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CIF Southern Section Division V-AA & V-A
Teams For 2000-2001--(Dec. 2, 2000)

Contrary to popular opinion, the largest Division in CIF Southern Section is not Division I.   It's still Division V,  the division with the smallest enrollment schools.     D-I combined (I-AA and I-A) has 142 teams (I-AAA and I-AA both have 47 teams, and I-A has 48).  In contrast, Division V combined has 159 teams, which is up 5 teams overall from last year (and that does not include teams like Serra who played up in D-IV, but which was included in the D-V count last season). 

In fact, with V-AA having 77 teams (unchanged from last year) and V-A with 82 teams (accounting for the increase by 5 from 1999-2000), that makes Division V larger than the combined numbers in both Divisions III and IV, and almost double the size of Division II .

And keep in mind that size-wise, the Southern Section's Division V is the  single largest competition pool of any CIF grouping in the State of California.  It's larger than the entire LA City Section (63 teams) by more than a factor of two, and it's also larger than the entire San Diego Section (89 teams), the entire Central Section (85 teams), and it's larger than any of the NorCal CIF sections (and we mean the entire sections, including all divisions, e.g., I, II, III, IV and V combined in those sections).   How much bigger?  The entire North Coast Section has 145 teams, Sac-Joaquin's CIF Section has 130 teams, Northern Section CIF has just 69 teams,  and Central Coast CIF Section has 109 teams.   Southern Seciton's D-V absolutely dwarfs the San Franciso Section, which has just 12 teams, and it's more than 25 times as large as the Oakland Section, which, at just 6 teams is really only a league--for purely historical purposes it continues to exist as a "Section". . . but that's another story).

Of course, when you get to these lower enrollment division teams and schools, not all of them are what you might call "competitive," but there are quite a few really solid teams in this division, and each year, from the top teams, several guys go on to play college ball, including last season Josiah Johnson from Montclair Prep who is now at UCLA (he's not playing due to injury, but they sure could have used his shooting yesterday at the Wooden Classic, where the Bruins shot a dismal 29%. . . . but that's a different story).   This year, a number of teams are capable of making some noise in V-AA, whereas in V-A it will only be a couple that will actually be good enough to consistently challenge.  In V-AA  there are a handful of teams (in alphabetical order) who we think are the favorite for the playoffs, including teams from last season's Top 10 SCIBCA teams like Buckley (No. 6), Calvary Chapel Downey (No. 3), Chadwick (, Montclair Prep, Pacific Hills, Ribet, St. Anthony (last year's defending Section champions) Serra, Verbum Dei, and a few others.  In V-A, it's really going to once again be a two team race between Price and . . . .well, maybe Stoneridge Prep. . . and we're not sure who else.

Last season when we presented the Division V team placements for 1999-2001 we noted "One other interesting facet of the sheer size of Division V . . . has led to some movement . . . among coaches to have 3 subdivisions in D-V  instead of just 2, (i.e., V-AAA, V-AA and V-A) in order to (a) give more teams an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs, and (b) for the CIF and the schools to make additional playoff gate money, and it's hard to argue against either of these positions, because it will expand the potential playoff pool and make more people happy. . . . "

The CIF decided to adopt this formula for Division I, and while there wasn't sufficient momentum to see it adopted in D-V this year, we're still willing to bet that it will happen next season.  As we said last year, " The same push for additional playoff divisions is also being made in Division I as well. . .   In fact, we're willing to predict that by next year, you'll see a three division type of format eventually worked out. . . "  

CIF Southern Section
2000-2001 Boys Basketball
Division V (300 and Below)
as of November 29, 2000

