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P2P NCS Boys Basketball Top 25

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THROUGH WEEK 13


By NATE SMITH
Prep2Prep.com

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) SALESIAN (26-1)
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.

2 (2) BISHOP O'DOWD (21-4)
Last: def. Berkeley, 84-56; next: vs. Mission SJ (2/20)

After getting tested by San Leandro early last week, the Dragons raced past Berkeley to clinch the outright WACC-Foothill, behind a school-record 44 points from Naseem Gaskin. O'Dowd is the top seed in the Division II bracket, opening against Mission San Jose.

3 (6) LAS LOMAS (24-2)
Last: def. Acalanes, 58-51; next: vs. Northgate (2/20)

The Knights raced past Campolindo and Acalanes to claim the DAL-Foothill title, and the second seed in the Division II playoff bracket. Las Lomas opens against cross-town rival Northgate in the first round.

4 (7) 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.

5 (5) HERITAGE (24-2)
Last: def. Antioch, 70-55; next: at San Leandro (2/20)

The Patriots wrapped up their second straight BVAL title with wins over Freedom and Antioch last week. Heritage is the three seed in the Division I playoffs, and hosts San Leandro in the first round.

6 (3) BERKELEY (20-5)
Last: lost to Bishop O'Dowd, 84-56; next: vs. Granada (2/20)

The Yellowjackets routed Castro Valley early last week, but could not keep up with O'Dowd in the regular season finale. Berkeley is the four seed in the Division I playoffs, opening against Granada.

7 (4) DUBLIN (24-5)
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.

8 (8) UNIVERSITY (26-2)
Last: def. Stuart Hall, 50-38; next: vs. College Prep (2/21)

The Red Devils beat Urban and Stuart Hall, both by double digits, to add the BCL-West tournament title to their unbeaten run through the regular season portion of the league schedule. University is the top seed in the Division V playoffs, facing College Prep on Wednesday in the first round.

9 (10) JAMES LOGAN (20-6)
Last: def. Moreau Catholic, 65-61; next: at Amador Valley (2/20)

The Colts took down Washington and Moreau Catholic to earn a share of the MVAL title, but were stuck with the seven seed in the Division I playoffs. James Logan must go on the road in the first round, facing EBAL champion Amador Valley.

10 (9) MOREAU CATHOLIC (19-5)
Last: lost to Logan, 65-61; next: vs. San Lorenzo (2/20)

After edging Newark Memorial to clinch a share of the MVAL title, the Mariners fell to Logan in the regular season finale. Moreau is the three seed in the Division II playoffs, facing San Lorenzo in the first round.

11 (14) ST. JOSEPH NOTRE DAME (19-9)
Last: def. Redwood Chr, 79-44; next: vs. Gateway (2/21)

The Pilots routed Bentley and Redwood Christian to add another BCL-East tournament title to their unbeaten run through the regular season portion of the league schedule. St. Joe's is the top seed in the Division IV playoffs, facing Gateway in Wednesday's first round.

12 (12) ALAMEDA (22-2)
Last: def. Tennyson, 75-31; next: vs. Cardinal Newman (2/20)

The Hornets used a big second half to get past San Lorenzo, and then wrapped an unbeaten run in the WACC-Shoreline by routing Tennyson. Alameda is the four seed in the Division II playoffs, opening against Cardinal Newman.

13 (15) ST. PATRICK/ST. VINCENT (14-10)
Last: lost to Salesian, 69-52; next: at Roseland University (2/21)

The Bruins beat El Cerrito in the semifinals of the TCAL-Rock tournament, before falling to Salesian in the title game. St. Pat's is the second seed in the Division IV playoffs, opening on the road against Roseland Prep, who was a league champion.

14 (13) NEWARK MEMORIAL (15-10)
Last: def. American, 73-62; next: vs. De Anza (2/20)

The Cougars fell out of contention for the MVAL title with a close loss to Moreau Catholic, then beat American to finish the regular season. Newark Memorial is a dangerous 11 seed in the Division II playoffs, opening at De Anza.

15 (NR) AMADOR VALLEY (19-9)
Last: def. Dublin, 69-68; next: vs. Logan (2/20)

The Dons are back on everyone's radar after a win over Foothill in the regular season finale, then a pair of close wins over De La Salle and Dublin to claim the EBAL title. Amador Valley is the 10 seed, and hosts James Logan in the first round.

16 (11) DE LA SALLE (20-7)
Last: lost to Amador Valley, 57-55; next: vs. Liberty (2/20)

After routing California to finish the regular season, the Spartans could not hold off Amador Valley in the EBAL semifinals, falling by two points. De La Salle is the five seed in the Division I playoffs, opening against Liberty.

