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East Bay Boys soccer rankings

By Matt Smith
Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 12:10 pm in Boys soccer.

Starting next week, with the fall season pretty much over, I will be able to give soccer my undivided attention and write the weekly notebook everyone is used to seeing.

For now, here are the updated rankings as well as the schedules for the two big tournaments, the Winter Soccer Classic and the Tri-Valley Champions Challenge.

Rankings:

1. Richmond

2. De La Salle

3. Newark Memorial

4. Acalanes

5. San Ramon Valley

6. Monte Vista

7. Castro Valley

8. Berkeley

9. Granada

10. Amador Valley

11. Albany

12. Bishop O’Dowd

13. Piedmont

14. Dublin

15. Foothill

Others considered: California, Clayton Valley, Hayward, Deer Valley, Pittsburg, Las Lomas, Logan, Mission San Jose, Kennedy-Richmond, Freedom.

Winter Soccer Classic

Gold Division

Nov. 30

Logan v. Arroyo, at Amador HS, 5:30 p.m.

Newark Memorial v. Alameda, at Newark Memorial HS, 6:00 p.m.

Amador Valley v. Kennedy-Richmond, at Amador Valley HS, 7:30 p.m.

Foothill v. San Leandro, at Foothill HS, 7:30 p.m.

California v. Richmond, at California HS, 7:30 p.m.

Granada v. Castro Valley, at Granada HS, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1

San Leandro v. Amador Valley, at Amador Valley HS, 5:30 p.m.

Arroyo v. Foothill, at Foothill HS, 5:30 p.m.

Alameda v. California, at California HS, 5:30 p.m.

Newark Memorial v. Granada, at Granada HS, 5:30 p.m.

Castro Valley v. Richmond, at Richmond HS, 5:30 p.m.

Logan v. Kennedy-Richmond, at Richmond HS, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 3

Kennedy-Richmond v. San Leandro, at Richmond HS, 5:30 p.m.

Richmond v. Newark Memorial, at Richmond HS, 7:30 p.m.

Amador Valley v. Arroyo, at Amador Valley HS, 7:30 p.m.

Foothill v. Logan, at Foothill HS, 7:30 p.m.

California v. Castro Valley, at California HS, 7:30 p.m.

Granada v. Alameda, at Granada HS, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 5

Sites: Granada, California, Foothill, Amador- TBA

Silver Division

Nov. 30

Mission San Jose v. Berean Christian, at Amador HS, 3:30 p.m.

De Anza v. Dougherty Valley, at Granada HS, 3:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s v. Northgate, at Acalanes HS, 3:30 p.m.

Campolindo v. Piedmont, at California HS, 3:30 p.m.

Irvington v. Deer Valley, at Foothill HS, 5:30 p.m.

Bishop O’Dowd v. Albany, at California HS, 5:30 p.m.

Concord v. Alhambra, at Acalanes HS, 5:30 p.m.

Mt. Eden v. Clayton Valley, at Granada HS, 5:30 p.m.

Acalanes v. Oakland Tech, at Acalanes HS, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1

Northgate v. Deer Valley, at Amador Valley HS, 3:30 p.m.

Albany v. Concord, at Acalanes HS, 3:30 p.m.

Oakland Tech v. St. Mary’s, at Granada HS, 3:30 p.m.

Irvington v. Acalanes, at Acalanes HS, 5:30 p.m.

Mt. Eden v. Piedmont, at Granada HS, 7:30 p.m.

Clayton Valley v. Berean Christian, at Foothill HS, 7:30 p.m.

Dougherty Valley v. Bishop O’Dowd, at California HS, 7:30 p.m.

Mission San Jose v. Campolindo, at Amador Valley HS, 7:30 p.m.

Alhambra v. De Anza, at Acalanes HS, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 3

Piedmont v. Berean Christian, at Acalanes HS, 3:30 p.m.

Albany v. Dougherty Valley, at California HS, 3:30 p.m.

Campolindo v. Mt. Eden, at Granada HS, 3:30 p.m.

Concord v. De Anza, at Richmond HS, 3:30 p.m.

Northgate v. Irvington, at Foothill HS, 5:30 p.m.

