High-SchoolCalifornia: Cal-Hi Sports state divisional rankings

State Divisional Boys BB Rankings

February, 23, 2012
2/23/12
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The No. 1 teams are the same as last week in the Cal-Hi Sports divisional state rankings for boys hoops, but a few notable teams have already been defeated in section playoffs.

Defending CIF Division IV state champ Windward of Los Angeles was among those who lost in CIF Southern Section playoff games on Tuesday night. Also falling was Damien of La Verne, which has been No. 2 in the Division III state rankings since early in the season.

Here is the fourth listing of boys teams this season with analysis and bubble teams for each division (records listed after games of Tuesday, Feb. 21 with some teams that have results included for this week):

CIF Division I
1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 25-2
2. (2) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 24-1
3. (3) Etiwanda 27-1
4. (4) De La Salle (Concord) 24-2
5. (5) Taft (Woodland Hills) 25-3
6. (6) Loyola (Los Angeles) 22-4
7. (7) Sheldon (Sacramento) 22-5
8. (8) Jesuit (Carmichael) 22-5
9. (10) Bullard (Fresno) 26-3
10. (11) Westchester (Los Angeles) 21-6
11. (13) Mission Viejo 25-3
12. (14) Fairfax (Los Angeles) 20-9
13. (15) Santa Monica 20-8
14. (NR) Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) 24-4
15. (NR) Lutheran (Orange) 17-11
Drops: Previous No. 9 Oxnard; No. 12 Piedmont Hills (San Jose).
Bubble: Central (Fresno) 20-6, Clovis West (Fresno) 19-5, Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta) 24-5, Foothill (Tustin) 23-5, Palisades (Pacific Palisades) 17-10, Piedmont Hills (San Jose) 25-2, Upland 20-9.
Comments: The difference between the losses suffered last week by Oxnard to Quartz Hill and by Piedmont Hills to Leigh of San Jose is that Oxnard’s was in the CIF Southern Section Div. I-AA playoffs. The Yellowjackets’ season, therefore, is over. Quartz Hill then lost to Upland in the next round and Upland plays Loyola in the quarterfinals. The semis in the Southern Section’s top division, which could feature Long Beach Poly against Etiwanda, would be played next Tuesday at the Anaheim Arena.

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State Divisional Girls BB Rankings

February, 16, 2012
2/16/12
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There are only four new teams this week in the five CIF divisions combined. Still No. 1 are Mater Dei of Santa Ana (D1), St. Mary’s of Stockton (D2), Bishop O’Dowd (D3), Windward (D4) and Mission Prep (D5).

Beginning this week, state-ranked teams by Cal-Hi Sports can theoretically lose in a section playoff game and see their seasons come to a quick and stunning end.

Most of the state still has one week to go in the regular season, but the massive CIF Southern Section will begin to pare down teams this week.

Here is the third listing of girls 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; previous ranking in parentheses):

CIF Division I
1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 23-3
2. (2) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 24-2
3. (3) Santiago (Corona) 27-0
4. (4) Summit (Fontana) 21-3
5. (5) Berkeley 19-2
6. (6) Edison (Huntington Beach) 21-3
7. (7) Brea Olinda (Brea) 20-5
8. (8) Etiwanda 21-3
9. (9) Huntington Beach 21-4
10. (10) Narbonne (Harbor City) 23-6
11. (11) El Toro (Lake Forest) 23-2
12. (12) Troy (Fullerton) 17-7
13. (14) Rialto 23-1
14. (NR) Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove) 19-7
15. (13) San Diego 21-5
Drops: Previous No. 15 Lincoln (Stockton).
Bubble: Centennial (Corona) 21-6; Deer Valley (Antioch) 17-7, Eastlake (Chula Vista) 23-3, Hanford 19-4, Heritage (Brentwood) 19-4, M.L. King (Riverside) 16-10, Stockdale (Bakersfield) 22-3, Wilcox (Santa Clara) 18-2.
Comments: The very top teams in this division probably won’t get tested until the later rounds of the section playoffs, even the top four who are in the Southern Section. That section, along with the L.A. City, is done for the regular season. Pleasant Grove is this week’s only newcomer. We already know that the Eagles have a win this week over previous No. 15 Lincoln of Stockton, but the Trojans were going to drop anyway due to a different loss last week to St. Francis of Sacramento. Pleasant Grove also has a head-to-head win over San Diego.

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