17 (16) BRANSON (25-3)
Last: def. Tamalpais, 64-43; next: vs. Upper Lake (2/21)

After nipping Redwood by a single point, the Bulls raced past Tamalpais to claim the MCAL championship. Branson is the second seed in the Division V bracket, and opens against Upper Lake.

18 (17) WINDSOR (23-5)
Last: def. Montgomery-SR, 54-52; next: vs. Tamalpais (2/20)

The Jaguars beat Maria Carrillo and Montgomery to add the NBL tournament title to their regular season crown. Despite that, Windsor is the nine seed in the Division II playoffs, facing Tamalpais in the first round.

19 (18) COLLEGE PARK (18-7)
Last: lost to Clayton Valley, 63-54; next: at Pittsburg (2/20)

The Falcons edged Miramonte early last week, before falling to Clayton Valley to finish the regular season. College Park is the six seed in the Division I bracket, opening against BVAL runner-up Pittsburg.

20 (19) CAMPOLINDO (17-9)
Last: def. Miramonte, 76-63; next: vs. San Marin (2/23)

The Cougars struggled in a loss to Las Lomas last week, but rebounded with a much-needed win over rival Miramonte to conclude the regular season. Campolindo is the two seed in the Division III playoffs, facing either San Marin or Encinal in Friday's quarterfinals.

21 (20) STUART HALL (18-10)
Last: lost to University, 50-38; next: vs. Middletown (2/21)

The Knights beat Lick-Wilmerding to reach the BCL-West final, but could not get past University in the championship game. Stuart Hall is the three seed in the Division IV playoffs, and opens against Middletown.

22 (21) DE ANZA (23-3)
Last: def. Hercules, 67-41; next: at Newark Mem (2/20)

The Dons routed Kennedy and Hercules to claim the TCAL-Stone tournament title, after a perfect regular season in division play. De Anza is the six seed in the Division II bracket, opening against Newark Memorial.

23 (24) REDWOOD (21-7)
Last: lost to Branson, 35-34; next: vs. Montgomery-SR (2/20)

The Giants ousted Marin Catholic in the first round of the MCAL tournament, before falling by one point to eventual champion Branson in the semifinals. Redwood is the seven seed in the Division II bracket, opening against Montgomery.

24 (23) ACALANES (15-11)
Last: lost to Las Lomas, 58-51; next: vs. Washington (2/20)

The Dons dropped a difficult pair of games last week, against Clayton Valley and Las Lomas. Acalanes is the five seed in the Division II bracket, opening against Washington.

25 (22) MONTGOMERY-SR (22-6)
Last: lost to Windsor, 54-52; next: at Redwood (2/20)

The Vikings outlasted Cardinal Newman in the NBL tournament semifinals before losing another close one to Windsor in the league title game. Montgomery is the 10 seed in the Division II playoffs, opening against Redwood.


MCAL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
13-1
25-3
13-1
18-9
12-2
22-7
10-4
21-9
6-8
17-11
4-10
11-15
4-10
9-16
3-11
10-15
0-14
0-23
Bay Counties-East Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
12-0
19-9
7-5
15-10
7-5
11-15
4-8
10-13
2-9
7-12
0-11
6-16
MVAL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
12-2
20-7
11-3
16-10
8-6
15-12
6-8
13-14
4-10
6-16
3-11
10-15
TCAL-Stone Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
10-0
23-4
7-3
16-12
3-7
8-14
0-10
3-14
North Central I Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
13-1
21-4
11-3
18-7
10-4
17-7
10-4
16-10
5-8
9-16
4-10
11-15
2-11
5-20
0-14
1-23
WACC-Foothill Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
8-2
21-5
6-4
12-14
3-7
17-8
1-9
8-18
DAL-Foothill Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
9-1
25-2
5-5
17-9
3-7
16-11
0-10
9-17
EBAL-Mountain Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
11-2
21-7
9-4
16-10
2-11
9-17
NBL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
13-1
23-6
5-9
8-17
0-14
1-23
BVAL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
10-0
25-2
8-2
15-11
4-6
15-10
4-6
12-14
3-7
12-14
1-9
10-15
SCL Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
11-1
21-7
10-2
21-8
7-5
10-16
6-6
12-15
1-11
5-20
1-11
4-19
WACC-Shoreline Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
10-0
23-2
6-4
15-12
5-5
10-14
5-5
8-14
4-6
10-15
0-10
5-17
TCAL-Rock Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
8-0
26-1
5-3
14-10
3-5
10-17
2-6
16-11
2-6
14-13
Bay Counties-West Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
8-0
26-2
6-2
18-10
2-6
12-13
DAL-Valley Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
10-0
22-5
5-5
8-17
4-6
13-14
0-10
0-24
EBAL-Valley Standings

TEAM
DIV
OVERALL
13-0
24-5
6-7
15-12
6-7
11-13
0-13
4-21