East Bay basketball polls

Boys

Rec. Pts. LW

1. B. O'Dowd (5)*          7-4          75          1

2. Monte Vista          14-0          70          3

3. Campolindo          11-4          64          6

4. De La Salle          9-3          61          7

5. Freedom          11-4          50          8

t6. El Cerrito          15-1          49          2

t6. St. Joseph N.D.          13-3          49          10

8. San Ramon Val.          12-2          40          4

9. Castro Valley          9-4          37          9

10. Berkeley          11-0          28          11

11. Salesian          9-6          27          5

12. Amador Val.          12-2          19          13

13. Dough. Val.          11-4          15          12

14. College Park          9-3          11          15

15. Newark Mem.          7-7          5          NR

Also receiving votes: None. The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Jan. 11.

* indicates number of first-place votes

Girls

Rec. Pts. LW

1. St. Mary's (5)*          10-2          75          1

t2. Miramonte          13-0          66          2

t2. B. O'Dowd          10-3          66          3

4. Carondelet          10-2          63          4

5. Salesian          10-5          55          5

6. Monte Vista          13-0          50          6

7. Berkeley          8-4          44          7

8. Moreau Cath.          12-2          40          8

9. Deer Valley          9-4          35          9

10. Piedmont          7-3          31          10

11. Castro Val.          10-3          25          11

12. Clayton Val.          9-4          20          13

13. Alameda          8-4          11          14

14. Valley Chr.          11-2          10          NR

15. Northgate          12-3          5          t15

Also receiving votes: Pittsburg (11-4, 3 votes). The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are through Jan. 11.

* indicates number of first place votes

This week's games to watch

De La Salle at Monte Vista, boys basketball, Friday, 7 p.m. -- The gym will be packed as the defending East Bay Athletic League champion Spartans travel to Danville to face a Mustangs team that entered the week with a 14-0 record.

Campolindo at Hayward, boys soccer, Saturday, 1 p.m. -- The Cougars face the Farmers in a rematch of a NCS Division II quarterfinal last season.

Literacy Classic All-Star game, football, Saturday, 7 p.m. -- The top high school seniors from the East Bay will take on the best from the South and West Bay at San Jose City College to raise money for a literacy program.

Bishop O'Dowd vs. Capital Christian-Sacramento, boys basketball, Monday, 3:45 p.m. -- The Dragons take on the Cougars in a game between two of Northern California's best teams. The game is part of the all-day Martin Luther King Classic, hosted by De La Salle at Berkeley's Haas Pavilion. The Spartans play Long Beach Poly at 5:45 p.m. as part of the excellent lineup.

Miramonte vs. Salesian, girls basketball, Monday, 5 p.m. -- The Matadors face the Pride at the Martin Luther King Classic at Marin Catholic High in Kentfield. Although both teams are expected to challenge for section championships in 2014, with Miramonte in Division III and Salesian in Division IV, it could be a preview of a NorCal Open Division playoff game in March.

Results, NEWS, SCHEDULES, ROSTERS

High school and community college varsity results, news items, schedules and rosters can be reported for the following editions (with email address and phone number):

  • Contra Costa Times/East County Times/West County Times: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 925-943-8247

  • Daily Review/The Argus: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 510-293-2457

  • Oakland Tribune: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 510-208-6407

  • Tri-Valley Times: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 925-847-2166