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Football: This week's top 25 rankings

Santa Margarita, Encino Crespi and Santa Ana Mater Dei move into the top 25 this week by The Times. All moved in based of impressive victories against strong opponents. Santa Margarita knocked off Los Alamitos, Crespi beat Vista Murrieta and Mater Dei defeated Huntington Beach Edison.

The top 25:

1. Mission Viejo (5-0)

2. Westlake (4-0)

3. Servite (5-0)

4. Corona Centennial (4-0)

5. Lakewood (5-0)

6. Gardena Serra (5-0)

7. Norco (4-0)

8. Alemany (5-0)

9. St. Bonaventure (3-1)

10. Bishop Amat (5-0)

11. Crenshaw (3-2)

12. Oaks Christian (2-2)

13. Valencia (4-0)

14. Vista Murrieta (3-1)

15. Dorsey (4-0)

16. Long Beach Poly (3-2)

17. Thousand Oaks (3-1)

18. St. John Bosco (4-1)

19. Santa Margarita (4-1)

20. San Clemente (5-1)

21. Tesoro (4-1)

22. Dominguez (4-1)

23. Crespi (4-1)

24. Mater Dei (2-2)

25. Newport Harbor (3-1)


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Jordan F., totally agree about the rating of teams losing of 2 games. Why would Oaks Christian still be ranked so high with their 2 losses, and one squeak by win against St. Bonnie in the last play of the game. It is obvious the bias of past undeafeated years against lesser opponents still gives them the edge for whoever does the ranking. They'll end up with at least 1, if not 2 more losses this season.

Jordan F.

Okay, maybe this is asking the obvious, but... doesn't losing 2 games out of 4 mean you are not vary good? Question 2: If you lose to a team, how can you be ranked higher than they are? Question 3: Can one of these So. Cal powerhouses please beat Concord De La Sale this year?


ThatOneGuy, I'll tell you why I think these rankings are what they are: its because maxpreps, which by the way has Bosco ranked #9 in State, uses stats and a more scientific formula to calculate their rankings - much like the bcs. ES and his team use bias and favorites to rank teams. It's that simple. I love ES and all the exposure he and his team give to HS sports, especially football, & I love reading all the "stuff," but I'll take the national experts' opinions any day. They're more pure, more unbiased because they base their rankings on things like outcome vs. common opponents, QB rating, rushing & passing offense, etc.


i dont get how st. john bosco can be ranked #18 in the
souther section on here,
yet ranked #8 in STATE by maxpreps? wats up with that?



who has amat even played?


Sorry to bust your bubble triple threat but Bishop Amat will not win the Pac-5!


i wanna see the Crespi vs Serra rivalry back in action

Celt Dad

Should be fun!


All i have to say is "Watch Out" Amat will start punishing its opponents with a TRIPLE THREAT offense! (1) They have Ruiz at QB who can run with the ball and has deceptive speed, not to mention A rocket of an arm with a high completion accuracy percentage. (2) They have Moore at RB who is getting better each game & if im not mistaken is leading the SGV in scoring. (3) And last but not least...Wallace Gonzalez 6"5 WR.. who is going to open up the defense of opposing teams..They will no longer be able to put 8 up on the box and play the run..And if they do look for the other Amat standouts to make a play (Shay or Booth)Too many Weapons!! So good luck to Amat opponents who are averaging only 8 points against them!!~


Why is Crespi ranked so much lower than Vista Murietta, didn't they beat them last Friday?


Chaminad (4-0) beat Mira Costa last friday.


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