Category Archives: CIF State Championships

All the history: St. Francis beats DLS

Could this season be like 2004 when California’s most historically great football program of the last 50 years actually had a 2-3-2 record after its first seven games? This Friday’s upcoming game vs. Cathedral Catholic of San Diego could provide the answer, but even if De La Salle of Concord were to wind up 2-4 […]

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FINAL State TOP 40 Girls BB Ranks

It’s hard to believe that we are doing final rankings up against the Fourth of July and with school out for the summer, but before the season began we made it clear we would not let this pandemic wipe out the normalcy of our weekly rankings and yearly postseason honors still to come. We start...

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Boys BB: State Ranks By Divisions

Historically, these have been done for many years according to the CIF’s and our own five divisions. For this year, we are combining the teams in the SoCal regional brackets (AA & A) into one division and then injecting where the NorCal teams would fit in based on our own criteria. There are at least […]

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Girls BB: State Ranks By Divisions

We also have been doing divisional state rankings for the girls for many years as well, based on the CIF’s and our own five divisions. For this year, we are combining the teams in the SoCal regional brackets (AA & A) into one division and then injecting where the NorCal teams would fit in based […]

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Girls BB: First Look State TOP 25

Trying to do a first state ranking with a huge portion of Northern California still not in action, with some still finalizing schedules is difficult to say the least. But we wanted to take a stab at it before two of the top teams in Northern California square off on Wednesday when Archbishop Mitty (San […]

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Season Replayed: Boys Hoops 1999

This season had it all from perhaps the most surprising D1 state champion in the 40-plus years of the CIF state championships plus the start of a three-year run at the top of D2 by Dominguez of Compton, a series of memorable individual duels and the final game in a legendary career of one of...

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Up Close with No. 1 Coaching Leader

It’s been two seasons since Santa Ana Mater Dei’s Kevin Kiernan became the winningest coach in California girls basketball history. Up next will be 900 wins and perhaps 1,000 — counting wins he had in boys basketball earlier in his career. Go inside to see what career Kiernan began doing, what prominent prep sportswriter used […]

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Which schools can play each other?

It remains very much up in the air whether there will be very many high school football games in California that will get scheduled for March and April, but with the downward trends in the pandemic it’s still possible to speculate about teams from adjoining counties that at some point might be able to play […]

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Season Replayed: Boys Hoops 1985

Imagine what might happen today if the massive CIF Southern Section were not part of a state championship? Don’t imagine. That’s what happened for the 1984-85 basketball season. It set up a series of insanely difficult final state rankings and team of the year announcements, especially when the top two divisional boys champions in the...

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Boys BB Schools of Century (So Far)

Going by a points system based on final state top 20 rankings since the 1999-2000 school year and matching previous posts for schools of the century (so far) plus football, girls basketball, softball and baseball, here’s the final list of this series for boys basketball. The No. 1 total, by a wide margin, was compiled...

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