(All divisions; through May 11; last week in parentheses)
1. (1) Clovis 35-2-1
Cougars start the playoffs No. 1 in the Student Sports FAB 50 national rankings. Fellow Central Section member Bullard was No. 1 in the nation a year ago.
2. (2) Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) 29-0
A 9-2 win over Montgomery kept the Baron express on track. Emily Turner pitched and struck out 13.
3. (3) Pacifica (Garden Grove) 25-2-1
Mariners clubbed Los Amigos, 18-0, and La Quinta, 14-0, in mercy-rule routs to close the season. They open the CIF Southern Section Div. III playoffs Friday vs. Bellflower.
4. (4) Foothill (Tustin) 27-3
Autumn Champion had three hits and scored three runs in 5-1 win over Canyon of Anaheim. Tiffany Haas had two triples and three hits in 9-0 shutout of Villa Park.
5. (5) Mira Mesa (San Diego) 31-1
Two points bear repeating: Marauders are only team to beat No. 13 Brookside Christian and their only loss is to No. 2 Bonita Vista.
6. (6) Poly (Riverside) 24-2
Bears dropped a very meaningless 7-4 game to Canyon Springs as they'd already wrapped up a league title. They were still seeded No. 2 in the CIFSS Div. II playoffs behind No. 1 Foothill.
7. (8) Sheldon (Sacramento) 24-3-1
Joanna O'Neill knocked in a pair of runs and Nikki Cinque pitched a three-hitter in 3-1 win over Woodland, a finalist from last year's CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I playoffs.
8. (11) El Modena (Orange) 23-5
Freshman Jessica Foley could be a player to watch down the road as she had two hits and pitched a two-hitter last week in 9-1 romp vs. Orange.
9. (10) Royal (Simi Valley) 23-5-1
Jordan McPherson tossed a one-hitter in a 7-0 win over Thousand Oaks that gave the Highlanders the Marmonte League title.
10. (9) California (Whittier) 23-5
Two playoff wins for the Condors in the CIFSS Div. II bracket and their likely opponent will be No. 4 Foothill, same team they knocked out of last year's playoffs.
11. (12) Canyon (Anaheim) 23-8
Comanches finished the Century League 0-2 vs. Foothill and 1-1 vs. El Modena.
12. (17) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 23-5
Monarchs have the offense to make a run in the CIFSS Div. II playoffs, but the questionmark is the pitching.
13. (13) Brookside Christian (Stockton) 29-1
Carly Harmon stars in doubleheader vs. Summerville with an 11-K perfect game and eight more strikeouts in three additional innings of the other game.
14. (nr) Valencia 23-4-2
Vikings are the top-ranked team by the L.A. Daily News and they earned the top seed in the CIFSS Div. I playoffs (although Div. II is much tougher and Div. III might be tougher, too).
15. (18) Ceres 22-1
Omaira Estremera pitched her seventh no-hitter of the season, striking out 16 Patriot batters, as the Bulldogs defeated Beyer of Modesto, 8-0.
16. (7) Wilson (Hacienda Heights) 23-2-1
Some late season league losses are indeed pretty meaningless. But Wilson's last week to Charter Oak wasn't. It wound up giving Charter Oak the Valle Vista League's No. 1 playoff berth.
17. (14) Notre Dame (Salinas) 25-3
The future is bright for the Spirits as four varsity team members helped the Salinas Storm finish fourth last summer at the ASA 14-under nationals.
18. (nr) Kennedy (La Palma) 20-5-1
Coach Sue Hall's team didn't allow a run in 10 league games and is led by State Player of the Year candidate Michelle Turner.
19. (nr) Vanden (Travis AFB) 26-0
This team's record has been done against mostly small school competition, but there are some potential tests looming in the playoffs so a final state ranking in the 15-20 range -- if they finish unbeaten -- would be warranted.
20. (15) La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 21-5
Mavericks are looking for third straight CIFSD Div. I title, but that won't be easy with Bonita Vista, Torrey Pines, Carlsbad and others lurking in the same bracket.