Football: Mission Viejo gets No. 1 ranking in poll
The Southern Section preseason polls are out in football, and Mission Viejo has the No. 1 ranking in the Pac-5 Division.
Santa Ana Mater Dei is No. 2, Anaheim Servite No. 3, Long Beach Poly No. 4, Lakewood No. 5, Los Alamitos No. 6, Huntington Beach Edison No. 7, La Puente Bishop Amat No. 8, Newport Harbor No. 9 and San Clemente No. 10.
Westlake Village Westlake is No. 1 in the Northern Division, with Ventura St. Bonaventure No. 2, Valencia No. 3 and Westlake Village Oaks Christian No. 4.
There are 402 schools playing 11-man football in the Southern Section this season.
-- Eric Sondheimer