Loyola, PV and Westlake Hold Firm Atop Coaches Poll

The top six teams remained the same in this week’s coaches poll, with Loyola (eight first-place votes), Palos Verdes (six first-place votes) and Westlake (one first-place vote) holding down the Top 3.

The biggest mover in the poll was Mira Costa (7-1), which dropped from No. 7 to No. 9 after losing 16-4 at Crespi.

The Mustangs also missed two opportunities to bolster their resume when two scheduled games — vs. Oak Park (power failure with Costa leading 6-3 with 3:05 left in the first half) and Newbury Park (miscommunication in scheduling process) — were cancelled.

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Biggest jump: No team moved up more than one slot. West Ranch (4-5) entered the rankings at No. 20.
Biggest fall: Mira Costa (7-1), from 7 to 9.
Newcomer: West Ranch (4-5).
Dropped out: El Segundo (5-3).
Also worth considering: Valencia (6-6), Birmingham (6-3).

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