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It wasn’t a good week for some undefeated teams and state championship favorites in the Northeast. Darien’s quest for a second straight Connecticut state crown ended in stunning fashion with a loss to Fairfield Prep, while Victor, Mt. Sinai and Penn Yan in New York are undefeated no more after late-season losses — thus causing a few shakeups in the national ranking.

The first CIF Southern Section playoffs in California caused some shakeup in the West region boys’ rankings this week, as Foothill-Santa Ana avenged an earlier loss to former No. 6 Mater Dei in the semifinals. That moved Foothill back into the top 10 and Mater Dei out, but those were the only changes, aside from some shuffling with No. 3 Loyola beating former No. 4 Corona del Mar and causing the Sea Kings to slide down a few spots.

The top team in the region, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), is up to No. 20 in the Top 25.

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National Top 25

 
June 8, 2021

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1 St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 11-1 1
2 Manhasset (N.Y.) 11-0 2
3 St. John's College High (D.C.) 9-1 3
4 Georgetown Prep (Md.) 13-2 4
5 Chaminade (N.Y.) 9-2 5
6 Boys' Latin (Md.) 10-4 7
7 McDonogh (Md.) 11-1 8
8 Malvern Prep (Pa.) 19-2 9
9 Culver Academy (Ind.) 14-2 6
10 Brunswick (Conn.) 14-3 10
11 Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 12-3 11
12 Summit (N.J.) 15-0 14
13 Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) 13-1 18
14 DeMatha (Md.) 7-1 19
15 Don Bosco (N.J.) 14-0 16
16 Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 13-1 15
17 Wilton (Conn.) 14-3 NR
18 Canandaigua (N.Y.) 14-1 NR
19 Comsewogue (N.Y.) 13-1 21
20 St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) 15-0 22
21 Bullis (Md.) 8-5 17
22 Darien (Conn.) 19-2 12
23 Victor (N.Y.) 12-1 13
24 Mountain Lakes (N.J.) 16-1 24
25 Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) 14-1 25
Also considered (alphabetical order): Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), Calvert Hall (Md.), Episcopal Academy (Pa.), Gonzaga (D.C.), Haverford (Pa.), Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.), Landon (Md.), Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.), Loyola Blakefield (Md.), Salesianum (Del.), Seton Hall Prep (N.J.), Torrey Pines (Calif.)







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Northeast

1. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 11-1

St. Anthony’s rallied in the second half to defeat Chaminade 12-11 in the CHSAA Class AAA final May 29 at Chaminade’s Gold Star Stadium. The Friars erased a two-goal halftime deficit by scoring four consecutive goals, shutting out Chaminade in the third quarter, to wrestle control back in the game. Owen Duffy had three goals, Mike Leo and Andrew McAdorey had two goals and two assists apiece, John Maccarone had two goals and an assist and Jack Ponzio had a pair of goals for the Friars, who withstood a late rally to claim the title. Previous: 1

2. Manhasset (N.Y.), 11-0

Aidan Mulholland scored four goals, Aidan Haggerty had two goals and one assist, Blaze Conlan, Matthew Perfetto and Alex Giacobe had a goal and an assist apiece in an 18-3 win over Lynbrook (N.Y.) last week. Manhasset was poised to close out the regular season undefeated with one more game scheduled Monday against Floral Park. Previous: 2

3. Chaminade (N.Y.), 9-2

With Will Lynch and Mac Rodriguez dominating faceoffs, the Flyers led for most of the first half against St. Anthony’s and took a two-goal edge into the second half but couldn’t hold on for the win. Chaminade rallied late on Charles Balsamo’s third goal of the game with 12.1 seconds left and won the ensuing faceoff, but a tying goal was not in the cards, as Chaminade settled for CHSAA Class AAA runner-up. Lynch also had three goals and one assist, Tom Casey had a pair of goals and Alex Zepf made seven saves in the defeat.  Previous: 3

4. Brunswick (Conn.), 14-3

Brunswick closed the 2021 season with consecutive wins over Avon Old Farms (Conn.), including a 16-8 victory in the finale. Tommy Quinson led with four goals, Luke Waters had two goals and one assist, Tomas Delgado scored a pair of goals and Coulter Mackesy had one goal and two assists to lead the Bruins. Previous: 4

5. Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.), 13-1

In a hugely anticipated late-season Suffolk County showdown, Shoreham-Wading River handed Mount Sinai its first defeat, winning 11-10 in overtime Saturday. Alec Gregorek scored four goals, including the overtime winner, and added an assist, while Liam Kershis had three goals and an assist, Francisco Cortes had three goals and Rob Troyano made 13 saves, including a point-blank stop in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter. Previous: 8

6. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 13-1

Joey Spallina had four goals and three assists, Lucas LaForge and Nick Colantonio had two goals apiece and Matt Graffeo made 10 saves as Mount Sinai opened up a 5-4 halftime lead against Shoreham-Wading River only to suffer its first loss. The Mustangs were ahead 9-6 late in the third quarter before Shoreham-Wading River rallied. Previous: 7

7. Wilton (Conn.), 14-3

Wilton, by virtue of being the highest remaining seed, is now the favorite to win the CIAC Class L crown. The fifth-seeded Warriors raced out to a five-goal lead en route to 12-8 win over Cheshire (Conn.) to advance to the semifinals. Ben Calabrese scored four goals, Sam Rosen and Grant Masterson had two goals and two assists apiece and Spencer Liston won 18 of 23 faceoffs. On Wednesday, they meet Fairfield Prep (Conn.), which dethroned top-seeded Darien in the quarterfinals. Previous: NR

8. Canandaigua (N.Y.), 14-1

The Braves are writing the book on how to close out a regular season. That started with handing nationally ranked Victor (N.Y.) its first loss of the year, and after an 18-0 win at Gates-Chili (N.Y.), Canandaigua ended in-state foe Penn Yan’s undefeated run. In that 9-3 victory, Dom Comelia finished with five goals, Jaxon Grant scored a pair of goals and Sam Bennett and Cam Tallman added one goal and two assists apiece for the top seed in the Section V Class B tournament. Previous: NR

9. Comsewogue (N.Y.), 13-1

Corey Watson scored three goals, including the go-ahead winner with three minutes left, to lead Comsewogue to a 9-8 win over West Islip in the regular-season finale. Jake Deacy had two goals and two assists, Cole Donley added one goal and one assist, Mason Oak made 12 saves and Kevin Radmann won 16 of 19 faceoffs. Previous: 10

10. Darien (Conn.), 19-2

There will be a new Class L champion this year after Fairfield Prep stunned Darien 14-10 in the quarterfinals. Jamison Moore scored three goals, and Matt Minicus and Connor O’Malley had two goals apiece, as the Blue Wave suffered their first CIAC defeat of the season. Previous: 5

— Dylan Butler

Mid-Atlantic

1. St. John’s College High (D.C.), 9-1

St. John’s defeated St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) 14-6,in the Washington, D.C., Championships quarterfinals Thursday. Gavin Kelly scored three goals and had an assist, Luke Rhoa recorded a hat trick, and Ryan Duenkel scored twice and assisted on four goals to lead the offense. Mac Haley and Michael Thal-Larsen had two goals apiece, and Caleb Fyock made 12 saves. Earlier last week, Kelly and Rhoa scored two goals apiece in a 10-6 loss to Taft in the championship game of the GEICO Summer Series. Kelly also added an assist, Haley had one goal and one assist, and Fyock made 13 saves. Previous: 1

2. Georgetown Prep (Md.), 13-2

The Hoyas defeated Gonzaga (D.C.) 18-8 in the quarterfinals of the Washington, D.C., Championships. Colin Burns had three goals and two assists, while Zach Whittier posted two goals and three assists. Dylan Hsu scored twice and added an assist, Hugh Mullane and Jack Callahan each had a pair of goals, and Mac Christmas and Michael Ridgway each scored one goal and had one assist. The Hoyas face Landon (Md.) in the semifinals Tuesday. The final is slated for Friday at Catholic University. Previous: 2

3. Boys' Latin (Md.), 10-4

The Lakers’ season concluded after winning the MIAA-A championship with three straight one-goal wins during the playoffs. Their title run enabled them to avenge three of their four losses on the season — to Loyola Blakefield, McDonogh and Archbishop Spalding. They also earned a non-league win over perennially strong Haverford (Pa.) to open the season. Dominic Pietramala, Ben Smith and Eddie Loyd were named to the all-MIAA-A Conference team. Previous: 3

