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SBLive’s Southern Section Baseball Top 25: Cypress debuts at No. 14

SBLive’s Southern Section high school baseball rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette and are released weekly throughout the season.

SBLive’s Southern Section high school baseball rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette and are released weekly throughout the season.


March 28, 2022

1. Orange Lutheran (12-2)

Last week: 1

The Lancers have won all three of their Trinity League series to begin the season. 

2. Yucaipa (11-2)

Last week: 2

Yucaipa walked off to beat No. 4 Harvard-Westlake 6-5 on Feb. 15. Last week, the Thunderbirds beat Beaumont and Redlands East Valley. 

3. Sierra Canyon (17-0)

Last week: 3

The Trailblazers have two MLB Draft prospects in senior pitchers Jaden Noot and Kassius Thomas and so far the two aces have led Sierra Canyon to an undefeated start. The Trailblazers took down Brentwood twice last week as well as No. 21 Hart, 7-3. 

4. Harvard-Westlake (13-3-1)

Last week: 4

Harvard-Westlake has won eight of their last nine Mission League games. 

5. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) (12-4-1)

Last week: 6

The Knights went 1-1-1 against No. 4 Harvard-Westlake in their series earlier this month and since then, Notre Dame has won eight of nine Mission League games. 

6. Servite (8-3)

Last week: 7

Servite bounced back from a sweep against No. 1 Orange Lutheran to sweep No. 7 Santa Margarita last week

7. Santa Margarita (12-3)

Last week: 5

Santa Margarita swept No. 8 JSerra two weeks ago, but got swept by No. 6 Servite last week. 

8. JSerra (9-9)

Last week: 8

JSerra won two of three against No. 16 St. John Bosco last week. 

9. Villa Park (12-1)

Last week: 10

Villa Park is red hot. The Spartans have won nine games in a row. 

10. Arlington (16-1)

Last week: 11

Arlington has beaten No. 12 King this season. The Lions are currently on a 16 game win streak.

11. King (9-3)

Last week: 12

King beat No. 12 Huntington Beach 2-0 on March 9th. The Wolves have won both of their Big VIII series so far this season against No. 19 Norco and Corona Centennial two games to one.

12. Huntington Beach (10-4)

Last week: 14

Huntington Beach has had an up and down season dropping games to unranked Alemany and Newport Harbor but beating No. 8 JSerra. Last week, the Oilers won against Los Alamitos and Fountain Valley. 

13. Foothill (11-6)

Last week: 15

Foothill dropped an eight inning game to No. 9 Villa Park 7-5 last week. 

14. Cypress (11-3-2)

Last week: NR

Cypress debuts this week despite dropping a 3-2 game to No. 23 El Dorado last week. The Centurions had won seven straight games prior to the loss. 

15. Tesoro (13-1)

Last week: 21

Tesoro's best win came against No. 16 St. John Bosco 4-3 on Feb. 24. Since then, the Titans have won nine out of ten games. 

16. St. John Bosco (11-3)

Last week: 22

The Braves swept Mater Dei two weeks ago, but lost two of three against No. 8 JSerra last week. 

17. Arcadia (12-4)

Last week: 17

Arcadia got back to their winning ways sweeping Glendale last week. The Apaches have beaten No. 18 South Hills and No. 21 Hart this season. 

18. South Hills (12-3)

Last week: 18

South Hills has won seven games in a row.

19. Norco (11-3)

Last week: 19

The Cougars have lost twice to No. 11 King this season -- both games were decided by one run. 

20. Torrance (15-1-1)

Last week: 23

Torrance's only loss this season came against No. 13 Foothill.

21. Hart (10-7)

Last week: 24

The Indians have beaten No. 5 Notre Dame this season and should now rack up wins in the Foothill League.

22. Corona (9-4)

Last week: 13

Corona lost two out of three games against Santiago to drop to No. 22 this week. 

23. Garden Grove Pacifica (12-5)

Last week: NR

Pacifica returns to the rankings this week following a 7-6 win over San Clemente. 

24. El Dorado (12-6)

Last week: NR

El Dorado beat No. 14 Cypress 3-2 on Saturday to get back into the Top 25. 

25. Aquinas (14-1)

Last week: 20

The Falcons have allowed only 20 runs in their 14 wins this season. Last week, the Falcons dropped their first game of the season 1-0 to Ontario Christian. 

Just missed the cut: Long Beach Millikan, Walnut, Trabuco Hills, Calabasas, Oaks Christian, San Dimas, Northview, Etiwanda