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P2P NCS Baseball Top 25

Prep2Prep NCS Rankings

THROUGH WEEK 15


By NATE SMITH
Prep2Prep.com

June 5, 2017


Our final rankings are now in the books. For these final rankings, we went back and looked at each team's entire resume, and adjusted our rankings accordingly, now that the picture is complete.


1 (last week: 3) DE LA SALLE (21-8-0)
Last: def. Monte Vista, 4-3; next: idle

It was basically a tale of three seasons for the Spartans, who finish the year as our top-ranked team for the second straight season. De La Salle beat SJS champion Elk Grove during non-league play, along with wins over CCS runner-up Serra and Boras Classic North champion Bellarmine. Then, after losing four games in EBAL play and getting bounced in the first round of the league tournament, the Spartans responded by blowing past their first three playoff opponents before taking down Monte Vista in extra innings for the NCS Division I title.

2 (2) MONTE VISTA (21-9-0)
Last: lost to De La Salle, 4-3; next: idle

An astounding seven of the Mustangs' nine losses this year came by one run, including the NCS Division I title game, in extra innings to De La Salle, who Monte Vista beat twice during the regular season. The pitching staff allowed just two runs in their first three playoff games, including back-to-back shutouts in the quarterfinals and semifinals. The non-league schedule featured wins over Acalanes, College Park, Heritage, and James Logan.

3 (5) CLAYTON VALLEY (23-3-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

It was a banner year for the Eagles, who captured the DAL-Foothill title and won their first round playoff game against Castro Valley before falling to De La Salle in the quarterfinals. Clayton Valley also picked up non-league wins over Heritage, Freedom, and Granada.

4 (11) ARROYO (22-6-1)
Last: def. Casa Grande, 6-4; next: idle

After starting the season 1-2-1, the Dons went on a 10-game winning streak. After that streak was broken with a single loss, they responded by winning the Elite Eight Tournament at Saint Francis. Finally, they captured the WACC-Foothill regular season title, and after an upset loss to Alameda in the league tournament, responded by winning the North Coast Section Division II championship, a stretch that included their third win over Alameda this season and a big win over Casa Grande in the title game.

5 (1) CASA GRANDE (24-5-0)
Last: lost to Arroyo, 6-4; next: idle

A fantastic season, and a late 15-game winning streak, came to a halting stop with a loss in the Division II title game to Arroyo. But the year also included regular season and tournament NBL titles, winning two of three games at the Boras Classic, and non-league wins over Redwood, Marin Catholic, Oak Ridge, and Granite Bay.

6 (13) DRAKE (25-5-0)
Last: def. Miramonte, 4-3; next: idle

The Pirates were in our top 10 after starting the season with 12 straight wins, and finish the year in this elite group as well, after ending the season with six straight victories, including a win over previously unbeaten Miramonte in the Division III championship game. Drake earned regular season and tournament titles in the MCAL this year as well, pulling off an impressive trifecta.

7 (4) MIRAMONTE (27-1-0)
Last: lost to Drake, 4-3; next: idle

The Matadors fell one run shy of a perfect season, falling 4-3 to Drake in the Division III championship game, coach Vince Dell'Aquila's final year as head coach at Miramonte. They went unbeaten in DAL-Valley play, and also had impressive non-league wins over Albany, Campolindo, Analy, Moreau Catholic, and San Marin.

8 (7) HERITAGE (16-10-1)
Last: lost to Monte Vista, 1-0; next: idle

The Patriots may not have been a league champion, but they got hot at the right time, taking down Amador Valley and Berkeley to reach the Division I semifinals, before falling 1-0 to Monte Vista. Impressive victories this season included Vacaville, San Benito, St. Mary's-Stockton, Maria Carrillo, Freedom, and College Park.

9 (8) COLLEGE PARK (17-10-0)
Last: lost to De La Salle, 9-1; next: idle

It was an up-and-down season for the Falcons, who played well late to reach the Division I semifinals, beating James Logan and top seed San Ramon Valley in the process. The win over SRV was the second victory over the Wolves this year, and other impressive wins included Amador Valley, Freedom, CCS Open Division runner-up Serra, and a season split with Clayton Valley.

10 (9) SAN RAMON VALLEY (20-8-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

San Ramon Valley captured the EBAL title this season by virtue of winning the league tournament, and beat Irvington in the first round of the playoffs before falling to College Park. The loss to College Park ended a late seven-game winning streak. SRV also had an impressive non-league win over Serra, and went 3-1 up in Reno at a tournament.

