Area Soccer Rankings: Undefeated Walnut takes over top boys spot, Claremont still No. 1 in girls


1. Walnut (8-0-1) — Best on paper, five straight shutouts, outscored opponents 26-3. What more do you want?
2. Damien (6-1-3) – Sierra League favorites after South Hills’ recent non-league collapse.
3. Sierra Vista (8-1-3) — Surprising 1-0 loss to Workman, solid other than that.
4. South Hills (6-3-3) — Lost No. 1 spot after three straight one-goal losses.
5. Diamond Bar (7-3-2) — Jumped out to a quick 2-0 start in the Hacienda.
6. Nogales (6-2) — Remember when the Nobles were national contenders in the 90s?
7. Los Altos (6-5-2) — Has lost several close games, much better than this.
8. Baldwin Park (5-4-1) — Expect the Braves to fight for the VVL title in the end.
9. Bishop Amat (3-3-1) — Solid wins on resume, including 1-0 win over Los Altos
10. Gladstone (6-2) — Who expected the Gladiators to play this well?

1. Claremont (14-2-1) — This is a no brainer, they won CIF last year and have a lot of talent back.
2. Charter Oak (9-1-2) — Shocked I’m typing this, but Chargers proved themselves with 1-0 win St. Lucy’s.
3. Bishop Amat (6-3-3) — Finally rounding into form, but not as strong as previous years.
4. Chino Hills (8-2-5) — Could very well compete for the Sierra League title. As explosive as they come.
5. St. Lucy’s (6-3-2) — Shocking isn’t it, four of the top five ranked teams from the Sierra League.
6. Diamond Bar (8-3-2) — School that produced the best American girls player today is taking off.
7. Sierra Vista (9-2-1) — Fact check: Dons girls soccer is the only sport at Sierra Vista to win a CIF team title.
8. Diamond Ranch (5-1) — Schedule easy and not all games posted, but they’ll give Diamond Bar a run in the Hacienda.
9. South Hills (7-2-3) — Poor Huskies, great season, but probably only fifth-best in Sierra.
10. San Dimas (6-4-2) — Saints should be good enough to win VVL, but not as dominant as prior years.

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  • Hacienda league!

    Walnut travels to rowland this week on Thursday right? Maxpreps is sometimes a little off so I want to make sure .

  • Soccer Fan

    Solid top ten on the boys and girls. This next month or so should b very interesting with all the talent playing each other. Cant wait to see these teams represent the SGV in CIF come mid February

  • Heights Gal

    Fred, where are Los Altos girls? They beat your precious Amat with 4 starters on the bench, lost 2-0 to CO with 5 starters on the bench, lost a 1-0 heartbreaker at defending Hacienda League Champ Diamond Bar, won the Sunny Hills Tournament by beating Division 2 studs Sunny Hills and Corona Centennial. Yes they have 5 losses but do you realize that those losses have come to teams that are a combined 40-8-8 on the season! You got some ‘splainin to do!

    • Heights Gal

      And Diamond Ranch?? Seriously??? They have five wins on the season, four of which have come against Maranatha (2-8), Cantwell Sacred Heart (0-8), and two wins against St. Paul (2-10). Thats four wins against a combined record of 4-36!!!! They have one good win against Alta Loma. The only other decent teams they’ve played they’ve lost to 3-0 (South Hills as Serrano). Why am I able to do this research easier a better than you?

  • disqus_N3y5iC1BjS

    How can you justify putting Bishop Amat above Chino Hills, St Lucys and Diamond Bar? I hope you aren’t making the exscuse for their losses due to their transfers not being able to play early in the season. All teams had issues with players not being available due to transfers, club and injuries so I agree with Heights Gal and some more research needs to be done on your part. We know its not football, basketball or baseball but a little more effort would be nice.

  • We’ll just have to see about Amat, but look at who they’ve played? They get St. Joseph and La Salle this week so we’ll know exactly where they’re. And yes, the transfers are going to help.

  • Soccer Fan

    Los Altos should be in the top ten. I saw them play earlier in the year and they are pretty good. Very young and that inexperience might hurt them in league or even in CIF. Bishop Amat not having all its players is no excuse but it does make a huge difference when u have your starting 11 eligible and injury free. Its going to be a big week for Bishop Amat to see what kind of team they really are. Still a pretty Solid top ten.

  • Futbol 24/7

    Fred, How did Amat girls do?

  • Soccer Fan

    With Charter Oak losing and Bishop Amat losing as well. Where will they be in next Weeks poll? Also Diamond Ranch got a good whooping and South Hills lost also. Its looking tougher than what teams expected winning league or even making CIF.