Preseason CIF polls out for winter sports

CIF preseason rankings for winter sports were released on Monday for boys and girls soccer, wrestling, and girls water polo.

All three local Channel League girls water polo teams are in the top-10 of Division 1, with No. 4 San Marcos above No. 6 Dos Pueblos and No. 9 Santa Barbara.

In boys soccer, Laguna Blanca starts the season with a No. 2 ranking in Division 7. Dunn, who defeated Laguna Blanca in last year’s CIF title game, is No. 1. Santa Barbara High’s boys soccer team, a program with six Southern Section championships, is No. 8 in Division 1.

Dos Pueblos’ wrestling team is No. 9 in the Northern Division, four spots behind Channel League nemesis Ventura.