Boys Soccer: Updated Playoff Picture, Rankings, Standings, Stats

Boys Soccer: Updated Playoff Picture, Rankings, Standings, Stats

One week. Which teams will move off the bubble?

Division I

Locks: Amador Valley, Berkeley, California, Clayton Valley, De La Salle, Deer Valley, Dublin, Freedom, Granada, Logan, MV, Pitt, San Ramon Valley

AV and Cal are now locks. That makes 13.

Likely In: Heritage

I think Heritage is in great shape. They have matchups against two teams they’ve beat to end the year. They only need a draw to get eligible, but a pair of wins would really cement things.

On the Bubble: Castro Valley, College Park, Dougherty Valley, Foothill, Irvington

There are 13 locks, and I think Heritage is safe as well. These leaves two spots.

Castro Valley – Foothill having an undefeated week did Castro Valley no favors. If both Foothill and Dougherty get eligible, I think Castro Valley will be left out.

College Park – Still needs to beat Clayton this week to get eligible.

Dougherty Valley – Back down to the bubble as they sit exactly .500 overall and have two tough matchups with SRV and Dublin. The derby to end the year could be a win or go home scenario.

Foothill – The Falcons are not out of it yet. A good week last week sets up some final week drama. They have to have at least a win or a draw against Livermore and AV. If they get eligible, they are in.

Irvington – The Vikings are eligible. They will likely need Dougherty and Foothill to not become eligible. If that happens, and CP does get eligible, then it comes down to resumes with CP and Irvington.

Division II

Locks: Concord, Hayward, Las Lomas, Livermore, Maria Carrillo, Montgomery, Mt. Eden, Newark Memorial, Redwood, Richmond, Santa Rosa, YV

Hayward and Santa Rosa are locks, making 12.

Likely In: N/A

On the Bubble: Casa Grande, Northgate

Casa Grande – Casa only gets in if they split their final two matches, or draw them both. That will be tough as they are playing Monty and Santa Rosa.

Northgate – The Broncos really needed a win against Campo. A win there would have set up just needing a draw this week. Now they need to draw both LL and YV to get in with league record, or beat LL to get in with Division record.

Division III

Locks: Acalanes, Analy, Bishop O’Dowd, De Anza, Kennedy-Fremont, Miramonte, Piner, Pinole Valley, Rancho Cotate, San Lorenzo, Sir Frances Drake, Sonoma Valley, Terra Linda

Sonoma Valley and Terra Linda are locked in. That’s 13.

Likely In: Albany, San Rafael

I think Albany and San Rafael of the most likely of the bubble teams to get in once the locks are all settled.

On the Bubble: Campolindo, Elsie Allen, Encinal

Room for just one of these teams.

Campo – They are a lock if they get eligible. That’s going to be tough. They are a game under .500 in league, which is their one way in, and have to play Clayton and LL. A loss in either of those games, and they are eliminated.

Allen – Getting eligible will be hard. They have to go a game over .500 with the rest of their three league matches, and play Piner and Sonoma Valley, the top two teams in the league.

Encinal – Would need to beat SLZ in one of their two matchups this weekend. Going to be tough to get eligible.

Division IV

Locks: Berean Christian, Branson, Cardinal Newman, Healdsburg, Kennedy-Richmond, Marin Academy, Marin Catholic, Moreau Catholic, Salesian, St. Mary’s, University

Healdsburg and Salesian are locks with guaranteed .500 records in one of the three categories. That makes 11.

Likely In: Piedmont

Piedmont just needs a draw against either Alameda or Hayward.

On the Bubble: Lick Wilmerding

Lick is now squarely on the bubble. Need to somehow get a win and a draw out of their last two matches with University and Marin Academy.


There is a new No. 1. Marin Academy keeps winning, and I can’t keep them at No. 2 DLS had two draws this week, and it’s only fair to move MA up.

Monty jumps to No. 3, while Richmond is up to No. 6, Logan to No. 8 and Miramonte is up at No. 9. AV is back in the top ten and legitimately in contention for the EBAL crown.

BOD moves up four spots to No. 12 and Pitt moves up four spots to No. 14. YV makes a five spot jump to No. 19.

Rancho enters back into the rankings at No. 21 while Branson and Piner debut.

