Monday, August 09, 2010

Sac-Joaquin Section Boys' Pre-Season Rankings for Divisions I-III.

Thanks to Jason Jimenez for the following rankings:

Division 1 (2 State Berths)
1. Davis
2. Oak Ridge
3. Lincoln (S)
4. Modesto
5. Kennedy

Notes: Looks like Davis will once again retain its stranglehold on Division 1 thanks to a group of strong JV returners. Oak Ridge has faced some serious difficulties the last two years, but never count them out. There's something in those El Dorado Hills. Lincoln of Stockton and Modesto don't have high powered teams but they are returning experienced Varsity athletes and that is always a bonus in November at Willow Hills. 

Division 2 (4 Berths)
1. Del Campo
2. Woodcreek
3. Jesuit
4. Fairfield
5. Rocklin
6. Ponderosa

Notes: Del Campo returns possibly the strongest team in the entire section. Look for the Cougars to standby their proven formula for success, racing weekly and slowly but surely dominating all competitors. Woodcreek and Jesuit could be the match-up of the division fighting for second. If memory serves, Jesuit and Woodcreek don't go head to head much during the season so we will have to wait and see how it will turn out. Fairfield, Rocklin, Ponderosa have groups of strong returners but are missing vital pieces to State Championship quality teams. 

Division 3 (3 Berths)
1. El Camino
2. Sonora
3. Placer
4. Del Oro
5. St Mary's

Notes: Despite seeming unbeatable in this division in 2009, El Camino lost the Section Championship because of a weakness at the 5th scorer position. However, this will likely not occur in 2010 as the Eagles return a top-3 capable of scoring 1-2-3 and a stable of more experienced returners capable of filling the 4-5 positions. On paper the only team capable of challenging El Camino is Sonora, and if they really want to make a challenge they too will need some back up for their two superior front-runners. With a newly added State Berth for Division 3, a spot opens up for Placer or Del Oro to make a return journey to Fresno. Placer may have the upper hand in that battle as they have a potential 2 or 3 point scorer in Finkbeiner. 

Jason Jimenez

1 comment:

URFasterThanMe said...

Thanks for the SJS Rankings Jason. Come join us on new SJS thread too, we miss your contributions and need some more postings. =)

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