With the CIF moving up Brookside Christian’s girls to the open division, there’s a chance that all five final No. 1 ranked teams according to divisions won’t be CIF state champions. We also choose best team in each division that is done for the season.
Etiwanda takes advantage of home court and knocks off state and national No. 1 Mater Dei. We go through every division after Wednesday games and have comments from Etiwanda coach regarding open division.
Unlike the boys, there were no major upsets in Tuesday playoff games this week. There wasn’t even a single team from last week’s rankings in any division, in fact, that lost and dropped out from this week’s rankings.
Watch out for Wilcox of Santa Clara as a newcomer in Division I. The only other new teams with a ranking are Canyon Springs and Canyon of Canyon Country. Miramonte also moves up to No. 2 in D3, strengthening chances the team will be in the open division for the regional playoffs.
No. 1 teams in good shape for another week, but two No. 2 teams have already faced tough challenges this week and one of them has lost. Newcomers this week include Santa Barbara, Mater Dei Catholic and Ripon Christian.
Carondelet takes over at the top in D2, but as a likely open division team in the north such a ranking doesn’t have as much prestige. Also on the move up are newcomers Kennedy of Sacramento, Enterprise of Redding, Jurupa Valley and Bishop’s of La Jolla.
School from Turlock breaks through in Division V, but the town is buzzing about something a little more important this week. Others on the rise include Heritage of Brentwood and El Dorado of Placentia.
Thanks to us, Windward’s No. 2 team can be in the new CIF Open Division, which could ultimately mean a showdown of unbeatens at some point against No. 1 Mater Dei.