Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area Top 20

Rankings are our specialty so for our new Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area TV show (which broadcast at 3 p.m. Sunday on KGO, Channel 7, San Francisco) we decided to produce a special NorCal Top 20 that's as up-to-date as possible and includes all reported results from the previous week, including Saturday.

Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area

Northern California Top 20 Rankings

(Updated after games of Sat. night, Feb. 23)

(For the purposes of our new TV show, which does not reach many cities beyond the San Francisco Bay Area, we define Northern California for these rankings as not to include schools from the CIF Central Section. For our own geographically-based rankings, we include the CIF Central Section as Northern California)

Here's the up-to-date boys rankings after Sat night games:

1. Oakland Tech (Oakland) 24-3 (D1)

2. St. Mary's (Berkeley) 25-2 (D1)

3. De La Salle (Concord) 23-4 (D1)

4. Vallejo 24-5 (D1)

5. Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco) 25-4 (D3)

6. Riordan (San Francisco) 26-3 (D3)

7. Sheldon (Sacramento) 27-2 (D1)

8. Modesto Christian (Modesto) 20-9 (D1)

9. Northgate (Walnut Creek) 24-2 (D2)

10. California (San Ramon) 23-2 (D2)

11. Oak Grove (San Jose) 26-2 (D1)

12. Oakland 19-6 (D1)

13. Montgomery (Santa Rosa) 25-3 (D2)

14. Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland) 22-4 (D1)

15. Monte Vista (Danville) 22-5 (D2)

16. Foothill (Sacramento) 27-4 (D3)

17. Armijo (Fairfield) 27-4 (D1)

18. Monte Vista Christian (Watsonville) 26-3 (D4)

19. Serra (San Mateo) 19-8 (D1)

20. St. Francis (Mountain View) 20-8 (D2)

Here's the up-to-date girls rankings after Sat night games:

1. Pinewood (Los Altos Hills) 24-2 (D2)

2. Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 23-4 (D4)

3. St. Mary's (Stockton) 27-3 (D2)

4. Ursuline (Santa Rosa) 27-1 (D4)

5. Berkeley 19-8 (D1)

6. Modesto Christian (Modesto) 29-2 (D5)

7. Mitty (San Jose) 21-5 (D1)

8. Pleasant Valley (Chico) 23-2 (D1)

9. St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 23-5 (D1)

10. Miramonte (Orinda) 23-3 (D3)

11. Amador Valley (Pleasanton) 21-4 (D2)

12. Oakland 17-7 (D1)

13. West (Tracy) 30-1

14. Castlemont (Oakland) 17-7 (D1)

15. Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco) 20-7 (D3)

16. Kennedy (Richmond) 24-4 (D1)

17. Pittsburg 23-2 (D1)

18. Notre Dame (Salinas) 25-3 (D4)

20. Notre Dame (Belmont) 20-9 (D3)


Not much movement in this week's rankings as top teams for the most part won early-round section playoff games by comfortable margins. The CCS, Sac-Joaquin and Northern Section playoffs are underway. NCS playoffs are all crammed into one week of games.

Best showdowns in the section playoffs to look for this week include De La Salle vs. St. Mary's in NCS Division I boys, Riordan vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral in CCS Div. III boys, Ursuline vs. Marin Catholic in NCS Div. IV girls and St. Mary's vs. West in Sac-Joaquin Div. II girls.

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