There is one new team this week and it’s from the Sac Joaquin Section, but the big news in all the changes in the Top 10 surrounds the teams battling for the eight coveted spots in the CIF Southern Section Open Division playoff bracket. We break down the potential field and why recent results should matter more than results from early in the season. The other big news is unbeaten Torrey Pines of San Diego moving up to No. 3. Can the Falcons become the first San Diego Section team to capture the SoCal regional open crown?
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Note About CIF Regional Championships: In the week prior to the last rankings, the CIF announced the reinstatement of regional championships after the section championships conclude on June 12. That wasn’t unexpected and something we mentioned in our State Top 25 rankings that was likely going to happen. The unexpected part was the regionals will take place in Southern California only. This year, with only two of the six Northern California sections offering playoffs, NorCal will not have regional championships. The CIF SoCal regional championships, which will include the CIF Central Section, will be complete by June 19.
For the second consecutive year, there also will not be any CIF state championships.
Last season, current state No. 1 Sierra Canyon won the SoCal Open Division title, but the very next day the sports world shut down and the CIF state championships were never played. The NorCal Open title game was never played because of a COVID-19-related delay in the regional bracket. So for the second consecutive year, NorCal will not have an on-court regional champion.