Prep2Prep NCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 12
There was just one outcome that affected this week's rankings, amid the majority of games being postponed last week. That game moved Eureka into our top 10, and sent Antioch tumbling with its loss to Vintage. If this week's games get played, there is sure to be more movement as the post-season gives us some more answers.Note: Last week's rankings in parentheses
The Spartans cruised past Pittsburg last Friday, their second straight win by shutout. De La Salle will face either Liberty or Clayton Valley in the Open Division title game, but will wait a few weeks to do so.
The Lions are averaging over 45 points per game this season, and quarterback Jay Butterfield has thrown for 36 touchdowns with just four interceptions. Liberty is scheduled to host Clayton Valley in the Open Division semifinals this Saturday.
The Ugly Eagles are averaging 327 rushing yards per game, led by Makhi Gervais, who has 1,419 yards and 17 touchdowns. Clayton Valley heads to Liberty on Saturday for the Open Division semifinal showdown.
The Pirates' season ended in the same way that Clayton Valley's did each of the last two years - with an Open Division semifinal loss to De La Salle. Pittsburg's season is now complete.
Junior quarterback Jackson Pavitt has accounted for 33 touchdowns from scrimmage this season, and has completed 74 percent of his passes for nearly 2,000 yards. Cardinal Newman is scheduled to host Encinal on Saturday in the Division III quarterfinals.
Stanford commit Austin Jones has been the workhorse for the Dragons this season, with 1,530 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. Bishop O'Dowd is set to host Benicia on Saturday afternoon in the Division II quarterfinals.
The Cougars have outscored opponents by nearly 300 points this season, and the lone loss is to Cardinal Newman. Rancho Cotate is scheduled to host American Canyon on Saturday night in the Division II quarterfinals.
The Grizzlies had won three straight prior to facing De La Salle in the regular season finale. California is set to play its first game in three weeks, hosting San Leandro this Saturday night in the Division I quarterfinals.
Michigan commit Giles Jackson is over 1,000 yards receiving for the season and has scored 17 touchdowns to lead the Falcons. Freedom is scheduled to host Amador Valley in the Division I quarterfinals this Saturday night.
The Loggers rolled past De Anza in the Division III quarterfinals, as Cruz Montana completed 8-of-9 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns, and they added nearly 200 yards on the ground. Eureka does not play this weekend, and will host either Las Lomas or Terra Linda in the semifinals.
The Wolves are averaging nearly 200 yards on the ground this season, led by two-way standout Tristan Sinclair. San Ramon Valley is set to host rival Monte Vista this Saturday in the Division I quarterfinals, three weeks after beating the Mustangs in the regular season finale.
Junior quarterback Jack Stewardson has completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,175 yards and 19 touchdowns this year for the Mustangs, who will look for that productivity again this Saturday night. Monte Vista heads to rival San Ramon Valley in a rematch of the regular season finale.
The EBAL-Valley champions have won three straight headed into the post-season. Granada is scheduled to host Marin Catholic this Saturday in the Division II quarterfinals.
The Dons have a pair of 1,000-yard rushers this season, as quarterback Dominick Mazotti and running back Da'jhae Wiltshire have both topped the milestone. Amador Valley heads to Freedom this Saturday in the Division I quarterfinals.
The Cougars have now won four straight since a loss to Clayton Valley, as they aim for their fifth straight title game appearance. Campolindo is set to host Ukiah this Saturday in the Division II quarterfinals.
The Knights have outscored opponents by nearly 500 points this season - a staggering run of dominance - as they march forward in the Division III playoffs. Las Lomas is scheduled to host 11 seed Terra Linda on Saturday in the Division III quarterfinals.
Not since 2010 have the Wildcats not reached the NCS title game, a streak which is on the line this Saturday when the defending Division III champions face Granada in the Division II quarterfinals.
The Mariners have not been scored upon since Sep. 14, and have outscored opponents 332-0 since that time. Moreau Catholic is scheduled to host St. Patrick-St. Vincent this Saturday in the Division IV quarterfinals.
The Gauchos have won six straight since a loss to Campolindo, and have not allowed more than seven points in any of those victories. El Cerrito is set to host Miramonte this Saturday in the Division III quarterfinals.
The Matadors have won eight games or more in each of the last four seasons, after beating Alameda in the first round of the playoffs. Miramonte heads to El Cerrito this Saturday.
The Crushers got three touchdowns from Viliami Schaumkel and a clutch field goal in double overtime from Eddy Gonzalez to stun top seeded Antioch and move on in the Division I playoffs. Still, we can't yet move them ahead of the Miramonte team which handled Acalanes, one of two teams to beat Vintage this year. Vintage will face either San Ramon Valley or Monte Vista in the Division I semifinals.
The Panthers suffer a steep drop in the rankings after falling in double overtime to Vintage. Antioch's season is now complete.
A healthy Pirates' team means both Osaro Aihie and J'kazee Dorrough in the offensive backfield, and they have combined to rush for nearly 1,200 yards this season, despite recent injuries. San Leandro heads to California this Saturday in the Division I quarterfinals.
The Panthers have won seven of their past eight games - with the lone loss coming to Las Lomas. Benicia heads to Bishop O'Dowd this Saturday afternoon in the Division II quarterfinals.
The defensive-minded Jets have won eight games or more in each of the past three seasons, after routing Petaluma in the first round of the playoffs. Encinal heads to Cardinal Newman this Saturday for a Division III quarterfinal rematch.
Behind junior quarterback Ronald Robertson, the Pride have won five of their past six games to carry momentum into the playoffs, seeking their first section title in four years. Salesian is set to host St. Helena this Saturday afternoon in the Division V quarterfinals.