Six new teams are in after a wild and crazy couple of days (including Tuesday) sees previous No. 1 Mission Viejo, No. 3 Archbishop Mitty and No. 5 Great Oak of Temecula all get toppled in early-round section playoff upsets.
After Mater Dei is stunned in CIFSS Division I playoffs, Granada of Livermore gains new No. 1 ranking and can be State Team of the Year if it doesn’t lose in the CIF North Coast Section playoffs.
Unbeaten Vintage of Napa begins to move up while newcomer M.L. King of Riverside gets a boost after taking top honors in one of the state’s best leagues.
Redlands East Valley is this week’s highest newcomer. Bellarmine, meanwhile, bumps arch-rival St. Francis from the top five. The No. 5 Bells, though, will be hard-pressed to move up much further with No. 1 Mater Dei, No. 2 Granada of Livermore, No. 3 Harvard-Westlake and No. 4 Oaks Christian all looking very strong.
Pacifica and Mitty move up to No. 2 and No. 3 due to Mater Dei loss while perennial NorCal power San Benito re-enters and snags the final spot.
Unbeaten Granada gets to No. 2 but still can’t quite pass Mater Dei for No. 1. El Toro and Grossmont are this week’s two newcomers.
A second loss isn’t enough for Mater Dei to fall from No. 1. Plus, why Grossmont edged Whitney of Rocklin to go in at No. 20 and big games to watch for this week.
California of San Ramon surges up to No. 17 as state’s lone newcomer this week. Unbeaten Archbishop Mitty also gets a bump into the top five. The rest of the top group, however, is dominated by Orange County.
Preseason No. 1 Cathedral Catholic hanging on by a thread due to suspensions, but still could be dangerous team for the playoffs. This week’s only newcomer is Redlands, which also have moved to the top of its CIF Southern Section division.
With James Logan loss, all of Northern California takes a hit this week. Orange County teams also are now sitting in four of the top five positions. This week’s highest newcomer, meanwhile, is Moorpark.