Softball: State Top 20 Update

Pacifica slips past Archbishop Mitty for final No. 3 ranking while newcomers will be section champions from Division I in the CIF Central Coast and L.A. City sections.

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CIF Southern Section Division I champion Pacifica of Garden Grove, which also went 1-2 in head-to-head matchups with State Team of the Year Mission Viejo, has moved up to No. 3 in the final overall state rankings. Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, which won the CIF Central Coast Section Division II title, couldn’t hold off the Mariners and fell from No. 3 to No. 4.

Here is a look at the list of the first 20 teams in this year’s final state rankings, which will be expanded to 40 teams in depth later this week:

(Compiled with assistance from Paul Muyskens; updated through games played Saturday, May 31; previous rating in parentheses)

1. (1) Mission Viejo 26-1

2. (2) Amador Valley (Pleasanton) 27-0

3. (4) Pacifica (Garden Grove) 29-4-1

4. (3) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 30-1

5. (5) Vacaville 29-1-1

6. (6) Alhambra (Martinez) 25-2

7. (7) M.L. King (Riverside) 27-6

8. (8) Chino 28-5-1

9. (13) Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga) 25-4*

10. (9) Chino Hills 29-6

11. (11) Cypress 23-9

12. (17) Canyon (Anaheim) 20-7

13. (NR) Poly (Riverside) 24-7

14. (NR) Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 22-8

15. (16) Pioneer (San Jose) 24-5

16. (15) Moorpark 26-4

17. (NR) Carlmont (Belmont) 27-3

18. (NR) Norco 24-7

19. (NR) Carson 28-5

20. (18) Centennial (Bakersfield) 28-4

Dropped Out:
Previous No. 10 James Logan (Union City); No. 12 Esperanza (Anaheim); No. 14 El Camino Real (Woodland Hills); No. 19 Westview (San Diego); No. 20 Valley Christian (San Jose).

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