By Matt Smith
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 5:14 pm in Boys soccer.
Here are the new rankings. Sorry about the delay. Had my first final today.
So here’s the skinny. I felt like Logan deserved a big bump after beating Amador Valley, who recently beat Mission San Jose. Logan’s close loss with Berkeley is now looking better for both teams. I moved Cal up to No. 2, swapping the Grizz with San Ramon Valley.
Had to move Heritage, Ygnacio Valley and San Lorenzo into the considered teams.
And I don’t want to list more teams, but just to let people know I am going to keep a list of five teams that are next to come in to the rankings if they keep winning and someone falls.
Alhambra and Piedmont will be the first ones back in. I just had to make room for those other three schools. I am also keeping Foothill, Kennedy-Fremont and Concord on the list.
Lastly, people might think I’m crazy for keeping a Granada team that is winless after five matches amongst the top 25 schools, but this team will be top ten when the season ends. Mark my words.
1. De La Salle (0-0-0)
2. California (4-0-0)
3. San Ramon Valley (1-0-0)
4. Bishop O’Dowd (1-0-0)
5. Berkeley (2-0-1)
6. Clayton Valley (0-0-0)
7. Acalanes (1-0-0)
8. Dublin (4-1-0)
9. Logan (2-1-0)
10. Amador Valley (1-1-0)
11. Campolindo (3-0-0)
12. Mission San Jose (2-2-1)
13. Albany (0-0-1)
14. Richmond (0-1-0)
15. Antioch (0-0-2)
Others considered: Deer Valley (0-0-0), Las Lomas (1-0-0), Dougherty Valley (1-0-1), Ygnacio Valley (1-0-0), Monte Vista (0-0-0), Heritage (1-0-2), San Lorenzo (1-0-0), Pinole Valley (1-1-2), Newark Memorial (3-2-0), Granada (0-2-3).