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East Bay girls basketball poll — 1/24

By Stephanie Hammon
Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 4:41 pm in Girls basketball.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Berkeley (7) 17-1 105 1
2. Carondelet 15-3 98 2
3. St. Mary’s 16-4 91 3
4. Dougherty Valley 16-2 84 4
5. Bishop O’Dowd 11-7 77 5
6. Campolindo 15-4 70 6
7. Miramonte 13-3 63 7
8. Mission San Jose 18-1 52 8
9. Deer Valley 9-6 51 9
10. St. Joseph ND 13-2 40 12
11. Moreau Catholic 12-6 34 11
12. Salesian 16-1 30 10
13. Heritage 13-5 21 13
14. Logan 15-4 13 14
15. Clayton Valley 18-2 11 NR

Others receiving votes: None. The East Bay Prep Girls Basketball poll is compiled from the votes of Bay Area News Group-East Bay staff writers. Records are through Saturday.

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  • CVEAGLES

    Finally we get some credit :)
    WOOOO, GO CV! :)

  • Hoopjunkie

    Teams to watch….

    Heritage will be a factor in D1 playoffs

    Dougherty is better than most people give them credit so watch out

    At Salesian the frosh is tough…but there is so much talent in that class that the 2014 class may be GOAT!

    And finally, it’s about time we give CV some much over do credit.

  • Prep Fan

    I agree that Heritage is good, and beyond Berkeley and Carondelet it is wide open. 4 slots for NorCal and you have to think MSJ is a strong candidate at 19-1 or something like that. Deer Valley, Monte Vista, Livermore, Foothill, Heritage & Logan should all compete for those last 2 spots with MSJ.

    In D2, I see DV winning NCS without any trouble. Clayton has been beating most every team in front of them, but their schedule has been pretty light beyond beating NG. Still, 18-2 can’t be ignored. BOD, Campo & Miramonte should make D3 interesting.

  • Animal

    Club team coaches should stick to coaching club teams . Anger coaches Deer Valley like there EBX , he plays 10 players n first quarter and takes Fox out of the game every chance he gets. Thx for saving her legs for Fresno next yr.

  • Laurie

    Is it four slots to NorCal for DI this year? Or did they change it back to just two?

  • Prep Fan

    Wow, I looked at the NCS website and sure enough it states that only 2 D1 teams will qualify this year, while there will be 4 in divisions 2-5. That is bad news for every D1 team not named Carondelet or Berkeley.

    http://cifncs.org/sports/basketball/

    In looking at the CIF handbook, a division needs to have at least 24 teams in order to qualify 4 teams for the NorCal playoffs. NCS D1 is down to just 22 teams this year.

    http://www.cifstate.org/sports/state/basketball/handbooks/bb%20reg%20handbook%2011.pdf

    What I found surprising was that if a division had more than 71 teams in it, then that section could get 8 teams into the tourney. Here is the wording:

    Northern California Regional
    The Central Coast Section (CCS), North Coast Section (NCS), Northern Section (NS), Oakland Section (OS), Sac-Joaquin Section (SJS), and San Francisco Section (SFS) will participate in the CIF Northern California Regional Tournament. The number of automatic team entries is based upon the number of schools that compete in a given division within each section (Formula as passed by the Federated Council: 1-24 schools = 2 entries / 25-70 schools = 4 entries / 71+ schools = 8 entries). The OS will have two automatic berths in Division I; the SFS will have two automatic berths and their entries will be placed into their respective enrollment division.

    For NCS, the # of teams in each division:

    D1: 22
    D2: 25
    D3: 27
    D4: 26
    D5: 34
    D6 does not participate in the NorCal playoffs.

    http://cifncs.org/sports/basketball/files/11BSKDIVISIONS.pdf

  • Prep Fan

    Stpehanie, I wrote up a large post earlier on this issue which says it is “awaiting moderation”, presumably from you? Anyway, the NCS website states that only 2 teams from D1 will go to NorCal this year. I will try to resubmit it.

  • Prep Fan

    I’ll try it again without the website links:

    I looked at the NCS website and sure enough it states that only 2 D1 teams will qualify this year, while there will be 4 in divisions 2-5. That is bad news for every D1 team not named Carondelet or Berkeley.

    In looking at the CIF handbook, a division needs to have at least 24 teams in order to qualify 4 teams for the NorCal playoffs. NCS D1 is down to just 22 teams this year.

    What I found surprising was that if a division had more than 71 teams in it, then that section could get 8 teams into the tourney. Here is the wording:

    Northern California Regional
    The Central Coast Section (CCS), North Coast Section (NCS), Northern Section (NS), Oakland Section (OS), Sac-Joaquin Section (SJS), and San Francisco Section (SFS) will participate in the CIF Northern California Regional Tournament. The number of automatic team entries is based upon the number of schools that compete in a given division within each section (Formula as passed by the Federated Council: 1-24 schools = 2 entries / 25-70 schools = 4 entries / 71+ schools = 8 entries). The OS will have two automatic berths in Division I; the SFS will have two automatic berths and their entries will be placed into their respective enrollment division.

    For NCS, the # of teams in each division:
    D1: 22
    D2: 25
    D3: 27
    D4: 26
    D5: 34
    D6 does not participate in the NorCal playoffs.

  • Stephanie Hammon

    It looks like you’re right Prep Fan. Washington, Arroyo, American and Santa Rosa were D-I last year, but are D-II this year. Though D-I added Carondelet, that still brings D-I down from 25 to 22 teams. I knew there was a certain number of teams a division needed, but didn’t realize D-I had dipped below that. Definitely bad news for teams not named Berkeley or Carondelet.

  • E_CULB

    Not the best news for those two either, one slip up and there season can be KAPUTT! Do I expect that to happen? No, but in any given playoff game anything can happen.

  • Prep Fan

    That’ true E-CULB, but those 2 teams will be at home throughout the playoffs until the finals at St. Mary’s College. So not only will they be playing team they are better than, they will be at home. I know what you mean, and MSJ, Deer Valley, Monte Vista or someone else could get hot at just the right time, but I am hoping to see round 3 from these 2 teams at the NCS finals. By only having 2 teams go, Carondelet and Berkeley’s chances to advance went down by a very small margin, while those other teams’ chances went from about 40% down to maybe 5% or less.

  • E_CULB

    So then is the NORCAL’s back to 8 teams? Or will like the 1 and 2 seeds get bye’s? Which brings up another question if it is eight teams then its no true seeding and the loser of the NCS finals has to travel for the first game. INTERESTING!!!

  • Prep Fan

    E-CULB, it looks like there will be 12 teams in D1. NCS and the OAL get 2 each, the SF & Northern Sections have no D1 teams, and both Sac-Joaquin and CCS have at least 24 D1 teams and will have 4 teams each.

    I would hope that the #3 and #4 teams from CCS & SJS would have to start off on the road against the #5-#8 seeded teams (runner up in each section) and the 4 section winners would get byes and home games the next round. That way, both NCS teams would be assured of at least 1 home game. But you never know.

  • Laurie

    Thanks for clearing that up. But I agree, bummer for teams like MSJ and Deer Valley. Hopefully, playoffs for DI will be more exciting than expected.