California's Best Volleyball Teams: We Rank 40

Here they are. The state's top 40 girls volleyball teams the way you like them: raw, with no blurbs or records. Just a frank assessment of where the top teams rate as of Sept. 23. And a hearty well-done to Centennial of Bakersfield for the big win yesterday over Liberty. That moved the Golden Hawks up in the rankings, but not enough to overtake the Patriots, with whom they have now split. Kudos also to the Marymount Sailors for overcoming a loss to Marina to snare the Dave Mohs title last night.

1. St. Francis (Mountain View)

2. Wilson (Long Beach)

3. Archbishop Mitty (San Jose)

4. Marymount (Los Angeles)

5. Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach)

6. Buchanan (Clovis)

7. Torrey Pines (San Diego)

8. San Benito (Hollister)

9. Los Alamitos

10. Mater Dei (Santa Ana)

11. Liberty (Bakersfield)

12. Esperanza (Anaheim)

13. Presentation (San Jose)

14. Menlo (Atherton)

15. St. Francis (Sacramento)

16. Bishop Montgomery (Torrance)

17. Centennial (Bakersfield)

18. Nevada Union (Grass Valley)

19. La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad)

20. Pleasant Valley (Chico)

21. Chaparral (Temecula)

22. Clovis West

23. El Molino (Forestville)

24. Fallbrook

25. Stockdale (Bakersfield)

26. Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood)

27. Warren (Downey)

28. Newport Harbor (Newport Beach)

29. Union Mine (El Dorado)

30. Marina (Huntington Beach)

31. Campolindo

32. Poly (Long Beach)

33. Los Altos

34. Dana Hills

35. St. Margaret's (San Juan Capistrano)

36. Edison (Huntington Beach)

37. Vacaville

38. West Hills (Santee)

39. Mission Viejo

40. Davis

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