Last week’s CIF Southern Section polls for the sports of boys’ water polo were released last week and here is a look at the local area teams that have cracked the rankings. The polls are managed by the CIF-SS Advisory Committees that oversee each individual sport and are up-to-date as of Monday, Oct. 18.

The newly formed Open Division will be the top eight teams and may come from teams in any division. The top eight teams selected to the Open Division will be finalized during the playoffs seeding meeting Oct. 29.

Divisions 1-3

No local teams

Division 4

No. 8 – Chaparral

Division 5

No local teams

Division 6

No. 4 – Heritage

No. 5 – Paloma Valley

Top 20 – Lakeside

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JP Raineri

JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.