When is the time when teams need to come up from the bubble with double-digit losses? Not yet, but getting close. We also explain why Serra of Gardena is just now going into the top 20 while some have had the Cavaliers in national rankings....
La Jolla Country Day blows past Troy to move back into elite statewide list. The Torreys face No. 1 Windward next, which will not have played in 12 days. Long Beach Poly, Ridgeview and Lynwood moving up as well.
Ridgeview of Bakersfield leads group of three newcomers as section championship week starts on Wednesday. One of the most intriguing questions heading into next week is which four CIF Southern Section teams will end up in the new CIF SoCal Open Division playoffs.
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.
CIFSS Division I-AA playoffs features seven teams from the state top 20, which means that it won’t take long for some of them to lose, thus creating a lot of movement in the rankings. There were no changes in this week’s pecking order.
This time, it’s Cathedral Catholic at No. 1 with Vista at No. 2 in a reversal of where the teams finished in 2012 final rankings. It should be another sizzling season in the best state for high school baseball by far.
No. 3 Bishop O’Dowd shows there’s quite a gap between itself and No. 4 St. Mary’s of Stockton among the best in California high school girls basketball, although the impressive win doesn’t change this week’s rankings. Etiwanda moves into the top 10 while the lone newcomer is Serra of Gardena.
Girls of Troy shake up the top 10 by knocking off previous No. 5 Long Beach Poly. Also coming up strong are St. Bernard of Playa del Rey and Miramonte of Orinda. Check back later this week for report on top girls underclass players we’ve seen in the last two weeks alone.
Both No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 2 Windward survive upset bids. The week’s only newcomer is Oaks Christian of Westlake Village while the biggest win was posted by No. 11 Miramonte of Orinda at the Campolindo Shootout.
Two top five teams will collide this weekend when No. 2 Windward faces No. 5 Long Beach Poly. This week’s lone newcomer is JSerra of San Juan Capistrano while Long Beach Millikan is new to the top 10.