Clovis West High parlayed a 33-win regular season capped by a Tri-River Athletic Conference title run into a No. 2 seed for the Central Section Division I girls volleyball playoffs.
Southwest Yosemite League champion Liberty-Bakersfield, which swept the Golden Eagles 25-14, 28-26, 25-21 on Sept. 22 in Bakersfield, was given the No. 1 seed in Division I. The Patriots are the reigning division runners-up.
Other top seeds went to Garces in Division II, defending champ Bakersfield Christian in Division III, Liberty-Madera Ranchos in Division IV and reigning champ Frazier Mountain in Division V. The playoffs begin Nov. 1.
Clovis West, which opens with a bye before taking on the winner between No. 7 Stockdale and No. 10 Clovis North on Nov. 3, will have home-court advantage through the semifinals, which will be played Nov. 8. The finals in all five playoff divisions are set for Nov. 12 at West Hills College-Lemoore for the second straight season.
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The Golden Eagles, who won five D-I titles between 2008-2013, captured the TRAC title outright Oct. 27 with a 25-27, 25-12, 25-19, 25-21 victory over Clovis, which opened the season with 28 straight wins and spent all season ranked No. 1 in the section by The Bee but closed with three straight losses to drop to a No. 4 seed.
Other defending champions include Clovis East (D-I), Independence (D-II) and Sierra (D-IV).
CENTRAL SECTION PLAYOFFS
Opening round, Nov. 1
No. 9 Centennial at No. 8 Clovis East; No. 11 Bullard at No. 6 Frontier; No. 10 Clovis North at No. 7 Stockdale. Byes: No. 1 Liberty-Bakersfield, No. 2 Clovis West, No. 3 Central, No. 4 Clovis, No. 5 Buchanan
No. 16 Ridgeview at No. 1 Garces; No. 9 Tehachapi at No. 8 Lemoore; No. 12 Tulare at No. 5 Sanger; No. 13 Independence at No. 4 Monache; No. 14 Madera at No. 3 Redwood; No. 11 Highland at No. 6 Central Valley Christian; No. 10 Golden West at No. 7 Hoover; No. 15 Tulare Western at No. 2 Exeter
No. 9 Reedley at No. 8 East; No. 12 Chavez at No. 5 Memorial; No. 11 Sunnyside at No. 6 Woodlake; No. 10 North at No.7 Arvin. Byes: No. 1 Bakersfield Christian, No. 2 Mission Oak; No. 3 Yosemite, No. 4 Hanford West
No. 16 Mendota at No. 1 Liberty-Madera Ranchos; No. 9 Kingsburg at No. 8 Washington; No. 12 Fowler at No. 5 Chowchilla; No. 13 Granite Hills at No. 4 Minarets; No. 14 Orosi at No. 3 Taft; No. 11 Bishop at No. 6 Strathmore; No. 10 McFarland at No. 7 Dos Palos; No. 15 Coalinga at No. 2 Sierra
Nov. 3 quarterfinals
No. 8 Wonderful College Prep Academy at No. 1 Frazier Mountain; No. 5 Kings Christian at No. 4 Fresno Christian; No. 6 Caruthers at No. 3 California City; No. 7 Laton at No. 2 Immanuel