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Boys Volleyball: EBAL Race, Bubble Teams, Rankings, Standings

By Matt Smith
Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 10:20 am in Boys volleyball.

There is essentially one league race left to decide. And there are still some teams fighting for the playoffs.

With Logan essentially having the MVAL locked up, there is only one league title race left in the East Bay, and that is in the EBAL. There are still two league tournaments (BCL-E and TCAL) to determine the AQ berth.
The EBAL is going to come down to the last day of the season when Amador Valley and Foothill square off. The two teams are tied at the top of the league standings, and no matter what happens on Tuesday, the winner of Thursday’s game is going to get at least part of the title.

Bubble Teams

There are still some bubble teams, waiting for their playoff fate to be determined as well.

Division I: Heritage, Pittsburg, California, De La Salle, Monte Vista, American, MSJ, Castro Valley

Heritage is eligible, and I think is getting in. Pitt needs to win both of its last two games, and needs a little help.
In the EBAL, Monte Vista needs to win just one of its last three games. DLS and Cal are in a similar situation where they have to win out. But they play each other, meaning only one can get in.
American and MSJ need just one win to get eligible, and should be fine.
Then comes Castro Valley, who is comfortably eligible and is probably getting in along with Heritage, MV, American, MSJ and perhaps DLS or Cal.

Division II: Acalanes

The Dons need to win both of their last two games to get in. They are 4-4 in league and 6-6 in Division II games and play league, and division II games, against Campo and Las Lomas to end the ear.

Both Concord and Clayton Valley got off the bubble and qualified for the Division II playoffs as Clayton is 9-5 in Division II games, and Concord is 6-3. Las Lomas is safe as well at three games over .500.

Division III: Head-Royce, Valley Christian, Encinal.

I am pretty sure Encinal is eligible, but I am not 100 percent sure on Head-Royce and Valley Christian because I don’t have all their results.
I also can’t really speak about the slough TCAL teams because the records I have might not be accurate.

Rankings

A few minor shifts with Moreau making the biggest jump, going from No. 14 to No. 11. De La Salle re-enters the rankings, while Monte Vista jumps up a spot and MSJ stays in the rankings at No. 15.
In the top ten, Logan jumped a spot, Bentley dropped one spot and Berean Christian stayed put.

1. Deer Valley (35-1)
2. Campolindo (34-2)
3. College Park (27-6)
4. Amador Valley (23-7)
5. Foothill (23-6)
6. San Ramon Valley (15-10)
7. Dougherty Valley (22-11)
8. Logan (18-7)
9. Bentley (19-4)
10. Berean Christian (19-8)
11. Moreau Catholic (23-7)
12. American (12-12)
13. De La Salle (11-11)
14. Monte Vista (15-13)
15. Mission San Jose (12-10)

Standings

BCL-E
Team W-L GB

College Prep (7-2, 7-1) -
Bentley (19-4, 6-2) 1
Valley Chr. (4-4, 4-4) 3
Head-Royce (6-7, 3-5) 4
Redwood Chr. (0-15, 0-8) 7

BVAL
Team W-L GB

Deer Valley (35-1, 8-0) -
Heritage (14-16, 6-2) 2
Pittsburg (5-9, 4-4) 4
Freedom (3-18, 3-5) 5
Liberty (3-10, 3-5) 5
Antioch (0-23, 0-8) 8

DFAL
Team W-L GB

Campolindo (34-2, 8-0) -
Dougherty Valley (22-11, 6-2) 2
Las Lomas (16-13, 5-3) 3
Acalanes (9-12, 4-4) 4
Miramonte (1-11, 1-7) 7
Alhambra (1-20, 0-8) 8

DVAL
Team W-L GB

College Park (27-6, 10-0) -
Northgate (14-11, 8-2) 2
Berean Christian (19-8, 8-3) 2.5
Clayton Valley (12-20, 4-6) 6
Concord (11-13, 4-6) 6
Ygnacio Valley (2-9, 2-8) 8
Mount Diablo (0-11, 0-11) 10.5

EBAL
Team W-L GB

Foothill (23-6, 11-1) -
Amador Valley (23-7, 11-1) -
San Ramon Valley (15-10, 8-4) 3
California (12-18, 6-6) 5
De La Salle (11-11, 6-6) 5
Monte Vista (15-13, 4-7) 6.5
Granada (2-14, 1-10) 9.5
Livermore (8-18, 0-12) 11

MVAL
Team W-L GB

Logan (18-7, 7-1) -
American (12-12, 5-3) 2
Mission San Jose (12-10, 4-4) 3
Moreau Catholic (23-7, 4-4) 3
Washington (14-16, 3-5) 4
Kennedy (21-10, 1-7) 6

TCAL
Team W-L GB

St. Patrick-St. Vincent (29-2, 16-0) -
St. Joseph Notre Dame (14-12, 13-3) 3
De Anza (11-11, 9-7) 7
St. Mary’s (8-8, 8-8) 8
Richmond (8-10, 7-9) 9
El Cerrito (6-10, 6-10) 10
Hercules (6-13, 6-10) 10
Pinole Valley (6-11, 6-10) 10
Salesian (1-17, 1-15) 15

WACC
Team W-L GB

Alameda (17-7, 10-0) -
Castro Valley (12-7, 9-2) 1.5
Encinal (10-7, 7-5) 4
Berkeley (6-6, 6-6) 5
San Leandro (7-12, 5-6) 5.5
Arroyo (2-11, 2-10) 9
Tennyson (0-14, 0-12) 11

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  • Bval fan

    @True:

    Jordan has held his own many times this season without Lee, but it is true that Lee is a valuable asset to Deer Valley. Deer Valley played well this year. Congratulations!