Prep2Prep CCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 12
There was little movement this week as teams locked up league titles and got ready for the post-season. Valley Christian and Palo Alto won their respective league tournaments, and while the former result put the Warriors back in our top spot, the latter had no impact on our current pecking order. That, of course, could change this week as the teams head into the section playoffs.Note: Last week's rankings in parentheses
The Warriors move back into our top spot, on a six-game winning streak, after knocking off Riordan, Saint Francis, and Serra to capture the WCAL tournament title. Valley Christian is the three seed in the Open Division, opening against Sacred Heart Prep.
The Padres rolled past St. Ignatius and edged Bellarmine to reach the title game of the WCAL tournament, but could not manage a third win over Valley Christian this season, falling to the Warriors. Serra is now the eight seed in the Open Division, opening against top seed Willow Glen.
The Lancers routed Sacred Heart Cathedral in the WCAL quarterfinals, with Gianluca Shinn and Jaeger Stone combining on the four-hitter in a 10-0 victory, before falling to Valley Christian in the semifinals. Saint Francis is the two seed in the Division II bracket, opening against Half Moon Bay.
The Bells took down Mitty in the WCAL quarterfinals before Serra came back with two runs in the seventh inning to beat them, 2-1, in the semifinals. Bellarmine is the top seed in the Division I bracket, opening against Lincoln.
The Monarchs fell to Bellarmine in the WCAL quarterfinals last week. Mitty is the three seed in the Division II bracket, opening against Westmont.
The Balers ended the regular season with a nine-inning victory over Palma. San Benito is the two seed in the Open Division, and opens against Santa Cruz.
The Vikings beat Homestead and Los Gatos to add the SCVAL tournament title to their regular season championship. Inexplicably, Palo Alto is the five seed in the Open Division, and faces four-seed Los Gatos in the quarterfinals.
The Rams swept their two-game set with Leland last week to capture the BVAL-Mt. Hamilton championship. Willow Glen is the top seed in the Open Division, opening against Serra.
The Wildcats edged Wilcox to reach the De Anza title game, but then saw an early 3-0 lead and another 6-3 lead get wiped out during a 7-6 loss to Palo Alto. Los Gatos gets another shot at Palo Alto in the Open Division quarterfinals.
The Cardinals have won four straight headed into the playoffs after cruising past Scotts Valley and Soquel last week, completing an unbeaten run through the SCCAL. Santa Cruz is the seven seed in the Open Division, and opens play against San Benito.
The Gators swept both games against Sequoia last week, to finish on top of the PAL-Bay Division by a game over Carlmont and Hillsdale. SHP is the six seed in the Open Division, opening against Valley Christian.
The Fightin' Irish fell to Saint Francis in the quarterfinals of the WCAL tournament last week. Sacred Heart Cathedral's season is now complete.
The Scots swept a pair of games against Menlo last week, but an 11-inning loss to Capuchino knocked them out of contention for the Bay Division title. Carlmont is the five seed in the Division I bracket, and faces Alvarez in Wednesday's first round.
The Fighting Knights swept a pair of games against Capuchino last week to finish the regular season in a tie with Carlmont for second place in the PAL-Bay. Thomas Karpishin struck out six and allowed just two hits in Friday's 4-1 victory. Hillsdale is the five seed in the Division II bracket, and faces Christopher in Wednesday's first round.
The Mariners won three of four games last week, including a split with St. Francis-Watsonville to finish tied with the Sharks for second place in the SCCAL. Aptos is the 11 seed in the Division II bracket, and opens at Burlingame.
The Sharks won two of three games last week, beating Harbor and managing a split with Aptos to finish in second place in the SCCAL. St. Francis is the top seed in the Division III playoffs, opening against Pinewood.
The Chargers were swept by Willow Glen last week to finish in second place in the Mount Hamilton Division. Leland is the four seed in the Division I bracket, and opens against Cupertino.
The Chargers beat Los Altos in the first round of the SCVAL-De Anza tournament last week before falling to Los Gatos in the semifinals, in nine innings. Wilcox is the seven seed in Division I, opening against Woodside.
The Mustangs move ahead of Mountain View after beating the Spartans in back-to-back meetings, though they dropped a close one to Palo Alto in the De Anza semifinals. Homestead is the eight seed in the Division I bracket, opening against Lynbrook.
The Spartans limp into the post-season in a bit of a slump, falling to Homestead for the third time in five days, this time in the De Anza playoffs. Mountain View is the three seed in the Division I bracket, facing Monta Vista in the first round.
The Mustangs capped a recent up-and-down stretch by sweeping Branham to finish the regular season. Pioneer is the seven seed in the Division II bracket, and faces Monterey in the first round.
The Aztecs continued their recent hot play by sweeping Pacific Grove to conclude the regular season. Soledad is the number one seed in the Division II bracket, and opens against 16 seed Prospect.
The Knights took down El Camino and swept a pair against San Mateo last week to claim the outright PAL-Ocean title. TKA is the two seed in the Division III playoffs, opening against Alma Heights.
The Panthers continued their trend of split series last week, winning one and losing one against Terra Nova before beating Sequoia to finish the regular season. Burlingame is the six seed in the Division II bracket, opening against Aptos.
The Falcons wrapped up the SCVAL-El Camino title last week, taking down Santa Clara and Fremont. Saratoga is the eight seed in the Division II bracket, opening against Leigh.