SportStars Magazine

NorCal Wrestling Team Rankings-Jan. 4

Wrestling Team Ranks, Noah Blake

Gilroy’s NorCal Dominance Is Unquestioned, And The Top 5 Is Unchanged Following First Full Month Of Competition •

All year, SportStars will align the best of each weight class, and the top teams in Northern California into lists of the 15 best.

This year, our team rankings are calculated by the cumulative “power points” of each ranked wrestler, with 15 points awarded to the top wrestler in each weight and one point given to the wrestler at No. 15. Only one wrestler can earn “power points” in each bracket, but we will rank multiple wrestlers from the same team, if necessary.

These rankings go hand-in-hand with our weight-by-weight wrestler rankings.

Wrestling Team Rankings 

1. (1) Gilroy (13 ranked, 153 power points (-7))

NorCal Wrestling Rankings, Wrestling Team RankingsCCS – Northern California’s best wrestling team is still hosting intense challenge matches as the Mustang lineup fluctuates each week. Gilroy has the No. 1 NorCal wrestler at six different weight classes and finished runner-up at the elite Zinkin Classic Dec. 22. Ryan Reyes and Nicholas Villarreal were both champions.

2. (2) Oakdale (9-94 (+1))

SJS – Oakdale won its host James Riddle Classic and sports five top-three wrestlers in four different weights. Oakdale has two returning state finalists in Henry Porter (132) and Gabe Martinez (170). Oakdale brought a light lineup to the Reno Tournament of Champions and ended ninth in scoring.

3. (3) Vacaville (9-88 (-1))

SJS – Vacaville, still the SJS favorite, has nine ranked wrestlers and will bring a few more to score points at the SJS Masters Championships this postseason. The Bulldogs were fifth at the Reno TOC. Chris Island was runner-up at 220 pounds. He looks tough at that weight.

4. (4) De La Salle-Concord (10-85 (-4))

NCS – The Spartans are on the rise, passing Del Oro in team rankings after the emergence of freshman Darin Guerrero, who placed third at the James Riddle. De La Salle is again the class of the North Coast Section.

5. (5) Del Oro-Loomis (6-76 (NC))

SJS – The Golden Eagles are still a top-tier NorCal team despite losing two elite wrestlers to the Northern Section. Only six ranked wrestlers, including Noah Blake (pictured at top), make Del Oro a step above the remaining teams in NorCal, and a few others will crack likely the list before the season is over.


6. (8) Liberty-Brentwood (4-45)

7. (6) Franklin-Elk Grove (5-44)

T8. (7) Sutter (4-43)

T8. (9) Pitman-Turlock (5-43)

10. (14) Evergreen Valley-San Jose (6-39)

T11. (11) Folsom (5-37)

T11. (13) Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills (4-37)

13. (10) Turlock (3-36)

T14. (12) El Capitan-Merced (4-34)

T14. (NR) Elk Grove (4-28)


15. Windsor


  1. Ray Jimenez

    January 28, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Evergreen Valley High School placed 3rd at Overfelt. Silver Creek placed 4th and San Benito placed 5th. Seven of our wrestlers medaled there as well. The reason I mention that is because you mentioned that Silver Creek had 7 wrestlers had medaled.

  2. Rollie

    February 2, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Have you heard what Evergreen Valley Cougars been accomplishing in the CCS? They are seeded #2 behind Gilroy, and defeated Silver Creek on their dual match 48-30 in January 30. Its time to do your research about Evergreen Valley.

    • Chace Bryson

      Chace Bryson

      February 2, 2018 at 10:27 am

      Ray & Rollie,
      Thanks for the feedback. Evergreen Valley is on the bubble of being ranked in the top 20, with six ranked wrestlers for 29 points. Our rankings award “power points” for for kids listed higher, imagining the way they would score in a mythical NorCal championship tournament. Silver Creek made the cut despite having just five ranked wrestlers because three of those wrestlers are ranked eighth or higher in their weight class. We do acknowledge that one Evergreen is one of NorCal’s deeper teams, and they could easily pop back into the Top 20 when we release our next rankings on Feb. 9.

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