Sharks are behind only Red Mountain of Arizona in original 50-team deep final national rankings. Four other California teams are in the top 10 and there are 13 that made the cut above 50. FAB 50 national rankings will be back every week next season.
Pacifica has its fate in its own hands with a chance to end the season where it began in the preseason – and that’s on top of the state rankings.
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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.
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.
Santiago of Corona loses in Tuesday game to M.L. King, which gives bumps to Esperanza, Vintage and James Logan. No. 1 teams are Pacifica of Garden Grove, Mission Viejo, Bishop Amat, Francis Parker and Redwood Christian.
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.
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.
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.
What to do with Carew tournament finalists Pacifica and Yorba Linda? We finally make the move of the duo to No. 9 and No. 10. Also going in as newcomers this week are Lakewood and Soquel.