By Matt Smith
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 12:58 pm in Girls Volleyball.
It’s hard not to go with the defending Division I champs, considering a solid defense returns for Dusty Collins squad. People throughout the East Bay know that Collins’ teams will always be in the running.
Despite a new coach and losing a few key players, Bishop O’Dowd has plenty of talent. San Ramon Valley is also returning some talent after last year’s run to the D I finals, and despite losing a bunch of key seniors, don’t count out Division III state champion Campolindo which checks in at No. 4.
Cal rounds out the top five as the Grizzlies could be in the running for an EBAL crown.
2. Bishop O’Dowd
3. San Ramon Valley
8. Amador Valley
11. Deer Valley
13. Berean Christian
14. Mission San Jose
15. Moreau Catholic