St. Mary’s being higher-ranked than Folsom proved to be correct as the Rams rolled over the Bulldogs 56-25 to win SJS Division I title. The bigger question for the section rankings, however, is what to do about Del Oro as it looks to win a second straight CIF state title. Should the Golden Eagles continue […]
Big move of the week is switching Sanger and Selma from the north to the south and vice-versa and we really liked how it balanced out both boards. Both teams still have to win Central Section titles, however, and Sanger will have to battle a surging team from Ridgeview of Bakersfield. We also forecast where...
Inderkum proves that the preseason rankings were right all along after big win over previously unbeaten Antelope in D2 semifinals. Defending D2AA state champ Del Oro is next. In the D1 bracket, meanwhile, top two seeds St. Mary’s and Folsom both roll in the semifinals to set up what should be great matchup in section […]
This is a week when teams that have been held back in the rankings for having a key head-to-head loss can come roaring in, especially if they’re still going in the semifinal round of the playoffs. Inderkum’s win over Sacramento and Capital Christian’s win over Sonora were the biggest shockers, but Merced’s win over Del […]
The highest ranked teams to lose in section playoff openers were No. 14 Napa and No. 17 Roseville, but you can’t call either loss an upset. The only newcomer is Inderkum of Sacramento, which is playing No. 3 Sacramento in a Division II quarterfinal.
With no problems at the top of the order and teams setting up showdown games for league titles, there was plenty of difficulty toward the bottom. Three new teams broke into the first 25 with two of them – Cosumnes Oaks and Tracy – going in for the first time all season. Anyone wishing to […]
Top 10 matchups won by Del Oro and Central Catholic ensure that changes are few in this week’s rankings. The only newcomer is Roseville, which has to come back in to replace American Canyon after it fell to Vanden. Anyone wishing to see writeups and breakdowns of the top teams in the state, sign up […]
Folsom’s impressive 42-7 win over previous No. 1 Del Oro forces one of those very rare instances in which one team with a loss to another is ranked higher. In this case, it’s the Bulldogs back in front of Sacramento. They don’t go back to being No. 1 in the section, however, in favor of […]
There are no changes in the top 15 of this week’s rankings, but there are after that. Gardena Serra moves up to No. 16, Oaks Christian goes back in and up to No. 19 while Long Beach Poly also goes back in. The Jackrabbits are shown at No. 25. This also is the first week...
With so many teams on its bye week, the only possible change would be to drop No. 5 Narbonne after its close call to Los Angeles. We didn’t do it, so all 10 from last week remain in order.