It isn’t always the amazing stats we’re looking for each week when deciding these honors. It could be less amazing stats, but doing it against elite competition. That’s clearly the case for our NorCal baseball and SoCal softball honorees this week. Those two are part of a group from the communities of Los Gatos, Watsonville, […]
We can’t do divisional state basketball rankings anymore during the regular season because there’s no way to know (thanks to competitive equity seeding) which divisions to place any of these teams. Now that brackets are out, though, we can apply our own rankings system to the teams in both the NorCal and SoCal playoffs and […]
Leading champions in CIF Southern Section championship games played at Cal Baptist University in Riverside and CIF Sac-Joaquin Section championship games played at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento were the two teams that played each other last year in the CIF Open Division state final. Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, the No. 8 seed in […]
No. 1 ranked Salesian of Richmond continues to roll, and Sierra Canyon and Bishop Montgomery survived pool play to advance to the CIF Southern Section Open Division title game on Saturday. Does Bishop Montgomery now deserve to be ranked ahead of Rancho Christian? Three newcomers go in as the most in-depth boys basketball rankings across...
The only State Top 25 team to fall to a lower-ranked opponent happened to be the game we went to as Antioch held on to edge host and No. 21 Clayton Valley of Concord 35-34. One of the nights other big winners was No. 8 Folsom, which led 35-0 in the early going and went […]
Whenever there’s been a highly regarded quarterback coming out of Southern California, the phrase “best since John Elway” has been quoted often. Elway, who is from Granada Hills and is rightly referred to as one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, played at the high school level in 1978 and 1979, although his senior […]
There’s plenty of movement and one newcomer, as MLK results and big league games shake up the middle portion of this week’s rankings. The top remains the same, as Sierra Canyon shows why it’s one of the nation’s very best teams with a big win over previous FAB 50 No. 1 La Lumiere of Indiana....
Due to the first-ever Open Division, it was harder to rank the CIF divisional state champions too high. CIF D1 state champ Edison did land fourth, but D2 champion Cathedral Catholic couldn’t crack the final Top 20 and neither could D3 titlist Acalanes of Lafayette. Cathedral Catholic and nine other teams, however, were placed in […]
Of course, all eight teams in this week’s CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinals pretty much all have to be state-ranked. Both Santa Margarita and Vista Murrieta earned their way in by beating previous No. 9 Gardena Serra and previous No. 21 Bishop Amat. All four CIF North Coast Section Open Division teams also remain...
Ventura complicates matters further by beating No. 1 Mitty and winning Santa Barbara TOC. New No. 1 is Santa Margarita, which has now beaten early-season No. 1 Mater Dei three times in a row. Menlo-Atherton also makes a big move in the north by winning Tiger Cup tourney over state-ranked Notre Dame of Belmont and […]