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RANKINGS: Sequoia Tops Woodside in Boys Soccer

Wildcat girls soccer looks strong at No. 3 on Peninsula; Woodside enters boys hoops chart at No. 10.

Who's the best on the Peninsula? Here are Patch's high school rankings for basketball and soccer teams.

The rankings are drawn from all San Mateo County schools, as well as schools located in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Records include games through Jan. 16.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

1. Serra 13-2 (Last week: 1) Held Valley Christian to 28 percent shooting in 58-31 WCAL pasting

2. Burlingame 13-3 (3) Panthers 2-0 in PAL Bay, have won eight of last nine

3. St. Francis 9-6 (2) Mixed week ends with WCAL upset of St. Ignatius

4. Sacred Heart Prep 12-2 (4) Gators 4-0 in WBAL; cakewalk at outset

5. Gunn 12-4 (6) SCVAL De Anza’s only unbeaten team has won five straight

6. Palo Alto 8-6 (5) Vikings reeling from 45-40 De Anza upset loss to Cupertino

7. Mountain View 12-3 (9) Has won nine of last 10; alone atop SCVAL El Camino

8. Pinewood 12-3 (NR) Panthers’ 70-59 WBAL victory over Menlo a statement win

9. Menlo School 6-7 (7) Going backwards at inopportune time; hosts SHP Tues

10. Woodside 11-5 (NR) With Chandler back, Wildcats perhaps Burlingame’s only legit challenger in PAL Bay


GIRLS BASKETBALL

1. Pinewood 12-3 (Last week: 1) Heavy WBAL Foothill favorites 56-1 in league since ‘05

2. Eastside Prep 10-6 (2) Sr. G Harvey drops 29 on Castilleja in WBAL Foothill romp

3. Gunn 12-2 (4) Titans 4-0 in SCVAL De Anza; easily Peninsula’s most improved squad

4. St. Francis 8-5 (3) WCAL monkey wrench knocks off titan Mitty, SI, but SF isn't winning games it should

5. Terra Nova 10-4 (5) 2-0 PAL Bay start stretches league winning streak to nine

6. Palo Alto 10-2 (7) Vikings blank Wilcox in fourth quarter of no-typo 39-9 De Anza win

7. Menlo School 11-4 (6) Impressive in Castilleja win, but can’t keep pace with Pinewood in 81-47 loss

8. San Mateo 9-6 (NR) Tied with Terra Nova atop PAL Bay; visits Tigers on Tues

9. Notre Dame 9-7 (9) Tigers in five-game skid, 0-4 in tough WCAL

10. Mills 10-5 (8) Upset by M-A in PAL Bay opener; hosts Terra Nova on Fri

 

BOYS SOCCER

1. St. Francis 9-2-2 (Last week: 3) Turns two-game skid into two-game win streak to cap 1st round of WCAL round robin

2. Mountain View 8-1-2 (1) Hanley’s four-game point streak ended eight markers the richer; midfielder now working on new one

3. Menlo-Atherton 5-2-2 (9) Three-goal week by 2010 PAL Bay co-forward of the year Molina vaults Bears to top of PAL Bay standings

4. Burlingame 7-3-1 (2) Panthers gave coach Sharabi birthday victory over reigning PAL Bay champ Sequoia; fell just short against M-A

5. Palo Alto 6-2-2 (4) Surprising tie with scuffling Gunn has Vikings hoping for rebound with Los Altos and Los Gatos looming

6. Serra 6-5-2 (5) Bellarmine gets revenge -- hands Padres 3-0 defeat after going 1-3 against Serra last season

7. Sequoia 4-4-2 (NR) Despite losses of marquee seniors, Cherokee poised at chance of PAL Bay repeat

8. Carlmont 5-4-2 (6) Overturned goal forced Scots to settle for 1-1 draw with Woodside; sits tied for third in PAL Bay

9. Sacred Heart Prep 9-0 (8) Gator offense is star, but WBAL leader has as many shutouts (five) as goals against this season

10. Woodside 5-3-1 (10) Eight underclassmen, including two sophomore goalies, help keep Wildcats in Bay race

 

GIRLS SOCCER

1. St. Francis 9-2 (Last week: 1) After winning 3-2 in season opener, Lancers haven’t surrendered a multi-goal game since

2. Mountain View 8-2-2 (2) Belinsky, Andrew, Crum all have over 20 points each for Spartans

3. Woodside 7-2 (4) Has allowed one goal in four PAL Bay contests to take quick lead in title repeat chase

4. Burlingame 6-2-1 (7) Early chemistry problems now history as Panthers lead PAL Bay in goal differential (+11)

5. San Mateo 5-2-1 (3) A season after PAL Ocean crown, 3-1 league record shows Bearcats belong in Bay

6. Gunn 6-3-2 (5) Hit-or-miss offensive production makes life difficult in SCVAL De Anza

7. Sacred Heart Prep 5-4-1 (9) Graumann’s five goals against Mercy open Gators’ WBAL Foothill title defense

8. Carlmont 3-3-3 (NR) Scots’ three PAL Bay victories come against foes with average goal differential of -10

9. Palo Alto 5-5 (NR) Would pull even with Los Gatos atop SCVAL De Anza with win over 'Cats Wed

10. Woodside Priory 5-1-3 (8) Scoreless tie against 1-3-5 Menlo and offensive struggles jeopardize rankings run

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