Week 15: NorCal CIF Bowl Rankings

Michael Hutchings was all smiles after De La Salle defeated Corona Centennial in the 2012 Open Division state bowl game. It looks like those two teams will lock horns again in the open division this year. Photo: Scott Kurtz

Michael Hutchings was all smiles after De La Salle defeated Corona Centennial in the 2012 Open Division state bowl game. It looks like those two teams will lock horns again in the open division this year. Photo: Scott Kurtz

Here’s the updated lists for every division plus a NorCal Open Division Top 20 after all games are played on Saturday and before the CIF meets to choose teams for this year’s bowl games.

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Note: The top 20 teams that would be ranked by CalHiSports.com for the CIF Open Division in Northern California would be:

1. De La Salle (Concord)
2. Folsom
3. Grant (Sacramento)
4. Clayton Valley (Concord)
5. Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton)
6. St. Mary’s (Stockton)
7. Campolindo (Moraga)
8. Bellarmine (San Jose)
9. Milpitas
10. Los Gatos
11. Pittsburg
12. Foothill (Pleasanton)
13. Serra (San Mateo)
14. Valley Christian (San Jose)
15. Tracy
16. Granite Bay
17. Oakdale
18. Jesuit (Carmichael)
19. Elk Grove
20. Vacaville

With assistance from Harold Abend and Paul Muyskens, here are the Week 15 rankings for each of Northern California’s CIF bowl game divisions (previous ranking in parentheses; after games of Saturday, Dec. 6):

DIVISION I NORTH

The Buzz 1501. (1) De La Salle (Concord) 13-0*
2. (2) Folsom 14-0*
3. (3) Grant (Sacramento) 14-0*
4. (4) Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 13-0*
5. (5) St. Mary’s (Stockton) 12-2
6. (7) Bellarmine (San Jose) 10-3
7. (10) Milpitas 11-1**
8. (11) Los Gatos 9-3
9. (7) Pittsburg 10-3
10. (9) Foothill (Pleasanton) 9-3
11. (12) Serra (San Mateo) 8-4**
12. (13) Valley Christian (San Jose) 9-3
13. (8) Tracy 10-4
14. (14) Granite Bay 9-4
15. (15) Jesuit (Carmichael) 9-3
*Team is eligible for CIF bowl game.
**Forfeit wins or losses not included.
Dropped Out: None.

DIVISION II NORTH

1. (1) Clayton Valley (Concord) 14-0*
2. (5) Oakdale 13-1*
3. (4) Enterprise (Redding) 11-1*
4. (3) Inderkum (Sacramento) 12-2
5. (2) Concord 11-2**
6. (6) St. Francis (Mountain View) 9-4*
7. (8) Sacramento 10-3
8. (7) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 8-5
9. (9) Manteca 9-3
10. (10) Rio Linda 10-3
Also eligible for CIF D2 North bowl game: San Benito (Hollister) 9-4.
*Team is eligible for CIF bowl game.
**Win by forfeit not included.
Dropped Out: None.

DIVISION III NORTH

1. (1) Campolindo (Moraga) 14-0*
2. (2) Sutter 13-0*
3. (3) Aptos 12-1*
4. (5) St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 7-6
5. (8) Justin-Siena (Napa) 11-3*
6. (6) Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 10-4
7. (4) St. Mary’s (Berkeley) 11-2
8. (7) Sonora 11-2
9. (9) Analy (Sebastopol) 11-2**
10. (NR) Burlingame 10-2
Central Cath logo*Team is eligible for bowl game.
Also eligible for CIF D3 North bowl game: Bear River (Lake of the Pines) 11-2, Terra Nova (Pacifica) 7-6; Mission (San Francisco) 9-3.
**Forfeit win not included and season complete.
Dropped Out: Previous No. 10 Monterey.

DIVISION IV NORTH

1. (1) Central Catholic (Modesto) 10-3*
2. (2) McClymonds (Oakland) 12-0***
3. (3) Capital Christian (Sacramento) 13-0*
4. (4) Salesian (Richmond) 11-2*
5. (5) Modesto Christian 11-2
6. (6) Winters 12-1*
7. (7) St. Helena 12-2
8. (9) Ripon Christian (Ripon) 9-3
9. (8) St. Bernard’s (Eureka) 11-2
10. (NR) Bradshaw Christian (Sacramento) 8-4**
*Team is eligible for CIF bowl game.
**Forfeits not included.
***Four forfeit losses not included & team eligible for bowl game.
Also eligible for CIF D4 North bowl game: Maxwell 9-2; Stone Ridge Christian (Merced) 10-2.
Dropped Out: Previous No. 10 Stellar Prep (Hayward)

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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3 Comments

  1. Terry Logue
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Are you serious? ( Nor Cal Division III rankings) Bear River is not even mentioned. Yet you mention a 7-6 team as bowl eligible, but not us. I guess we are the only Section champion not worthy of a ranking, or a mention as being bowl eligible. I understand you can’t pick everyone for the bowl game, but to not even be mentioned while teams that are not even section title winners are ranked, and a team with a 7-6 record gets mentioned, sorry I don’t by that. I know last week, you said we weren’t worthy because of our schedule. On our schedule were two SJS Div III Playoff teams, (Placer and Pacheco), two Div IV playoff teams, (Escalon, and Center) would have been three except Union Mine had to forfeit a couple of games. As well as Div V finalist Colfax. (twice). The SJS Div I,II,III,IV, VI Champions were all selected to bowl games, yet we are not even a “mention” yet alone ranked. I know I shouldn’t let this totally subjective stuff bother me, but I truly am confused, please enlighten me? Terry Logue, Bear River High School

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 8, 2014 at 11:17 am | Permalink

      Apologies, coach. We’re doing the entire state in 3-4 hours and made a mistake by not listing Bear River with Terra Nova. It will be fixed. Made no difference in the Sunday meeting, however.

  2. Terry Logue
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Well that helps anyhow, couldn’t figure out how we could not have been at least mentioned with other eligible teams. There is always the proverbial “next year”. Thanks for adding us to the list, our players have earned that. Terry Logue

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