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SportStars NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings | Top 20, March 3
- Updated: March 3, 2020
March 3: With Just Five Teams In CIF Open Field, The Div. I Bracket Is Full Of Showdowns Featuring Teams From NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings
NorCal Girls Basketball Rankings
Records through 2/29; Previous rank in parenthesis
1. (1) — Archbishop Mitty-San Jose 24-3
2. (6) ↑ St. Joseph Notre Dame-Alameda 24-7
3. (4) ↑ St. Mary’s-Stockton 21-4
4. (5) ↑ Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa 28-4
5. (2) ↓ Salesian-Richmond 25-4
6. (3) ↓ Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland 20-7
7. (7) — Miramonte-Orinda 22-5
8. (8) — Antelope 29-3
9. (9) — Pinewood-Los Altos Hills 23-4
10. (16) ↑ Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills 24-6
11. (15) ↑ Oakland Tech 21-8
12. (14) ↑ Heritage-Brentwood 21-6
13. (12) ↓ Menlo School-Atherton 20-6
14. (17) ↑ San Ramon Valley-Danville 26-4
15. (13) ↓ McClatchy-Sacramento 26-4
16. (NR) ↑ San Leandro 24-6
17. (18) ↑ Del Oro-Loomis 22-10
18. (11) ↓ American-Fremont 27-2
19. (10) ↓ Laguna Creek-Elk Grove 27-3
20. (NR) ↑ Alameda 24-5
No. 19 Placer-Auburn and No. 20 Lick-Wilmerding-S.F.
5 TEAMS KNOCKING (alphabetically):
Aptos (25-4), Christian Brothers-Sacramento (24-8), Merced (27-4), Presentation-San Jose (19-8) and St. Mary’s-Berkeley (23-7)
With the surprising decision to only include five teams in the Northern California Open Division – one of them from Clovis – all of a sudden the NorCal Division I bracket looks a lot like this top 20.
Archbishop Mitty, of course, is the top seed in the Open, with St. Joseph Notre Dame second and Clovis West-Fresno (from the Central Section) third. Cardinal Newman, in what seems to be an annual tradition, gets one of the toughest draws from the committee, and will travel to St. Mary’s-Stockton in the first round. St. Mary’s, though, lost starting freshman guard Brooklyn Perry to an ACL, and may not be quite as daunting as earlier in the year.
Division I, though, is filled with similar brutal first-round matchups, as there’s no mercy to be found anywhere. San Ramon Valley, the NCS Division I winner, will host Antelope, a team many thought would wind up in the Open, in what could be a first-round classic. Even a game like the six-11 matchup between Heritage and McClatchy could turn out to be a nail-biter.
Oakland Tech, a state champion last year in Division IV, is the top seed in Division II this year, with Clovis, Del Oro and Laguna Creek rounding out the first four, while Menlo-Atherton is number one and St. Mary’s-Berkeley number two in Division III.
Colfax tops the Division IV bracket, West Valley-Cottonwood is the favorite in Division V and Laytonville leads the way in Division VI.
All the winners, except in Division VI, will advance to the state championship games March 13 and 14 at Golden 1 in Sacramento.
PICTURED ABOVE: No. 2 St. Joseph Notre Dame-Alameda celebrates its NCS Open Div. title. Chace Bryson photo.