TOP 10 TEAMS
1. Clovis West (7-1) Next: at Liberty-Bakersfield, today
2. Liberty-Bakersfield (10-0) Next: vs. Clovis West, today
3. Centennial (13-3) Next: vs. Stockdale, Oct. 5
4. Bakersfield (9-3) Next: vs. Clovis, Thursday
5. Central Valley Christian (6-2) Next: vs. Coalinga, today
6. Frontier (9-5) Next: at Garces, Sept. 28
7. Stockdale (8-3) Next: at Centennial, Oct. 5
8. Buchanan (6-4) Next: at Durango Classic in Las Vegas, Friday
9. Central (15-6) Next: vs. Edison, today
10. Clovis (5-3) Next: vs. Bullard, today
D-I 1. Clovis West; 2. Liberty-Bakersfield; 3. Centennial
D-II 1. Tehachapi (17-4-1); 2. El Diamante (8-3); 3. Edison (15-4)
D-III 1. CVC; 2. Madera South (12-4); 3. Independence (4-2)
D-IV 1. Bak. Chris. (22-1); 2. Chowchilla (8-1); 3. Liberty-M.R. (6-3)
D-V 1. Kings Christian (10-2-3); Fresno Christian (10-5-1); Laton (3-1)
The Central Section's marquee matchup of the week is tonight in Bakersfield, where top-ranked Clovis West faces No. 2 Liberty, which has opened the season with 10 straight victories -- including five against ranked opposition (Bakersfield, Buchanan, Centennial, Central and Frontier).
New Golden Eagles setter Shannon Leary and middle blocker Alyssa Monteverde have helped the two-time defending section champions also get off to a strong start. This one will have playoff seeding implications come November, as will another matchup in Kern County tonight: Clovis at Bakersfield.
After tonight, Liberty and Bakersfield, as well as Stockdale, will be idle until Oct. 5 when Southwest Yosemite League play begins.
In Division II, Edison puts an 11-match winning streak on the line tonight at Central.
Kings Christian has won five straight matches to grab firm control of the top spot in Division V.