East Bay Girls Basketball Poll – 1/29

There isn’t much movement in this week’s East Bay high school girls basketball poll:

Team Record Points Last week
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5) 16-3 75 1
2. Miramonte 19-1 69 2
3. Carondelet 16-3 66 3
4. Salesian 19-4 58 4
5. St. Mary’s 17-4 56 5
6. Heritage 16-4 50 6
7. Monte Vista 17-3 46 7
8. Deer Valley 11-7 40 8
9. Berkeley 11-9 33 9
10. Campolindo 16-3 30 11
11. Clayton Valley 14-6 27 10
t12. Dublin 14-5 15 12
t12. Piedmont 14-5 15 13
14. Oakland Tech 15-3 14 t14
15. Alameda 15-5 6 t14

Also receiving votes: None. The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

Phil Jensen

  • mckbooth

    How does the open division work in California? Do they invite teams based upon the record and ranking? If you are invited do you have to play in the open bracket?

    A team like Miramonte is good enough to compete with everyone accept BOD who is also in the Div 3 and might win in if they are not in the open bracket.

    How does this work?

  • There is specific criteria a team must meet in order to be one of the up to eight teams selected for the Open Division. (Up to eight is a key note, they don’t have to invited the full eight teams.)

    * Win two consecutive section titles.
    * Qualify for the regional championships for at least three of the past four seasons.
    * Qualify for the regional championships after having reached the state or regional final the previous season.
    * Be ranked in the state top 10 by Cal-Hi Sports, Calpreps or MaxPreps in early March for two straight seasons, including the current season.

    Teams can request to be in the Open Division, but teams that meet the criteria and are selected cannot opt out. Since Miramonte has made the NorCal playoffs the past three years, they are technically eligible for the Open, but wouldn’t necessarily be selected.

  • mckbooth

    So is that (8)eight teams from the state or is that (8)teams from the Norcal section/ So Cal section each?
    in other words you get
    Odowd,St Mary’s Stockton,Mitty and Miramonte from the north and you get Mater Dei, Windward, Long Beach and Serra in the southern section?

    So some higher ranked teams this year would not be eligible for the open if its there first time in a while?