1. Marin Academy (10-0-3)
2. De La Salle (11-2-7)
3. Montgomery (15-2-1)
4. San Ramon Valley (8-2-11)
5. Newark Memorial (16-1-4)
6. Richmond (9-1-9)
7. St. Mary’s (10-2-2)
8. Logan (13-5-3)
9. Miramonte (13-2-2)
10. Amador Valley (11-7-4)
11. Acalanes (14-6-1)
12. Bishop O’Dowd (14-1-3)
13. Granada (8-4-6)
14. Pittsburg (12-4-4)
15. Redwood (13-4-1)
16. Concord (13-4-2)
17. Berkeley (13-3-5)
18. Monte Vista (6-4-9)
19. Ygnacio Valley (11-4-5)
20. Clayton Valley (12-4-4)
21. Rancho Cotate (15-2-0)
22. Las Lomas (13-4-3)
23. San Lorenzo (13-5-1)
24. Branson (11-5-3)
25. Piner (12-2-1)


Pittsburg (12-4-4, 6-1-1) 19
Deer Valley (10-6-2, 4-3-1) 13
Heritage (6-6-4, 4-3-1) 13
Freedom (10-7-4, 3-3-2) 11
Liberty (3-9-1, 2-5-1) 7
Antioch (3-12-4, 1-5-2) 5

Foothill Division
Clayton Valley (12-4-4, 5-1-2) 17
Ygnacio Valley (11-4-5, 5-2-1) 16
Las Lomas (13-4-3, 3-3-2) 11
Northgate (6-7-5, 3-3-2) 11
Campolindo (6-11-4, 2-3-3) 9
College Park (5-12-4, 0-6-2) 2
Valley Division
Acalanes (14-6-1, 7-1-0) 21
Miramonte (13-2-2, 6-1-1) 19
Concord (13-4-2, 6-2-0) 18
Berean Chr. (11-5-3, 3-4-1) 10
Alhambra (1-15-3, 0-7-1) 1
Mt. Diablo (1-11-3, 0-7-1) 1

Mountain Division
De La Salle (11-2-7, 6-0-5) 23
San Ramon Valley (8-2-11, 5-0-6) 21
California (7-7-5, 3-4-5) 14
Monte Vista (6-4-9, 3-3-5) 14
Dougherty Valley (6-6-7, 1-4-6) 9
Valley Division
Amador Valley (11-7-4, 6-3-2) 20
Granada (8-4-6, 3-3-5) 14
Foothill (6-7-5, 3-4-4) 13
Dublin (9-6-3, 2-6-3) 9
Livermore (4-7-8, 1-6-4) 7

Redwood (13-4-1, 12-1-1) 37
Marin Catholic (11-6-1, 8-5-1) 25
Terra Linda (8-4-4, 7-3-4) 25
Branson (11-5-3, 7-4-3) 24
Drake (11-5-3, 7-4-3) 24
San Rafael (6-11-3, 6-5-3) 21
Tamalpais (4-7-5, 4-6-4) 16
San Marin (5-12-4, 3-6-5) 14
Novato (4-10-5, 2-8-4) 10
Justin-Siena (0-12-2, 0-12-2) 2

Newark Memorial (16-1-4, 11-0-1) 34
Logan (13-5-3, 10-1-0) 30
Kennedy (9-6-3, 7-3-2) 23
Irvington (6-8-1, 6-4-1) 19
Washington (3-11-3, 3-6-3) 12
American (3-13-0, 3-9-0) 9
Moreau Catholic (6-11-2, 2-9-1) 7
Mission San Jose (1-13-3, 0-10-2) 2

Montgomery (15-2-1, 11-0-0) 33
Rancho Cotate (15-2-0, 11-1-0) 33
Santa Rosa (7-6-0, 7-5-0) 21
Maria Carrillo (7-8-1, 5-6-0) 15
Cardinal Newman (8-9-2, 4-7-1) 13
Casa Grande (7-11-1, 4-8-0) 12
Windsor (5-10-2, 3-8-1) 10
Ukiah (1-11-1, 1-11-0) 3

Piner (12-2-1, 9-1-0) 27
Sonoma Valley (8-5-1, 8-1-1) 25
Analy (11-6-0, 7-4-0) 21
Elsie Allen (6-8-1, 4-5-1) 13
Petaluma (3-12-1, 3-6-1) 10
Healdsburg (2-8-4, 2-6-2) 8
El Molino (0-13-1, 0-10-1) 1

Rock Division
St. Mary’s (10-2-4, 8-0-2) 26
Richmond (9-1-9, 7-0-3) 24
De Anza (12-7-4, 5-5-0) 15
El Cerrito (8-11-2, 4-5-1) 13
Albany (5-9-1, 3-7-0) 9
Hercules (1-13-0, 0-10-0) 0
Stone Division
Kennedy (14-5-3, 7-0-1) 22
Pinole Valley (9-4-4, 6-1-1) 19
Salesian (5-9-0, 4-4-0) 12
St. Patrick-St. Vincent (1-8-0, 1-7-0) 3
Swett (1-8-0, 1-7-0) 3

