CITYWIDE — A trio of Santa Monica-based soccer teams appear in the preseason CIF-Southern Section soccer polls, it was announced on Monday.

Both the girls’ and boys’ teams from Santa Monica High School were named to the first poll released this season.

The girls’ team is ranked No. 10 in the Division 4 poll. Oaks Christian sits atop the poll at No. 1.

The boys’ team is ranked No. 6, also in Division 4. El Rancho earned the top spot.

Crossroads’ boys’ team nabbed the No. 4 spot in Division 6.

Games begin later this month for all local teams.

Samohi water polo just outside rankings

Samohi’s girls’ water polo team is listed among the teams just outside of the CIF-SS Division 6 preseason rankings released this week.

Samohi, along with Torrance, La Salle and Tustin are on the outside looking in.

Nearby Malibu sits at No. 2, just behind Warren in the same division.

Water polo games are set to begin in the coming months.

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