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California’s top two teams, plus many others, will face national-level competition this weekend at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona. One darkhorse team to watch in that event is Redondo, which pushed state and national No. 1 Mater Dei to five games in a match last weekend. For this week’s NorCal Volleyball Top 20 […]
Mater Dei of Santa Ana rides early win over Archbishop Mitty to No. 1 national and state rankings. Mitty then helps out by winning the title last week at Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas. These first rankings also see six teams from insanely-tough West Catholic Athletic League all get placed high.
Beginning next week, since we will be doing the new FAB 50 national rankings for FloVolleyball.com and because we’re getting extra help from our partners at SportStars, we will be resuming a State Top 20 ranking each week for the rest of the season in girls volleyball.
Our first five to start the 2016 football season is hugely influenced by previous results because we simply can’t rank Mater Dei of Santa Ana (highest ranked from the state in many national polls) ahead of a St. John Bosco team it has lost to six straight times. That kind of ranking needs to be […]
This group of teams starting at No. 13 is led off by St. Mary’s of Stockton, which is loaded with returning players, but 2016 CIF Division II-A titlist Del Oro of Loomis is right behind. This group down to No. 25 also includes our top preseason top picks for the CIF Central Coast Section and […]
Just like baseball, we have expanded our final state team rankings in softball from Top 20 overall to Top 40 overall. Writeups and comments from each team have been completed as well. Teams moving up at the end include section champions Freedom of Oakley and Archbishop Mitty. Some of the hardest to rank in expanded...
In the end, it wasn’t that close for the Bears in finishing as the No. 1 team in the state. It’s their second No. 1 ranking in five years and the third from the CIF Central Section in five years. They also posted the best record (30-1) of a No. 1 team in the state […]
Before Mater Dei ended a long weekend of softball section finals that almost all had mythical state divisional title implications with its win over Orange Lutheran, winners were led by Mission Viejo (D2) and Grand Terrace (D3) on Friday. Others gaining championships were North Torrance (D4), Lompoc (D5), Paraclete (D6) and Rolling Hills Prep (D7).
Orange Lutheran and Los Alamitos will meet on Tuesday in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown that also has mythical national title implications. Mater Dei, meanwhile, goes back up into the top 10 at No. 7 after wins over previous No. 3 Etiwanda and Great Oak of Temecula. Newcomers this week include CIF San...
Although Buchanan is down to one win left in order to wrap up a mythical state title, others are on the move, including De La Salle up to No. 3, Eastlake up to No. 6 and repeat section champions St. Francis (Mountain View) and El Camino Real to No. 8 and No. 9. Highest newcomer...