Oaks Christian of Westlake Village, Eastlake of Chula Vista and Clayton Valley of Concord lead the bunch among this group of teams with a few “hunches” that we are going with. Go inside to this post as well for 20 more teams on the bubble.
There might be some surprising teams among this group, including No. 22 Vanden of Travis AFB and No. 28 Mt. Miguel of Spring Valley. Check here for writeups of teams from No. 16 to No. 35 plus more teams listed on the bubble.
A whirlwind series of visits to check in on some of the state’s top girls basketball teams for this season begins at Windward of Los Angeles where the All-American combo of Jordin Canada and Kristen Simon reside.
The most in-depth preseason rankings, write-ups and analysis of California prep football’s top teams is here, led by who else but De La Salle of Concord. Three supremely talented SoCal squads figure to battle it out for the right to probably play DLS in the CIF Open Division bowl game.
Early CIF Central Section favorite Central of Fresno tops this group of teams. Two others in this group – Upland and Oaks Christian of Westlake Village – will face off on Sept. 7 at the UT San Diego Prep Bowl in Oceanside.
Pacifica of Garden Grove leads the pack with not one not two but three pitchers headed to major colleges. Defending State Team of the Year Norco, however, may have the best offensive lineup. A new coach, meanwhile, will lead top-ranked preseason team in Northern California.
The bigs are great, the backcourt is too so Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland is the pick as state’s top team for 2012-13 season. The Dragons will have to win Open Division this time, though, to finish with state title. By Harold Abend.
This group of team writeups begins at No. 13 Alemany of Mission Hills and continues through teams to watch. One team with a losing record from last year and two from Division V make the cut.