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NorCal Volleyball Rankings, James Logan, Ruby Santos

Oct. 15: Two Weeks Of Tournaments And Key League Matchups Bring Upsets, A New No. 1 And A Team Which Enters At No. 5 •

NorCal Volleyball Rankings

All Records Through Oct. 1

NorCal Volleyball Rankings

1. (3)    James Logan-Union City  27-7  [PICTURED ABOVE: Ruby Santos; David Gershon photo]

2. (1)    Marin Catholic-Kentfield   28-3

3. (2)    Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F.   25-6

4. (4)    Ponderosa-Shingle Springs  23-2


5. (NR)    Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland  24-6

6. (6)    St. Francis-Sacramento  27-4

7. (5)    St. Francis-Mountain View  22-11  

8. (7)    Archbishop Mitty-San Jose  21-14

9. (8)    Pleasant Grove-Elk Grove  23-6

10. (9)    St. Ignatius-S.F.  23-12

11. (15)     Amador Valley-Pleasanton  21-3

12. (10)    Notre Dame-Belmont  23-10

13. (17)    Los Altos  21-6

14. (19)    Foothill-Pleasanton  23-5

15. (13)    Campolindo-Moraga  22-6

16. (20)    Homestead-Cupertino  17-8

17. (NR)    St. Mary’s-Stockton  31-5

18. (12)    Rocklin  21-9

19. (11)     Palo Alto  16-4

20. (14)    California-San Ramon  24-4


No. 16 Aragon-San Mateo and No. 18 Tracy


Most definitely it was Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland, though this is partly because we missed a week of rankings. The Dragons likely would’ve debuted in the bottom half of the rankings had we posted one on Oct. 9. They certainly didn’t come out of nowhere to beat then-No. 1 Marin Catholic at the Stockton Classic. That 2-0 victory was their 16th in a row — a streak which promptly ended in a 2-1 loss to James Logan in the tournament championship. The Colts entered the tournament at No. 3 in the rankings and now take over the top spot owning their own lengthy winning streak (17).


NorCal Volleyball Rankings

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  1. Ed Cebula

    September 20, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Marin Catholic continues to power through in their quest for top spot with a field of new varsity players led by veteran Kari Geissberger and coach Jake Spain. This should be the year MC takes it all the way.

  2. Richard Licker

    September 25, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    I have no idea why St. Iggy is ranked 12…they have lost 6!
    Could it be that whoever is doing the ranking is in bed with them?

    • mm

      Chace Bryson

      September 26, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      Richard, that logic doesn’t quite work. Especially since our No. 5 and 6 teams each have 7 losses. We factor in a lot of things in compiling these rankings. Not solely wins and losses. Teams with multiple losses can still be ranked high if those losses are to higher-ranked opponents. In many cases, not only are these teams playing elite opponents, they are playing them tough — and in some cases they win a few too. For instance, St. Ignatius has a 3-0 win over the same Valley Christian team which just beat Mitty. They also won two sets in a loss to No. 2 Sacred Heart Cath. Share with us the team you think should be above them and we’ll gladly share our evaluation.

  3. Mike

    September 26, 2018 at 11:29 am

    There appears to e a major hole in these rankings called the North Section ooops

    • mm

      Chace Bryson

      September 26, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      Mike, you’ll need to further explain this comment for us. Also, there is no North Section. There is a North Coast, and a Northern. Give us a little more to work with.

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