High-SchoolCalifornia: Daddy Ugbede

NorCal teams Salesian of Richmond and De La Salle of Concord go up to No. 2 and No. 4 in this week’s pecking order. Bullard of Fresno also debuts at No. 19 after winning Central Section crown.

Other highlights of this week’s rankings include:

Serra of Gardena joining the top 10 after winning section title and edging in front of L.A. Loyola.

Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco rolling to CCS crown and going up from No. 18 to No. 15.

Price of Los Angeles staying at No. 17 even though team had already lost in CIFSS Div. 4-AA semifinals.

Get all the details in the ESPNHS rankings tool.

CIF Boys Hoops: The need for seeds

March, 3, 2012
Here’s the first installment of two posts we’ll be doing Saturday in which we’ll make our recommendations for which boys teams should be seeded No. 1 in next week’s CIF regional playoffs.

Division I North: De La Salle (Concord)
Since the Spartans won that overtime game on MLK Day over Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, they’ve been better than even they usually are. De La Salle won its 10th North Coast Section title on Friday by defeating Deer Valley of Antioch 54-31. Since coach Frank Allocco’s team is the defending NorCal champ and is the region’s highest ranked team in the state (fifth overall and No. 44 in the FAB 50) other than Div. IV Salesian of Richmond, it’s an easy choice for the Spartans to be a top seed.

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