Selection Saturday is just five days away.
League play wraps up this week, but all eyes are on the postseason and the ensuing rounds that lead to the state championships in Sacramento next month.
Seedings and pairings for the San Diego Section playoffs, to be waged in 5 divisions, will come out of Section commissioner Jerry Schniepp’s office sometime Saturday, depending on the length and volume of discussions.
With the new, Open Division format, several teams are on a collision course, including St. Augustine, El Camino, La Costa Canyon, and Torrey Pines, the favorites in an eight-team bracket that also includes Mission Hills, Hoover, Lincoln, and Vista.
Vista, at 5-20,will exit very early, but the others can make things interesting.
Eastlake is the highest ranked Division I team. The other 15 squads essentially are lying in the weeds. Mission Bay might be a factor. The Buccaneers are only 12-7 but hung with St. Augustine last week, ending with a flurry of 3’s that cut the final deficit to 54-53.
D-II features Mater Dei, Francis Parker, and Steele Canyon.
Sweetwater and Kearny headline D-III, with Foothills Christian, Del Norte and Calvin Christian gaining some cred. Calexico Vincent Memorial and Orange Glen may have the edge in D-IV.
El Camino is still fourth in this week’s UT-San Diego poll, but the Wildcats of coach Ray Johnson have lately positioned themselves for a postseason run.
|#||Team (1st place votes)1||W-L||Points**||Last Week|
|1||St. Augustine (13)||24-2||130||1|
|2||Mater Dei Catholic||22-2||114||2|
|5||La Costa Canyon||23-4||87||4|