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Wilcox vs. Mitty atop baseball list is quite a debate, but we'll leave it the way it is for now and hope it gets resolved on the field. Carlmont falls from No. 1 in softball and is replaced by Sheldon of Sacramento.

Northern California Top 20 Rankings

(Updated after games of Sat. night, April 13)

(For the purposes of our 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 baseball rankings after Sat night games:

1. Wilcox (Santa Clara) 23-1 (D2)

2. Mitty (San Jose) 19-2* (D3)

3. Elk Grove 16-3 (D1)

4. Jesuit (Carmichael) 14-2-1 (D1)

5. Woodland 14-5 (D1)

6. Serra (San Mateo) 17-6 (D2)

7. St. Francis (Mountain View) 18-5 (D2)

8. Bellarmine (San Jose) 18-6 (D1)

9. Clayton Valley (Concord) 11-3 (D2)

10. California (San Ramon) 13-2 (D2)

11. Foothill (Pleasanton) 10-3 (D1)

12. Newark Memorial (Newark) 12-2-1 (D2)

13. Christian Brothers (Sacramento) 17-3 (D4)

14. Amador Valley (Pleasanton) 11-5 (D2)

15. Del Campo (Fair Oaks) 11-4-1 (D2)

16. Folsom 15-3-1 (D2)

17. Deer Valley (Antioch) 11-3 (D1)

18. San Ramon Valley (Pleasanton) 10-4 (D2)

19. Santa Teresa (San Jose) 12-3 (D1)

20. Monterey 18-3 (D3)


It's a real mess between Wilcox and Mitty at the top. It's complicated by the fact the two have played and Mitty "won." That game later had a protest upheld so the win or the loss doesn't count. Mitty also had a loss on the field to Dana Hills of Southern California in the final of the West Coast Classic, but that one was later changed to a 7-0 win by forfeit for the Monarchs. In the rankings game, forfeits are not included but land an asterisk next to that team's win-loss record. Games that are protested in the rankings game are not counted, either, since they hopefully will be continued and an official result can then be used. Either way, Wilcox and Mitty are in the midst of outstanding seasons and hopefully the rankings mess will get straightened out on the field.

Elk Grove and Woodland played each other twice in key Delta League showdowns and the Thundering Herd won both games by the same 5-2 score. The wins should get Elk Grove closer to going into the Student Sports FAB 50 national rankings.

Here's the up-to-date softball rankings (through Saturday's games, but not all results may have been reported as of Sunday morning):

1. Sheldon (Sacramento) 15-3-1

2. Notre Dame (Salinas) 12-1

3. Brookside Christian (Stockton) 22-1

4. Deer Valley (Antioch) 12-1

5. Carlmont (Belmont) 17-2

6. Livermore 14-3

7. Fairfield 11-4

8. Johnson (Sacramento) 16-2-2

9. Ceres 15-1

10. Vanden (Travis AFB) 17-0

11. Valley Christian (San Jose) 17-3

12. Merced 16-3

13. Campolindo (Moraga) 10-1

14. Mitty (San Jose) 18-4

15. East Union (Manteca) 18-2

16. Cordova (Rancho Cordova) 21-3

17. College Park (Pleasant Hill) 11-3

18. Pleasant Valley (Chico) 17-2-2

19. Freedom (Oakley) 9-3

20. Mercy (Burlingame) 12-3


Valley Christian's surprise championship of the Wilcox tourney completely scrambled this week's rankings, dropping Carlmont out of the top spot and creating room for Sheldon of Sacramento, which looked good over the recent Easter break at the Best of the West tourney in Santa Maria.

Notre Dame of Salinas posted a 4-0 win over North Salinas behind pitcher Erin Segala. It's good Carlmont lost, too, because Notre Dame may have had a stronger argument to be No. 1 over the Scots anyway.

Brookside Christian of Stockton has an enrollment of just over 400, yet its softball team can compete with the biggest schools around. The team's only loss was to Mira Mesa of San Diego in the finals of a Las Vegas tourney. Brookside's coach is Bob Regpala, who led nearby Lincoln of Stockton to No. 1 state rankings three times in 1987, 1991 and 1992.

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