SBLive’s California Baseball Top 25: No. 1 Thousand Oaks still unbeaten; Granada Hills Charter moves into rankings

The top six teams in the week’s statewide California high school baseball rankings all held on to their spots from a week ago. No. 7 Sierra Canyon jumped up two spots this week after winning three games last week by a combined score of 30-2.

No. 24 Granada Hills Charter entered the rankings for the first time in 2021 after extending their winning streak to 12 games and moving up to No. 1 in the LA City Section rankings.

Here’s a look at the top baseball teams in California as of May 18. SBLive’s statewide California high school baseball rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Bodie DeSilva and are released weekly throughout the season.

SBLIVE CALIFORNIA TOP 25 BASEBALL RANKINGS

May 18, 2021

1. Thousand Oaks (22-0)

The Lancers swept Calabasas last week to keep the winning streak going. They’ve got four games left in the regular season.

Last week: 1

2. Orange Lutheran (22-2)

Orange Lutheran swept Santa Margarita, shutting out the Eagles in the final two games. They remain unbeaten in Trinity League play.

Last week: 2

3. Buchanan (21-1)

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The Bears moved to 9-0 in Tri-River League play with a sweep over Central (Fresno).

Last week: 3

4. JSerra Catholic (19-5)

The Lions have won 15 straight games as they enter this week’s series against Servite.

Last week: 4

5. Ayala (17-1)

The Bulldogs are 11-0 in league play after two wins over Glendora last week.

Last week: 5

6. Harvard Westlake (18-4)

The Wolverines swept Alemany last week to extend their winning streak to nine games.

Last week: 6

7. Sierra Canyon (16-3)

The Trailblazers have allowed only two runs during their current five-game winning streak.

Last week: 9

8. Tamalpais (17-1)

The Red Tailed Hawks swept Redwood last week and will play their final two league games this week.

Last week: 11

9. Villa Park (19-4)

Villa Park is 11-0 at home this season and have won nine straight games overall.

Last week: 24

10. San Joaquin Memorial (16-3)

The Panthers took two of three games against Sanger last week.

Last week: 7

11. San Marcos (17-4-1)

The Knights finished off their sweep of Ramona on Tuesday and took both games on Saturday’s doubleheader from Poway.

Last week: 13

12. St. Augustine (20-2-1)

The Saints swept rival Cathedral Catholic last week.

Last week: 14

13. Serra (San Mateo) (16-3)

The Padres dropped the final game of the series against St. Ignatius but still lead the West Catholic League.

Last week: 8

14. Archbishop Mitty (13-4)

The Monarchs took two of three games from Valley Christian and start a series against St. Francis this week.

Last week: 12

15. Bullard (16-2-1)

The Knights have been rolling during their undefeated start in league play.

Last week: NR

16. Foothill (Santa Ana) (20-3)

Foothill beat Canyon by a combined score of 19-0 in two league matchups last week.

Last week: 17

17. Huntington Beach (17-4)

The Oilers have won seven straight games including five straight in the Sunset Surf League.

Last week: 18

18. Valley Christian (San Jose) (15-6)

The Warriors start a big series against Bellarmine College Prep this week after dropping two of three to Archbishop Mitty last week.

Last week: 10

19. Liberty (Bakersfield) (10-1)

The Patriots swept Frontier last week. Junior infielder Cutter Coffey is hitting .487 on the season.

Last week: 16

20. Live Oak (Morgan Hill) (13-2)

The Acorns went to extra innings in both games against Willow Glen last week before beating Ann Sobrato on Friday.

Last week: 21

21. Heritage (Brentwood) (16-3)

The Patriots went 2-0 last week including a 16-0 win over Freedom.

Last week: 25

22. Elk Grove (18-3)

The Thundering Herd swept Consumnes Oaks to move to 11-1 in league play.

Last week: 20

23. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (19-5)

The Knights have won ten straight, all by multiples runs, since losing to Crespi nearly a month ago.

Last week: NR

24. Granada Hills Charter (16-2)

The Highlanders have won 12 straight games as they prepare for two games against Taft this week.

Last week: NR

25. De La Salle (18-4)

The Spartans are averaging 12 runs per game during their current 11-game winning streak.

Last week: NR

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