East Bay Basketball polls

Boys

Rec. Pts. LW

1. B. O'Dowd (5)*       10-4       75       1

2. Monte Vista       16-0       70       2

3. El Cerrito       18-1       62       t6

4. De La Salle       10-5       60       4

5. Campolindo       13-5       55       3

6. Freedom       12-4       53       5

7. San Ramon Val.       14-2       44       8

8. St. Joseph N.D.       14-4       39       t6

9. Newark Mem.       10-7       35       15

10. Berkeley       12-1       31       10

11. Salesian       10-8       21       11

t12. Castro Val.       11-5       19       9

t12. College Park       13-3       19       14

14. St. Mary's       15-4       9       NR

15. Miramonte       12-5       8       NR

Also receiving votes: None. 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. 20.

* indicates number of first-place votes

Girls

Rec. Pts. LW

1. St. Mary's (5)*       14-4       75       1

2. B. O'Dowd       13-3       68       t2

3. Carondelet       12-2       67       4

4. Salesian       14-5       60       5

5. Miramonte       15-1       55       t2

6. Berkeley       9-5       49       7

7. Monte Vista       14-2       44       6

8. Moreau C.       14-2       41       8

9. Deer Valley       11-4       35       9

10. Piedmont       10-4       31       10

11. Castro Val.       12-3       25       11

12. Clayton Val.       12-4       19       12

13. Skyline       11-6       6       NR

t14. Encinal       11-4       5       NR

t14. Pittsburg       12-5       5       NR

Also receiving votes: Foothill (10-6, 4 votes), Northgate (14-4, 4), Alameda (9-7, 3), James Logan (9-7, 3), Valley Christian (14-3, 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. 20.

* indicates number of first place votes

This week's games to watch

El Cerrito at St. Joseph Notre Dame, boys basketball, Friday, 7 p.m. -- The Gauchos will be looking to avenge their first loss of the season when they travel to Alameda to face the Pilots in a key Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division game. On Jan. 8, the Pilots beat the Gauchos 55-49.

Carondelet vs. St. Mary's, girls basketball, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. -- The premier game of the Corner Bakery Shootout at Bentley School in Lafayette features the Cougars playing the defending NCS Division IV champion Panthers. Carondelet won last season's meeting with St. Mary's 70-64 at the Presentation Shootout in San Jose in December 2012.

Newark Memorial at Pittsburg, boys soccer, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. -- The Pirates and Cougars, ranked second and third respectively, in this week's Bay Area News Group East Bay rankings, meet in what could be a preview of a North Coast Section Division I championship match. Pittsburg improved to 11-1-1 this season with a 5-1 win over Heritage on Tuesday, and Newark Memorial entered the week with a 10-2-2 record.

San Ramon Valley at Monte Vista, boys basketball, Tuesday, 7 p.m. -- The Danville programs are each off to fantastic starts this season, and the Wolves will be looking to knock the host Mustangs out of sole possession of first place in the East Bay Athletic League.

Results, NEWS, SCHEDULES, ROSTERS

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

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