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The Times' Rankings

October 21, 2003|Paul McLeod; John Ortega; Lauren Peterson; Dan Arritt; Peter Yoon

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL

Los Angeles Marymount replaced Santa Ana Mater Dei at No. 1 after beating the Monarchs in the championship of the Torrey Pines tournament Saturday. Long Beach Wilson outlasted Long Beach Poly in five in a Moore League match, but fell to Marymount in the Torrey Pines semifinals. Anaheim Esperanza, Huntington Beach Edison and Los Alamitos are tied atop the Sunset League, each with a loss. Bishop Montgomery returned to the rankings after beating Santa Margarita to stay one game behind Mater Dei in the Serra League.

Rank School (Record, Division) Last Week

1. Marymount (20-1, SS-Div. IV-AA)...2

2. Mater Dei (23-3, SS-Div. II-A)...1

3. Long Beach Wilson (21-4, SS-Div. I-AA)...3

4. Mira Costa (17-2, SS-Div. II-AA)...5

5. Newport Harbor (11-4, SS-Div. II-AA)...7

6. Long Beach Poly (19-3, SS-Div. I-AA)...6

7. Esperanza (21-1, SS-Div. I-AA)...4

8. Los Alamitos (16-7, SS-Div. I-AA)...10

9. Bishop Montgomery (16-4, SS-Div. III-A)...NR

10. Edison (14-2, SS-Div. II-AA)...9

-- Paul McLeod

BOYS' CROSS-COUNTRY

Dana Point Dana Hills moved up a spot after edging Fountain Valley for the Division I title in the Orange County championships at Irvine Regional Park last Saturday. Many top programs took the weekend off, but all 10 ranked teams are expected to run in the Division I-II team sweepstakes race at the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational on Saturday morning.

Rank School (Section-Division) Last Week

1. Don Lugo (SS-Div. I)...1

2. Royal (SS-Div. I)...2

3. Murrieta Valley (SS-Div. I)...3

4. Highland (SS-Div. I)...4

5. St. John Bosco (SS-Div. II)...5

6. C.C. Canyon (SS-Div. I)...6

7. Rancho Cucamonga (SS-Div. I)...7

8. Dana Hills (SS-Div. I)...9

9. Fountain Valley (SS-Div. I)...8

10. Upland (SS-Div. I)...10

-- John Ortega

GIRLS' CROSS-COUNTRY

Anaheim Esperanza solidified its hold on the No. 3 spot in the rankings with a runaway victory in the Division I race of the Orange County championships at Irvine Regional Park on Saturday. Cypress maintained its No. 7 ranking after finishing second to Anaheim Esperanza, but well ahead of third-place Irvine Woodbridge. Five of the top eight-ranked teams, including Murrieta Valley and Hesperia Sultana, will run in the Division I-II team sweepstakes race at the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational on Saturday morning.

Rank School (Section-Division) Last Week

1. Murrieta Valley (SS-Div. I)...1

2. Sultana (SS-Div. II)...2

3. Esperanza (SS-Div. I)...3

4. Ayala (SS-Div. I)...4

5. C.C. Canyon (SS-Div. I)...5

6. Ventura (SS-Div. I)...6

7. Cypress (SS-Div. II)...7

8. Peninsula (SS-Div. I)...8

9. Upland (SS-Div. II)...NR

10. Woodbridge (SS-Div. II)...10

-- John Ortega

GIRLS' TENNIS

Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula keeps rolling along, even after a week that was supposed to be challenging turned out to be surprisingly easy. The Panthers got their usual test from Beverly Hills, but took the inside track to the Bay League title with a 10-8 victory over the Normans, who suffered their first loss. Peninsula cruised to a 16-2 victory over No. 7 Dana Point Dana Hills and a 17-1 victory over Manhattan Beach Mira Costa. Santa Barbara posted a decisive 14-4 victory over Westlake Village Westlake.

Rank School (Record, Division) Last Week

1. Calabasas (12-0, SS-Div. I)...1

2. Campbell Hall (11-0, SS-Div. III)...2

3. Laguna Beach (13-0, SS-Div. I)...3

4. Peninsula (13-0, SS-Div. I)...5

5. Beverly Hills (7-1, SS-Div. I)...4

6. Corona del Mar (7-4, SS-Div. I)...6

7. Dana Hills (12-3, SS-Div. I)...7

8. Mater Dei (11-0, SS-Div. I)...8

9. Santa Barbara (10-2, SS-Div. II)...9

10. Brentwood (7-4, SS-Div. III)...10

-- Lauren Peterson

BOYS' WATER POLO

In a game matching the two top teams in Southern Section Division IV, No. 1 Santa Barbara defeated Channel League rival Santa Barbara San Marcos, 12-2, and moves into the rankings for the first time this season. La Verne Damien continues to prove it is the top inland area team this season after beating Chino Hills Ayala, 11-10, in a Sierra League game. In a matchup of top Division I teams, North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake edged Long Beach Wilson, 9-8, on Saturday.

Rank School (Record, Division) Last Week

1. Servite (15-1, SS-Div. II)...3

2. Harvard-Westlake (16-1, SS-Div. I)...1

3. Long Beach Wilson (14-3, SS-Div. I)...4

4. Foothill (13-4, SS-Div. I)...3

5. El Toro (14-3, SS-Div. I)...5

6. Damien (18-0, SS-Div. V)...6

7. Newport Harbor (9-7, SS-Div. I)...7

8. Santa Barbara (13-7, SS-Div. IV)...NR

9. Los Alamitos (14-8, SS-Div. II)...9

10. El Modena (15-2, SS-Div. II)...NR

-- Dan Arritt

GIRLS' GOLF

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