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East Bay Area Girls Soccer rankings – through Jan. 21

Here are the latest East Bay Area Girls Soccer rankings. I’ll be attending the Livermore-Monte Vista match tonight, and I’m anticipating another thrilling East Bay Athletic League contest.

The league is amazingly balanced, although unbeaten San Ramon Valley remains in charge after a hard-fought 1-0 win over young Granada. Washington remained unbeaten in the Mission Valley Athletic League but survived a scare in a draw with Irvington.

Beyond that, Berkeley made a strong statement with a 4-1 win over highly regarded Castro Valley in a WACC-Foothill showdown, and Campolindo did likewise with a respectable 1-0 loss against No. 2 Bishop O’Dowd in a nonleague battle of Division II powers. Campo looks poised for a strong postseason run.

Rankings (Through Jan. 20)

1, SanRamonValley(11-0-4, 5-0-3 EBAL)

2, Bishop O’Dowd (13-1-1, 8-0-0 WAC-Foothill)

3, Granada (5-2-0EBAL)

4, Berkeley (10-2, 9-1-0 WAC Foothill)

5, Washington (11-0-3, 7-0-1 MVAL)

6, Castro Valley (13-2-2, 8-2-0 WAC-Foothill)

7, Livermore (6-5-3, 2-3-3 EBAL)

8, Amador Valley (8-6-0, 4-4-0 EBAL)

9, Monte Vista (5-4-4, 3-2-2 EBAL.)

10, Campolindo (9-1-2, 7-0-1 DFAL)

11, California (5-5-5, 1-3-4 EBAL)

12, College Park (13-2-5, 7-1-0 DVAL)

13, Logan (7-5-2, 6-1-1 MVAL)

14, Freedom (8-3-1, 3-0-1 BVAL)

15, Heritage (8-3-2, 3-0-1 BVAL)

Also noted: Alhambra, Carondelet, ClaytonValley, Dublin, Foothill, Liberty, Piedmont, YgnacioValley.

Matt Schwab