Prep2Prep CCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 10
The top four teams come from the WCAL with Watsonville rounding out the top 5 on the heels of an impressive win over Alvarez. The middle of the rankings is becoming more muddled as many teams in the 15-20 range are coming off less-than-stellar weeks. We are now heading into the second half of league seasons as we bear down on the CCS playoffs.Note: Last week's rankings in parentheses
The Bells had a strong week, going 2-0-1 at home last week to re-take first place in the tighly contested WCAL race. Bellarmine takes on Serra and Saint Francis this week.
Sophomore Thomas Pellino's fourth goal of the season may have been his biggest in a 1-0 win at St. Ignatius. Mitty is just two points behind first-place Bellarmine in the WCAL.
The Irish lost to rival St. Ignatius early in the week before coming away with a 1-1 draw at Bellarmine to stay close in the WCAL title race.
Saint Francis picked up wins at Riordan and Valley Christian last week, but the competition steps back up as the second half of WCAL play starts with games against Bellarmine and St. Ignatius.
Senior Alexis Valenzuela had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Soledad, but it was a shocking 7-1 win over Alvarez that pushed the Wildcatz into sole possession of first place in the PCAL-Gabilan. Senior Eric Vazquez and junior Jeal Leal had 2 goals and 1 assist apiece in the surprising rout.
The Gators were unable to hold a second-half lead, settling for a 3-3 tie at Harker when a win could have all but sealed the WBAL title. SHP takes on Woodside Priory and Menlo this week looking to build on its four-point lead over Harker.
After a 1-0 loss at Gilroy, the Salinas offense has gotten back on track, scoring a total of 15 goals in wins over Christopher, Pajaro Valley and Monterey. Next up is a trip to last-place North Monterey County.
The Bruins are beginning to run away from the pack in the SCVAL-De Anza, opening up a 7-point lead over second-place Mountain View with a pair of wins last week. Santa Clara takes on Cupertino and reeling Homestead this week.
The Wildcats have been up and down this season, but a 2-1 win at rival Sacred Heart Cathedral may have been the most significant win of the season. SI's title hopes appear to be dashed, but the Wildcats still have aspirations for an Open Division playoff berth.
Leland extended its unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 0-0 home draw against Lincoln. The Chargers appear to be the most likely team to represent their half of the bracket for the BVAL-MH title, owning a 3-point lead over second-place Overfelt and Santa Teresa.
The Eagles were manhandled 7-1 by Watsonville to fall three points behind in the PCAL-Gabilan race. Alvarez is back in action this week at San Benito and Alisal.
Mountain View needed to rally for a 1-1 draw against resurgent Cupertino. The Spartans host rival Los Altos Thursday in their only action this week.
The rocky preseason is a distant memory for the Lions, who are the front-runners to represent their bracket in the BVAL-MH title game after a 5-0 win over Prospect and 0-0 draw at Leland. Lincoln takes on Pioneer and Santa Teresa this week.
Menlo dealt Harker's WBAL title hopes a severe blow with a 3-0 home victory over the Eagles. Menlo gets a shot to avenge a 5-0 loss with a trip to Sacred Heart Prep Thursday.
Despite another goal from junior Ricardo Tovar-Herrera, the Cardinals were upset 2-1 by Evergreen Valley, falling to 1-1-1 in the BVAL-ST Division. Mt. Pleasant meets Westmont, Piedmont Hills and San Jose in a busy week as it looks to regain frontrunner status in the division.
Los Gatos went scoreless for the week, tying Los Altos and suffering a 3-0 loss at home to first-place Santa Clara. The Wildcats are 9 points behind the Bruins but do have two games in hand.
Harker had given up just 8 goals all season before yielding 6 in games against Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo. The Eagles did rally for a tie at home against SHP, but the 3-0 loss to Menlo severely damaged their title hopes.
Senior Patrick Dufault-Geleziunas had 3 goals and an assist as Carlmont avenged an early-season loss with a surprisingly one-sided 6-0 win at Hillsdale. Carlmont is in sole possession of first place in the PAL-Bay.
The Bears had a five-game winning streak snapped with a 1-0 loss to Sequoia that knocked them out of first place in the PAL-Bay. M-A takes on Carlmont Tuesday in a battle for first place.
Despite a 2-1 loss at Menlo-Atherton, Burlingame still remains within striking distance in the competitive PAL-Bay championship race. Burlingame meets Hillsdale and Aragon this week.
It has been a stunning fall from grace for the Mustangs, who have dropped three in a row to fall to 1-4 in the SCVAL-De Anza. Homestead looks to get back on track this week against Los Altos and Santa Clara.
Soledad picked up its first league win, 1-0, at Alisal. The Aztecs are home against North Salinas and San Benito this week.
The Warriors concluded the first half of the WCAL season with one-goal losses against Bellarmine and Saint Francis to drop to 2-4-1. A repeat of that record in the second half would leave Valley Christian ineligible for postseason play.
Wilcox appeared to be the team to beat in the SCVAL-El Camino, but Gunn has opened up a four-point lead after a 2-1 win at Lynbrook. Gunn takes on Saratoga before visiting Wilcox in a pivotal match Thursday.
Wilcox remained undefeated but dropped two more points behind Gunn after a 1-1 draw against Monta Vista. The Chargers will need to defeat Gunn Thursday to have any shot at the SCVAL-EC title.