11 (10) AMADOR VALLEY (19-7-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

The Dons went an impressive 10-3 in EBAL play this season to tie for first place in the Valley Division, and Amador Valley had impressive early season wins over Heritage and Acalanes. They won 11 straight games late in the season - including going unbeaten at the San Luis Obispo Tournament - before a loss to California in the EBAL tournament and a first-round loss to Heritage in the NCS playoffs ended the Dons' season.

12 (6) ANALY (25-5-0)
Last: lost to Drake, 1-0; next: idle

The Tigers won an impressive 18 straight games against Redwood Empire teams to reach the Division III semifinals, where they fell 1-0 to Drake. Analy went unbeaten in SCL play and captured the league tournament title. Four of the Tigers' five losses this season came by one run.

13 (23) FREEDOM (15-10-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

The Falcons captured their first BVAL title in eight years, and then took down Foothill in the first round of the Division I playoffs before falling to Monte Vista in the quarterfinals. A difficult non-league schedule included close losses to Foothill, Berkeley, Clayton Valley, and College Park, but also wins over Amador Valley. Irvington, and Granada. Freedom also split its season series with Heritage.

14 (12) FOOTHILL (19-5-1)
Last: DNP; next: idle

The Falcons were unbeaten in their first 17 games this season, but after a 1-0 win over Monte Vista, went 3-5 in their last eight games. That included a loss to Amador Valley in the regular season, followed by a pair of 5-3 losses - to San Ramon Valley in the EBAL tournament and to Freedom in the first round of the Division I playoffs. The non-league schedule, however, included wins over Freedom, Castro Valley, James Logan, and Acalanes, and the early part of the league schedule included wins over Amador Valley and San Ramon Valley.

15 (16) BERKELEY (20-7-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

The Yellowjackets took down Acalanes in the first round of the Division I playoffs before falling to Heritage in the quarterfinals. Berkeley finished tied for second in the WACC-Foothill during the regular season, and reached the league tournament title game with its second win over Castro Valley this season. The most impressive non-league win this year came against Freedom.

16 (17) ACALANES (12-13-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

After playing a loaded non-league schedule, the Dons finished second in the DAL-Foothill behind Clayton Valley, including a pair of wins over College Park. Two impressive wins in that non-league schedule included Castro Valley and CCS Open Division semifinalist Mitty.

17 (18) UKIAH (17-10-1)
Last: lost to Casa Grande, 13-8; next: idle

The Wildcats tied for second place in the NBL during the regular season, splitting regular season games against league champ Casa Grande. Ukiah then beat Washington and Petaluma in the first two rounds of the playoffs before falling to Casa in the Division II semifinals. The non-league schedule this year included wins over Analy and Alameda, plus a tie with eventual section champion Arroyo.

18 (22) ALAMEDA (17-11-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

Alameda put together its second three-game winning streak late in the year, carrying the Hornets to a WACC-Foothill tournament title after wins over Arroyo and Berkeley, then a win over Concord in the first round of the Division II playoffs, before falling to Arroyo in the quarterfinals.

19 (15) CAMPOLINDO (14-13-0)
Last: lost to Miramonte, 13-1; next: idle

The Cougars tied for third in the difficult DAL-Foothill this season, and then took down Arcata and Kennedy-Fremont to reach the Division III semifinals. Campolindo fell to Miramonte in the semifinals. The Cougars had impressive non-league wins over Casa Grande, Tamalpais, and St. Mary's, while also sweeping the season series during league play against Northgate.

20 (21) MARIN CATHOLIC (15-12-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

The Wildcats placed second in the MCAL during the regular season, and reached the tournament title game after a six-game winning streak. Marin Catholic beat Redwood in the first round of the Division II playoffs before falling to Casa Grande in the quarterfinals.

21 (14) TAMALPAIS (18-10-0)
Last: lost to Arroyo, 3-0; next: idle

The Red-Tailed Hawks fell to eventual champion Arroyo in the Division II semifinals, after beating Maria Carrillo and two seed Northgate in the first two rounds. Tamalpais placed third in the MCAL during the regular season, and also posted good non-league wins over Albany and Petaluma.

