High-SchoolCalifornia: Ribet Academy

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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