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Final East Bay Boys Volleyball Notes

By Matt Smith
Monday, May 23rd, 2011 at 10:03 am in Boys volleyball.

Let’s take a look at the last rankings of the year.

The top two teams are clear as they were on display in what was the most intense volleyball match I’ve ever been to. Great atmosphere and a very competitive game.
The hard part was deciding three and four, and Campolindo fans might have a gripe, but then again if I bumped Mission San Jose down, they’d have a gripe. MSJ nearly beat De La Salle, taking them to five, and with two wins over Campo this year, I felt like the three best teams were in Division I.
After that it stayed pretty much the same with College Prep jumping a couple of spots. A good year for Prep, reaching the Division III finals again, especially considering the injury they suffered to one of the area’s better players.
Valley Christian rejoins the rankings after having a very good season and winning 27 games, reaching the Division III semifinals.

1. De La Salle (42-2)
2. Deer Valley (39-4)
3. Mission San Jose (24-7)
4. Campolindo (32-6)
5. Amador Valley (17-10)
6. California (17-8)
7. Northgate (32-7)
8. College Prep (27-7)
9. Foothill (20-12)
10. Logan (22-12)
11. Acalanes (14-11)
12. Dougherty Valley (20-11)
13. Clayton Valley (16-11)
14. College Park (17-12)
15. Valley Christian (27-13)

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  • volleyball101

    Matt
    Top 5 teams are where they should be. However, I would flip NG and Foothill. Did FH beat NG in their tournament? From what I saw at FH tournament, they have a better team. Thanks for covering vball this season.

  • Matt Smith

    You are right, FH did beat NG at the tourney, but I had to move Ngate up at some point while they kept winning and Foothill had some losses sprinkled in, so it just so happened that NG was one spot above FH.

  • Volleydude

    Have to agree that the DLS vs. DV game was the most intense I have seen. Wish we could have seen the other divisions and maybe some year they can figure out how to do that. The atmosphere was fantastic at DLS. If any kids were on the fence about trying the sport it would have swayed them. We need to continue to escalate the popularity of the sport in Northern California. Matt – thanks for your coverage this year

  • mvalfan

    Ditto Volleyball101 & Volleydude, thanks for for your coverage! I can’t believe another season is over. Looking forward to your All East Bay selections!

  • volleyball101

    Matt
    Yes NG had many wins but their schedule was not as strong as FH. Beside SRV which they beat earlier in the season. Who else did their beat that are good? FH beat Deer Valley, MSJ, College Prep, and SRV. These are big teams and thought they should be ranked higher. Just my opinion.

  • Conaanaa

    SRV beat Campo 2-0 and Amador in 2 matches (2-1, 3-2), took Deer Valley to 5. Though SRV’s results dropped towards the end of the season, do you think they should be represented higher than teams like College Park who they beat 2-0?

    Thanks for the great coverage this season though, excellent writeups :)

  • volleyball101

    I agree with Conaanaa. SRV was selected to D I NCS and COllege Park did not. If your team did not get a bid for post season. They should not be on the top 15 list

  • shinguard

    What is the word on new Varsity Soccer Coach at DLS
    PS Great support and coverage on Volleyball

  • vbroofrr

    Matt, Great job covering volleyball this year. Hopefully the MVAL will get the Castro Valley Boys team back next year. The College Prep/Valley Christian semi was also very intense.

  • vballnovice

    has all ebal been announced