East Bay basketball polls

Boys

Rec. Pts. LW

1. B. O'Dowd (5)*          5-4          75          1

2. El Cerrito          14-0          70          2

3. Monte Vista          12-0          65          3

4. San Ramon Val.          11-1          60          4

5. Salesian          9-4          55          5

6. Campolindo          9-4          49          6

7. De La Salle          7-3          46          t7

8. Freedom          10-4          36          10

9. Castro Valley          8-4          35          t7

10. St. Joseph N.D.          9-3          34          9

11. Berkeley          10-0          20          t13

12. Dough. Val.          10-3          19          11

13. Amador Val.          10-2          14          t13

14. Moreau Cath.          9-3          10          15

15. College Park          7-3          7          12

Also receiving votes: St. Mary's (12-2, 5 points). The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Jan. 4.

* indicates number of first-place votes

Girls

Rec. Pts. LW

1. St. Mary's (5)* 8-2          75          4

2. Miramonte          12-0          69          1

3. B. O'Dowd          8-3          64          2

4. Carondelet          7-2          62          3

5. Salesian          7-4          55          5

6. Monte Vista          11-0          50          6

7. Berkeley          7-4          44          7

8. Moreau C.          10-2          40          8

9. Deer Valley          9-4          35          9

10. Piedmont          6-3          31          10

11. Castro Val.          10-2          25          t12

12. Foothill          7-4          18          t12

13. Clayton Val.          7-4          17          11

14. Alameda          8-3          4          NR

t15. Encinal          8-3          3          NR

t15. Northgate          11-3          3          NR

t15. Pittsburg          9-4          3          NR

Also receiving votes: Campolindo (6-5, 1 point), Dublin (7-6, 1). The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Jan. 4.

* indicates number of first place votes

This week's Games to watch

De La Salle at Monte Vista, boys soccer, Thursday, 6 p.m. -- The North Coast Section powers will meet in a pivotal East Bay Athletic League battle. The Spartans, ranked second in the East Bay by Bay Area News Group, are two-time defending league champions and the No. 1 Mustangs entered this week with a 9-0-1 record.

Dublin at Campolindo, boys soccer, Friday, 6:15 p.m. -- The Cougars will look to regroup against a solid Dublin team in a Diablo Foothill Athletic League match after going 1-0-3 in a Southern California tournament. Dublin entered the week with a 10-1-2 overall record and a 1-1-1 mark in the DFAL.

Moreau Catholic at Newark Memorial, boys basketball, Friday, 7:30 p.m. -- The Mariners look to continue the hot start to their season when they travel to Newark to face the Cougars, the defending Mission Valley Athletic League champions.

Bishop O'Dowd at Salesian, girls basketball, Saturday, 7 p.m. -- Two of the best teams in the Bay Area face each other in a nonleague game. Bishop O'Dowd went 2-1 at the Holiday Hardwood Invitational at Agoura High in December, and Salesian beat Mitty 54-40 on Jan. 4.

Salesian at El Cerrito, boys basketball, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. -- The Pride travels to El Cerrito to face the Gauchos in an early showdown of Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division powers.

Results, NEWS, SCHEDULES, ROSTERS

High school and community college varsity results, news items, schedules and rosters can be reported for the following editions (with email address and phone number):

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  • Oakland Tribune: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 510-208-6407

  • Tri-Valley Times: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 925-847-2166