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THROUGH WEEK 12
Four WCAL teams made the cut for the Open Division, with two from the SCVAL-De Anza. That was no surprise, and Valley Christian enters the next two weeks with a massive target on its chest. Meanwhile, Los Altos looks to rebound from its late slump and defend its Division I title.Note: Last week's rankings in parentheses
The Warriors were an easy pick for the top seed in the Open Division, after beating Mitty for the WCAL tournament title, adding that to their regular season crown. Valley Christian hosts Palo Alto on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
The Monarchs, who have an earlier win over Santa Cruz, found their stride again in the WCAL tournament, routing Sacred Heart Cathedral and then beating Serra before pushing Valley Christian to the limit in a 3-2 championship game loss. Mitty is the two seed in the Open Division, opening against Saint Francis in Saturday's quarterfinals.
The Cardinals were inexplicably seeded beneath a Los Gatos team which they beat not too long ago, and they enter the post-season on a seven-game winning streak, following a 12-inning loss to Valley Christian. Santa Cruz is the four seed in the Open Division, and faces Serra in the quarterfinals.
The Wildcats bowed out in the semifinals of the SCVAL-De Anza tournament, after winning the regular season crown, and have regular season losses to Santa Cruz and Serra, but got the three seed in the Open Division, presumably getting a ton of credit for an early win over Mitty. Los Gatos is the three seed in the Open and faces San Benito in the quarterfinals.
The Padres downed St. Ignatius in the WCAL tournament semifinals before getting eliminated by Mitty in the semifinals. Serra is the five seed in the Open Division and opens against Santa Cruz.
The Lancers again pose a threat to anyone who stands in their path, winning three straight down the stretch including a rout over Bellarmine in the WCAL quarterfinals, before falling 2-0 to Valley Christian. Saint Francis is the seven seed in the Open Division and opens against Mitty, who it beat 11-5 two weeks ago.
The Toreadores finished the regular season with seven straight wins on the field and captured the outright PCAL-Gabilan title in the process. The late stretch included a win over San Benito. Monterey is the top seed in the Division II bracket, opening against Greenfield on Wednesday.
The Balers won four of their final five regular season games, including a big win over Palo Alto, to make it into the Open Division despite not being a league champion. San Benito is the six seed and faces Los Gatos in the first round.
The Vikings won three straight SCVAL-De Anza games after their loss to San Benito, including wins over Los Gatos and Wilcox to capture the tournament title. Palo Alto is the eight seed in the Open Division, facing Valley Christian in the quarterfinals.
The Chargers extended their winning streak to 10 games when they beat Los Altos in the SCVAL-De Anza tournament semifinals, but could not get past Palo Alto in the final. Wilcox is the three seed in the Division I bracket, opening on Wednesday against Piedmont Hills.
After winning 21 of their first 22 games, the Eagles have lost four straight heading into the playoffs, falling to Wilcox in the semifinals of the SCVAL-De Anza tournament. Los Altos is the two seed in the Division I bracket, opening against Menlo-Atherton as it seeks to defend last year's title.
Last year, the Bells seemed to be a top seed with little obstacle in sight for the Division I playoffs, and ended up falling in the championship game to Los Altos. This year, they enter with a chip on their shoulder as the six seed, falling to Serra and Saint Francis to close the regular season, but also with a recent win over top seed Leigh. Bellarmine faces Oak Grove in Wednesday's first round.
The Scots closed the regular season on a six-game winning streak, one which includes a win over Palo Alto and last week's sweep of Terra Nova, which gave them the outright PAL-Bay title. Carlmont is the five seed in Division I and opens against Santa Clara.
The Longhorns closed the season on a three-game winning streak, sweeping Branham in the final week of the regular season. Leigh is the top seed in the Division I bracket, opening on Wednesday against Evergreen Valley.
The Chargers swept Willow Glen to close the regular season and have earlier wins over Los Altos and Monterey. Leland is the four seed in the Division I bracket, opening against Gunn.
The Fightin' Irish were routed by Mitty to get eliminated from the WCAL tournament last week. They are the 12 seed in the Division II bracket and open at Aragon.
The Spartans closed the regular season against the heavyweights of the De Anza Division, getting swept by Los Gatos and then eliminated from the league tournament by Palo Alto. Mountain View is the 10 seed in the Division I bracket and opens at Santa Teresa.
The Wildcats routed Burlingame to close the regular season, after falling to Serra during the WCAL tournament. St. Ignatius is the 11 seed in the Division II playoffs, opening at Live Oak.
The Breakers have not lost since late March, winning 14 straight to finish the regular season. Pacific Grove is the top seed in the Division III bracket, opening against Summit Shasta-Daly City in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
The Cougars swept Sequoia to finish the regular season, but finished a game behind Aragon in the PAL-Ocean standings. Half Moon Bay is the 15 seed in the Division II bracket, opening at Aptos.
The Dons head into the post-season on a five-game winning streak, after sweeping Mills to close the regular season. Aragon is the five seed in the Division II bracket, hosting Sacred Heart Cathedral.
The Knights split with Burlingame last week, which allowed Carlmont to win the league title. Menlo is the two seed in the Division III bracket and hosts More in Saturday's quarterfinals.
The Mariners lost twice to Santa Cruz during the final week of the regular season, sandwiched around a win over North Monterey County. Aptos is the two seed in the Division II bracket, hosting Half Moon Bay.
The Cougars defeated St. Francis-Watsonville in their only game last week. Christopher is the three seed in the Division II bracket and hosts Hillsdale in the first round.
The Bulldogs enter the post-season on a 10-game winning streak, and wrapped up the BVAL-Santa Teresa title with a 13-1 league record. Ann Sobrato is the four seed in the Division II bracket, hosting Willow Glen in the first round.