In the most anticipated decision of the day, Serra of San Mateo gains the NorCal berth into the CIF Open Division state final opposite national No. 1 ranked Mater Dei from the south. A few teams were much higher and a few were much lower than expected on the two sides of games from Division […]
Girls BB: State 30 Greatest Teams (1-15)
Teams connected to one of the greatest players in women’s basketball history and the winningest head coach in state history were considered for the No. 1 position, but the team that has landed that ranking just clicked too many boxes to be denied that honor. We also have other teams in the top group from...
All-State Girls Volleyball 2019 (Part 3)
Just like for other sports in which we’ve done all-state teams for many years, the final in a series of posts and announcements is saved for the large schools, open division schools and for all classes combined. There was a big five in girls volleyball this season in California and all five of those teams […]
NEW Girls VB State Top 20 Rankings
For this week’s rankings, we have waited to finish them after Wednesday’s first-round of the CIF NorCal and CIF SoCal Open Division regional playoffs. The CIF made two moves with this year’s Open Division regional brackets that we believe have been a long time coming: putting the CIF Central Section teams in the north and […]
NEW Girls VB State Top 20
We’re a day later than has been normal for these state rankings in order to account for Wednesday’s CIF Southern Section quarterfinals. There were no major upsets as No. 1 Mater Dei, No. 2 Redondo, No. 5 Marymount and No. 6 Sierra Canyon all advanced. We’ll also now start to look at some of Wednesday’s […]
NEW Girls VB State Top 20
On the eve of the hugely prestigious Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas, two-time defending CIF Open Division champion Archbishop Mitty has to take a tumble in this week’s rankings after losing in three straight games to league rival Sacred Heart Cathedral on Tuesday night. The top seven teams in this week’s State Top 20 […]
Super 8 Girls BB State Ranks Update
Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa and Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco both move up into the top eight and there’s now just one CIF Southern Section team in the top eight. NOTE: Our updated State Top 20 with expanded writeups of the first eight teams plus the next 12 and lists of many other […]
Updated Girls VBall State Top 20
Results from the Stockton Classic and SoCal Invitational don’t cause any changes at the top, but do create a lot of movement from No. 13 and downward. That’s how both Sacred Heart Cathedral and Canyon Crest Academy earned their new rankings, although one has already lost this week. The CIF state office also confirmed last […]
Girls BB CIF State Predictions
Here are the predicted scores by Cal-Hi Sports for each of the five CIF divisional girls basketball state finals plus the Open Division to be played this week at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
Girls BB: State Ranks By Divisions
The CIF may have seedings, but we have rankings for each division that actually make more sense based on head-to-head results, not just blindly seeding teams based on what divisions they were in at the section level. We already know our ranking of Oaks Christian girls was way more correct than CIF seed. These rankings...