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East Bay boys basketball poll — 1/31

We have a new No. 1 for the fourth straight week as Castro Valley surges on the strength of its win over O’Dowd. The Trojans now have beaten two of the current top four teams (O’Dowd, Oakland), which was enough to bump them up. Tough to see De La Salle drop to No. 2 after having a great week, but it’s more about Castro Valley moving up than the Spartans deserving to move down.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Castro Valley (4) 19-1 102 3
2. De La Salle (3) 17-2 101 2
3. Bishop O’Dowd 16-4 91 2
4. Oakland 12-5 82 4
5. St. Joseph Notre Dame 17-5 75 5
6. Salesian 4-17 67 10
7. El Cerrito 15-5 65 7
8. Berkeley 16-3 58 8
9. Kennedy-Fremont 19-2 47 12
10. San Ramon Valley 18-2 44 9
11. Newark Memorial 15-6 36 6
12. Deer Valley 15-5 29 11
13. McClymonds 10-11 17 t13
14. Northgate 16-5 15 t13
15. Castlemont 11-5 6 15

Others receiving votes: Oakland Tech (13-5, 5 points). 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.