High-SchoolCalifornia: Nikki Girard

New Cal-Hi Sports Softball Top 20

May, 16, 2012
Pacifica drops meaningless game, which does flip-flop No. 1 ranking with Norco but scenario still in place for either Mariners or Cougars to finish as No. 1 team in state and nation.

Norco is back on top in this week’s state top 20 softball rankings, but in the big picture it’s still going to be what happens in the playoffs that determines which team will end up in the No. 1 position.

Although previous No. 1 Pacifica of Garden Grove lost in its regular season finale, both the Mariners and Norco can still end the season at 31-2 with a CIF Southern Section Division I title. Based on strength of schedule, that will be hard to beat not just for any other team in California but for any other team this year in the nation according to the ESPNHS POWERADE FAB 50.

San Diego Section top-ranked Bonita Vista of Chula Vista is the team coming up the most in this week’s rankings. The Barons are up to No. 12 after being at No. 16 last week.

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