Category Archives: Preseason coverage

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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Boys BB Primer: Top All-State Players

We broke down the state’s top teams last week heading into this much different spring season and this week we take a look at the top players from around California, including an early season or preseason all-state team. We also break down how the impacted season might impact post-season honors, such as all-state and Mr. […]

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Ms. BB Candidate: Bonkers for Brooke

This is one of two inside looks at the leading seniors from the Class of 2021 who would have to be the top senior contenders to be Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year. They will be teammates soon at Stanford, which will be playing in the Final Four on Friday in San Antonio. Go […]

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Boys BB: 2021 Preseason Primer

The boys basketball season in California is now getting underway, thanks to a lawsuit that made protocols for indoor sports feasible with restrictions a bit tougher than outdoor sports. We’re glad there is a season, but it will still be fragmented with NorCal sections already cancelling post-seasons and for the second straight year, no CIF […]

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Preseason Softball TOP 35 Teams

There are a few teams that have already started, but these rankings will serve as our starting point for the upcoming 2021 spring season. Perennial powerhouse Norco is sitting in the No. 1 position for the state despite nearby school Chino Hills landing a No. 1 national ranking. Those two will play each other, which […]

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Preseason Baseball TOP 35 Teams

Yes, we are going to have to do football, baseball and softball rankings at the same time in the coming weeks. Many of the best teams in the state in baseball are starting schedules at the end of this upcoming week. Orange Lutheran was in the No. 1 position at the end of the suspended […]

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Preseason State TOP 50 (Part 1)

These are the ones with more than 45 years of work behind them, but it’s so different for this spring season. Factors such as which teams are playing which teams and building a consensus of those who do local rankings will be more important in compiling these rankings than when it’s known there are going […]

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Preseason State TOP 50 (Part 2)

With the first 25 teams in our spring 2021 preseason state football rankings appearing in Part 1, here are the next 25 teams in order plus 20 more teams listed on the bubble. This group is led by 2019 CIF D2-A state champ Clayton Valley of Concord, includes 2019 CIF D2-AA state champ Corona del […]

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Insider Report: La Jolla Country Day

We are continuing with a series of girls basketball preseason-style features on some of the state’s most prominent programs and players for the 2020-21 school year. It’s almost been one year since any of them have played, but after last week’s developments teams are starting to prepare for an upcoming spring season. For this report, […]

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Preseason All-State Teams (Spring ’21)

There wasn’t enough time between the state providing the okay for football to start and the actual start of games later this week to do all of our usual preseason teams, but we do have a preseason all-state first, second and third team completed and know we’ll have to do the same this summer for […]

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