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Boys Volleyball: Foothill Tournament, Rankings, Standings

By Matt Smith
Sunday, April 29th, 2012 at 7:57 pm in Boys volleyball.

The Foothill Tournament, one of the best tournaments around and always a good tuneup for the North Coast Section playoffs, did not disappoint.

In fact, what it did was give hope that maybe there is more parity than originally thought. College Park beat a St. Pat’s team that has taken a game of De La Salle. Is their competition in Division I? Monte Vista, recently took a game off De La Salle, and beat Campolindo. Dark horse, anyone?
San Ramon Valley, California and Mission San Jose all played well at times and have shown glimpses of being contenders. Division I appears wide open as far as who the team that can challenge De La Salle is. But once that team rises up, will they challenge the champs? A question that still remains.
St. Patrick-St. Vincent proved, by bouncing back from a rare loss and winning the tournament, that they not only have resolve, but are going to be a heavy favorite in Division III.
Campolindo might have lost twice, once early and once in the finals but reaching the finals after it being the Cougars 15th game in 10 days, is really, really impressive.
The load now lightens for Campo before the playoffs, so this team will be rested, and motivated after a few losses lately.

It was a perfect week for the rankings to shift, with the Foothill Tournament taking place, and with upsets on the menu, it looked possible.
But then teams that lose to teams, then beat the teams that the team they lost to, lost to. Get it?
Campo loses to St. Pat’s, but beat College Park, which beat St. Pat’s. Now what? College Park loses to Mission San Jose, so MSJ stays ahead of the Falcons, while San Ramon Valley jumps to No. 4 after wins over Cal and Ponderosa (which beat MSJ).
Monte Vista did beat Campolindo, but went 2-4 in the week, so they gotta stay put. Not much room for shifting at the bottom, actually, unless some big upsets start happening in the last part of league and in the playoffs.
So, with the possibility of change actually came very, very little.

1. De La Salle (27-2)
2. Campolindo (23-7)
3. Deer Valley (27-3)
4. San Ramon Valley (15-7)
5. Misson San Jose (17-5)
6. College Park (16-5)
7. Amador Valley (18-6)
8. Logan (20-8)
9. California (17-9)
10. Acalanes (9-4)
11. Dougherty Valley (16-8)
12. Kennedy (20-5)
13. Monte Vista (14-13)
14. American (13-11)
15. Northgate (11-8)


Team W-L GB

Alameda (18-7, 9-0) -
Berkeley (11-10, 8-2) 1.5
De Anza (11-4, 6-3) 3
El Cerrito (4-10, 3-5) 5.5
Richmond (5-7, 3-6) 6
Hercules (2-8, 2-7) 7
Pinole Valley (0-11, 0-8) 8.5

Team W-L GB

College Prep (11-10, 6-1) -
Valley Chr. (15-2, 4-1) 1
Head-Royce (7-5, 3-2) 2
Bentley (5-8, 1-6) 5
Redwood Chr. (3-8, 1-5) 4.5

Team W-L GB

St. Patrick-St. Vincent (28-4, 6-0) -
St. Mary’s (5-5, 4-2) 2
Encinal (5-8, 4-3) 2.5
Salesian (2-6, 2-4) 4
St. Joseph Notre Dame (1-10, 0-7) 6.5

Team W-L GB

Deer Valley (27-3, 6-0) -
Heritage (14-8, 5-1) 1
Freedom (6-11, 3-3) 3
Pittsburg (4-11, 2-4) 4
Antioch (5-16, 2-4) 4
Liberty (0-6, 0-6) 6

Team W-L GB

Campolindo (23-7, 6-0) -
Acalanes (9-4, 5-2) 1.5
Dougherty Valley (16-8, 2-3) 3.5
Las Lomas (16-14, 2-4) 4
Alhambra (4-12, 0-6) 6

Team W-L GB

College Park (16-5, 9-0) -
Northgate (11-8, 5-2) 3
Clayton Valley (12-7, 5-2) 3
Ygnacio Valley (6-12, 4-6) 5.5
Berean Christian (8-11, 3-5) 5.5
Concord (2-18, 2-7) 7
Mount Diablo (0-8, 0-8) 8.5

Team W-L GB

De La Salle (27-2, 10-0) -
San Ramon Valley (15-7, 7-3) 3
California (17-9, 7-3) 3
Aamador Valley (18-6, 7-3) 3
Monte Vista (14-13, 4-6) 6
Foothill (11-17, 4-6) 6
Granada (2-12, 1-9) 9
Livermore (3-16, 0-10) 10

Team W-L GB

Mission San Jose (17-5, 6-0) -
Logan (20-8, 7-2) .5
Kennedy (20-5, 6-3) 1.5
American (13-11, 5-3) 2
Moreau Catholic (11-12, 2-5) 4.5
Washington (3-16, 1-7) 6
Castro Valley (0-7, 0-7) 6.5

Team W-L

San Leandro (3-6)
Tennyson (0-5)

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  • mvalfan

    On the ranking of MSJ vs SRV, another common opponent besides Ponderosa is College Park. MSJ beat them at Foothill. SRV lost to them in an early season non-league. This coming SRV Invitational should sort that out.

  • XXX

    What teams will be at SRV tournament this weekend?

  • Matt Smith

    That’s a good point, MVAL fan, but rankings are based on more recent stuff, and the Ponderosa common opponent is very recent.

  • Matt Smith

    Here is who will be at the SRV Tourney.

    Deer Valley, SRV, College Park, Mission San Jose, Alhambra, Heritage, Valley Christian, Acalanes, and Berean.

  • mvalfan

    I agree about the most recent stuff. I’ve wondered if the seeding committee decides the same way. Or if they just say, offsetting win-loss vs common opponents, what else. Would’ve been interesting to sit through one before the shut the door.

  • Prep Fan

    MVALfan, you don’t want to know what the committee bases its decisions on, trust me. You may see a few coins sitting on the table if you peeked in. Or maybe a few people sitting there scratching their heads wondering why they didn’t follow the action a little closer this year?

    Cal took down #7 Amador tonight in 3 for the second time this year. AV beat SRV in 3 the first time around, and SRV has beaten Cal 3 times this year. Everyone matches up a little bit differently with each other. Look for SRV to gain some revenge on the Dons the 2nd time around though.

  • Prep Fan

    Sure enough, SRV won the revenge rematch with the Dons last night. That means the EBAL right now has DLS at the top with a sterling 12-0 record, followed by SRV & Cal at 9-3, and AV at 8-4.