4. McDonogh (Md.), 11-1         

The Eagles had more players named All-MIAA-A Conference than any other team, as Jack Horrigan, McCabe Millon, Dante Trader and Malachi Jones were honored. Their season concluded after going unbeaten through the MIAA regular season and reaching the playoff semifinals, where they fell to Boys’ Latin. They were dominant through the regular season with only two wins coming by fewer than three goals. McDonogh averaged 13.4 goals per game and allowed just 8.2 goals per game. Previous: 4

5. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 19-2

Malvern’s season concluded after winning the Inter-Ac championship. Eric Spanos was named Most Valuable Player in the Inter-Ac. Teammates joining him on the all-league team were defenseman Jake Brownley, long-stick middie Mike Buono, midfielder Cooper Frankenheimer and Nick Potemski and attackmen Colin McGill and Will Peden. Previous: 5

6. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 12-3

The Cavaliers placed second in the MIAA-A regular season and reached the tournament championship, where they fell to Boys’ Latin. They scored a league-high 182 goals. Spalding picked up a big early season win over Malvern Prep (Pa.) before an impressive MIAA season that included a first-ever win over Calvert Hall since joining the A Conference in 2005. Michael Weisshaar, Alex Ross and Josh Tang were named All-MIAA-A Conference. Previous: 6

7. Summit (N.J.), 15-0

The Hilltoppers moved into the North Jersey, Group 2 championship game with a 13-4 semifinal win over Sparta (N.J.) on Saturday. Luke DiNola led with five points on four goals and an assist, and Dylan Sebastian and Michael Bonomo added three goals and an assist apiece. Colin Beatty scored twice, and Hunter Schluter added one goal and one assist. Jake Rainero won 17 faceoffs. Summit disposed of Montville 13-3 in the quarterfinals behind five points from Sebastian and four points from Bonomo. John Murray also scored a goal and had two assists. The Hilltoppers blanked North Warren 18-0 in the first round, as Sebastian scored two goals and added five assists. Bonomo added a hat trick, and Patrick Lumelleau and Jack Anderson each scored two goals. Previous: 7

8. DeMatha (Md.), 7-1

Thomas Burkhardt made 14 saves as DeMatha rallied to stop Bullis (Md.) 10-9 in the quarterfinals of the Washington, D.C., Championship on Friday. Jordan Galloway and Graham Parker each had three goals and an assist, Dakota Eierman scored two goals and Michael Davis added a pair of assists. Ryan Morrison had eight ground balls and a goal, and Dylan McKelvy and Tysun Glaggett scored and assisted one goal apiece. Diego Markie won 12 of 21 faceoffs. DeMatha trailed 6-1 in the first quarter before rallying for the win. Previous: 10

9. Don Bosco (N.J.), 14-0

Don Bosco won its Non-Public, Group A quarterfinal matchup over St. Joseph (Montvale) 13-5 on Saturday. Kai Dimaculangan made five saves and helped Bosco jump out to a 7-2 halftime lead. Max Thomas had a hat trick and added two assists, Koleton Marquis scored a goal to go with four assists, Mason Carfello scored three goals and supplied an assist, and Connor Gorman finished with three points on two goals and an assist. Previous: 9

10. Bullis (Md.), 8-5     

Bullis lost to DeMatha 10-9 in the quarterfinals of the Washington, D.C., Championships on Friday. Maliik Wood, Lucas Hilsenrath and Tucker Wade each scored two goals apiece, while Connor Davis scored one goal and assisted on another. Jack Fracyon made 13 saves. Previous: 8

— Justin Feil




PHOTO COURTESY OF TORREY PINES ATHLETICS

Torrey Pines beat La Costa Canyon (Calif.) 10-3 in the Open Division final Saturday to become the only team in CIF San Diego Section history to three-peat.


South Top 10

*Editor’s Note: The South Region’s season has concluded. The below records and recaps are current as of May 18.

