De La Salle moves to No. One

Bay Area News Group Top 20

(Mercury News & East Bay Times)

No. 1 DE LA SALLE (16-3)

Previous ranking: 2

What’s happened since the last ranking: The Spartans capped a 3-0 week with a win over Foothill on Saturday to move into first place in the East Bay Athletic League.

Up next: Wednesday at Dougherty Valley, 4 pm

No. 2 ST. FRANCIS (20-3)

Previous ranking: 1

What’s happened since the last ranking: The Lancers’ 15-game win streak included a win over Palo Alto on Saturday. Tuesday, Bellarmine prevented its West Catholic Athletic League rival from stretching the run to 16, beating the Lancers 6-3.

Up next: Friday vs. Archbishop Riordan, 4 pm

No. 3 VALLEY CHRISTIAN (18-4-1)

Previous ranking: 4

What’s happened since the last ranking: The Central Coast Section’s top program over the past four complete seasons is getting hot. The Warriors won their seventh in a row Tuesday with an 11-1 rout of Riordan.

Up next: Friday vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral, 4 pm

No. 4 FOOTHILL (17-3)

Previous ranking: 6

What’s happened since the last ranking: Before losing to De La Salle on Saturday, its week included victories over San Ramon Valley and Livermore.

Up next: Wednesday vs. Granada, 4 pm

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No. 5 PALO ALTO (18-5)

Previous ranking: 3

What’s happened since the last ranking: Palo Alto has cooled off, losing four of its past seven. The Vikings ended last week with losses to Mountain View 12-5 and St. Francis 4-0.

Up next: Wednesday vs. Los Gatos, 4 pm

No. 6 CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER (15-4)

Previous ranking: 8

What’s happened since the last ranking: Stretched win streak to five, scoring 10 runs in the first three innings on its way to a 12-1 victory over St. Patrick-St. Vincent on Tuesday.

Up next: Friday at Vacaville, 4 pm

No. 7 BELLARMINE (16-5-1)

Previous ranking: 10

What’s happened since the last ranking: Since a 7-0 loss to Live Oak, the Bells rolled over Homestead 10-0 and Burlingame 8-0, then toppled St. Francis.

Up next: Friday vs. Serra, 4 pm

No. 8 ARCHBISHOP MITTY (15-6)

Previous ranking: 5

What’s happened since the last ranking: Boras Classic Northern California finalist had won five in a row before getting pounded 13-0 at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Tuesday.

Up next: Friday at St. Ignatius, 4 pm

No. 9 CALIFORNIA (16-4)

Previous ranking: 7

What’s happened since the last ranking: Three outs from a victory Monday over Monte Vista that would’ve pulled the Grizzlies to within a game of the EBAL lead, they gave up three runs and lost 3-1.

Up next: Wednesday at San Ramon Valley, 4 pm

No. 10 SAN RAMON VALLEY (13-6)

Previous ranking: 9

What’s happened since the last ranking: The Wolves bounced back from a loss to Foothill with a win over Dougherty Valley to stay within a game of first place in the EBAL.

Up next: Wednesday vs. California, 4 pm

No. 11 BRANHAM (17-4)

Previous ranking: 13

What’s happened since the last ranking: With a showdown series against Live Oak looming, the Bruins swept Willow Glen and beat Hillsdale.

Up next: Wednesday at Live Oak, 4 pm

No. 12 SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL (13-8-1)

Previous ranking: 15

What’s happened since the last ranking: Made a statement as WCAL play returned Tuesday, routing Mitty 13-0. Earlier in the season, Mitty crushed SHC 21-1.

Up next: Friday at Valley Christian, 4 pm

No. 13 LIBERTY (15-5)

Previous ranking: 17

What’s happened since the last ranking: Beat Antioch 3-2 in nine innings Tuesday to extend its win streak to four and maintain a two-game lead in the Bay Valley Athletic League.

Up next: Thursday at Antioch, 4 pm

No. 14 BISHOP O’DOWD (14-6)

Previous ranking: 19

What’s happened since the last ranking: The Dragons tuned up for a big West Alameda County Conference Foothill Division series against Berkeley with a victory Friday over Las Lomas.

Up next: Wednesday vs. Berkeley, 6:30 pm

No. 15 BERKELEY (14-5)

Previous ranking: 20

What’s happened since the last ranking: Swept Castro Valley to pull into a first-place tie with Bishop O’Dowd in the WACC Foothill Division standings.

Up next: Wednesday at Bishop O’Dowd, 6:30 pm

No. 16 SANTA TERESA (17-4)

Previous ranking: Not ranked

What’s happened since the last ranking: Beat Gunderson for its third win in a row. Its resume also includes a series sweep of Live Oak in Blossom Valley Athletic League Mt. Hamilton Division play.

Up next: Wednesday at Sobrato, 4 pm

No. 17 LIVE OAK (13-7)

Previous ranking: Not ranked

What’s happened since the last ranking: Followed a 7-0 win over Bellarmine with two victories over Leigh, both in extra innings.

Up next: Wednesday vs. Branham, 4 pm

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