Prep2Prep CCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 15
With the CCS playoffs now in the books, Bellarmine retakes the top spot and other section champions move up the rankings. This includes Branham, which did not concede a goal in capturing its first-ever CCS championship.Note: Last week's rankings in parentheses
For the second year in a row, Bellarmine fell short in its quest for a league title, but captured the Open Division title with a 1-0 victory, this time over Sacred Heart Prep. Bellarmine is the No. 3 seed in NorCal Division 1 and will host Berkeley.
Although Sacred Heart Cathedral was ousted in penalties in the first round of the Open and will not be playing in NorCals, it is difficult to rank the Irish any lower than No. 2 after their remarkable regular season, which featured a 4-0 win over Bellarmine to capture the WCAL title.
The Gators' remarkable season will continue in NorCals after they reached the Open Division finals with a 4-0 win over Menlo-Atherton. SHP suffered its first loss of the season, 1-0 to Bellarmine, in the final. The Gators travel to Fresno Tuesday to take on Central in the NorCal Division 1 playoffs.
Watsonville guaranteed its season would continue with a first-round win in the Open, but for the second year in a row, the Wildcatz were knocked out in the semifinals by Bellarmine. Watsonville is the No. 1 seed in the NorCal Division 2 playoffs and will host CCS rival Gunn.
Mitty got an early goal from junior Noah Robertson, but fell 2-1 to Gunn in the final of the CCS Division playoffs, ending its season.
Salinas saw its season end in the CCS Division 1 semifinals in a penalty-kick shootout loss against Gunn.
The Lancers fell just short in the CCS Division 3 playoffs, losing in penalty kicks to Harker in the final.
Santa Clara's season ended in a 3-2 loss at Mitty in the first round of the CCS Division 1 playoffs.
Mt. Pleasant's season ended in a 6-5 penalty-kick shootout loss to Branham in the CCS Division 2 championship. With that game officially going down as a draw, the Cardinals finish with just one loss all season.
Lincoln lost a penalty-kick heartbreaker in the BVAL championship and then fell just short in the first round of the Division 1 playoffs, losing 3-2 at No. 1 seed Salinas.
Alvarez let a 1-0 halftime lead slip away in a 2-1 loss to Archbishop Mitty in the CCS Division 1 semfinals.
Gunn stunned Archbishop Mitty 2-1 in the CCS Division 1 final and will continue its season in the NorCal Division 1 playoffs as the No. 8 seed, traveling to Watsonville in the first round.
SI's up-and-down season ended in a 3-2 overtime loss at Watsonville in the Open Division quarterfinals. Despite a fifth-place finish in the WCAL, SI reached the Open Division and nearly knocked off the No. 2 seed.
Mountain View's season ended in a 4-1 loss at upstart Sacred Heart Prep in the first round of the Open Division playoffs.
Senior Chris Sagahon did not allow a goal throughout the CCS Division 2 playoffs and made a save on the decisive penalty kick to help the Bruins win their first-ever CCS championship. Branham is the No. 3 seed in the NorCal Division 3 playoffs, hosting Albany.
Menlo's season ended in a 3-1 loss to WCAL power Saint Francis in the CCS Division 3 semifinals.
After winning the BVAL championship on a nine-round penalty-kick shootout, Leland saw its season end in a 3-0 loss at Bellarmine Saturday night in the Open Division playoffs.
Los Altos let a 1-0 halftime lead get away in a 2-1 loss at Leigh in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs.
Menlo-Atherton lost 4-0 to Sacred Heart Prep in the Open Division semis, but the Bears did advance to the NorCal Division 1 playoffs as the No. 7 seed traveling to No. 2 Las Lomas.
Homestead ended its up-and-down season on a down note, losing its final two games, including a 2-0 home defeat against Alvarez in the first round of the Division 1 playoffs.
Harker won its first CCS championship by scoring late in the second overtime to force penalties against Saint Francis and then winning the shootout 3-1. The Eagles are the No. 4 seed in NorCal Division 3 and will host Galt.
Wilcox fell in heartbreaking fashion in the Division 2 semifinals, losing 1-0 to Branham on a goal just minutes before the end of the second overtime. It was Wilcox's second loss of the season.
Summit Prep continued its perfect season with wins over King City and Del Mar to capture the CCS Division 4 title. The Huskies are the No. 1 seed in NorCal Division 4 and will take on Kennedy-Richmond.
Carlmont's season ended in a 2-0 loss to Mt. Pleasant in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs.
Burlingame's season ended in a 1-0 loss to Wilcox in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs.