West Hills, which won the San Diego Section Division II softball title last spring, will compete in Division III this season.
U-T SAN DIEGO RANKINGS
Rank / Team (Division) / 2011 record / Comment
1 / Carlsbad (I) / 23-8 / Lancers hit section record 41 HRs
2 / Torrey Pines (I) / 24-10-1 / May be the year of the Falcons
3 / Bonita Vista (II) / 34-2 / Are Barons as good as last year?
4 / West Hills (III) / 19-10 / Talent-laden squad
5 / Ramona (II) / 17-15 / Upstarts in early tournaments
6 / Steele Canyon (II) / 18-14 / Cougars are an upset-minded club
7 / Mt. Carmel (II) / 15-10-1 / Another surprising unit
8 / San Marcos (II) / 19-10 / Clearly underrated
9 / Rancho Bernardo (II) / 17-13 / Never count this team out
10 / Santana (III) / 25-7 / Sultans a perennial power
Others: Poway (I) 25-7, Scripps Ranch (II) 22-8-1, University City (III) 24-4-1, Grossmont (I) 23-10-1, Westview (II) 13-14, El Camino (I) 10-14-1, Mira Mesa (I) 17-13, Madison (IV) 28-1, Cathedral Catholic (III) 17-13, Del Norte (III) 14-12.