The only change to the top 10 this week is Cathedral Catholic of San Diego moving into the No. 10 position, which is almost back to where the Dons stood after they won 2021 CIF D1-AA state title. There’s also JSerra of San Juan Capistrano shooting up to No. 12 and Orange Lutheran going up...
SoCal / NorCal Players of the Week
This will be the next-to-last installment of this series for the 2020-21 school year. We just couldn’t resist one chance to rave about one of the best baseball pitchers in the nation and a top small-school softball player from the south. In the north, we have the leader of a team that finished 24-2 plus […]
NEW State TOP 35 Baseball Rankings
We just had to get this week’s rankings out on Sunday night well before Monday’s big games. After Thousand Oaks dropped its first game, Ayala goes to No. 1, Buchanan slides up to No. 2 with Orange Lutheran now No. 3 ahead of its showdown series with No. 6 JSerra. Harvard-Westlake and Sherman Oaks Notre...
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 […]
Signing Day Superlatives
Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) girls basketball program turns heads with six signing national letters of intent on Wednesday, which could be a record in California for one class, one day and one team in that sport. The JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) baseball program also was amazing with eight D1 signees (plus another going to Yale), […]
All-Decade Baseball: All-State Team
With the World Series tied at 2-2, we thought it became the perfect day to complete this presentation. California remains one of the world leaders in baseball and the decade of the 2010s provided more examples, especially with all of the No. 1 overall picks in the MLB Draft. For this All-Decade, All-State Team we...
State Top 25 Weekend Scoreboard
No. 7 Narbonne turns back No. 8 Serra of Gardena in what was also a matchup of the top two teams in the South Bay region of L.A. County. That wasn’t the game of the night in the South Bay, though, as two from our State Top 50 tangled and went to two overtimes before […]
NEW State Top 50 FB Ranks (1-25)
The top three remain the same, but two more Orange County teams join No. 1 Mater Dei in the top five. Helix of La Mesa logically forces its way up into this first group after knocking off previous No. 5 Cathedral Catholic, but we did not push the Highlanders ahead of another San Diego team...
Preseason Orange County FB Team
We are kicking off our preseason football coverage for the 2019 season with the first of our annual preseason all-county, all-section or all-region teams that will eventually touch every corner of California. We start with talent-laden Orange County, home to the two-time defending CIF Open Division champion Mater Dei Monarchs. They obviously dominate these selections,...
FINAL Baseball Expanded Top 40
Valley Christian of San Jose, Vacaville and Eastlake of Chula Vista all completed championship seasons one week after the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs were in the books. So what to do about that? Valley Christian went up one spot in the final rankings (No. 4), Vacaville stayed at No. 8 (but definitely could...