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East Bay football poll — 9/4

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (6) 1-0 90 1
2. James Logan 2-0 84 2
3. Concord 2-0 73 6
4. Campolindo 2-0 71 4
5. California 2-0 64 12
6. Pittsburg 1-1 59 3
7. Bishop O’Dowd 2-0 57 7
8. Freedom 1-1 45 10
9. Monte Vista 2-0 42 11
10. San Ramon Valley 0-2 35 5
11. Amador Valley 1-1 34 9
12. Foothill 1-1 24 8
13. El Cerrito 2-0 19 t14
14. Encinal 1-0 17 13
t15. Livermore 2-0 2 NR
t15. Salesian 2-0 2 NR

Also receiving votes: McClymonds (0-1, 1 point), Granada (2-0, 1). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Stephanie Hammon

  • http://aol BigJoe

    enough on dunne. anyone getting over 2000 yds. is a stud. Junior, you know every DLS player on that field that nite had a mental advantage over their opponents. Like Tower of Power, shouts ” we came to play!” :)

  • Prep Fan

    Games involving top 10 teams:

    #1 DLS should win this one going away. Mullen, while a long time power in Colorado HS football is coming off a poor season for them with 3 losses, has a new coach, is playing the most storied program in HS football history on the road, and scored just 14 points last week. They haven’t seen a defense like this year’s Sparty (few HS teams have), and I see DLS rolling 30-7.

    #2 Logan at #10 SRV. SRV needs this win to avoid an 0-3 start heading into EBAL play, while Logan has had this one circled on the calendar since last November. This has the making of a reat game and could go either way. Logan’s running game with Long vs. SRV’s passing game with Birse. I’ll give Logan te slight edge, but SRV is playing at home. Logan 34-30.

    #3 Concord should have no problem with Arroyo. Thompson gets 3 first half TDs and then sits. Minutemen 38-14.

    #4 Campo should continue their regular season winning streak, but could have their hands full with SHC from the WCAL. Campo 30-20.

    #5 Cal should win this one easily on paper, but CV is at home and held MV close for 3 quarters 2 weeks ago and ran the ball at will. Cal should score but will have to shut down the CV run game. Cal 34-17.

    #6 Pitt vs. #9 MV. This is another great matchup, and I see Pitt getting back on the winning track by running, running, and running the ball. Pitt 38-28.

    #7 BOD should have their hands full with another WCAL school Valley Christian of San Jose. While not the VC team of recent years, they should pose some problems for BOD and this could go either way. I’ll take BOD in a close one 30-28.

    #8 Freedom is in for a dog fight with Franklin from the SJS. After tripping up and missing the game winning FG agaist AV in week 1, they bounced back and beat a good Foothill squad that Sweeney has called one of his best in years. I’ll give the edge to Freedom here in a close battle 38-34.

  • Hunch

    There are questions entering this weekend’s games and some will be answered by Saturday night, others will not.

    1. How good is Pitt? From the game video I watched online vs. Cal high, it seems like Pitt is pretty good, but not great at all. I thought Cal was nice and physical, incredibly vanilla and very well coached in the elements of the game. Pitt’s QB is average at best.

    2. Is Monte Vista for real? I think so, at least in terms of being better than Pitt.

    I give Monte Vista a 10-point win vs. Pitt tonight.

    3. San Ramon hosting James Logan. Who is better? The Wolves have a tuffer schedule than Logan. The Colts beat San Leandro but that program is falling down the well at frightening speed. I actually think San Ramon’s defense is better than Logan’s. And I also think Logan will get tired in the 2nd half from lack of depth.

    I’m saying San Ramon by 14 points tonight over Logan.

    4. My esteemed alma mater Las Lomas was supposedly loaded for bear this year in division 2 but the only thing that got loaded in their opener vs. Odowd was the opposite side of the scoreboard. Hosting a very talented Foothill team, I don’t think gives LL much of a chance even though they are in the friendly confines of Walnut Creek. Foothill struggled vs. Freedom’s average defense but Freedom is much better than my Knights.

    I give Foothill a 28-point win tonight over my Knights.

    5. Can De La Salle win another state title with an at best average quarterback this season? Yes they can. Mullen of CO is a sterling program but look for the Spartans to roll onward.

    My hunch is Spartans by 21 over Mullen.

    6. Can Campolindo prevail in Kezar vs. Sacred Heart? No.

    My Hunch is Sacred Heart by 21 over Campo.

    7. Is El Cerrito for real in 2012? Maybe. But we won’t know that until weeks 3, 4 and 5 are finished. If they win any 2 of those 3, then they are real.

    8. Is this the year Valley Christian of Dublin goes to the state title game in divsion 4? They have are very good chance with a massive o-line and a nasty defense, plus Salesian and Berean Christian are defeatable this year.

    My hunch is VC by 40 tonight over Durham.

    9. If Freedom tightens up their defense, they will run away with the BVAL crown, gain the #2 seed in the playoffs and have a rematch with Sparta in the NCS finals.

    My Hunch is Freedom comes up big upset tonight over Franklin by 2 points.

  • http://aol YoMama

    SL Pirate- Goat went to Skyline didn’t he?

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Can DeLa roll tonite?

  • junior

    @ post #100: amen BigJoe!

  • Lumberjack

    Concord 50 Arroyo 7 final.

  • SL piratefootball

    thats what he says he played there not sure what year

  • MVALFremont

    don’t underestimate American this year

  • MasterChief

    Livermore couldnt make the playoffs with the two best running backs they will ever have so they shouldnt even be considered on this list

  • EBALfan

    Can’t wait to see next weeks poll, hopefully Granada will be ranked after their crushing pre-season games

  • stuck in spokane

    Are there going to be any weekly football chat’s this season?

  • http://TheSchoolmarm TheSchoolmarm

    Mr. Han,
    ‘Fraid you knew something, sir, that I didn’t.
    Grant was the biggest shocker losing 27-36 at Burbank. First time in years. (Wonder if there were “neutral” officials or Metropolitan League officials?)
    Placer 42 Foothill 14 at Oak Ridge High School. Either I way overated Foothill (Palo Cedro)or Placer is that good. The Hillmen knocked off Central Catholic 48-30 on the road 0 Week who beat St. Marys (Stockton)28-21 last Friday night. Placer will definetly be in my NorCal Top 25 for Week 2.
    Pitt 14 Monte Vista(Danville) 44. Thought the Pirates would have trouble with the Mustangs even at home, but certainly didn’t see that score coming.
    St.Ignacious 46 Terra Nova 26 at Terra Nova. SI took care of business against a “pretty good” team. SI will stay in my Top 25, especially considering how close the Marin Catholic 24 Vacaville 28 game was last Friday night on TV.
    Grant, Foothill, and Pitt will be “out”.