Teams at the end getting big upward moves include Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista (D2), St. Anthony of Long Beach (D3), Ripon (D4) and Fort Bragg (D5). Previously announced teams of the year were St. Francis of Mountain View (D1), Otay Ranch (D2), Sutter (D3), Monterey (D4) and Big Valley Christian of Modesto (D5)....
NEW Boys BB State TOP 25 Rankings
We’ve hit a week where we actually have major changes because of what transpired in playoff games around the state, as Harvard-Westlake of Studio City took down previous state No. 2 Sierra Canyon in their final pool play game to advance to the CIFSS Open Division championship versus No. 1 Centennial. Other big upward movers...
All-State FB 2021: Small Schools
Six players from the 2021 spring season have repeated as all-state small schools first team selections for the 2021 fall campaign. There are also three from second team in the spring who repeated but moved up to first team. The No. 1 team in the final small schools state rankings, Menlo School of Atherton, leads […]
Boys BB: FINAL Division State Ranks
Go through this post for the final rankings for every CIF state division for the 2020 season. Declaring co-champions for each of the cancelled state finals could still be done by the CIF, but we will continue to not have ties in any of our state rankings. With respect to the teams that may have...
NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week
For this first group of players of the week for the 2020 season in baseball and softball, we have one senior, two juniors and one sophomore. All four have begun the spring with more than one impressive performance with one of them already having six home runs. The honorees are from Chino Hills, Palo Alto, […]
NEW State Top 25 Boys BB Rankings
All other basketball news seems secondary as California and the world mourns the death of Kobe Bryant, but the former Lakers’ star would want the high school games to go on and our rankings as well. We move on into another week. We have a new team in the top five, as NorCal No. 1...
NEW Boys BB State Top 20
There is a change at the top, as defending CIF Open Division champion Bishop Montgomery takes over as the state’s No. 1 ranked team. There is a bunch of other movement in the rankings too as the results of MLK showcase games around the state cause some hopping and lead to two newcomers this week....
FINAL State Divisions Softball Ranks
There were no teams given big bumps in Division I but there are some teams that are much higher in final rankings after all section finals were put in the books. The list includes Elk Grove and Agoura (D2), Foothill of Palo Cedro (D3), St. Anthony of Long Beach (D4) and Ripon Christian (D5). Each...
State Stat Stars of the Week
There are no-hitters and then there’s what Corona High’s Michael Hobbs did for his no-hitter last week since it wasn’t exactly against some chump opponent. Then already this week, Vacaville Christian’s Lucas Sweany has his second straight playoff no-hitter and we have a baseball slugger in the state named Goldschmidt. For softball, the hits are […]
All-State Football: Small Schools
CIF state championship teams McClymonds, Rancho Christian and St. Patrick/St. Vincent all get a pair of players onto one of our two elite all-state squads, but Sutter of the CIF Northern Section tops all with three. It’s harder to determine which schools are “small” in the age of competitive equity, but it still depends on […]