Hart gains honor no team wants as state’s first major upset victim of the postseason. Most significant result from Tuesday sees La Verne Lutheran top Windward. Highest-rising newcomer is Westlake in Division II.
Serra of Gardena is the week’s only newcomer in a week of few changes. That should change next week because four of the top 10 could be facing off in the CIFSS Division I-AA quarterfinals. One top 20 team also gets inexplicable low seed in its section playoffs.
Biggest changes this week are in D3 with newcomers Oak Park and Sonora of La Habra and Cathedral Catholic going up to No. 3. St. Joseph Notre Dame also returns to No. 2 in D5.
There’s not much movement this week, but expect that to change in the next two weeks as section playoffs tip off around the state. Red-hot Windward of Los Angeles and Pleasant Grove of Elk Grove are this week’s newcomers. Rancho Cucamonga win over Etiwanda also creates rankings and playoff ramifications.
Nike Extravaganza outcomes create some movement in this week’s rankings, with participant De La Salle of Concord and fellow NorCal program Serra of San Mateo the newcomers after big wins on Saturday night. Unbeaten Bishop Montgomery goes up a spot as well.
It’s been two weeks since these rankings were last done and there are nine newcomers, headed up by Compton and Independence of Bakersfield in D3 and Dublin in D2. Hottest risers are Hart of Newhall, Serra of San Mateo and Capital Christian of Sacramento.
Russell Westbrook’s alma mater makes the most noise this week with a jump to No 5 in Division III. Redondo also goes way up in D2 despite 10-8 record. This week’s rankings don’t include results from this week but hard to miss Crespi’s huge win over Loyola.
Where to drop St. John Bosco? That is the question of the week after Braves fall twice, but opponents were No. 2 Mater Dei and No. 4 Bishop Montgomery. New Top 20 for girls and another look at divisional state rankings coming early this week as well.
Long Beach Poly remains No. 1 in the state rankings with its only loss to the nation’s top-rated team. Mater Dei climbs to No. 2 with Sheldon up to No. 3. New Top 20 for girls and first look at divisional state rankings coming early this week as well.
Bishop O’Dowd, Bishop Montgomery and Bullard bump their way up from the preseason list but Long Beach Poly remains on top. Next regular season rankings will be done after the major holiday invitational tournaments.