22 (19) NORTHGATE (17-9-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

After a strong start to the season, the Broncos finished fifth in the DAL-Foothill, despite splitting the season series against Clayton Valley, College Park, and Acalanes. The non-league schedule featured wins over Irvington, Analy, and Albany, and Northgate beat El Cerrito in the first round of the Division II playoffs before falling to Tamalpais in the quarterfinals.

23 (24) PETALUMA (18-10-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

The Trojans' only losses in SCL action this season came against Analy, and Petaluma avenged an early season loss to San Lorenzo by taking down the Rebels in the first round of the Division II playoffs, before falling to Ukiah in the quarterfinals. The Trojans also split a non-league series with Ukiah, and earned strong wins outside league play against Napa, Redwood, and Concord.

24 (NR) REDWOOD CHRISTIAN (22-3-0)
Last: def. Athenian, 4-1; next: idle

The Eagles will move up to Division IV next year after knocking off Athenian for the Division V crown. The pitching staff allowed just two runs in the four playoff games, as the Eagles finished the year on a nine-game winning streak. Redwood Christian also won the BCL-East title, and swept both meetings this year against Division IV champion St. Joseph Notre Dame.

25 (NR) KENNEDY-FREMONT (16-10-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

A season sweep of Irvington late in the regular season earned the Titans a share of the MVAL title, after splitting the regular season series with James Logan. After opening the year 1-5, Kennedy won 15 of its last 20 games, including a first round over Encinal in the Division III playoffs, before falling by one run to Campolindo in the quarterfinals. They also had a non-league win over Campo, plus impressive out-of-sections wins over Monterey and Palma.


MCAL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
14-4-0
25-5-0
13-5-0
15-12-0
12-6-0
18-10-0
12-6-0
16-11-0
11-7-0
15-13-0
9-9-0
12-13-1
7-11-0
10-11-0
5-13-0
7-15-0
4-14-0
7-17-0
3-15-0
5-19-0
Bay Counties-East Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
10-1-0
22-3-0
8-4-0
18-6-0
7-5-0
20-8-0
6-5-0
11-8-0
5-7-0
9-14-0
3-8-0
10-10-0
1-10-0
2-14-0
MVAL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
11-3-0
15-9-0
11-3-0
16-10-0
10-4-0
17-9-0
9-5-0
13-12-0
7-7-0
11-14-0
4-10-0
10-14-1
3-11-0
6-18-0
1-13-0
5-19-0
North Central I Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
14-0-0
24-2-1
10-3-1
12-13-1
10-4-0
19-8-0
6-8-0
7-15-1
6-9-0
11-12-0
4-9-1
10-11-1
4-10-0
5-13-0
1-13-0
1-17-0
WACC-Foothill Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
13-3-0
22-6-1
12-4-0
20-7-0
12-4-0
15-11-0
11-5-0
17-11-0
7-9-0
8-17-0
5-11-0
8-16-0
DAL-Valley Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
10-0-0
27-1-0
6-4-0
16-11-0
6-4-0
12-13-0
5-5-0
14-10-0
3-7-0
8-15-0
0-10-0
0-20-0
EBAL-Valley Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
10-3-0
19-5-1
10-3-0
19-7-0
6-7-0
14-14-0
3-10-0
9-14-0
3-10-0
7-17-0
NBL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
13-1-0
24-5-0
8-6-0
17-10-1
8-6-0
12-15-0
7-7-0
13-12-0
6-8-0
11-13-0
6-8-0
9-16-0
6-8-0
8-16-0
2-12-0
4-20-0
BVAL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
8-2-0
15-10-0
7-3-0
16-10-1
7-3-0
10-15-0
3-7-0
8-15-0
3-7-0
7-14-1
2-8-0
8-16-0
SCL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
12-0-0
25-5-0
10-2-0
18-10-0
8-4-0
14-11-0
5-7-0
7-16-0
4-8-0
9-15-0
3-9-0
10-13-0
0-12-0
0-13-0
TCAL-Rock Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
10-2-1
17-5-1
9-3-0
21-7-0
9-3-0
16-11-0
7-5-0
10-16-1
6-6-0
11-13-0
DAL-Foothill Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
8-2-0
23-3-0
6-4-0
12-13-0
5-5-0
17-10-0
5-5-0
14-13-0
4-6-0
17-9-0
2-8-0
9-15-0
EBAL-Mountain Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
9-4-0
21-8-0
9-4-0
21-9-0
8-5-0
20-8-0
5-8-0
11-15-0
2-11-0
8-16-0