State Divisional Girls BB Rankings

March, 22, 2012
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There is a new No. 1 team going into this weekend’s CIF state championships as Archbishop Mitty of San Jose goes to the top in Division II.

More highlights from this week’s lists include:

CIF state title favorites Mater Dei (D1), Bishop O’Dowd (D3) and La Jolla Country Day (D4) heading into their last game in the No. 1 position.

Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo holding on to D5 No. 1 ranking over Brookside Christian with what looks like a toss-up game in Sacramento.

With help from Stockton office assistant editor Paul Muyskens, here is the eighth and next-to-last listing of girls teams this season with analysis and bubble teams for each division (records listed after regional championship games played on Saturday, March 17; previous ranking in parentheses):
CIF Division I
1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 33-3
2. (3) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 31-4
3. (6) Berkeley 29-2
4. (2) Brea Olinda (Brea) 26-7
5. (4) Summit (Fontana) 28-4
6. (5) Santiago (Corona) 31-2
7. (8) Etiwanda 23-4
8. (7) Huntington Beach 26-6
9. (10) Edison (Huntington Beach) 23-4
10. (11) El Toro (Lake Forest) 27-4
11. (12) Hanford 25-5
12. (13) Troy (Fullerton) 19-8
13. (9) Kennedy (Sacramento) 26-9
14. (13) Narbonne (Harbor City) 28-7
15. (15) San Diego 27-6
Drops: None.
Bubble: Canyon Springs (Moreno Valley) 20-8, Deer Valley (Antioch) 22-9, Granite Hills (El Cajon) 30-5*, Gunn (Palo Alto) 21-7, Heritage (Brentwood) 25-6, Lowell (San Francisco) 25-6, Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 25-9, Palo Alto 19-6, Rialto 25-2, Stockdale (Bakersfield) 26-5.
Comments: A big win by Mater Dei over Berkeley in the CIF state final could give a slight push upward for Narbonne and San Diego for next week’s final rankings. If Berkeley keeps it close are pulls off the major upset, then Kennedy of Sacramento might go up in front of Hanford and Troy.

CIF Division II
1. (2) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 27-5
2. (1) St. Mary’s (Stockton) 30-4
3. (3) Carondelet (Concord) 27-4
4. (6) J.W. North (Riverside) 30-5
5. (4) Foothill (Tustin) 28-6
6. (5) Lynwood 26-5
7. (7) St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 26-6
8. (8) Ventura 26-5
9. (9) Palisades (Pacific Palisades) 30-6
10. (10) Mark Keppel (Alhambra) 28-5
Drops: None.
Bubble: Canyon (Anaheim) 21-8, Casa Grande (Petaluma) 31-3, Dougherty Valley (San Ramon) 21-10, La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 24-5, McNair (Stockton) 28-5, Monache (Porterville) 23-3, Pleasant Valley (Chico) 26-4, Serra (San Diego) 26-8, St. Francis (Mountain View) 18-10.
Comments: If Mitty wins the state title, even though it was an upset when the Monarchs beat St. Mary’s of Stockton last weekend, it would not be the school’s most improbable state crown. That would have to go to the 2008 team that won the D2 state title with 11 losses and beat Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach in overtime in its final game.

CIF Division III
1. (1) Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) 29-3
2. (4) Laguna Hills 26-8
3. (3) Miramonte (Orinda) 31-2
4. (2) Mission Bay (San Diego) 26-6
5. (5) Alemany (Mission Hills) 31-4
6. (6) Sacramento 26-7
7. (7) Arroyo Grande 27-6
8. (8) Bishop Amat (La Puente) 22-12
9. (9 Modesto Christian 27-7
10. (10) Yorba Linda 24-6
Drops: None.
Bubble: Bonita (La Verne) 27-5, Independence (Bakersfield) 27-6; Mt. Miguel (Spring Valley) 26-7, Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 24-8, Rio Mesa (Oxnard) 25-7, Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco) 15-14, San Marin (Novato) 25-7, Santa Cruz 24-4, Terra Nova (Pacifica) 23-7, West (Torrance) 26-7.
Comments: Most of these teams are locked into their final positions for the most part with No. 1 and No. 2 obviously still at stake. An upset by Laguna Hills also would result in a higher final ranking for Yorba Linda, which got a win over the Hawks early in the season.

CIF Division IV
1. (1) La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) 31-1
2. (2) Serra (Gardena) 30-4
3. (3) Windward (Los Angeles) 29-5
4. (4) Salesian (Richmond) 31-4
5. (5) St. Mary’s (Berkeley) 27-8*
6. (6) St. Bernard (Playa del Rey) 26-10
7. (7) Bellarmine-Jefferson (Burbank) 24-9
8. (8) Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 22-5
9. (9) Chaminade (West Hills) 24-5
10. (10) JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 22-7
Drops: None.
Bubble: Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) 17-11, Bishop’s (La Jolla) 20-10, Calaveras (San Andreas) 29-4, Campbell Hall (North Hollywood) 22-7, Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 23-9, Mater Dei (Chula Vista) 21-5, McKinleyville 24-8, St. Patrick/St. Vincent (Vallejo) 22-7, Soquel 25-5.
Comments: La Jolla Country Day has never won a state title in this division. The school’s two previous crowns were in Division V. One team that could come up for the final rankings if Salesian were to get the upset is McKinleyville. The Panthers lost to the Pride in both the North Coast Section semifinals and in the NorCal semifinals and posted a regional playoff win against Central Coast Section champ Soquel.

CIF Division V
1. (1) Mission Prep (San Luis Obispo) 32-1
2. (2) Brookside Christian (Stockton) 29-4
3. (3) Eastside Prep (Palo Alto) 17-14
4. (5) Pinewood (Los Altos Hills) 20-13
5. (5) St. Joseph Notre Dame (Alameda) 22-11
6. (7) Turlock Christian 27-5
7. (8) Hamilton (Hamilton City) 30-1
8. (6) Rolling Hills Prep (San Pedro) 21-5
9. (9) International (San Francisco) 22-11
10. (10) Villanova Prep (Ojai) 25-8
Drops: None.
Bubble: Central Valley Christian (Visalia) 19-10, Pacific Collegiate (Santa Cruz) 22-5, Portola 25-6, Providence (Burbank) 27-6, Ripon Christian 23-6, San Domenico (San Anselmo) 24-8, Sonoma Academy (Santa Rosa) 26-3, St. Francis CCC (Watsonville) 18-10, St. Vincent (Petaluma) 24-6; University (San Francisco) 26-6.
Comments: In this division, the north has been superior in recent years but it’s also been a division hard to tell in some years which is region is better. A Mission Prep win in the state final might not cause too many South teams to move up in the final state rankings, however, because the Royals have been so dominant in their post-season games.

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