St. Francis is projected as the No. 1 seed in a strong Open Division 3 field.
Prep2Prep CCS Playoff Projections
With our new Central Coast Section playoff projection format this season, we predict the results of all games that have not been played yet and combine them with the results of games that
have taken place. There obviously wasn't a ton of action in CCS this past weekend, but there were still some changes in the overall projections.
In order to maintain some semblance of sanity with the projections, we decided to classify every out of section team as a "B" team and did not attempt to project any out of section
league champions. Of course, we did project CCS league champs - they are as follows:
BVAL-Mount Hamilton: Live Oak
BVAL-Santa Teresa: Overfelt
BVAL-West Valley: Sobrato
PCAL-Santa Lucia: Gonzales
SCVAL-De Anza: Wilcox
SCVAL-El Camino: Monta Vista
WCAL: Saint Francis
For the formula used to calculate CCS points, please click
NOTE: CCS points are in parentheses and the projected home team is listed in CAPS.
OPEN DIVISION 1
No changes at all in Division 1. Wilcox continues to project as the No. 1 seed and is well on its way to an undefeated season after another
predictably easy win over crosstown rival Santa Clara. Palo Alto also continues its resurgence and is in line for a No. 2 seed even if it
comes up short in the SCVAL title race against Wilcox.
Wilcox (1,969) would be the lowest enrollment school in Division 1.
OPEN DIVISION 2
With our shift to Saint Francis as the projected WCAL champion, the Lancers are now the No. 1 seed in Division 2. WCAL teams
own the top 3 spots and would host first-round games with Saint Francis playing Aragon, Valley Christian taking on Leland
and Serra meeting Christopher.
The other Division 2 matchup would pit No. 4 Oak Grove against No. 5 Archbishop Mitty.
Leland (1,926) would be the highest enrollment school in Division 2; Valley Christian (1,629) the lowest.
OPEN DIVISION 3
No changes at all in the Division 3 seedings either as Live Oak continues to lead the way as the top seed, hosting No. 8 Menlo, the last
team projected into the Open field.
Pioneer (1,619) would be the highest enrollment school in Division 3.
The Blossom Valley-Santa Teresa Division appears to be loaded this season as its teams have done extraordinarily well during the non-league season.
At the moment, we project Overfelt to edge Independence for the league title, but this division has depth as well and should be a fascinating race
We project Overfelt as the No. 1 seed in Division 4, with league mates Independence and Silver Creek checking in at No. 4 and No. 7, respectively.
Burlingame (1,423) would be the smallest school in Division 4.
Carmel overtakes Monterey for the No. 1 seed in the latest projection; those two teams own a comfortable margin over a pack of teams tied with
23.5 CCS points - Del Mar, Gonzales and The King's Academy. Carmel would face league rival Monte Vista Christian while Monterey would take on
projected PAL-Lake champ Jefferson.
Monterey (1,307) would be the largest school in Division 4.
Here's a brief look at the at-large teams that made it based on our CCS point calculations and the first five in each classification that would be left out based on our
projection process. This only includes teams that meet the top six in league requirement.