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Boys Soccer: Playoff Picture, Rankings, Standings, Stats

By Matt Smith
Sunday, January 8th, 2012 at 2:08 pm in Boys soccer.

With about a month until the NCS seeding meeting, let’s take a look at the playoff picture for each division.

It’s too soon to say anyone is a lock, so will go with the categories of likely to be in, should get in and on the bubble.

Division I

Likely To Get In: California, Clayton, De La Salle, Dougherty Valley, Granada, Logan, Monte Vista, Newark Memorial, Richmond, San Ramon Valley.

This group of teams has set itself apart as far as record and the ability to win with frequency. Look for these 10 teams to pretty much be shoe-ins in the 16-team bracket.

Should Get In: College Park, Mt. Eden.

These two teams are at least a couple of games above .500 and are one of the top teams in their league. At this point they look like likely playoff teams.

On The Bubble: Alameda, Amador Valley, American, Antioch, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Foothill, Heritage, Mission San Jose, Pittsburg, San Leandro.

Right now the bubble is loaded with teams that are around .500 overall, in league or against their division. It’s too packed to give a deeper analysis, and it will sort itself out in the upcoming weeks. Right now I’d have to say that Amador Valley, Berkeley, Pittsburg and San Leandro are in the best shape to grab the last four spots. But that is at this current moment.

Division II

Likely To Get In: Acalanes, Bishop O’Dowd, Campolindo, Concord, Dublin, Hayward, Ygnacio Valley.

These seven teams have put themselves in a pretty good position so far.

Should Get In: St. Mary’s.

The Panthers are in good shape with an unbeaten overall record.

On The Bubble: Albany, Alhambra, El Cerrito, Encinal, Hercules, Kennedy-Richmond, Miramonte, Moreau Catholic, Mt. Diablo, Piedmont, Pinole Valley.

The Division II bubble is loaded with teams at or around .500 as well, but thing will sort out soon. I think Albany, Alhambra, Miramonte and Pinole Valley are in good shape, and El Cerrito and Kennedy-Richmond seem to be right in the thick of things. Enincal and Piedmont are two BSAL teams that I also think should be fine.

Rankings

A lot of shifting in the rankings. This should spark some discussion.
With San Ramon Valley beating Acalanes, but yet losing to De La Salle, there was room for the top five to shift and YV, Clayton and De La Salle seized the opportunity. Ygnacio Valley is having a very Campolindo of last year type season as they continue to show they are one of the team teams in the East Bay, period.
Newark Memorial and Dougherty Valley climb into the top ten while the HAAL’s top two teams, Hayward and Bishop O’Dowd, make big jumps. Logan climbs into the top 15, quietly winning five matches in a row.

1. California (11-0-2)
2. Richmond (10-2-0)
3. Ygnacio Valley (11-2-1)
4. Clayton Valley (8-2-2)
5. De La Salle (8-3-1)
6. San Ramon Valley (6-3-2)
7. Acalanes (7-1-3)
8. Newark Memorial (12-3-0)
9. Dougherty Valley (7-3-3)
10. Campolindo (11-2-1)
11. Hayward (7-2-1)
12. Bishop O’Dowd (6-0-4)
13. Granada (8-3-2)
14. Monte Vista (5-1-6)
15. Logan (7-3-3)

Others considered: Concord (7-0-2), Dublin (8-3-1), Pittsburg (6-5-1), Amador Valley (7-6-1), College Park (6-4-4), Albany (3-3-4), Alhambra (5-5-2), Miramonte (4-4-2), Foothill (5-5-2), Mt. Eden (7-4-2).

