PGHCalifornia Top 25 High School Rankings
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Here are the Top 25 Schools Ranked by PGHCali and it is very interesting to see how these teams will fair this season coming, expect to see some upsets in this years contest, we will change the ranking for teams…
Here are the Top 25 Schools Ranked by PGHCali and it is very interesting to see how these teams will fair this season coming, expect to see some upsets in this years contest, we will change the ranking for teams by schedule weight and opponents played against every two weeks.
#1: Etiwanda HS (32-3) CIFSS Open Division Finalist 2023; Open Division Regional Champions & Open Division State Champion 2023; #3 in the SBLive National Rankings
Etiwanda did a great job this last season garnering some of the best performances we have seen in a while, they beat the #1 team in Sierra Canyon in the State Regional final to go on an defeat Archbishop Mitty in the State Finals and capture their first Open Division State Championship. They are a young group that is very seasoned and Coach Stan Delus has done a great job with these kids, developing them and making them tough and ready to handle what is around the corner next. This is a defensive minded team that can also put up some numbers on you and they do it in a hurry and keep you off base with their defensive intensity. Here are the cast members who will return this year.
Sierra Canyon has always been a Top team in the State of California for girls basketball, they have always had superstars and a cast of very good players to fill out their rosters. They have battled with Etiwanda and other Top teams in the State, but the relationship between Sierra Canyon and Etiwanda has been monumental over the past few years starting in 2018. Both of these teams get athletes knocking down their doors to come and play, they both travel the country playing very competitive schedules and it is for good reason. These teams will continue to battle it out in the State Open Division every year, it is just how it suppose to go.
La Jolla County Day is a storied program with the a superstar roster going back to Candace Wiggins, they have always been on the map and have won numerous Championships in CIF San Diego for awhile now. The most recent stars to come out of that program was Breya Cunningham and Jada Williams, both of those athletes are now debuting at University of Arizona this coming season and we believe they both will contribute to the success of their team this year. This group is well-coached by long tenured Head Girls Basketball Coach Terri Bamford and she is one of the most respected and most knowledgeable and has been winning games for years.
#4: Archbishop Mitty HS (27-3), CCS Girls Basketball Open Division Champions 2023, Regional Open Division Champions 2023 & CIF State Open Division Finalist 2023; #9 in SBLive National Rankings
Archbishop Mitty High School, located in San Jose, California, is known for its successful girls’ basketball program. The Archbishop Mitty Monarchs girls’ basketball team is renowned for its competitive performances at both the state and national levels. They are always a force to deal with in the girls basketball arena and will continue to be as long as the kids are lined up to go there to get a chance to be apart of a CIF State Championship team.
#5: Mater Dei HS (27-5); CIFSS Open Division Semi-Finalist 2023, CIF State Regional SemiFinalist 2023
Mater Dei is a juggernaut in the game of girls basketball on the West Coast and even in the Country, they continue to bring in great talent and super athletes that go on to be superstars in college and some even make it to the WNBA. They have a kid right now that will make that journey if she continues to work hard and be the best she possibly can be and that athletes name is Addision Deal, she is gonna be special and remember folks, I told you that name when she was a 7th grader. Mater Dei is always in contention with a CIFSS Championship or a State Championhsip and they play a good schedule that keeps them in the National Top 25 rankings, enough said..
#6: Oakland Tech HS (30-5) Overall; (8-0) in Oakland League, CIF NorCal Division I Champions 2023; State Division I Champions 2023
Oakland Tech is a 3 time consecutive State Champion in the field of girls basketball and have won 25 playoff games in a row since 2019. they have build a dynasty over there since the Pandemic break put teams at a pause for a year and they were hungry to defend their title an they came out and did just that. They have won Championships in Division 3, 4 and now Division 1, which they seemed to always be a D1 school in our opinion. They are doing well and are primed to appear in a title game again this year, lets just wait and see.
Clovis West has always been a powerhouse when it comes to girls basketball in the beautiful state of California, they just finished their 11th consecutive Champoinship in the CIF Central Sectiion. This was win 425 for Coach Craig Campbell making him the winningest Coach in Central Section History. This team bring in talent and develops them into elite teams and they will continue to do this year after year for more time to come. They will also appear in a title game this year in Sectional and State, expect it.
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Salesian has an impressive record winning League Championships, Sectional Championships and appearing in State title games, that is not by coincedence, those kids play hard and are well coached by the head coach and they give him 100% each and every time the step out on the court. These kids will definitely appear in another title game this coming year, I promise that as well.
#9: Folsom HS; (26-3) Overall; 10-0 in Sierra Foothill League, CIF San Joaquin Division I Champiuons 2023; State Open Division Round 1 2023
Folsom did a great job this past season wining the SJS Division I championship and they did by defeating a very good St. Marys of Stockton team who have a cast of stars playing their as well. Folsom controlled th game for the first 3 periods, but St. Marys would make a game of it in the end and Folsom would pull off the win with a score of 58-53 to capture the title. These girls play hard as well and handle their business on the floor, you see the returner for next season, they are loaded.
#10: Piedmont HS; (27-1) Overall; (9-0) in West Alameda County Foothill League, CIF North Coast Section Division 4 Champions 2023; State Open Division Regional Semifinalist 2023
Piedmont was a good 27-0 on the season after winning their Championship this season, they would then face the tough team in Salesian Prep in the State Open Division and would eventually fall to them giving them their only loss of the season in the State Tournament, they had a good run and will continue to get better with the cast of returners below, so we hope to see them in the sectional again as well the State Tournament.