1. Dallas Jesuit (Texas), 12-2

The Rangers clinched a state championship on May 9 by defeating Highland Park (Texas) 10-8 after being deadlocked at 5 at halftime. Senior Curran Rose, who had four goals in the state championship game, led Dallas Jesuit with 31 goals. Dallas Jesuit had a month of its season interrupted early in the year but showed no rust in collecting notable wins over Episcopal Dallas (Texas) and Louisville Trinity (Ky.). The Rangers split with Highland Park in two regular-season meetings, and their other loss was to nationally ranked Culver Academy (Ind.). Previous: 1

2. St. Andrew’s (Fla.), 16-0

The Scots won a Florida Class 1A title on May 8 by defeating St. Edward’s (Fla.) 13-5, helping legendary coach Tony Seaman to his first championship with St. Andrew’s. Sophomore Jack Schulte had a team-leading 40 goals, and freshman Kurt Schwarz had 24 assists this season. Previous: 2

3. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 17-0

The Crusaders completed an unbeaten season with a state title on March 26, defeating Hough (N.C.) 14-5. Bryce Wojnovich, a Jacksonville recruit, was named the state championship game MVP for his five-goal performance. Junior Caden Zadell led Cardinal Gibbons with 42 goals this season. Previous: 3

4. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 25-0

The Titans concluded a perfect season with a 12-8 state championship game victory over Pace Academy (Ga.) on Saturday, propelled by two early goals from Riley Sullivan. Blessed Trinity narrowly advanced to the championship after topping Westminster (Ga.) 11-10. Previous: 4

5. Jupiter (Fla.), 18-1

The seniors ended their last season at Jupiter the same way they ended their first season — as state champions. The Warriors won the Florida Class 2A title on May 8 by defeating Winter Park (Fla.) 12-8. Lafayette recruit Max Sanderson led Jupiter with 71 goals. Junior Trace Hogan had 35 assists in addition to 49 goals. Previous: 5

6. Highland Park (Texas), 14-3

The Highlanders came a game shy of winning a state championship, falling to Dallas Jesuit 10-8 on May 9 after holding a 6-5 lead early in the second half. Highland Park had regular season wins over Dallas Jesuit (splitting games) and Westlake (Texas). Previous: 6

7. Louisville St. Xavier (Ky.), 18-3

The Tigers completed a state championship run by topping Trinity (Ky.) 17-8, marking St. Xavier’s third straight state title. Hillis Burns scored five times in the state final. St. Xavier advanced to the title game by defeating Eastern (Ky.) 15-10. Previous 9

8. Ponte Vedra (Fla.), 15-1

The Sharks’ season concluded in a shocking overtime playoff loss to Creekside (Fla.). Maddox Johnson led Ponte Vedra with 49 goals, while Jack Reed led the squad in assists with 20. Previous: 7

9. Middle Creek (N.C.), 12-1

The Mustangs’ season came to an end March 17, losing to eventual state champion Cardinal Gibbons 12-7. Eight Mustangs tallied double figures in goals this year, led by junior Tate Jones, who had 36. Charlie Riesett won more than 90 percent of faceoffs. Previous: 8

10. St. Edward’s (Fla.), 16-5

The Pirates’ run in the state tournament came to an end just short of a title on May 8. St. Edward’s lost to St. Andrew’s (Fla.) 13-5 in the state final. Junior Oscar Lindenthal led St. Edward’s with 66 goals but was held scoreless in the championship game. Senior Danny Richmond had 62 assists. Previous: 10

— Justin Boggs

Midwest Top 10

1. Culver Academy (Ind.), 14-2

The Eagles finished their season with a close GEICO Nationals semifinal loss to Taft (Conn.). Culver went undefeated against the Midwest this year, including wins over St. Ignatius, St. Xavier and Upper Arlington out of the Buckeye State, along with impressive victories over IMG National (Fla.), St. John’s College High (D.C.) and Dallas Jesuit (Texas). Previous: 1

2. New Trier (Ill.), 15-0

The Trevians had a relatively light week, playing just one game, a 14-6 win over Wheaton Academy (Ill.). New Trier built a comfortable lead early, up 9-2 at the half, and was able to play plenty of guys. A total of 12 players scored, including two goals apiece by Ollie Montgomery and Jesse Shapiro. Previous: 3

