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SBLive's California Softball Top 25: Canyon (Anaheim) and Villa Park reenter the top 10

Both Crestview League powers went 2-0 this week.

Here are SBLive's weekly California high school softball rankings. The rankings are posted weekly throughout the regular season, and before and after the CIF Regional playoffs. Last week was the debut of SBLive California's softball rankings and included 20 teams, but now they go out to 25.

1. Oaks Christian (21-0 – 1st)

It's time for the Righetti Tournament for the No. 1 team in our rankings. Oaks has one more league matchup with Westlake as well on Tuesday.

2. Clovis North (16-0 – 2nd)

The Broncos picked up another win against Clovis, the No. 2 team in the Central Section, this time by a score of 5-2.

3. Granada Livermore (18-1 – 3rd)

The Matadors needed extra innings to hold off an upset bid by California (San Ramon), but they got it done.

4. Saint Francis Mountain View (19-2 – 4th)

Since the Lancers beat Whitney (Rocklin) 8-0 on April 9, not one of the five teams they've faced have been able to either score on them or fend off the mercy rule.

5. Murrieta Mesa (23-5 – 6th)

The Rams are on a 10-game winning streak, and have won their last six by a combined score of 87-1.

6. Sheldon (14-4 – 9th)

Sheldon started its week by blowing out Delta League foes Davis and Cosumnes Oaks, and will now make an appearance at the NorCal Classic this weekend.

7. Archbishop Mitty (17-2 – 10th)

Mitty hasn't played in the past week, but moves up three spots resulting from big losses for Del Oro and Norco.

8. Roosevelt Eastvale (18-3 – 8th)

Like we said last week, the Mustangs would be the clear No. 3 in the state if not for last week's loss against Norco. With Norco now falling to Corona Centennial, it would've been a lot less difficult to keep Roosevelt at eight had last week's loss not been by a score of 19-5. But one loss still only counts for one loss, and the Mustangs' track record is otherwise outstanding. So with two wins this week against Corona and M.L. King, they retain their eighth spot despite Sheldon and Mitty passing them due to Norco's loss.

9. Canyon Anaheim (22-4 – 11th)

Anaheim Canyon Comanches softball 3

The Comanches took care of business this week despite needing an extra inning in one of their games, defeating Brea Olinda 11-0 and Foothill (Santa Ana) 4-2.

10. Villa Park (21-4 – 12th)

Sydney Somerndike

To reiterate what we said last week, VP was 16-0 and playing as well as any team in the country before losing reigning Gatorade State Player of the Year Sydney Somerndike for a couple weeks. The Spartans still played at a very high level without her, and now that she's back, the only way is up. They defeated Esperanza 2-0 on Thursday.

11. Vanden (13-0 – 14th)

The Vikings defeated Rodriguez 5-2 on Wednesday to remain unbeaten. It was only their fourth win that didn't come by six or more runs.

12. Camarillo (20-3 – 15th)

After their previous meeting with Moorpark was an 11-6 victory last month, the Scorpions edged them out 1-0 on Thursday.

13. Corona Centennial (20-5 – Unranked)

In addition to having a big week of Big VIII League Wins that included beating Norco 6-2, Cen10's stock is rising based on past results as well. Three of the five teams they've lost to – Yucaipa, La Serna, and Murrieta Mesa – have all been rising by the week. But obviously, the Norco win was the key to their big jump in the rankings.

14. Norco (17-7 – 7th)

Even now that they've lost to Corona Centennial, the softball world is still buzzing over the Cougars' 19-5 win against Roosevelt (Eastvale) last week. They get a second crack at Centennial on Friday in one of both teams' biggest games of the year.

15. Westlake (19-4 – 17th)

Westlake's only game of the past week was a big one – a resounding 6-0 revenge win against Newbury Park.

16. Huntington Beach (17-6 – tied for 18th)

Beating an evenly-matched team three games to nothing in a season series might be harder in baseball than any other sport, especially between teams that know each other well. But that's exactly what the Oilers just pulled off against Los Alamitos to clinch the Sunset Surf League.

17. Los Alamitos (19-7 – tied for 18th)

Despite getting beaten by Huntington Beach for the third time in three meetings, the Griffins are still a major threat in the top division heading into the Southern Section playoffs. All they can do now is regroup and hope for another crack at Huntington.

18. Clovis (16-5 – 20th)

Clovis only played once in the last week, and it was another loss to Clovis West. But that's certainly not going to knock the Cougars in the rankings. And at least they played Clovis West down to three runs this time.

19. St. Francis Sacramento (14-2 – Unranked)

With their only two losses coming against Del Oro and Sheldon, the Troubadors have a relatively clean record. And now coming off of recent victories against Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove, and Lincoln (Stockton), their impressive wins are really starting to add up.

20. Elk Grove (14-3 – 16th)

After starting the season 12-0 and now dropping three of its last five in shutout fashion, Elk Grove is officially in a slump. However, they rebounded from the 2-0 loss to St. Francis to defeat a strong St. Mary's (Stockton) squad 3-2.

21. Sutter (20-1 – Unranked)

Thursday was the long-awaited duel between the clear two top teams in the Northern Section, and Sutter prevailed 1-0 against East Nicolaus. The Huskies' only loss came against Elk Grove, and while they don't have a bunch of signature wins, they've taken care of business in every other game all season. 

22. Rocklin (12-8 – Unranked)

After starting the season 4-7 – thanks largely to playing elite competition – the Thunder have now won eight of their last nine spanning back nearly a month. They've also won six straight, including an 8-1 win against Folsom and a victory over Vista del Lago.

23. Folsom (12-4-1 – Unranked)

After having 11 days to think about the lopsided loss to Rocklin, the Bulldogs picked up a massive 5-3 win over Del Oro, avenging a 2-1 loss on March 25. They play Rocklin twice next week and have the rubber match against Del Oro on May 6.

24. Del Oro (17-2 – 5th)

The Golden Eagles took a colossal tumble, falling a whopping 20 spots. This is life sometimes in the Sierra Foothill League. Del Oro still has a 1.5-game lead in the conference, and a narrow loss to a powerhouse like Folsom is not any kind of death sentence in terms of their season goals – even though it crushed them in this week's rankings.

25. Pacifica Garden Grove (22-4 – 13th)

Pacifica took a massive tumble as a result of a loss to unranked Kennedy (La Palma). Still, it was a potent team the Mariners lost to, and they still have a strong resume through the whole regular season.

Also in consideration:

Mission Viejo, Beaumont, Heritage (Brentwood), East Nicolaus, Orange Lutheran, Buchanan (Clovis)