  Division V-AA Enrollment   Division V-A Enrollment  
Academy of Academic Excellence
AGBU
Aquinas
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Avalon
Bell-Jeff
Bethel Christian--Riverside
Bishop Diego
Bloomington Christian
Boron
Boys' Republic
Brethren Christian
Buckley
CSDR
Calvary Chapel Downey
Calvary Chapel Murietta
Campbell Hall
Capistrano Valley Christian
Cate
Chadwick
Desert
Dunn
Fairmont
Faith Baptist
Flintridge Prep
Glendale Adventist
Grace Brethren
Hamilton
Hillcrest Christian (Gr. Hills)
Holy Martyrs
Kilpatrick
La Sierra Academy
Laguna Blanca
Le Lycee
Linfield
Lone Pine
Los Pinos
Lucerne Valley
Lutheran--La Verne
Lutheran--Los Angeles
Mammoth
Montclair Prep
New Roads
Oakwood
Ontario Christian
Oxford
Oxford Academy* (grade 10 only)
Pacific Hills
Pilibos
Poly--Pasadena
Ribet Academy
Riverside Christian
Rolling Hills Prep
San Gabriel Academy
Santa Clara
Santa Clarita Christian
Serra
Shalhevet
Sherman Indian
South Bay Lutheran
St. Anthony
St. Genevieve
St. Margaret's
St. Michael's Prep
Thacher
Twin Pines
Upland Christian
Valley Torah
Verbum Dei
Viewpoint
Villanova Prep
Webb
Western Christian
Whitewater
Windward
Woodcrest Christian
Yeshiva
126
180
224
243
153
256
90
255
142
158
161
224
195
188
249
254
253
202
209
216
271
126
208
141
289
183
117
195
104
137
128
145
95
218
128
112
250
220
104
119
250
235
101
223
272
124
180
121
128
260
137
115
94
186
182
92
243
240
228
107
248
277
232
100
183
100
91
175
282
176
185
280
288
150
199
231
252
Acaciawood Prep
Ambassador Christian
Antelope Valley Christian
Apple Valley Christian
Arshag Dickranian
Baker Valley
Baptist Christian--Hemet
Bethel Christian--Lancaster
Big Pine
Bridges Academy
Cal Lutheran
Calvary Baptist
Calvary Chapel-- Moreno Valley
Calvary Chapel--Redlands
CEDU
Christian Center Academy
Coastal Christian
Cornerstone Christian--Camarillo
Cornerstone Christian
Coutin
Cuyama Valley
Death Valley Academy
Delphi Academy
Desert Chapel
Desert Christian--Bermuda Dunes
Eastside Christian
First Lutheran
Happy Valley
Hesperia Christian
Highland Hall
Hillcrest Christian--Thousand Oaks
Immanuel Christian
Joshua Springs
Lake Arrowhead Christian
Liberty Christian
Light and Life Christian
Lighthouse
Maricopa
Masada
Mesa Grande
Mesrobian
Midland
Netan Eli
Newbury Park Adventist
Noli Indian Schoool
North County Christian
Oak Grove
Oaks Christian * (grade 10 only)
Ojai Valley
Orangewoood Academy
Owens Valley
Pacific Christian
Palm Valley
Pilgrim
Pioneer Bapptist
Price
Renaissance Academy
Rio Hondo Prep
Saddleback Valley Christian
Sage Hill* (grade 10 only)
San Fernando Academy
Shandon
Skyward Christian
South Bay
Southlands Christian
Southwestern Academy
Stoneridge Prep
Summit View
Tarbut V' Torah
Trinity Lutheran
Trona
Valley Christian --Santa Maria
Ventura County Christian
Victor Valley Christian
Waverly
Weaver, Jack
West Los Angeles Baptist
West Valley Christian
Westmark
Westview
Wilson Creek
Zinsmeyer Academy
40
64
53
82
68
32
64
50
54
42
81
27
39
62
48
60
27
60
43
57
66
16
46
22
88
88
81
73
82
62
56
42
65
31
65
24
26
82
78
80
58
57
24
75
41
66
29
59
81
52
28
41
45
74
36
42
26
53
41
75
41
66
26
24
67
77
39
15
78
51
78
82
72
84
27
62
52
48
62
52
20
33
   

 

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