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Redlands East Valley is this week’s highest newcomer. Bellarmine, meanwhile, bumps arch-rival St. Francis from the top five. The No. 5 Bells, though, will be hard-pressed to move up much further with No. 1 Mater Dei, No. 2 Granada of Livermore, No. 3 Harvard-Westlake and No. 4 Oaks Christian all looking very strong.
New teams going up to No. 2 this week are Granada in D1, Campolindo in D2 and Malibu in D5. Pacific Grove still unbeaten at top of D4.
Unbeaten Granada gets to No. 2 but still can’t quite pass Mater Dei for No. 1. El Toro and Grossmont are this week’s two newcomers.
After Wednesday games this week, Bellarmine of San Jose shakes up Division I with 1-0 win over St. Francis of Mountain View. Mater Dei, Casa Grande, Oaks Christian, Pacific Grove and Desert Christian Academy still on top.
Bishop Amat takes over in Division III with Francis Parker going to No. 1 in Division IV. Three others still No. 1 are Mater Dei, Mission Viejo and Redwood Christian.
CIF Southern Section teams Mater Dei (D1), Mission Viejo (D2) and Burbank (D3) are joined as top-ranked teams in the state this week by Wheatland (D4) of the CIF Northern Section and unbeaten Redwood Christian (D5) of the CIF North Coast Section.
This first look at how teams stack up according to our long-time five-division format shows Mater Dei (D1), Casa Grande of Petaluma (D2), Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (D3), Pacific Grove (D4) and Desert Christian Academy (D5) with No. 1 rankings.
California of San Ramon surges up to No. 17 as state’s lone newcomer this week. Unbeaten Archbishop Mitty also gets a bump into the top five. The rest of the top group, however, is dominated by Orange County.
Preseason No. 1 Cathedral Catholic hanging on by a thread due to suspensions, but still could be dangerous team for the playoffs. This week’s only newcomer is Redlands, which also have moved to the top of its CIF Southern Section division.