3. Dublin Jerome (Ohio), 22-2

The best teams find ways to win close games. Dublin Jerome did exactly that and was rewarded with a state title. The Celtics beat Cleveland St. Ignatius (Ohio) in overtime in the semifinals, then avenged a MSLCA tournament loss to Upper Arlington with a 12-11 state championship victory over the Golden Bears. Jerome got hat tricks from Carter Barco (three goals, three assists) and Jackson Bryne (three goals) and a big game from Marek Tzagournis (two goals, three assists). Previous: 6

4. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 21-2

Entering the OHSAA postseason, the Golden Bears had just one loss to the Midwest’s top team, but they couldn’t repeat in the state final against Dublin Jerome, which Upper Arlington beat rather handily in the MSLCA tournament. Despite the 12-11 loss, Sam Burns had a memorable state final performance for the Golden Bears with five goals, while Marco Landolfi also had a hat trick. Previous: 2

5. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 14-1

The Ramblers ran their win streak to seven with a trio of victories last week. They beat St. Viator (Ill.) 11-7 and York (Ill.) 10-8 to finish the regular season and followed that with an 18-4 win over Oak Park-River Forest (Ill.) to start the postseason. Next up for Loyola is a sectional semifinal Wednesday against nearby rival Evanston (Ill.). Previous: 4

6. Brother Rice (Mich.), 16-2

Since kicking off May with a four-goal loss to Upper Arlington, Brother Rice has won eight straight, allowing just 25 goals over that stretch, including three shutouts. The Warriors were tested in their Region 6 final against Birmingham United, which was knotted at 6 with 11:23 remaining before Brother Rice finished the game on a 4-1 run. Previous: 5

7. St. Ignatius (Ohio), 13-6

The Wildcats’ bid for their first state title ended in heartbreaking fashion in the semifinals, as they led Dublin Jerome 13-10 with 4:30 remaining before the Celtics scored the final four goals, the last coming in overtime. The tough loss included a historic moment for St. Ignatius, as Luciano Yacovone set the program’s single-season assist record at 48. Previous: 7

8. Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.), 19-2

Down 1-0 late in the first quarter of their state title game against Carmel (Ind.), the Royals knotted the score nine seconds before the quarter break, then dominated the second period on a 6-0 run to gain control en route to a 10-6 win. Connor Rudnow scored the equalizer and go-ahead goals, while Louden Sundling assisted the game-tying goal and had two of his three goals in the second quarter as HSE built a lead that lasted for the duration of the contest. Previous: 8

9. Hartland (Mich.), 21-1

The Eagles have won 19 straight entering Wednesday’s state semifinal against Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.). Noah Luck helped Hartland take control of its quarterfinal against Saline (Mich.), scoring a hat trick by the 8:15 mark of the first quarter en route to a 19-5 victory. Luck’s five-goal performance left him with a school-record 96 goals to go with 33 assists. Meanwhile, Bo Lockwood’s two goals and six assists put him at 91 goals and 131 assists on the season. Previous: 9

10. Forest Hills Central (Mich.), 16-3

The Rangers were able to control possession and involve their entire roster in a 16-2 regional final victory over East Lansing (Mich.). They were slower out of the gate in their state quarterfinal against Forest Hills Northern but bounced back from some early adversity for a 16-4 victory. Previous: 10

— Jonah Rosenblum

West Top 10

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 15-0

Nils Barry scored the game-winner on a last-second shot to lift the Wildcats to a 10-9 win over Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) in the WCAL tournament championship Saturday. They had already beaten SHP three times this season, but none of the previous meetings were decided by fewer than seven goals. Jackson Kane finished with three goals and one assist, and Will Miller added a hat trick to pace the offense, as St. Ignatius earned an automatic qualifying berth into the CIF Central Coast Section playoffs. The Wildcats had topped St. Francis (Calif.) 20-3 in the WCAL semifinals Thursday. Previous: 1

2. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 13-2

Freshman Andrew Cook made 12 saves, junior Tayden Bultman scored four goals and sophomore Henry Brayer won 15 of 17 faceoffs as the Falcons beat La Costa Canyon (Calif.) 10-3 in the Open Division final Saturday to become the only team in CIF San Diego Section history to three-peat. Seniors Dewey Egan (UNC) and Griffin Crawford added two goals apiece with Egan adding a pair of assists. Torrey Pines routed San Marcos (Calif.) 22-6 in the semifinals. Previous: 2

