Tribune Boys Soccer Rankings
1. Claremont (14-2-2) — The defending CIF champions are 4-0 in the Sierra and already have defeated Damien and Chino Hills. They can take another big step with a win against South Hills on Wednesday at CDF at 5:30.
2. Mountain View (7-3-4) — Vikings looked terrific in a 4-1 rout of El Monte, but the big game is Tuesday at home against South El Monte. Both teams are undefeated in league with 4-0 records.
3. South Hills (11-3-2) — It was a big week for the Huskies, ending with a 2-1 win over Chino Hills to go 3-1 in the Sierra with a home game Wednesday against Claremont, undefeated in league and the area’s No. 1
4. Damien (8-6-2) — Spartans win twice last week and are very much in the league race with a 3-1 record. They’re tied with South Hills and a game back of Claremont.
5. Diamond Ranch (8-3-1) – They meet rival Diamond Bar on Thursday for sole possession of first in the Hacienda League.
6. La Puente (7-4-4) — Look who’s leading the Montview with a 5-1-1 overall record. There are four teams with a shot at the league title, but the Warriors look like the best of the best so far.
7. South El Monte (6-2-1) — Few thought the Eagles would contend for a league title with Arroyo, El Monte and defending champion Mountain View all playing so well. But the Eagles are 4-0 just like Mountain View, and can take over first with a win at Mountain View on Tuesday.
8. Pomona (8-2-1) — The Red Devils are 6-0 in league and can all but close it out with a win over Baldwin Park on Tuesday. They’re not the most disciplined defensively, but they find ways to win, like last week’s 5-3 win over improved Nogales.
9. Sierra Vista (10-4-2) — If the playoffs started today, the Dons wouldn’t make it, sitting in fourth in the Montview. Only 4-3-1 in league, if the Dons don’t get it going soon, they will be on the outside looking in. The two biggest stories of the season could be Baldwin Park and Sierra Vista missing the playoffs.
10. Baldwin Park (8-6-2) — What’s happening to the Braves? They lose to Covina and Wilson last week, and if they don’t beat league undefeated Pomona on Tuesday, the Braves could fall to fourth in league. What an amazing fall from grace for the defending CIF champions.