1. De La Salle (Concord) 12-0
2. San Leandro 11-1
3. Palma (Salinas) 12-1
4. Monte Vista (Danville) 10-2-1
5. Mitty (San Jose) 11-1
6. Vallejo 10-2
7. Salinas 10-2-1
8. Foothill (Pleasanton) 9-1-1
9. Bellarmine (San Jose) 7-4
10. San Ramon Valley (Danville) 9-2-1
11. McClymonds (Oakland) 11-1-1
12. Las Lomas (Walnut Creek) 8-4
13. Los Gatos 13-0
14. Skyline (Oakland) 8-3
15. Bethel (Vallejo) 6-5
16. Miramonte (Orinda) 13-0
17. Oak Grove (San Jose) 9-3
18. Sonoma Valley (Sonoma) 8-4
19. St. Francis (Mountain View) 4-7
20. Pittsburg 5-6
Notes: These will be the first rankings we'll compile each week. They'll be updated, written up and posted on the calhisports.com site by air time each Sunday afternoon......
If you go by this list, the toughest league in the Bay Area this year will be the East Bay Athletic League with Monte Vista, Foothill, San Ramon Valley, etc. But preleague results will determine that more than rankings, and don't be surprised if the toughest league turns out to be either the brand new Tri County League of the CCS (Palma, Salinas, Hollister, etc.), the usually-tough WCAL of the CCS (Bellarmine, St. Francis, Mitty, etc.) or the Monticello Empire League of the Sac-Joaquin (Vallejo, Bethel, Vintage, etc.)......
Teams that have the most rebuilding to do seem to be Palma, Los Gatos, Miramonte and Oak Grove. Of those three, we kept Palma ranked very high since the Chieftains are two-time defending CCS Div. I champs and won in last year's final in such an impressive manner over Mitty.....