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Bay Area Boys Basketball Rankings

Campolindo is the Bay Area's new No. 1 team. Chris Jackson / Staff Photo
Campolindo is the Bay Area's new No. 1 team. Chris Jackson / Staff Photo

The second-ever Bay Area Boys Basketball Rankings are out. Only teams located in cities on the Bay Area Census are eligible for the poll.

  1. Campolindo (6-0)

Campolindo forced 18 turnovers and shut out Acalanes in the first quarter in a 60-23 win, followed by a 46-38 win over No. 7 Riordan. Emmanuel Callas combined for 26 points in those contests. Cade Bennett combined for 25 points.

Last week: No. 2

  1. Bellarmine (2-0)

The Bells are undefeated with wins over Serra and Sacred Heart Prep. Cole Despie led the way with 20 points versus SHP.

Last week: No. 6

  1. Mitty (2-1)

The Monarchs picked up a huge win versus then-No. 1 Bishop O’Dowd, 58-54, but its first defeat came the following game by two points to Capital Christian. 

Last week: No. 4

  1. Miramonte (4-0)

Miramonte is winners of four straight to begin the campaign after wins against Acalanes and Tamalpais. James Frye scored 25 points against Acalanes. Its resume also includes a 69-63 victory against No. 5 Salesian.

Last week: No. 7 

  1. Salesian (3-2)

Salesian opened the season with high-profile defeats to No. 1 Campolindo and No. 4 Miramonte, but it has since won three straight, which includes some massive victories. One was a 59-52 win over No. 6 De La Salle and another was a 69-67 win over then-No. 1 Bishop O’Dowd.

Last week: No. 12

  1. De La Salle (3-1)

The defending North Coast Section Division I champion suffered its first defeat to No. 5 Salesian (59-52). But the Spartans bounced back with two straight wins against No. 24 San Ramon Valley, with one being a three-point victory and the other by 22 points.

Last week: No. 3

  1. Riordan (2-1)

Riordan’s two-game winning streak came to an end with a 46-38 loss to No. 1 Campolindo, which most recently won a state championship in 2019.

Last week: No. 5

  1. Bishop O’Dowd (1-2)

After a 30-point win over San Leandro to begin the season, the Dragons suffered a pair of close losses to No. 3 Mitty (58-54) and No. 5 Salesian (69-67). Another massive matchup awaits against No. 6 De La Salle tonight.

Last week: No. 1

  1. St. Patrick-St. Vincent (1-0)

SPSV opened up the slate with an 85-43 rout of College Park.

Last week: No. 9

  1. Vanden (1-0)

After winning a section crown a year ago, Vanden beat Vacaville, 78-64, to open the 2021 season.

Last week: No. 10 

  1. Piedmont (4-1)

Since a loss to No. 1 Campolindo, the Highlanders have won three straight, topped off with an 86-77 win over Castro Valley. Luke Harris scored 35 points and JoJo Murphy had 25.

Last week: No. 11

  1. Newark Memorial (1-0)

Newark Memorial picked up a huge 79-63 victory against No. 18 Moreau Catholic in its season opener.

Last week: No. 23

  1. Dublin (0-0)

While Dublin graduated its top seven scores from an NCS Open Division runner-up team, the talent is certainly not bare under a proven head coach in Tom Costello, whose resume features multiple NCS championship trips. Caleb Oden recently committed to Nevada-Reno. Senior guard TJ Meagher is the leading returning scorer after posting 3.6 points per contest.

Last week: No. 13

  1. Dougherty Valley (1-1)

Following a loss to No. 1 Campolindo, the Wildcats bounced back with a 72-59 win against Foothill. Sophomore Ryan Beasley finished with 27 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Last week: No. 14 

  1. St. Francis (1-0)

CCS semifinalists a year ago, the Lancers began the 2021 slate with a 58-55 victory over Piedmont Hills.

Last week: No. 15

  1. Branson (2-0)

Branson is 2-0 after winning 30 games a year ago, defeating Tamalpais and Healdsburg.

Last week: No. 16

  1. Monte Vista (2-0)

The Mustangs are 2-0, picking up wins against Liberty (57-49) and California (66-48).

Last week: No. 17

  1. Moreau Catholic (1-1)

The Mariners are 1-1, defeating James Logan by two points before a 79-63 loss to Newark Memorial. Donovan Tynes is averaging 14 points per game.

Last week: No. 8

  1. Alameda (0-0)

An NCS runner-up in 2020 to De Anza, the Yellowjackets bring back senior point guard Jason Cibull, who committed to Holy Names. 

Last week: No. 19

  1. Granada (0-0)

Granada is coming off one of its best seasons in decades, when it advanced to the NCS championship game before falling to De La Salle. Senior Landon Wiedenfeld is a player to watch for. 

Last week: No. 21

  1. De Anza (0-0)

This past season was incredible for De Anza, who captured 22 victories and was an NCS champion. Junior Broyce Batchan Jr. is a prospect to keep an eye on.

Last week: No. 22

  1. Oakland Tech (0-0)

Another special year is in store for Oakland Tech, who compiled a 27-5 record last season and appeared in the Northern California playoffs. 

Last week: No. 24 

  1. Marin Catholic (1-0)

The Wildcats opened the schedule with a 53-39 win against St. Ignatius. This comes after a 23-win 2020 season.

Last week: No. 25 

  1. San Ramon Valley (1-3)

All three of the Wolves’ losses are to ranked opponents, with one to No. 11 Piedmont and the other two against No. 6 De La Salle. They do boast a 63-52 win over Northgate.

Last week: No. 20

  1. St, Ignatius (2-1)

SI boasts wins against a 7-1 Half Moon Bay team and Sacred Heart Prep, with its lone loss coming to the hands of No. 3 Marin Catholic.

Last week: Unranked

Just Outside: Half Moon Bay (7-1), Menlo-Atherton (0-1), Piedmont Hills (2-2), San Leandro (0-1)

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