High-SchoolCalifornia: Cal-Hi Sports divisional state rankings

Final State Division Baseball Rankings

June, 11, 2012
California high school baseballScott Kurtz/ESPNHSJames Marvel led Campolindo to 2012 CIF North Coast Section Division II title.
Cal-Hi Sports’ mythical champs for 2012 are Vista (D1), Campolindo (D2), Cathedral Catholic (D3), Escalon (D4) and Desert Christian of Lancaster (D5).

This year’s only repeat winner as a Cal-Hi Sports divisional state team of the year in baseball is Escalon in Division IV. Both Campolindo (D2) and Cathedral Catholic (D3) also have been No. 1 in the state previously.

For the final rankings, five extra teams have been ranked in each division.

Here are the final divisional state rankings for the 2012 baseball season (thanks to Paul Muyskens for contributions; previous rank in parentheses; through games of Monday, June 4):

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State Divisional Girls BB Rankings

March, 15, 2012
California high school girls basketball,Cal-Hi Sports state rankingsWillie Eashman/ESPNHSBishop O'Dowd's Kendall Waters plays tough defense in 2011 CIF Division III Northern California final.
No. 1 teams according to ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports heading into Saturday’s regional championships at four sites include Mater Dei (D1), St. Mary’s of Stockton (D2), Bishop O’Dowd (D3), La Jolla Country Day (D4) and Mission Prep (D5).

Highlights from Tuesday’s games included:

"Serra of Gardena posting a surprisingly easy win over Windward, which was No. 1 in the state just two weeks ago

"Long Beach Poly getting a revenge victory over Brea Olinda and setting up clash with Mater Dei

"Two-time defending Division V state champ Pinewood being eliminated by Brookside Christian

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State Divisional Boys BB Rankings

February, 29, 2012
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Highest-rising teams on the eve of section championship weekend throughout the state include Dorsey of Los Angeles, Serra of San Mateo and Righetti of Santa Maria.

All section championships around the state will be determined by the end of this weekend. On Sunday, March 4, CIF section commissioners will gather in two locations to seed the Northern California and Southern California regional tournaments. We will have our recommendations for the top seeds posted here as soon as possible throughout the weekend so check back frequently to see if your school’s division is done.

In the south, the highest-ranked teams are Mater Dei of Santa Ana (D1), Mayfair of Lakewood (D2), Alemany of Mission Hills (D3), Serra of Gardena (D4) and St. Bernard of Playa del Rey (D5).

In the north, the highest-ranked teams are De La Salle of Concord (D1), Archbishop Mitty of San Jose (D2), Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco (D3), Salesian of Richmond (D4) and St. Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda (D5).

With help from Stockton office assistant editor Paul Muyskens, here is the fifth listing of boys teams this season by Cal-Hi Sports with analysis and bubble teams for each division (records listed after section playoff games played on Tuesday, Feb. 28 but rankings do not include any results from later in the week; previous ranking in parentheses):

CIF Division I
1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 28-2
2. (2) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 27-1
3. (3) Etiwanda 29-2
4. (4) De La Salle (Concord) 25-2
5. (5) Taft (Woodland Hills) 27-3
6. (6) Loyola (Los Angeles) 24-5
7. (7) Sheldon (Sacramento) 24-5
8. (8) Jesuit (Carmichael) 24-5
9. (9) Bullard (Fresno) 28-3
10. (11) Mission Viejo 28-3
11. (15) Lutheran (Orange) 20-11
12. (NR) Dorsey (Los Angeles) 27-7
13. (10) Westchester (Los Angeles) 22-7
14. (NR) Clovis West (Fresno) 21-5
15. (NR) Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 24-5
Drops: Previous No. 12 Fairfax (Los Angeles), No. 13 Santa Monica: No. 14 Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo).
Bubble: Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) 25-5, Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta) 26-6, Fairfax (Los Angeles) 20-10, Foothill (Tustin) 24-6, Piedmont Hills (San Jose) 26-2, Santa Monica 21-9, Upland 20-10.
Comments: Due to the close differences in Tuesday’s CIFSS semifinal wins by Mater Dei over Loyola and Long Beach Poly over Etiwanda, there is no need to change anything regarding Loyola’s and Etiwanda’s ranking. There are a lot of changes below the No. 10 position in this week’s rankings, however, thanks mostly to Dorsey of Los Angeles. The Dons first beat previous No. 12 Fairfax in the L.A. City Division I quarterfinals, then took down previous No. 10 Westchester with a come-from-behind victory over the Comets in the semifinals. Dorsey will now take a crack at defending champion Taft in Saturday’s L.A. City final.

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State Divisional Boys BB Rankings

February, 16, 2012
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Eight teams go into this week’s lists as newcomers, led by D5 Ribet Academy, which is going in way up at No. 4. Bullard of Fresno also jumps in front of several teams in Division I.

With the regular season coming to an end throughout the state this week, the No. 1 teams in the Cal-Hi Sports divisional state rankings for boys are Mater Dei of Santa Ana (D1), Archbishop Mitty (D2), Alemany (D3), Salesian of Richmond (D4) and St. Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda (D5).

Here is the third listing of boys teams this season with analysis and bubble teams for each division (records listed after games of Feb. 11 with some teams that have results included for this week):

CIF Division I
1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 24-2
2. (2) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 23-1
3. (3) Etiwanda 26-1
4. (4) De La Salle (Concord) 22-2
5. (5) Taft (Woodland Hills) 24-3
6. (6) Loyola (Los Angeles) 21-4
7. (7) Sheldon (Sacramento) 21-5
8. (9) Jesuit (Carmichael) 21-5
9. (11) Oxnard 24-2
10. (NR) Bullard (Fresno) 24-3
11. (8) Westchester (Los Angeles) 20-6
12. (13) Piedmont Hills (San Jose) 23-1
13. (NR) Mission Viejo 23-3
14. (NR) Fairfax (Los Angeles) 19-0
15. (14) Santa Monica 18-8
Drops: Previous No. 10 Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo); No. 12 Buchanan (Clovis); No. 15 Lutheran (Orange).
Bubble: Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) 22-4, Central (Fresno) 18-6, Clovis West (Fresno) 17-5, Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta) 22-5, Foothill (Tustin) 21-5, Lutheran (Orange) 15-11, Palisades (Pacific Palisades) 16-10.
Comments: There seems to be a significant drop in the quality of teams after the first seven or eight in this division. We had three teams from down below drop out for the second straight week, partly because a lot of these teams are inconsistent. Bullard of Fresno avenged a loss to San Joaquin Memorial with a win over the Panthers early this week and has been ranked on top by the Fresno Bee for most of the season. Mission Viejo also avenged a loss last week by knocking off Capistrano Valley.

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