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Water polo: East Bay notes and rankings — 10/26

By Stephanie Hammon
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 11:08 am in Water polo.

Many league champions have already been decided, but there are two huge games this week in the EBAL and DFAL that will decide who brings home the title.

The San Ramon Valley and De La Salle boys play Saturday. Both teams are currently undefeated in EBAL play, but SRV can’t look past their Thursday game against Monte Vista (last year the Mustangs pulled off the upset). On Wednesday, the Campolindo and Las Lomas girls will meet to decide the DFAL title. Campolindo won 6-5 when the two teams met at the Acalanes Invitational, but Las Lomas has been playing very well lately.

Rankings:
Acalanes dethrones Miramonte from the top of the boys rankings after a 9-7 win in DFAL play last week. The teams have split two matches this season and should be the top two seeds when NCS brackets are announced on Sunday barring any huge meltdowns this week.

BOYS
1. Acalanes
2. Miramonte
3. Las Lomas
4. San Ramon Valley
5. De La Salle
6. Campolindo
7. Monte Vista
8. Foothill
9. Amador Valley
10. Irvington

On the bubble: Clayton Valley, Alhambra, Liberty, Washington

GIRLS
1. Monte Vista
2. Campolindo
3. Las Lomas
4. Acalanes
5. Miramonte
6. Carondelet
7. San Ramon Valley
8. Mission San Jose
9. Alhambra
10. Northgate

On the bubble: Amador Valley, Foothill, Clayton Valley

League standings: There are too many missing scores from various leagues for accurate standings, but look for a post with league champions later this week and final standings from leagues where most scores were reported.

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