3. Loyola Los Angeles (Calif.), 18-1

Matteo Silvestri, Owen Gaffney and Roger Roges each scored two goals to lead the Loyola attack in a 9-6 win over Corona del Mar (Calif.) in the CIF Southern Section semifinals Friday. That sets up a showdown with Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) in the championship June 1, as the Cubs will be playing in their fifth straight championship game. Loyola topped Palos Verdes (Calif.) 15-8 in the quarterfinals Tuesday. Previous: 3

4. Valor Christian (Colo.), 8-1

The Eagles continue to roll, as they outscored ThunderRidge (Colo.) and Chaparral (Colo.) 37-7 last week to extend their win streak to five games. Gunnar Fellows racked up seven goals and three assists in a 21-6 victory over Chaparral, and Caleb Pallo added five goals and four assists. Jake Likes led the attack in a 16-1 win against ThunderRidge, finishing with five goals and three assists. Previous: 5

5. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 14-3

Three days after Luke Fox netted an overtime goal to lift the Knights past Tesoro (Calif.), Kenny Seiler scored the winner in overtime against Mater Dei (Calif.) to send Foothill to the CIF Southern Section final and back into the rankings. The 7-6 win against then-No. 6 Mater Dei avenged a regular-season loss. Dean Pistone picked up a ground ball in a scrum near midfield and dished to Seiler to set up the golden goal, and Henry Perkins proved key neutralizing Mater Dei’s faceoff wizard Lucas del la Paz. Foothill is trying for its first championship since 2014, which was one of six L.A.-Orange County championships won by the program before the CIF created a Southern Section championship this season. Previous: NR

6. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 6-1

The Raiders bounced back from their loss to Valor Christian, beating Legend (Colo.) 17-8 on the road June 1. Regis remains the only team to beat Mountain Vista (Colo.) this season. The Raiders have games against Chaparral and Arapahoe (Colo.) on the schedule this week. Previous: 7

7. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 14-4

The Sea Kings had won 10 straight games before falling to Loyola in the CIF Southern Section semifinals Friday, including beating crosstown rival St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) 7-4 in the quarterfinals on June 1. That win avenged an overtime loss to SMES from earlier this season. This time, CdM prevailed in the defensive battle, thanks to two goals each from Lucas Newton, Logan Ip and Ty Caffarelli and standout performances from sophomore goalie Grant Guilano (four saves), Tyler Brown (five ground balls), Tucker Jackson (three ground balls) and Chase Habermehl (two ground balls). Previous: 4

8. Corner Canyon (Utah), 22-0

The Chargers capped a perfect season with the UHSAA/Mountain America Division A title, coming back from a halftime deficit to beat Park City (Utah) 20-13 in the final May 29. Corner Canyon trailed 7-6 at halftime. Jon King led the offense with 112 goals and 49 assists, while Mason Quick wasn’t far behind with 105 goals and 43 assists. Eric Neilson had 72 goals and 44 assists. Blaze DeGracie finished with a team-high 84 ground balls, and Anthony Mackay had 82 ground balls and finished with a 74.2 percent faceoff win rate. Ayden Santi allowed 6.9 goals per game and had a 69.3 percent save rate. Previous: 8

9. De La Salle (Calif.), 12-1

The Spartans completed their season on a five-game win streak following their only loss to St. Ignatius. They beat Dougherty Valley (Calif.) 29-2 on May 25 and ended with a 12-2 victory against California High on May 28. De La Salle, which also owned a notable win over San Ramon Valley (Calif.) outscored opponents 219-73. The CIF North Coast Section is not holding championships this season. Previous: 9

10. Lakeridge (Ore.), 9-2

The Pacers avenged one of their two regular-season losses in the game that mattered most, beating previously ranked Jesuit Portland (Ore.) 11-8 in the Metro Area Tourney championship May 22. Lakeridge trailed by two in the third quarter but outscored the Crusaders 7-4 down the stretch for the win in the de factor state championship game of the pandemic-shortened 2021 campaign. Previous: 10

— Laurel Pfahler