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Little Debate Should Surround The Top Of Our Initial 2022 NorCal Volleyball Rankings As St. Francis-Mtn. View & Mitty Dominate Early • NorCal Volleyball... SportStars NorCal Volleyball Rankings | Top 20, Sept. 13

Little Debate Should Surround The Top Of Our Initial 2022 NorCal Volleyball Rankings As St. Francis-Mtn. View & Mitty Dominate Early •

NorCal Volleyball Rankings

All records are through Monday, Sept. 12. No previous rankings this week since it’s our first Top 20 of the season.
PICTURED ABOVE: Erin Curtis of No. 1 St. Francis-Mountain View. (Chace Bryson photo)

1. St. Francis-Mountain View   11-0

2. Archbishop Mitty-San Jose   10-1

3. Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills   9-0

4. Whitney-Rocklin  15-0

5. Monte Vista-Danville   8-1

6. Branson-Ross   2-3

7. Amador Valley-Pleasanton  5-0

8. Foothill-Pleasanton   10-1

9. Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton   6-4

10. Marin Catholic-Kentfield   8-2

11. Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland   10-4

12. Tamalpais-Mill Valley   13-2

13. University-S.F.   8-2

14. St. Ignatius-S.F.   3-4

15. Carondelet-Concord   12-2

16. Rio Americano-Sacramento   11-2

17. Rocklin  11-2

18. Valley Christian-San Jose   8-2

19. San Ramon Valley-Danville   9-2

20. Notre Dame-Belmont   8-2




Burlingame (8-2), California-San Ramon (13-2), Menlo School-Atherton (5-9), Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F. (4-2) and Summit Shasta-Daly City (13-2).


Our first NorCal Volleyball Rankings for 2022 look an awful like the last set we did for 2021. The same two teams are at the top — though they’re flipped this time around.

St. Francis-Mountain View begins the season at No. 1 for us as they’ve cruised to an 11-0 start with a win over No. 2 Archbishop Mitty-San Jose. The Lancers also have wins over three other ranked teams (No. 6 Branson-Ross, No. 9 Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton and No. 18 Valley Christian-San Jose). But perhaps the No. 1 team’s most impressive feat to date is that it has yet to drop a set. They are 28-0 so far.


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Two undefeated Sac-Joaquin Section teams have spots No. 3 and No. 4 with Monte Vista — one of five East Bay Athletic League teams inside the Top 20 — rounding out the Top 5. It will likely be a week or two before we truly are able to figure out the correct EBAL pecking order, but for now the defending North Coast Section Div. I champs have the edge. A sixth (!) EBAL team, California-San Ramon, is 13-1 and sits on the outside looking in. They did defeat No. 19 San Ramon Valley last week, but SRV has a couple more key wins, including No. 8 Foothill-Pleasanton and No. 15 Carondelet-Concord.

The Durango Fall Classic will take place this weekend in Las Vegas and three of our Top 20 will be there. No. 2 Mitty, No. 6 Branson and No. 14 St. Ignatius-S.F. will be desert-bound. We’re most interested in seeing how Branson does, as the Bulls have just five matches under their belts so far.


Chace Bryson

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  • Matt

    September 14, 2022 #1 Author

    Hello chase. You failed to recognize Folsom Bulldawgs are 11-0 to start the year, do you have other teams ranked with a few losses and barely any games under their belt. Where is the love for Folsom???


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      Chace Bryson

      September 14, 2022 #2 Author

      Hi Matt, we put the rankings together before Folsom’s win over Ponderosa on Tuesday that pushed the team to 11-0. So we had them at 10-0 … but with only three wins over teams with a winning record (Bradshaw Christian, Roseville and Vista del Lago). Ponderosa became the fourth of those wins. For that reason, we were taking a wait-and-see approach on the Bulldogs. (Notably, we’re doing the same with Del Oro, who also hasn’t lost). … You can be sure we’ll be watching to see how Folsom does Thursday against No. 17 Rocklin. If they win that game, they’ll have a great shot at being ranked next week.


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