May 17, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

CIF officials announce pre-season high school boys water polo polls and watch list

The Northwood High pool is the home of the Timberwolves. (File photo Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone)

CIF officials on Monday released the pre-season polls and watch-list for boys water polo, which would be utilized to determine divisions for playoffs if the sport is held in 2021.

CIF State officials said that the schedule for 2021 is on hold as they wait for further guidance from the California Department of Public Health.

Boys and girls water polo was scheduled to start in December under the CIF’s revised plan, but that plan is on hold and it is not known, when, or if the season will start as coronavirus cases continue to surge in Orange County and throughout the state.

There are 20 teams in the CIF Division 1-2. CIF Southern Section officials said that “the top 20 teams from this group will be published with the polls (the top 10 of those 20 representing the Division 1 ‘Watch List’).  Using power rankings and committee determination, the top teams will be designated as the CIF-SS Playoff Division 1, with the remaining teams comprising the CIF-SS Division 2.

“Divisions 1 and 2 will be finalized during the last seeding meeting on a date yet to be determined. 

DIVISION 1-2

Corona del Mar
Dana Hills
Foothill
Harvard Westlake
Huntington Beach
JSerra
Laguna Beach
Los Alamitos
Los Osos
Loyola
Mater Dei
Mira Costa
Newport Harbor
Northwood
Oaks Christian
Orange Lutheran
Palos Verdes
Poly/Riverside
Redondo Union
San Clemente
Santa Barbara
Santa Margarita
Wilson/Long Beach
Woodbridge

DIVISION 3

Agoura
El Toro
La Serna
Notre Dame/SO
Redlands East Valley
San Juan Hills
Servite
Schurr
South Pasadena
Ventura
Westlake
Yorba Linda

DIVISION 4

Arlington
Claremont
Esperanza
Millikan
Mission Viejo
Rio Mesa
Santa Monica
St. Francis
Thousand Oaks
Yucaipa

DIVISION 5

Beaumont
Chaparral
Corona
Elsinore
Fullerton
Kennedy
Laguna Hills
Moorpark
Temecula Valley
Upland

DIVISION 6

Baldwin Park
Buena
Burbank
Carpinteria
Citrus Valley
Downey
Etiwanda
Garden Grove
La Sierra
JW North
Rancho Mirage
South Torrance
Valley View
West Torrance
Whittier

DIVISION 7

Cabrillo/Long Beach
Chaffey
Heritage
Hillcrest
La Quinta/Westminster
Lakeside
Lakewood
Lompoc
Mark Keppel
Milken Community
Ocean View
Paloma Valley
Santa Ana
Tahquitz
Whitney