SportStars Magazine

NorCal Boys Basketball Rankings (Feb. 27)

On The Eve Of Section Semifinals, Most Movement In The Rankings Is Minimal — With The Exception Of One Very Intriguing Newcomer From The CCS •

Records through Feb. 24

1. (1) — Salesian-Richmond 28-1
2. (2) — Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland 23-5
3. (3) — Modesto Christian 26-3
4. (4) — Sheldon-Sacramento 25-4
5. (6) ↑ Bellarmine-San Jose 22-3
6. (5) ↓ Dublin 25-4
7. (7) — Capital Christian-Sacramento 22-7
8. (8) — Folsom 25-4
9. (9) — Clayton Valley-Concord 25-2
10. (11) ↑ Berkeley 23-5
11. (10) ↓ St. Francis-Mountain View 19-6
12. (12) — Heritage-Brentwood 26-2
13. (14) ↑ Palo Alto 23-2
14. (15) ↑ Las Lomas-Walnut Creek 26-2
15. (NR) ↑ Archbishop Mitty-San Jose 10-15
16. (13) ↓ Menlo School-Atherton 23-2
17. (16) ↓ St. Ignatius-S.F. 16-9
18. (18) — De La Salle-Concord 21-8
19. (20) ↑ Moreau Catholic-Hayward 21-6
20. (NR) ↑ St. Mary’s-Stockton 21-8

DROPPED OUT: No. 17 Lincoln-Stockton and No. 19 Sacramento

FIVE TEAMS KNOCKING (alphabetically): Campolindo-Moraga (18-9), Grant-Sacramento (20-9), Jesuit-Carmichael (22-7), St. Joseph Notre Dame-Alameda (21-9) and University-S.F. (28-2)

OPEN DIVISION PREDICTION
• THE EIGHT: Bellarmine-San Jose, Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland, Capital Christian-Sacramento, Dublin, Modesto Christian, Salesian-Richmond, Sheldon-Sacramento and Clayton Valley-Concord.
• TOP SEEDS: Salesian and Bishop O’Dowd
• LAST TWO IN: Capital Christian and Clayton Valley
• FIRST TWO OUT: Palo Alto and Folsom

FAST BREAKDOWN: The elephant suddenly jogging into the room is Archbishop Mitty. Despite the losing overall record, the Monarchs have won 8 of their last 11 and are in the Central Coast Section Open Division semifinals. We entered them at No. 15, one spot ahead of former No. 13 Menlo School (who Mitty clobbered 80-58 in an Open Div. opener on Feb. 24) and two back of their Feb. 28 semifinal opponent, No. 13 Palo Alto. The rest of the movement was mostly minor.

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