Bishop O’Dowd v. Alhambra, at California HS, 5:30 p.m.

Deer Valley v. Oakland Tech, at Granada HS, 5:30 p.m.

Clayton Valley v. Mission San Jose, at Acalanes HS, 5:30 p.m.

Acalanes v. St. Mary’s, at Acalanes HS, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 5

Sites: Granada, Amador Valley, Foothill, Richmond, California, Acalanes- TBA

Tri-Valley Champions Challenge

Dec. 3

Berkeley v. Washington, at San Ramon Valley HS, 4:00 p.m.

Antioch v. San Ramon Valley, at San Ramon Valley HS, 6:00 p.m.

College Park v. Monte Vista, at Monte Vista HS, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 5

Washington v. San Ramon Valley, at San Ramon Valley HS, 12:00 p.m.

Berkeley v. Monte Vista, at Berkeley HS, 12:00 p.m.

Antioch v. College Park, at San Ramon Valley HS, 2:00 p.m.

Dec. 10

Antioch v. Monte Vista, at Monte Vista HS, 4:00 p.m.

Washington v. College Park, at San Ramon Valley HS, 4:00 p.m.

Berkeley v. San Ramon Valley, at San Ramon Valley HS, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 12

College Park v. San Ramon Valley, at Monte Vista HS, 10:00 a.m.

Washington v. Monte Vista, at Monte Vista HS, 12:00 p.m.

Antioch v. Berkeley, at Monte Vista HS, 2:00 p.m.

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  • Chino

    Is there a website where you can see the winter classic results?

  • Matt Smith
  • John

    any teams out there impressing you?

  • Matt Smith

    I have not seen a match yet, my first will be on Thursday, but I have to say that Newark and Castro Valley have been the most impressive to me. Newark winning its first five games, no matter who they are against, is no easy feat and Castro has been good against real good competition.

  • John

    how about a California team that tied Richmond and is looking strong.

  • Mike

    let the soccerball roll!!!

  • Matt Smith

    I have been impressed with Cal so far as well, no doubt.

  • cokito

    In the Classic, JFK Richmond vs. Logan was not played because of a bus scheduling problem at Logan. The game may or may not be played on Wednesday or Friday.

  • Mohammad

    I am Mr. Bruders Student for P.E. and Auto. HE was the most nicest and friendliest person i had ever met. He was very caring and always helped in the time of need. I will really miss. Rest in Peace Mr. Bruder

  • CALFAN925

    do you think Cal could be a dark horse and take EBAL? or is that to much of a challenge?

  • Dougherty Valley Fan

    Saw Cal play twice this week and they are much better than I thought they would be. Will easily be a contender in EBAL.

  • Matt Smith

    I’m becoming more and more impressed with Cal with each match. I see no reason why they can’t be a contender in the EBAL. It will be a tough challenge, but I think they are right in the mix.
    Hopefully I’ll get a good look at them on Saturday.

  • John

    Seen them play this week and they look complete, the kid in the middle #10 has shown himself to be a great player.

  • SoccerFan

    Has anybody seen Campo or Acalanes play?

  • Out of pocket

    I saw Acalanes in pre-season play, so no comment. But I did see Granada Saturday night and, if they execute every game at the same level, they will be tough to beat. Cal may also be the real deal given their success in the tournament (I did not see them play). Dispite the score (3-1 Cal win), Arroyo is a very good team and by no means an easy opponent. Hats off to Granada and Cal, and all teams that competed in the tournament.

  • Secret Santa

    Campo thumped 3-0 by Las Lomas tonight. LL that good or off night for Campo?

  • Matt Smith

    Campo is a little young this year, but they’re still good, so I’d say it was still a pretty good win for Las Lomas.

  • Hebrew Hammer

    Watch #5 from San Ramon Valley High School, Only a sophmore but plays with so much speed and intensity a little short but the hardest working player on the field. San Ramon is also stacked in the goal keeper postion with 2 already established keepers plus Dallas Jaye a junior olmpic team goalie.

  • ebal fan

    Cal once again impressive. They will be playing in the final Saturday, however Rivas will not be there with football duties as he has played with the team all week. Should be a little different without him there and you have to know the kid is hurting.