East Bay baseball poll – 4/23

Here’s this week’s Bay Area News Group East Bay high school baseball poll. The top three teams stay the same as last week.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Campolindo (4)* 13-3 60 1
t2. California 13-2 54 t2
t2. Clayton Valley Charter 17-0 54 t2
4. San Ramon Valley 10-4 48 6
5. De La Salle 13-4 44 5
6. Amador Valley 11-4 40 4
7. College Park 13-3 36 7
8. Heritage 11-5 32 9
9. Monte Vista 7-7 24 8
10. Foothill 8-6 20 11
11. Washington 10-4 17 10
t12. Granada 10-6 14 12
t12. Livermore 8-7 14 NR
14. Miramonte 8-6 13 NR
15. Castro Valley 12-5 8 NR

Also receiving votes: Deer Valley (8-6, 1 point), Northgate (11-5, 1). The East Bay Baseball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through April 19.
* indicates number of first-place votes

Phil Jensen

  • EBAL fan

    Head to head should trump most other comparisons so it’s strange all four votes went to the Cougs. Cal beat Campo and they both lost to St. Francis. Top to bottom EBAL is stronger than DFAL this year and Campo really hasn’t blown out top competition with a few squeakers added in.

  • Seattle Slew

    Polls are more art than science. Could be Campolindo has been the best program and consistently plays the toughest non-leauge schedule in the East Bay the past 5 years or so. Also, they have defeated their last 6 opponents by a score of 65-5; it appears as if they are rounding into post season form. The top teams in Division 2 appear to be as strong as the top teams in Division 1 again this year. Looking forward to the playoffs.

  • EBAL fan

    Polls that are “artistic” (that Monet is much better than the Rembrandt) are bound to be inaccurate. The state polls throw in math with a highly regarded formulaic approach including SOS and ,thus, change weekly with far less subjectivity. What Campo has done in previous years, nor their current roster pedigree should sway a vote. That’s like saying DLS gets the #1 in FB just by showing up in Carson. Every year is different Seattle. I appreciate the reporters hard work and support them as a 28 year subscriber. A split vote would’ve been more appropriate. BTW Cal’s non league this year is strong in its own right.

  • Prep Fan 1

    No doubt Campo has another strong team this year, but I was also very surprised to see them get every vote over Cal who beat them head to head. Campo may very well be the better team, but I don’t how you can ignore a head to head victory by the Grizz.