AREA BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER RANKINGS
BOYS SOCCER RANKINGS
1. Sierra Vista (11-0-1)- Already 4-0 in the Montview and facing 4-0 Duarte at home on Tuesday for sole possession of first.
2. El Monte (6-0-0)- Not just undefeated, but 56 goals for and just two against, including a 4-0 blowout over Baldwin Park. I’m guessing they’re the real deal.
3. Damien (6-3-2)- Defending league champs are still the favorites, but nothing comes easy in the Sierra.
4. Los Altos (4-4-4)- Better than record? Yes. But 2-0 loss to Diamond Ranch not a good way to start the Hacienda.
5. Diamond Bar (9-5-1)- Already 2-0 in the Hacienda with easy wins over West Covina and Bonita.
6. Baldwin Park (8-2-2)- Nice 3-0 start in the Valle Vista, but keep an eye on Pomona.
7. Arroyo (5-1-3)- Solid 1-1 tie against Damien, showdown with El Monte on Tuesday
8. Rosemead (4-1-2)- Another super team in the stacked Mission Valley League.
9. Bishop Amat (5-2-3) – Best start in years. Won three straight and hoping to make some noise in the Del Rey.
10. Duarte (8-3) — 4-0 in the tough Montivew with No. 1 Sierra up next on Tuesday.
GIRLS SOCCER RANKINGS
1. South Hills (11-0-1)- Undefeated and 58 goals with only 4 against. Do you believe? I’ll answer that after Wednesday’s game at Chino Hills, far and away the best in the Sierra.
2. Bishop Amat (5-2-3)- Defending CIF champs not as dominant, but still good. La Salle in town on Wednesday.
3. Diamond Bar (9-2-2)- Defending league champs with big game vs. Los Altos on Tuesday.
4. Los Altos (8-2-2)- Better than most thought it would be, but find out how good at Diamond Bar next.
5. St. Lucy’s (6-7-1)- Not a typical St. Lucy’s start, but they always play a tough schedule.
6. Sierra Vista (9-3-0)- Far and away the best in the Montview. Again.
7. Charter Oak (7-5-0)- Started great last year and faded in the Sierra. Will there be a repeat performance?
8. San Dimas (7-6-0)- Probably still best in the Valle Vista, but not nearly as good as last year.
9. El Monte (5-1)- Not a tough schedule, but only has allowed five goals in six games.
10. Rosemead (5-1)- Only loss a 3-0 setback at Temple City.