East Bay Basketball polls

Boys

Rec. Pts. LW

1. B. O'Dowd (5)*          15-4          75          1

2. Monte Vista          19-1          69          2

3. El Cerrito          22-2          65          3

4. De La Salle          15-5          61          4

5. San Ramon Val.          17-3          54          7

6. Freedom          16-4          51          6

7. Campolindo          15-6          44          5

8. St. Joseph N.D.          18-5          39          8

9. Newark Mem.          14-7          34          9

10. Castro Val.          14-6          30          10

11. Berkeley          17-2          27          t11

12. Salesian          13-10 21 t11

13. College Park          15-4          15          13

14. Moreau Cath.          16-4          10          15

15. Miramonte          13-7          3          NR

Also receiving votes: McClymonds (11-7, 1 point), St. Mary's (17-7, 1). The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Feb. 2.

* indicates number of first-place votes

Girls

Rec. Pts. LW

1. O'Dowd (5)*          17-3          75          1

2. St. Mary's          19-5          69          2

t3. Carondelet          17-3          63          3

t3. Salesian          18-5          63          4

5. Miramonte          18-1          55          5

6. Monte Vista          18-2          50          6

7. Berkeley          14-6          45          7

8. Deer Valley          15-5          40          8

9. James Logan          13-7          35          9

10. Moreau C.          17-3          30          10

11. Castro Val.          15-5          25          11

12. Alameda          13-7          20          12

13. Foothill          13-7          12          14

14. Piedmont          12-6          11          13

15. Campolindo          14-7          4          15

Also receiving votes: Valley Christian (19-3, 2 votes), Heritage (12-8, 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 Feb. 2.

* indicates number of first place votes

What to watch This week

McClymonds at Skyline, boys basketball, Friday, 4:30 p.m. -- The defending Oakland Athletic League champion Warriors face the Titans in what could be a preview of the Oakland Section championship game.

Mission San Jose Invitational, wrestling, Friday and Saturday, all day -- The final big meet before the postseason begins attracts some of the area's top wrestlers to Mission San Jose High in Fremont. Finals are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Feb. 8.

Bishop O'Dowd at Berkeley, girls soccer, Friday, 6 p.m. -- The Yellowjackets and Dragons, ranked second and fourth, respectively, in this week's Bay Area News Group East Bay online rankings, face each other in a West Alameda County Conference showdown. On Jan. 10, Berkeley defeated host Bishop O'Dowd 1-0.

Campolindo at Las Lomas, boys basketball, Friday, 7 p.m. -- Campolindo, which entered the week in first place in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League, will try to hold off the Knights, who had won four of five coming into this week.

Salesian vs. St. Mary's, girls basketball, Saturday, noon -- The Pride and Panthers will meet at Albany High in one of the Bay Area's best rivalry games. Salesian, which entered the week with an 8-0 record in the Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division standings, beat St. Mary's 64-63 on Jan. 22. St. Mary's has a 7-1 record in league play.

Results, NEWS, SCHEDULES, ROSTERS

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

  • Contra Costa Times/East County Times/West County Times: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 925-943-8247

  • Daily Review/The Argus: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 510-293-2457

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

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