Standings

ACCAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Richmond (10-2-0, 3-0-0) 9
Hercules (2-4-1, 2-1-0) 6
Pinole Valley (3-5-0, 2-1-0) 6
El Cerrito (4-3-3, 1-1-1) 4
Berkeley (5-6-1, 1-2-0) 3
Alameda (6-6-0, 1-2-0) 3
De Anza (0-3-0, 0-3-0) 0

BSAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Encinal (2-1-0, 2-0-0) 6
St. Mary’s (2-0-5, 1-0-3) 6
Albany (3-3-4, 1-0-2) 5
Kennedy (1-6-3, 0-0-3) 3
Piedmont (2-3-2, 0-0-2) 2
Salesian (0-3-0, 0-1-0) 0
St. Joseph Notre Dame (1-4-0, 0-2-0) 0
St. Patrick-St. Vincent (0-2-0, 0-1-0) 0
Swett (0-2-0, 0-0-0) 0

BVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Antioch (4-5-1, 0-0-0) 0
Deer Valley (0-5-2, 0-0-0) 0
Freedom (1-4-3, 0-0-0) 0
Heritage (2-1-2, 0-0-0) 0
Liberty (1-4-0, 0-0-0) 0
Pittsburg (6-5-1, 0-0-0) 0

DFAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Acalanes (7-1-3, 4-0-1) 13
Dougherty Valley (7-3-3, 3-1-1) 10
Campolindo (11-2-1, 3-1-1) 10
Miramonte (4-4-2, 2-0-2) 8
Alhambra (5-5-2, 1-3-2) 5
Dublin (8-3-1, 1-3-1) 4
Las Lomas (4-5-4, 0-5-0) 0

DVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Ygnacio Valley (11-2-1, 4-0-0) 12
College Park (6-4-4, 2-1-1) 7
Concord (7-0-2, 2-0-1) 7
Clayton Valley (8-2-2, 2-1-0) 6
Berean Chr. (3-7-0, 0-4-0) 0
Mt. Diablo (1-3-1, 1-2-0) 3
Northgate (3-8-3, 0-3-0) 0

EBAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
California (11-0-2, 3-0-1) 10
De La Salle (8-3-1, 3-0-1) 10
Granada (8-3-2, 2-2-0) 6
Monte Vista (5-1-6, 1-0-3) 6
San Ramon Valley (6-3-2, 1-1-1) 4
Foothill (5-5-2, 1-2-0) 3
Amador Valley (7-6-1, 0-3-1) 1
Livermore (2-8-1, 0-3-1) 1

HAAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Hayward (7-2-1, 5-0-1) 16
Bishop O’Dowd (6-0-4, 4-0-2) 14
Mt. Eden (7-4-2, 3-2-1) 10
San Leandro (3-5-0, 3-1-0) 9
Castro Valley (2-10-1, 2-3-1) 7
Moreau Catholic (2-4-2, 1-3-1) 4
Tennyson (1-4-0, 1-4-0) 3
Arroyo (0-7-2, 0-4-2) 2
San Lorenzo (2-4-2, 0-2-2) 2

MVAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Logan (7-3-3, 3-0-0) 9
Newark Memorial (12-3-0, 3-0-0) 9
American (3-6-1, 2-1-0) 6
Mission San Jose (1-12-1, 1-1-1) 4
Kennedy (1-6-2, 1-3-0) 3
Irvington (1-10-2, 0-2-1) 1
Washington (1-8-0, 0-3-0) 0

OAL
Team W-L (overall, league) PTS
Oakland Tech (1-1-0, 0-0-0) 0
Castlemont (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Fremont (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Oakland (0-0-0, 0-0-0) 0
Skyline (0-1-0, 0-0-0) 0

Stat Leaders

Name School Goals
Ayala, YV 21
Sandoval, Newark 17
Mendoza, Richmond 17
Montes, Richmond 13
Lopez, Pitt 12
Nguyen, American 11
Grixti, Cal 10
Hartland, Dublin 10
DeBack, Acalanes 9
Alejandro, Alhambra 9
Gomez, Clayton 8
Parisi, Dougherty 8
Aguila, Richmond 8

Name School Assists
Montes, Richmond 17
Damien, YV 13
S. Palano, Campo 9
Mendoza, Richmond 9
Ayala, Richmond 8
Gomez, Clayton 7
Marshall, Dublin 7
Dougherty, Newark 7
Ayala, YV 7
Martinez, Clayton 6
Altamarino, Concord 6
Gomez, Hayward 6
De La Pena, Newark 6
Ledesma, Pitt 6

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