Foothill Division
Berkeley (13-3-5, 11-0-3) 36
Bishop O’Dowd (14-1-3, 11-0-3) 36
Castro Valley (9-6-7, 8-3-3) 27
Mt. Eden (7-7-7, 5-5-4) 19
San Leandro (6-13-2, 5-7-1) 16
Arroyo (4-12-4, 4-7-3) 15
Shoreline Division
San Lorenzo (13-5-1, 9-3-1) 28
Hayward (11-9-0, 7-7-0) 21
Piedmont (6-11-1, 5-8-1) 16
Alameda (4-11-2, 3-7-2) 11
Encinal (1-11-1, 1-11-1) 4
Tennyson (0-19-1, 0-11-1) 1

Marin Academy (10-0-3)
Lick-Wilmerding (6-6-1)
University (10-6-1)
Valley Christian (0-8-0)

Kanghere, Newark 23
Khamush, Dublin 18
Barahona, Concord 17
Ju. Rodriguez, Kennedy-R 17
J. Santillan, Newark 17
Sievers, Branson 16
Olaee, Irvington 16
Doherty, DA 15
Perez, Hayward 15
AlaTorre, SLZ 14
Edelstein, University 14
Kiehle, AV 13
Jung, Marin Ac. 13
Perez, Pinole 13
Rogan, RW 13
Hausser, BOD 12
A. Padilla, Freedom 12
Correan, Mt. Eden 12
Montoya, Pinole 12
Reynoso, SL 12

Lombana, Newark 17
Lopez, Antioch 13
Bauchou, JFK-F 13
Harless, DA 12
Rondan, Freedom 12
AlaTorre, SLZ 11
Martinez, SLZ 11
Barahona, Concord 10
Kekre, Irvington 10
Esparza, Newark 10
Rodriguez, Concord 9
Garcia, Granada 9
Sandoval, Newark 9
Galvan, Pinole 9
Montonya, Pinole 9

268 thoughts on “Boys Soccer: Updated Playoff Picture, Rankings, Standings, Stats

  1. really excited to see Monte Vista compete in NCS. They definitely have a good shot at going all the way. They are playing their best soccer. Not even Stefano can save San Ramon now

        1. What happened in this game? Piner probably out coached? With the most dangerous player in the league and not scoring. Update please.

          1. Apologies for the late summary:

            First, wind was a big factor in both halves, blowing strongly from north goal to south goal. It seemed to me that both teams adapted well enough except Piner’s GK kept kicking ball up into the wind in first half.

            SV scored its goal in the first half, while they had the advantage of the wind. A poor clearance by a Piner defender on the left side near the goal line went straight up field to an SV mid about 25 yards from goal and about 15 yards in from touch; he took one touch and blasted a shot that made it just over the outstretched GK and under the crossbar.

            Piner had some attacks in first half but nothing that close. Second half, Piner had the wind and the possession but never had any great chances to finish inside the penalty area. SV was very organized and fouled when necessary, picking up two yellow cards. Best chance for Piner was a set piece/free kick that hit the crossbar on its downward arc. Piner had several corners in the second half but didn’t do enough with them. Also, SV had a number of good counterattacks in the second half, two of which they should have scored on– that kept Piner a bit off-balance I think.

            SV has a couple of big guys in the central spine– center back and the other guy is hoiding mid usually. They make it difficult to beat them in the air (which isn’t Piner’s game anyway).

            I think SV wanted this one more than Piner and worked just a bit harder. Piner boys were mad, of course, so I wouldn’t want to go up against them in the first couple rounds of NCS while this defeat is still fresh in their minds.

            On the seedings, I think the committee put SV too low at #9. They finished the season very strong. Yes, their non-league from the beginning of the season were poor but their recent league results against Piner and Analy should have been given more weight.

    1. Hey Matt, how is Alameda playoff eligible? I have them as 2-3 in division, 6-10-4 overall and 4-6-4 in league? Am I missing something?

      1. For the purposes of NCS eligibility, it is only WACC Shoreline matches that count for Alameda. They went 4-3-3 in those matches.

  2. Can some people start to throw out names of players that have committed or most likely are going to commit to a college soon? Anything you’ve heard!

  3. Brutal 1-2 result, after 2 OT’s, for Elsie at home against Piner tonight (technically a home game for Piner but they have no lights until next year, so Elsie hosted). Elsie needed a draw to get themselves eligible and could almost taste it with less than 10 minutes to go in 2nd OT against an excellent Piner squad, but Piner scores and another NCS bubble is burst.

    1. With Sonoma Valley also winning with a goal in 2nd OT, against Analy tonight, the league championship comes down to Saturday at 3pm at Piner. If Piner win or the teams draw, Piner are champions. SV win and they are champions.

      1. I wish this league would update it’s OT rules to conform with the rest of the NCS schools. No overtime, and a draw is just a draw without the extra periods. That draw would have sent Allen to the playoffs. Brutal.

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