Prep2Prep NCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 13
By NATE SMITH
February 20, 2018
The playoffs start this week, and the most wide open bracket is Division I, where no fewer than four teams can make legitimate claims for the top spot. There is also little separation between the top teams in Division IV, while Division V has the depth to make things interesting.
1 (last week: 1)
Last: def. SPSV, 69-52; next: idle
The Pride finished an outstanding regular season by capturing the TCAL-Rock tournament, with dominating wins over Saint Mary's and St. Patrick-St. Vincent. Salesian is the top seed in the Division III playoffs, playing either Alhambra or Pinole Valley in Friday's quarterfinals.
CLAYTON VALLEY (24-2)
Last: def. College Park, 63-54; next: idle
The Ugly Eagles routed Acalanes and beat College Park to finish one game behind Las Lomas for the DAL-Foothill title. Clayton Valley, however, was awarded the top seed in the Division I playoffs, facing either Monte Vista or Dougherty Valley in Friday's quarterfinals.
Last: lost to Amador Valley, 69-68; next: idle
After an unbeaten run through the EBAL regular season schedule, and a tournament semifinal win over Monte Vista, the Gaels fell in the final seconds to Amador Valley in the tournament title game. Dublin still snagged the two seed in the Division I bracket, and faces either James Logan or Amador Valley in Friday's quarterfinals.