Here are rankings done by longtime Bay Area analyst Harold Abend and done for use on Antioch High football game broadcasts. We’ll run these lists with a short intro on our blog. Anyone wishing to see writeups and breakdowns of the top teams in the state, sign up for our Gold Club membership. For details, […]
Preseason State Super 50 (Part 3)
This group of teams starting at No. 26 is led off by ultra-talented Calabasas, which hopes to go even further in its CIF state division this season. Last year’s NorCal D1-AA representative to the CIF state bowl games, No. 27 Bellarmine of San Jose, is rebuilding but can’t be counted out. In this group as...
Super 50 All-Time Great FB Teams
With the CIF state bowl games putting a capper on the 2015 season, we thought it’s a perfect time to release our first-ever package of what we think would be a solid ranking of the 50 greatest football teams in state history. Go inside here for intro/criteria and alphabetical list of the 50 teams.
Ring Bell: Janda State Coach of Year
Moving to No. 1 on the all-time list of coaches with the most wins in CIF Central Coast Section history and beating Folsom in a CIF NorCal bowl game is enough for Mike Janda of San Jose Bellarmine to be named 2015 Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year. He joins a list that extends […]
FINAL S.F. Bay Area FB Rankings
De La Salle win and losses by Bellarmine and Clayton Valley in CIF bowls causes Foothill and Antioch to move up to third and fourth in final evaluations. Oak Grove also gets moved back in front of St. Francis.
State Super 55: No. 1 to No. 10
It almost had to be a De La Salle team at the top and our pick as the Spartans’ best in a close call was from 2001. Others in this top group include Rialto Eisenhower of 1993, Vallejo of 1954 and San Jose Bellarmine for 1965. Note:it All of the writeups, grid logs, photos and...
State Super 50: No. 41 to No. 50
Both teams from famous 1956 CIFSS title game that drew more than 50,000 fans – Anaheim and Downey – are written up among this group. Others who just made the cut include San Diego Morse 1990 and Piedmont 1940. Go inside here also to see list of 40 other all-time great teams from California who...
S.F. Bay Area FB Rankings (Week 16)
Could NorCal teams actually be at a disadvantage in this year’s CIF bowl games even with games at Sac State? Also, more from the NCS about the possibility of adding Open Division plus teams getting shuffled after NorCal bowl results.
S.F. Bay Area FB Ranks (Week 15)
CCS teams take charge with Bellarmine, Oak Grove and Sacred Heart Prep all getting strong upward shoves in new rankings. Marin Catholic also is higher after topping Cardinal Newman while the only newcomer is McClymonds.
NEW State Top 25 Football
While candidate for Game of the Years has materialized for this weekend between Centennial and St. John Bosco, we’re focused as well on other positions for this week’s rankings. The biggest shakeups took place in San Diego where previously unbeaten Mission Hills was blasted by St. Augustine. That pushed both the Saints and Loyola of...