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The Times' Rankings

November 12, 2002|John Ortega, Peter Yoon, Lauren Peterson, Mike Bresnahan, Dan Arritt


Final for regular season

There are no changes in the order of the top six teams, but Simi Valley Royal moves from eighth to seventh after taking five of the top nine places in the Marmonte League finals last week. Crescenta Valley moves back into the top 10 after former No. 9 Anaheim Katella was beaten by Cypress in the Empire League finals.

Rank School (Section-Division)...Last Week

1. Long Beach Poly (SS-Division I)...1

2. Loyola (SS-Division I)...2

3. Dana Hills (SS-Division I)...3

4. Canyon Country Canyon (SS-Division I)...4

5. Murrieta Valley (SS-Division I)...5

6. Barstow (SS-Division III)...6

7. Royal (SS-Division I)...8

8. Rubidoux (SS-Division II)...7

9. Orange (SS-Division II)...10

10. Crescenta Valley (SS-Division I)...NR



Simi Valley Royal and Ventura move back into the top 10 after strong performances in their respective league finals last week. Royal gave Thousand Oaks a scare in the Marmonte League finals before finishing three points behind the Lancers. Ventura, with Tara Bryant back from an injury, had five of the top 10 finishers in the Channel League championships.

Rank School (Section-Division)...Last Week

1. Sultana (SS-Division II)...1

2. Murrieta Valley (SS-Division I)...2

3. Canyon Country Canyon (SS-Division I)...3

4. Thousand Oaks (SS-Division I)...4

5. Esperanza (SS-Division I)...5

6. Dana Hills (SS-Division I)...6

7. Royal (SS-Division I)...NR

8. Ventura (SS-Division II)...NR

9. Fountain Valley (SS-Division I)...7

10. Long Beach Wilson (SS-Division I)...8

-- John Ortega



Only Torrance, which defeated South Torrance, 429-449, had a match last week. The other teams all had league finals for individuals. Because these are final regular-season rankings, the results of the Central Divisional championship, played Monday, have no bearing on the rankings. The Northern and Southern Divisional championships will be played today.

Rank School (Record, Section-Region)...Last Week

1. Long Beach Wilson (15-0, SS-Central)...1

2. Dos Pueblos (15-0, SS-Northern)...2

3. Peninsula (16-0, SS-Southern)...3

4. Camarillo (13-0, SS-Northern)...4

5. Torrance (11-0, SS-Central)...5

6. Palm Desert (12-1, SS-Central)...6

7. Esperanza (16-1, SS-Southern)...7

8. Rosary (13-1, SS-Southern)...8

9. Marina (17-1, SS-Southern)...9

10. Santa Margarita (12-3, SS-Southern)...10

-- Peter Yoon



There are no changes in the Top 10 as most teams wrapped up regular seasons unbeaten in league play, including No. 1 Palm Desert completing its 15th consecutive undefeated season in Desert Valley League play, a string of 156 matches. No. 2 Beverly Hills won the Bay League title with its second victory over No. 5 Rollings Hills Estates Peninsula. No. 6 Dana Point Dana Hills, No. 7 Irvine Woodbridge, No. 8 Calabasas and No. 10 Fullerton Troy also had undefeated league campaigns. The other three top 10 teams -- No. 3 Corona del Mar, No. 4 Laguna Beach and No. 9 Irvine University -- finished 1-2-3 in the Pacific Coast League.

Rank School (Record, Section-Division)...Last Week

1. Palm Desert (16-0, SS-Division II)...1

2. Beverly Hills (17-0, SS-Division I)...2

3. Corona del Mar (15-3, SS-Division I)...3

4. Laguna Beach (16-4, SS-Division I)...8

5. Peninsula (16-4, SS-Division I)...4

6. Dana Hills (14-3, SS-Division I)...5

7. Woodbridge (17-3, SS-Division I)...7

8. Calabasas (17-2, SS-Division I)...6

9. Irvine University (14-5, SS-Division I)...9

10. Troy (16-3, SS-Division II)...10

-- Lauren Peterson



The Southern Section playoffs begin with tonight's wild-card matches, and the toughest division figures to be the one with the largest-enrollment schools. Three of the top five teams in the top 10 -- Long Beach Wilson, Los Alamitos and Anaheim Esperanza -- are in Division I-AA. The second-largest division, I-A, also will be competitive with No. 1-seeded Mira Costa and No. 2-seeded Capistrano Valley. Small schools L.A. Marymount, seeded No. 1 in Division IV-AA, and San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret's, No. 1 in Division IV-A, should dominate their lower-enrollment divisions on the way to an inevitable meeting in the state Division IV playoffs.

Rank School (Record, Section-Division)...Last Week

1. Long Beach Wilson (29-2, SS-Division I-AA)...1

2. Marymount (22-4, SS-Division IV-AA)...2

3. Mater Dei (24-8, SS-Division II-A)...3

4. Los Alamitos (24-7, SS-Division I-AA)...4

5. Esperanza (23-5, SS-Division I-AA)...5

6. Bishop Montgomery (21-8, SS-Division III-A)...6

7. Mira Costa (19-4, SS-Division I-A)...7

8. St. Margaret's (18-4, SS-Division IV-A)...8

9. Newport Harbor (22-6, SS-Division II-AA)...9

10. Capistrano Valley (22-2, SS-Division I-A)...10

-- Mike Bresnahan



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