No. 1 Thousand Oaks also has now made it into the state record book after extending current win streak to 27 games on Monday. This week also sees a different Ventura/L.A. County team, Royal of Simi Valley, join the top five. Plus, there’s red-hot JSerra getting back into the top 10, St. Augustine moving to No. 1 in San Diego, San Ramon Valley of Danville going to No. 1 in the CIF North Coast Section and Elk Grove doing the same in the Sac-Joaquin. Newcomers include Huntington Beach, Warren of Downey and Villa Park.
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Note About CIF Regional Playoffs: It was announced last week that the CIF will be hosting a one-week Southern California regional playoff for baseball that will be held from June 19 to June 26. This was the year, remember, that the CIF was going to have both NorCal and SoCal regionals in baseball and then CIF state finals in several divisions. There has not been baseball playoffs in California beyond the CIF section levels since 1922. Even though NorCal regional playoffs aren’t happening, this is still a big deal that SoCal regionals are taking place. We don’t know, of course, which schools will opt out of going on beyond the section playoffs and we don’t know how many players will be skipping out on the rest of this strange, later than usual high school season to concentrate only on other events. Players chosen in the MLB Draft most likely will all be gone and not part of their high school teams, either. As with everything else COVID-19 related, we will just have to wait and see. For the record, the CIF sections that will be advancing teams into the SoCal regional playoffs will be the Southern, San Diego, L.A. City and Central Sections. In normal years in other sports, Central Section teams can be placed by the CIF into either the NorCal or SoCal regional brackets.