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East Bay Boys Basketball poll — 1/24

Sorry for getting this posted later than normal. It was a complicated week for the voters, with a tough decision to make at No. 1 that led to quite a spilt in the vote as De La Salle pulls into the No. 1 spot by a point over O’Dowd. Really, what sets DLS apart is the win over Sheldon that came just days after Sheldon beat a Sacramento team that O’Dowd lost to. Of course, we were sent searching for a new No. 1 after Salesian first lost to St. Joseph Notre Dame and then had to forfeit its first 16 wins. That led to a tough call to decide what to do with Salesian, which ultimately dropped to No. 10 despite its official 2-17 record.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (4) 15-2 100 4
2. Bishop O’Dowd (2) 15-3 99 2
3. Castro Valley (1) 17-1 95 3
4. Oakland 12-5 82 6
5. St. Joseph Notre Dame 15-5 74 11
6. Newark Memorial 14-5 72 7
7. El Cerrito 14-5 59 9
8. Berkeley 14-3 53 10
9. San Ramon Valley 15-2 51 5
10. Salesian 2-17 42 1
11. Deer Valley 13-5 35 8
12. Kennedy-Fremont 17-2 26 15
t13. McClymonds 10-11 16 NR
t13. Northgate 15-5 16 NR
15. Castlemont 11-5 13 14

Others receiving votes: Oakland Tech (13-5, 4 points), Dougherty Valley (13-5, 3). The East Bay Prep Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are through Monday.

Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.