UPDATED STATE SOFTBALL RANKS BY DIVISION & REGION

The top seven teams in the Division IV rankings all have just two losses. There's even one state-ranked team that has not yet lost this season. Hint: It's from the school that is the westernmost in the state.

(Through games of May 24; last week's rank in parentheses)

Division I

1. (1) Valencia 27-3

2. (2) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 24-4

3. (4) Mt. Carmel (San Diego) 25-2

4. (6) Clovis 29-7

5. (3) Clovis West (Fresno) 35-4

6. (7) Simi Valley 19-6

7. (8) Rosary (Fullerton) 22-6

8. (5) Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) 25-3

9. (9) Royal (Simi Valley) 21-5

10. (10) Deer Valley (Antioch) 20-4

Division II

1. (1) Santiago (Corona) 24-3

2. (3) El Modena (Orange) 25-4

3. (2) Mitty (San Jose) 29-2

4. (4) California (Whittier) 24-5-1

5. (6) Don Lugo (Chino) 25-1

6. (7) Freedom (Oakley) 23-3

7. (8) Bullard (Fresno) 28-5

8. (9) Canyon (Anaheim) 23-8

9. (10) El Camino (Sacramento) 23-3

10. (nr) Quartz Hill 21-4

Division III

1. (1) Pacifica (Garden Grove) 27-2

2. (2) University City (San Diego) 22-4-1

3. (3) Vanden (Travis AFB) 22-3-1

4. (4) Wilson (Hacienda Heights) 23-3

5. (6) Moreau Catholic (Hayward) 22-3

6. (7) Alameda 23-3

7. (8) Monterey 30-2

8. (10) San Dimas 23-3

9. (nr) Acalanes (Lafayette) 22-2

10. (5) East Union (Manteca) 25-5

Division IV

1. (1) Notre Dame (Salinas) 29-2

2. (2) Oaks Christian (Westl.Vill.) 28-2

3. (3) Poly (Pasadena) 24-2

4. (4) Justin-Siena (Napa) 21-2

5. (5) Templeton 29-2

6. (6) La Salle (Pasadena) 24-2

7. (9) Garces (Bakersfield) 25-5-1

8. (8) Imperial 24-2

9. (nr) Village Christian (Sun Valley) 19-6

10. (7) Patterson 29-4

Division V

1. (1) St. Vincent (Petaluma) 18-3

2. (2) Oxford Academy (Cypress) 20-1

3. (3) Ferndale 23-0

4. (4) Berean Christian (Walnut Creek) 23-2

5. (6) Biggs 25-3

6. (7) LeGrand 22-6

7. (5) Orestimba (Newman) 22-6

8. (8) Ontario Christian 19-4

9. (10) Villanova Prep (Ojai) 14-5

10. (nr) The King's Academy (Sunnyvale) 24-3

Northern California

Overall Top 10

1. (1) Notre Dame (Salinas) 29-2

2. (3) Mitty (San Jose) 29-2

3. (5) Clovis 29-7

4. (4) Vanden (Travis AFB) 22-3-1

5. (2) Clovis West (Fresno) 35-4

6. (6) Freedom (Oakley) 23-3

7. (7) Bullard (Fresno) 28-5

8. (8) El Camino (Sacramento) 23-3

9. (10) Deer Valley (Antioch) 20-4

10. (nr) Carlmont (Belmont) 29-5

Southern California

Overall Top 10

1. (1) Pacifica (Garden Grove) 27-2

2. (2) Santiago (Corona) 24-3

3. (3) Valencia 27-3

4. (4) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 24-4

5. (5) El Modena (Orange) 25-4

6. (6) Mt. Carmel (San Diego) 25-2

7. (8) University City (San Diego) 22-4-1

8. (9) California (Whittier) 24-5

9. (10) Simi Valley 19-6

10. (nr) Rosary (Fullerton) 22-6

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