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FINAL: NorCal Boys Top 20

CIF Open Division runner-up Woodcreek was never budging from the top spot, but deciding what to do with state-champions St. Patrick-St. Vincent and Mission-S.F. was a bit tougher. We had the Bruins one spot ahead of the Bears before the state finals, and chose to keep it that way — bumping each up two spots. We didn’t push them above Dublin, however, because the Gaels owned a win over Monte Vista — a team which both state champs lost to. In the Open Div. era, it’s awful hard to place a Divisional state champ over a team which lost in the Open regionals. Capital Christian was the lone Open Div. team which dropped in the rankings (and they nearly upset Woodcreek). However, the Cougars’ overall resume was slightly weaker than the other Open teams (hence their No. 8 seed in that field).

Records are FINAL

1. (1) Woodcreek-Roseville 32-3

2. (2) Sheldon-Sacramento 30-4

3. (3) St. Joseph Notre Dame-Alameda 30-2

4. (4) De La Salle-Concord 28-6

5. (5) Salesian-Richmond 27-5

6. (6) Bellarmine-San Jose 25-3

7. (7) Dublin 29-5

8. (10) St. Patrick-St. Vincent-Vallejo 28-7 — PICTURED ABOVE: Members of the Bruins celebrate as the final horn sounds on their CIF Div. IV state championship victory. (Berry Evans III photo)

9. (11) Mission-S.F. 35-1

10. (9) Moreau Catholic-Hayward 25-9

11. (8) Capital Christian-Sacramento 23-8

12. (18) James Logan-Union City 28-5

13. (11) Vanden-Fairfield 30-4

14. (19) Archbishop Mitty-San Jose 18-11

15. (NR) Palo Alto 26-5

16. (10) Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland 19-11

17. (17) St. Ignatius-S.F. 23-6

18. (14) Heritage-Brentwood 27-5

19. (NR) St. Francis-Mountain View 21-10

20. (8) Oakland Tech 26-5

DROPPED OUT: None.

REMAINING TEAMS FROM PRESEASON TOP 20: 13

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