CIF San Diego Section girls basketball Division 1 playoff predictions: Mission Hills the favorite


For the first time in five years the Mission Hills Grizzlies will not be in the Open Division playoffs, they’ll be competing in Division 1. That could mean trouble for the other Division 1 teams in the bracket.

The Grizzlies are the clear cut favorite in Division 1, but they will not look past anyone as coach Chris Kroesch looks to play in his eighth straight CIF San Diego Section championship game.

Another thing that’s strange in this division is that two league opponents have to face each other in the first round. Carlsbad will host San Marcos on Wednesday night which is another flaw in the rankings system. 

Below are our Division 1 picks for every round. Post your picks in the comments or hit us up on Twitter @sbliveca.


  1. Mission Hills (17-11)
  2. Serra (16-9)
  3. Rancho Bernardo (20-8)
  4. Mount Miguel (19-7)
  5. Del Norte (19-9)
  6. Poway (17-11)
  7. El Camino (21-7)
  8. Carlsbad (20-8)
  9. San Marcos (15-12)
  10. Torrey Pines (15-11)
  11. Scripps Ranch (14-11)
  12. El Capitan (18-10)
  13. Imperial (21-7)
  14. Vista (16-12)
  15. Olympian (10-18)
  16. Mira Mesa (5-22)


First round: Wednesday, Feb. 19

Mira Mesa @ Mission Hills

  • Pick: Mission Hills 

Olympian @ Serra

  • Pick: Serra 

Vista @ Rancho Bernardo

  • Pick: Vista

Imperial @ Mount Miguel

  • Pick: Mount Miguel

El Capitan @ Del Norte

  • Pick: Del Norte 

Scripps Ranch @ Poway

  • Pick: Poway

Torrey Pines @ El Camino

  • Pick: Torrey Pines

San Marcos @ Carlsbad

  • Pick: Carlsbad 

Quarterfinals: Friday, Feb. 22

Carlsbad @ Mission Hills

  • Pick: Mission Hills 

Torrey Pines @ Serra

  • Pick: Serra 

Vista @ Poway

  • Pick: Poway 

Del Norte @ Mount Miguel

  • Pick: Mount Miguel 

Semifinals: Tuesday, Feb. 25

Mt. Miguel @ Mission Hills

  • Pick: Mission Hills 

Poway @ Serra

  • Pick: Serra 

Championship: Saturday, Feb. 29

Mission Hills vs Serra

  • Pick: Mission Hills 

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