the editors who put together the Cal-Hi Sports state rankings. They are the ones most often referred to by other media outlets.

On May 23, 2004, 67-year-old Nelson Tennis died due to complications of bladder cancer. In his honor, we are in the process of publishing our archived final state rankings in five sports. The process won’t be complete until every final state rankings we’ve ever produced is published on the web site.

Football (2015 Final Overall Rankings)
Football (2015 Final Five-Division Rankings)

Football (2014 State TOY announcement plus all-time No. 1 teams)
Football (2014 Final Overall Rankings)
Football (2014 Final Five-Division Rankings)
Football (2014 Final NorCal CIF Bowl Game Rankings)
Football (2014 Final SoCal CIF Bowl Game Rankings)

Football (2013 Final Overall Rankings)
Football (2013 Final Five-Division Rankings)
Football (2013 Final NorCal CIF Bowl Game Rankings)
Football (2013 Final SoCal CIF Bowl Game Rankings)
Football (2012 Final Overall Rankings)
Football (2012 Final Five-Division Rankings)
Football (2012 Final NorCal CIF Bowl Game Rankings)
Football (2012 Final SoCal CIF Bowl Game Rankings)
Football (All-Time Divisional State Teams of Year)
Football (1991-2011 Final Overall Rankings)
Football (1975-2011 Final Division State Rankings)

Boys Basketball (2015-16 Final Overall Rankings)
Boys Basketball (2015-16 Final Division Rankings)
Boys Basketball (2014-15 Final Overall Rankings)
Boys Basketball (2014-15 Final Division Rankings)

Boys Basketball (2013-14 Final Overall Rankings)
Boys Basketball (2013-14 Final Division Rankings)
Boys Basketball (2012-13 Final Overall Rankings)
Boys Basketball (2012-13 Final Division Rankings)
Boys Basketball Final Top 20 Rankings (1993-2008)
Boys Basketball Final Divisional Rankings (1976-2008)

Girls Basketball (2015-16 Final Overall Rankings)
Girls Basketball (2015-16 Final Division Rankings)
Girls Basketball (2014-15 Final Overall Rankings)
Girls Basketball (2014-15 Final Division Rankings)

Girls Basketball (2013-14 Final Overall Rankings)
Girls Basketball (2013-14 Final Division Rankings)
Girls Basketball (2012-13 Final Overall Rankings)
Girls Basketball (2012-13 Final Division Rankings)
Girls BB (1983-2008 Final Division Rankings)
Girls BB (1993-2008 Final Overall State Top 20 Rankings)

Baseball (2015 Final Overall Rankings)
Baseball (2015 Final Division Rankings)

Baseball (2014 Final Overall Rankings)
Baseball (2014 Final Division Rankings)
Baseball (2013 Final Overall Rankings)
Baseball (2013 Final Division Rankings)

Softball (2015 Final Overall Rankings)
Softball (2015 Final Division Rankings)

Softball (2014 Final Overall Rankings)
Softball (2014 Final Division Rankings)
Softball (2013 Final Overall Rankings)
Softball (2013 Final Division Rankings)

Note: A Gold Club Membership is required to view our archived honor squads and state rankings. You can’t get exclusive all-state teams, state rankings and our own one-of-a-kind outlook on California’s top teams and athletes on any other web site or from any other media source.

There is no other source for California high school state records and no source for rankings and all-state teams prior to 2001 other than Cal-Hi Sports. Copyright © 2013 by Cal-Hi Sports. Any republishing of any honors squad or list on this site must be credited to Cal-Hi Sports or CalHiSports.com and cleared through publisher Mark Tennis: (209) 463-9050 or markjtennis@gmail.com.

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