There was even less movement in this week’s rankings than last week when only one new team cracked the Top 20. This time, there are no new teams. Of the two teams that did lose, both did it to higher-ranked opponents. With most CIF section playoffs beginning this week, there may not be a long...
Orange Lutheran holds off Mater Dei 5-3 in the biggest game of the week among the state’s top-ranked teams. The Lancers also remained No. 4 in this week’s rankings, which in addition to them didn’t change for any others who were in the Super 8 last week.
We’ll have an expanded final package out to 50 teams done on Wednesday (Gold Club), but begin by finalizing top 10. Toughest choice was how high to put CIFSS D1 semifinalist Rancho Cucamonga.
With the hype building for Bosco vs. Centennial and Mater Dei vs. Rancho Cucamonga, none of that matters for the CIF bowls since the winner of that bracket no matter which team it is will be in Sacramento on Dec. 17 for the CIF Open Division state final. There are new teams this week on...
It’s not too surprising that two state-ranked teams – No. 9 Serra of Gardena and No. 21 Bishop Amat of La Puente – lost in the first round of the CIF Southern Section D1 playoffs due to the strength of the first 12 to 14 teams. But it was more of shocker that state No. […]
It was a strong week for the Top 25 since the only ranked team to lose was No. 10 Monte Vista and the Mustangs lost to No. 8 De La Salle. There was even just one close game in the bunch, which took place in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section where No. 17 Folsom held off […]
We have our first significant upset of the playoffs and no surprise it comes in the CIF Southern Section Division I bracket where San Juan Hills is ousted in Tuesday’s first round by Great Oak of Temecula. Since Tuesday results count in our state rankings, that causes some changes this week, including Ramona of the […]
With Mater Dei now having broken its six-game losing streak to St. John Bosco, it’s time to move the Monarchs to No. 1. The Braves only drop from No. 2 to No. 3 with Centennial having to slide down from No. 1 to No. 2. There also was a change this week in the No. […]
Each team gets broken down in this post from new No. 1 Rancho Bernardo down through No. 20 Maria Carrillo of Santa Rosa. The rankings do not include any results from this week. Get your Gold Club membership today to check it out if you haven’t done so yet....