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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NorCal Rankings 1st Edition, September 2012

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As before, I will list the top 10 boys and girls teams in Northern California (NS, SJS, NCS, CCS, SF and OAK sections).  I will also list 15 addition teams as honorable mention.  Feel free to start naming the teams that should be listed regardless of divisions.  Who are the top teams?  What is the best boys' team in NorCal?  How about girls?  

To get you started, here are some helpful links and lists:
CCS rankings updated:  http://www.fionalawson.com/ATHLETICS/XC/2012/ccs_rank.htm
CCS Time comparisons:  http://www.fionalawson.com/ATHLETICS/XC/2012/comparsn.htm

SJS Team rankings as posted in the comment section (Girls first):
1. St. Francis
2. Vista Del Lago
3. Bella Vista
4. Davis Sr.
5. Woodcreek
6. Granite Bay
7. Ponderosa
8. Oak Ridge
9. Vacaville
10.Lodi
11.Oakmont

Boys:
1. Oak Ridge
2. Pleasant Grove
3. Woodcreek
4. Bella Vista
5. Rocklin
6. Will C Wood
7. Del Campo
8. Folsom
9. Davis
10.Vacaville
11.Granite Bay 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll get the conversation and debate started. Can only speak from an SJS standpoint so here it goes in order from top to bottom for girls in SJS (top 8): St Francis; Davis Sr.; Bella Vista (sleeper sort of - could be higher or lower); Vista Del Lago (not sure what is going on b/c with talent they have could be (should be?) no. 1); Oakmont (Garcia is racing again); Woodcreek; Oakridge; Ponderosa . . . I would start there and let the debate and discussion ensuse . . .

Warrior Nation said...
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Anonymous said...

I don't know much about sections other than NCS thought I've seen Bellermin run at Lowell. My top three:

1) DLS - really look strong and getting strong
2) Bellermin - looked good in both races so far. beat SRV at Lowell
3) SRV - ran strong at both MV invite and Lowell.

No sure what CCS or SJS team might be in the mix (other than Bellermine)

in terms of NCS, Amador (both McCarthy and J. Schlachte are injured at the moment), Miramonte and Alacanes are all very strong. Campolindo might also be a consideration if Aiden Goltra run's.

Anonymous said...

I've heard Amador is dealing with some injuries at the moment, but by the sound of it they should be at full strength in a couple weeks. The DLS, SRV, AV battle at EBAL finals and NCS should be quite interesting

Anonymous said...

SJS Girls in this order:

1. St. Francis
2. Vista Del Lago
3. Bella Vista
4. Davis Sr.
5. Woodcreek
6. Granite Bay
7. Ponderosa
8. Oak Ridge
9. Vacaville
10.Lodi
11.Oakmont

NCSfanboy said...

Will top individuals be ranked as well? top 10 boys and girls?yersolec

Anonymous said...

SJS Boys

1. Oak Ridge
2. Pleasant Grove
3. Woodcreek
4. Bella Vista
5. Rocklin
6. Will C Wood
7. Del Campo
8. Folsom
9. Davis
10.Vacaville
11.Granite Bay

Anonymous said...

Oak Ridge and Pleasant Grove? OR
was 6th and PG 8th at Hornet Jamboree. Del Campo first, Woodcreek 2nd. Rocklin and Folsom both beat OR and PG. Might be a little bit off there.

Anonymous said...

yeah oakridge should be way dow based on results this season. as for girls switch davis with vista del lago as davis beat them head to head by a good amount

Anonymous said...

Is Goltra running for Campo?? How is the eligibility work out? Did he move there? If not, then he must serve the one year inactive status. Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Can't put Davis in front of BV, they beat them head to head at Lagoon Valley... and BV didn't run of their freshmen that scored in their league.

Anonymous said...

Aidan Goltra will be running for Campolindo after October 1st. That's when he becomes eligible.

Albert Caruana said...

New transfer rules this year. You only have to sit out 30 days. You get to transfer one time during the school year whether it's the fall, winter or spring. You are eligible 30 days after the official season begins.

Anonymous said...

Davis added a few scoring runners at that sacramento meet from the looks of it

Anonymous said...

Stanford will be the meet where predictions for the end of the season can be made. Many teams are still experimenting with lineups right now. It's going to be a treat to watch the SJ freshman girls lead their teams into sections. Derrys from BV, O'Keefee from Davis and Maggie Bell from Granite Bay.

Andrew said...

Albert knows what gets the masses started haha.

Albert Caruana said...

That's me!

GHPADD said...

I'll let you all in on a little known secret: Watch for Placer Boys to upset most predicted top 10 boys lists. Almost everyone leaves them off, apparently if you do not run in the central valley invitationals you get forgotten (smile). Their overall team times, as well as their top 3 are competitive in any top 10 in the Section. Just sayin......

GHPADD said...

I'll also make another statement to watch a rebuilding girls program at Del Oro, they beat both Woodcreek and Granite Bay in a couple of head-to-head competitions including the first league meet, by a larger margin than many expected. Coaches Kevin and Linda usually have a surprise or two up their sleeves, and this year will be no exception.

Albert Caruana said...

George, thanks for the tips. I added both those teams to the rankings. I know I saw the results of a recent league meet for Placer and they were very impressive. Del Oro is also another team in the SJS that is usually in contention for the state meet.

Any other teams flying under the radar?