The hard-working people at the CIF-SS offices have done their work; now it’s time for the desert’s top winter sports teams to do theirs.
The girls’ water polo, boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer pairings have all been released.
Three valley teams have garnered the top seed in their division, which means if — no jinx — form holds, we may celebrate three champions in the desert this year.
Those teams are Palm Desert girls’ water polo, Rancho Mirage boys’ basketball and Desert Mirage boys’ soccer.
Here is the full schedule for the playoff games, all of which will be played this week. Teams can change the start times of their games if both sides agree.
CIF PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
Girls’ water polo
Xavier Prep at South Pasadena, 3:30 p.m.
San Jacinto at Cathedral City, 5 p.m.
Coachella Valley at Colony, 3 p.m.
Desert Mirage at Vista Del Lago, 3 p.m.
Boys’ basketball (7 pm)
Jurupa Valley at Rancho Mirage
Hillcrest at Palm Springs
Jurupa Hills at Palm Desert
La Quinta at Beaumont
Shadow Hills at Corona Del Mar
Xavier Prep at Twentynine Palms
Desert Hot Springs at Serra
St. Monica Academy at Desert Christian Academy
Girls’ water polo (5 pm)
Pacifica Oxnard at Palm Desert
La Quinta at Oxnard
Boys’ soccer (3 pm)
Palm Springs at Poly Riverside
Desert Chapel at AAE
Girls’ basketball (7 pm)
Shadow Hills at Palm Springs
Diamond Ranch at Indio
Cathedral City at Yorba Linda
La Quinta at Summit
Pacific Hills at Desert Christian Academy
Girls’ soccer (3 pm)
Hemet at La Quinta
Carpinteria/Santiago winner at Shadow Hills
Palm Desert at Westminster
Rancho Mirage at Riverside Prep
Boys’ soccer (3 pm)
Century at Palm Desert
Banning at Desert Mirage
Arrowhead Christian at Rancho Mirage
La Quinta at Arlington
Indio at Rancho Verde, 5 p.m.
Desert Hot Springs at Firebaugh
Shadow Hills at Rubidoux
Webb/San Jacinto valley winner at Desert Christian Academy
Editor’s note: Let us know of any game start time changes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org