Prep2Prep CCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 15
For the final Prep2Prep CCS Top 25, we try to take into account the three aspects of a team's season and assign them proper weight. While a team's pre-league performance cannot be completely ignored, it generally does not carry the same weight as league and postseason performance. At the same time, however, we are careful not to put too much stock in the postseason where one result can wind up carrying too much weight.Note: Last week's rankings in parentheses
Mitty fell short of a WCAL title but got the best of St. Ignatius in the CCS Open Division final before falling to eventual NorCal champ Monte Vista in the first round.
SI was a legitimate contender for the overall No. 1 spot after winning the WCAL regular season crown and reaching the Open Division title game. SI had another shot in the NorCal Division 1 playoffs but fell to Davis in the first round.
Coach Ivan Bandov's final year looked a lot like all the previous seasons, as Mountain View finished 19-2-2 with another SCVAL-De Anza title. Mountain View was knocked out by St. Ignatius in the Open semis and reached the NorCal Division 2 final, losing to St. Francis-Sacramento.
Los Gatos had an excellent season, finishing second behind Mountain View in the SCVAL and losing just 1-0 to Mitty in the first round of the Open Division playoffs.
Leland won the BVAL-MH title and earned the right to participate in the NorCal playoffs by beating Menlo-Atherton in the Open playoffs. Leland lost 2-0 to St. Francis-Sacramento, the eventual Division 2 champion.
Menlo finished undefeated in the WBAL-Foothill and won a CCS Division 1 championship before falling in the NorCal Division 2 playoffs to Montgomery-Santa Rosa.
A strong preseason and third-place finish in the WCAL vaulted the Lancers into the Open Division playoffs, where their season ended in a 1-0 loss at WCAL rival St. Ignatius.
Presentation tied for third in the WCAL and lost 3-2 to Soquel in the first round of the CCS Division 1 playoffs.
Sacred Heart Cathedral was just 2-6-2 in the WCAL but went 11-2-1 against non-league foes. The Irish won the CCS Division 3 championship before losing in the first round of the NorCal Division 3 playoffs at home against Branson.
An excellent postseason pushed NDB up in the rankings. After finishing second behind Menlo in the WBAL-Foothil, the Tigers won a CCS Division 2 championship and took top-seeded Marin Academy to PKs in NorCal Division 3.
Leigh finished second behind Leland in the BVAL and reached the final of the CCS Division 2 playoffs, losing 1-0 to Notre Dame-Belmont.
The top three teams in the SCCAL were bunched together and we give the Knights the edge for winning the regular-season title. Soquel had a big win over WCAL power Presentation before falling to Menlo in the Division 1 playoffs.
Aptos finished tied for second in the SCCAL and got past Westmont in the first round of the CCS Division 2 playoffs before falling in PKs against Christopher.
Santa Cruz finished tied for second in the SCCAL and reached the final of CCS Division 3, losing to Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Christopher won the PCAL-Gabilan title and made it to the final of CCS Division 1, losing 1-0 to Menlo.
Live Oak finished tied for third in the BVAL and was knocked out by Menlo in the first round of the CCS Division 1 playoffs.
The Pirates finished third in the BVAL and reached the semifinals of CCS Division 2, losing to eventual champ Notre Dame-Belmont.
Burlingame finished third in the PAL-Bay, just two points behind champion Menlo-Atherton. A strong preseason put the Panthers in the Open Division, where they were hammered 6-0 by Mountain View.
Aragon finished second in the PAL-Bay, just a point behind champ Menlo-Atherton. The Dons were defeated by Christopher in the first round of the CCS Division 1 playoffs.
Westmont dominated the BVAL-ST before losing in the first round of the CCS Division 2 playoffs to Aptos.
Homestead finished tied for third in the strong SCVAL-DA and won the season series against Saratoga. Homestead's season ended in a penalty-kick shootout against Santa Cruz.
Saratoga finished tied for third in the SCVAL before losing 1-0 to Woodside in the first round of the CCS playoffs.
Santa Clara finished fourth in the SCVAL and lost in the first round of the CCS Division 2 playoffs against Leigh.
The Bears did win the PAL-Bay title, but went only 2-7-1 against non-league teams, including a 4-2 loss to Leland in the first round of the Open Division playoffs.
The Tigers finished tied for fourth with Woodside in the PAL-Bay but get the nod because of better performance in non-league play, including a 0-0 draw against WCAL champ St. Ignatius.