#11: St. Marys HS (26-10) Overall; (10-0) in Tri-City Athletic League; 2023 CIF State Dvision I Finalist
St. Marys of Stockton has always been a basketball power and they have great leadership and it has always been something that keeps them in the limelight of the basketball world. They host a great tournament in the MLK Classic each year that brings some of the basketball elite to the venue to play and see where they stand in the arena. St. Marys has a few high D1 prospects on their roster and they are always in contention of winning a championship and finishing in the top portion of their league.
Seniors: Alanis Sulivan, ,
and Cassidy Bartolotto
Juniors: , Theresa Gotico, Victory Bragg, Kylie Limbrick and Natalie Munoz
Sophomores: Mia Jamias, Presley DaCruz and Evelini Smith
Freshman: and Ava Perez
#12: Sage Hill HS (21-10) Overall; (6-0) in Pacific Coast League; 2023 CIF State Regional Open Division Finalist
Sage Hill has been performing well better and better each year they have been in contention for a title in the CIF Playoffs and Championships. They lost to Mater Dei their last game, but they played hard and made Mater Dei put them away, they have been on their game for the past 3 to 4 serasons. Some teams have even said they would not want to play them in the near future as they become more seasoned and experienced at the game, expect them to make some waves this season in the Playoffs.
Seniors: , Petra Gapp,
, Zoie Lamkin, Annabelle Spotts,
and Sara Alizadeh
Juniors: Grace Bori and Dunia Al-Khatib
Sophomores: and Alyssa Cuff
Freshman: Finley Callero, Audrey Reynolds and Kamdym Klamberg
#13: Corona Santiago HS (25-10) Overall; (10-0) in Big VIII League; 2023 CIFSS Division I Finalist
Santiago is a young team and they have worked and developed into a basketball power in Riverside County and in California. They are coming off a Big VIII League championship and a CIF Division I Finalist loss to Oakland Tech. They have developed their girls into a championship caliber team and they are not gonna do anything short of repeating as the Big VIII champion and go even deeper this year in the playoffs. I have watched these girls for some time and they are tough and skilled, it is their time.
San Ramon Valley is an East Bay League Champion and they are worthy of this #14 spot in California, because they are well coached and are some good skilled kids that know how to play the game. This team is devising a way to get back to the playoffs and championships, they are a little short staffed and hope this season that they add some more depth to the team that will allow them to go deeper into the playoffs.
#15: Clovis HS (27-7) Overall; (9-1) in Tri-Rivers League
#16: Cardinal Newman HS (25-8) Overall; (8-0) in NorthBay-Oak League; 2023 CIF North Coast Section Open Division SemiFinalist; 2023 CIF State Division I Round II Finalist
#17: Mission Hills HS (21-11) Overall; (10-0) in Palomar League; 2023 CIF San Diego Section Open Division Semifinalist; 2023 CIF State Division I Round II Finalist
Seniors: , Genesis Henderson, Lindsey Jones, Kylee Trujillo, Maria Gorbushin and Kyara Walter
Juniors: Destiny Walker
Sophomore: Izzy Medina, Madyson Null, Kalea Bacho, Lyndsey Rodgers and Kendall Nguyen
Freshman: Maleena Nava
#18: Del Norte HS (23-11) Overall; (6-4) in the Palomar League; 2023 CIF San Diego Section Open Division Championship Finalists; 2023 CIF State Division I Regional Finalists
#19: Carondelet HS (23-8) Overall; 2023 CIF North Coast Section Open Division SemiFinalist; 2023 CIF State Division I Round II Finalist
#20: Mount Miguel HS (24-8) Overall; (8-0) in Grossmont Hills League; 2023 CIF San Diego Section Open Division Round i Finalists; 2023 CIF State Division I Regional Finalists
Seniors: Makiah Stewart
Juniors: Helen Rosales
Sophomore: Sydney Holiday
#21: Windward HS (18-10) Overall; (8-0) in the Gold Coast League; 2023 CIF Southern Section Open Division Pool Play Finalists; 2023 CIF State Division I Championships Round I Finalists
Seniors: Sadie Cohen, Lexi Shapiro,
Juniors: Samara Durham, , Olivia Lagao and Nina Antoni
Sophomores: Julianna Samarge
Freshmans: Charis Rainey
#22: Orange Lutheran HS (26-8) Overall; (4-4) in the Trinity League; 2023 CIF Southern Section Division I Champions; Section 2023 CIF State Division I SemiFinalists
Juniors: Kelly Garrity and Sophia Eriman
Sophomores: Ruby Fuamatu, Melanie Stewart and Emalynn Vong
Freshmans: Lexi Joko, Chloe Hon, Lucie Harrington and Jocelyn Thompson
#23: Chaminade HS (20-14) Overall; (6-4) in the Mission League; 2023 CIF Southern Section Division I Semifinalists; 2023 CIF State Division I Round II Finalists
Juniors: Aliya Latif, Franny Egan, Arizona Chavez and Addison Keenan
Sophomores: , and Mya Patrick
Freshmans: Emery Hayes and Karina Klemz
#24: Ontario Christian HS (27-5) Overall; (8-0) in the Ambassador League; 2023 CIF Southern Section Open Division Pool Play Finalist; 2023 CIF State Division I Round I Finalists
Juniors: Danika Reomales and Crystal Briggs
Sophomores: Savannah Philan, Samantha Cantos, and Cori Benjamin
Freshmans: and Legacy Benjamin
#25: Brentwood HS (28-7) Overall; (6-2) Gold Coast League; 2023 CIF Southern Section Division 2A Champions; 2023 CIF State Championships Division I Round II Finalists
Juniors: and Lev Feiman
Sophomores: Angelica Pascual, Maile Naito and Logan Scott
Freshmans: Kelsey Sugar, Reena White and Lei Tomatsu