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East Bay Boys Volleyball Notes: League races, Rankings, Standings

Let’s take a look at the league races as we had into the home stretch…

ACCAL

A two-horse race between Alameda and El Cerrito. The two teams meet up again on May 5, and if Alameda wins it could force a one-game playoff, and if El Cerrito wins the Gauchos will likely be in a positon to win the league.

BCAL

College Prep has three games in hand over Valley Christian, including one more against the Vikings, including a May 6 showdown that could be for the regular season league title. The Cougars are one back in the loss column, and the two teams could very well meet up in the league tournament for not only a tie-breaker between the two, but league tournament title.

BSAL

St. Pat’s is running away with the league. This one is pretty much decided. The unbeaten Bruins need just one more win.

BVAL

Deer Valley is head and shoulders the best team in this league.

DFAL

Campolindo got past Dougherty Valley, and is now in position to win yet another league crown.

DVAL

College Park is a team that keeps getting better, and the second game with Northgate could be a very good one. The Broncos won 3-1 the first time and are in control of the league right now.

EBAL

De La Salle is destroying the competition, making what they are doing that much more impressive considering the league they are in.

MVAL

Mission is on its way to another league title as that program continues to grow.

Rankings

I feel badly for Northgate, because they keep winning but have dropped one spot each week. A recent head-to-head loss with Foothill makes me want to keep the Falcons ahead of them in the rankings, and with the EBAL schools beating each other, they have to jump. However, the Broncos likely go deep in the Division II playoffs and by doing so will climb the charts as schools ahead of them fall out of their playoff bracket. That’s the theory at least.
Amador Valley makes the jump to No. 5 after a convincing 3-0 win over Foothill
College Park continues to roll and moves up to No. 9 after a 3-0 week in league. Monte Vista is back in the rankings thanks to a 3-2 win over San Ramon Valley.

1. De La Salle (29-2)
2. Deer Valley (28-2)
3. Campolindo (19-4)
4. Mission San Jose (18-4)
5. Amador Valley (12-8)
6. California (12-6)
7. Foothill (15-7)
8. Northgate (28-6)
9. College Park (17-11)
10. Logan (18-10)
11. Dougherty Valley (17-9)
12. College Prep (15-4)
13. Acalanes (10-9)
14. American (15-3)
15. Monte Vista (8-9)

League Standings

ACCAL
Team W-L GB

El Cerrito (10-4, 5-0) –
Alameda (14-7, 4-1) 1
Berkeley (3-2) 2
De Anza (2-3) 3
Richmond (1-4) 4
Pinole Valley (0-5) 5

BCL-E
Team W-L GB

Valley Christian (20-10, 10-0) –
Redwood Christian (13-9, 7-2) 2.5
College Prep (15-4, 6-1) 2.5
Contra Costa Christian (4-5) 5.5
Bay (1-2) 5.5 GB
Head-Royce (2-5) 6.5 GB
Oakland Military Institute (0-3) 6.5
Chinese Christian (1-4) 6.5 GB
Urban (0-4) 7 GB
Bentley (0-5) 7.5

BSAL
Team W-L GB

St. Patrick-St. Vincent (22-5, 5-0) –
Encinal (13-4, 3-2) 2
Salesian (11-13, 3-3) 2.5
St. Mary’s (3-3) 2.5
St. Joseph Notre Dame (0-6) 5.5

BVAL
Team W-L GB

Deer Valley (28-2, 4-0) –
Antioch (12-11, 3-1) 1
Freedom (3-1) 1
Pittsburg (9-9, 1-3) 3
Heritage (1-3) 3
Liberty (0-4) 4

DFAL
Team W-L GB

Campolindo (19-4, 5-0) –
Dougherty Valley (17-9, 2-2) 2.5
Acalanes (10-9, 2-2) 2.5
Alhambra (2-2) 2.5
Las Lomas (0-5) 5

DVAL
Team W-L GB

Northgate (28-6, 8-0) –
College Park (17-11, 8-1) .5
Clayton Valley (12-8, 5-2) 2.5
Berean Christian (9-14, 3-5) 5
Ygnacio Valley (3-5) 5
Mt. Diablo (1-6) 6.5
Concord (0-8) 8

EBAL
Team W-L GB

De La Salle (29-2, 7-0) –
Amador Valley (12-8, 5-2) 1.5
Foothill (15-7, 5-2) 1.5
California (12-6, 3-3) 3
San Ramon Valley (11-11, 3-4) 3.5
Monte Vista (8-9, 2-4) 4
Granada (3-12, 0-7) 6.5

MVAL
Team W-L GB

Mission San Jose (18-4, 8-0) –
American (15-3, 5-2) 2.5
Logan (18-10, 4-2) 3
Washington (7-13, 3-4) 4.5
Kennedy (11-9, 1-7) 7
Moreau Catholic (7-11, 0-6) 7

Matt Smith