Vacaville, De La Salle Surge Upward After Double-Digit Point Gains In Our NorCal Wrestling Rankings •
All year, SportStars will align the best of each weight class, and the top teams in Northern California into lists of the 15 best.
This year, our team rankings are calculated by the cumulative “power points” of each ranked wrestler, with 15 points awarded to the top wrestler in each weight and one point given to the wrestler at No. 15. Only one wrestler can earn “power points” in each bracket, but we will rank multiple wrestlers from the same team, if necessary.
These rankings go hand-in-hand with our weight-by-weight wrestler rankings.
Wrestling Team Rankings
1. (1) Gilroy (13 ranked, 156 power points (+3))
CCS – The Mustangs took home a convincing championship finish at Five Counties after winning 11 medals across the 14 weights, including championships for Chase Saldate, Ryan Reyes and Nicholas Villarreal. Gilroy should emerge from the Central Coast Section with a dynamic lineup ready for the state tournament.
2. (3) Vacaville (10-108 (+20))
SJS – The Bulldogs nabbed a well-earned bump after taking third at the toughest dual meet tournament in the nation, The Clash XVII in Rochester, Minnesota. Ranked wrestlers Isaiah Medina, Connor Shirar, Jacob Peralta, Zane Martin, Tyee Ducharme, Cole Chapman, Kenny Probis and Chris Island (pictured above) combined for 39 wins.
3. (4) De La Salle-Concord (10-96 (+11))
NCS – A big win by Mateo Sandez gave De La Salle some key power points in the 120 ranks, and lofted the Spartans above an injury-ridden Oakdale team that could climb when wrestlers establish their prestige in the Sac-Joaquin Section. De La Salle now has 10 ranked wrestlers and is the class of the North Coast Section.
4. (2) Oakdale (9-91 (-3))
SJS – Oakdale hasn’t showcased the full lineup that allowed the program to debut at No. 2 in our rankings. The Mustangs also have a few awkward weights where standout freshmen like Michael Torres and Ceaser Garza will be forced into a higher weight division because of the returning stalwarts looking to enter the league tournament at that weight. Both would be ranked much higher at a lower weight class.
5. (5) Del Oro-Loomis (6-68 (-8))
SJS – The Golden Eagles dropped a pivotal dual meet to likely Sierra Foothill League champion Folsom. The Bulldogs are deeper than Del Oro, though Del Oro is better poised to score tournament points. Del Oro also has a few wrestlers recovering from injury who should make an impact late in the season.
THE NEXT 10
6. (T8) Pitman-Turlock (6-53)
7. (7) Franklin-Elk Grove (5-50)
8. (T8) Sutter (5-46)
9. (T11) Folsom (5-39)
10. (13) Turlock (4-38)
11. (T11) Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills (3-35)
12. (6) Liberty-Brentwood (4-32)
13. (T14) Elk Grove (4-30)
14. (10) Evergreen Valley-San Jose (5-29)
15. (NR) Foothill-Palo Cedro (3-28)
T14. El Capitan Merced