There were a couple of close calls but no huge upsets on the first major Friday and Saturday of the 2013 season. The next rankings may have just one new team.
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Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Aug. 31. The new Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area Top 25 will be posted on Sunday night. The new Cal-Hi Sports State Top 25 will be posted in list form only on Monday morning. The new Cal-Hi Sports State Top 25 with breakdowns, analysis and more will be for Gold Club members and generally posting on Monday nights. To find out more about becoming a member of the Gold Club, CLICK HERE.
1. De La Salle (Concord) 1-0
Defeated Clayton Valley (Concord) 34-14. First win for new head coach Justin Alumbaugh.
2. Centennial (Corona) 1-0
Defeated Liberty (Henderson, Nev.) 60-42. Sixty points about the norm for the Huskies, but that’s a lot to give up on defense.
3. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 1-0
Defeated Dominguez (Compton) 40-7.
4. Serra (Gardena) 1-0
Defeated Desert Ridge (Mesa, Ariz.) 28-22 on Saturday in San Diego.
5. Folsom 1-0
Defeated Woodcreek (Roseville) 56-7. Granite Bay is next for the Bulldogs.
6. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 1-0
Defeated Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 28-15. RECAP
7. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 0-0
Did not play. First game is next Friday vs. Downey (11-3 last season).
8. Oceanside 1-0
Defeated St. Augustine (San Diego) 47-28. Some anxious early moments for the Pirates, who get No. 4 Serra next Friday (we’ll be there).
9. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 1-0
Defeated No. 17 Upland 44-13. If Oceanside wasn’t playing Serra next, the Monarchs would be jumping the Pirates in the next rankings for sure.
10. Granite Bay 0-0
Did not play. First game next Friday night at home vs. No. 5 Folsom.
11. Mission Viejo 1-0
Defeated Baldwin (Wailuku, Hawaii) 49-20 in game that ended early Saturday morning California time.
12. Chaminade (West Hills) 1-0
Defeated Venice 57-33. Eagles were down 21-0 early.
13. St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 1-0
Defeated Garfield (Los Angeles) 42-14.
14. Palo Alto 0-0
Did not play. First game on Sept. 13 vs. San Benito (Hollister).
15. Central (Fresno) 1-1
Defeated Hanford 36-16. Lost 31-7 to Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) last Saturday night in ESPN game.
16. Alemany (Mission Hills) 1-0
Defeated Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga) 30-7.
17. Upland 0-1
Lost to No. 9 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 44-13. Highlanders aren’t going to go 12-1 for a third straight season.
18. Bellarmine (San Jose) 0-0
Did not play. The Bells scrimmaged Monterey on Saturday, first game next Saturday vs. El Cerrito.
19. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 1-0
Defeated No. 23 Bakersfield 51-50. Drillers missed a 29-yard field goal at the end that would have made it a 53-51 win.
20. Clovis North (Fresno) 1-0
Defeated Atascadero 47-25.
21. Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove) 1-0
Defeated Rocklin 28-14. Sac Bee had Rocklin No. 6 in its preseason rankings so it was a solid win for the Eagles.
22. Edison (Huntington Beach) 1-0
Defeated Centennial (Compton) 27-18.
23. Bakersfield 0-1
Lost to No. 19 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 51-50. Time will tell how significant this score will be as the season unfolds.
24. Elk Grove 1-0
Defeated Lincoln (Stockton) 27-0. It was viewed as an upset last year when the Thundering Herd thumped Lincoln. Not this time.
25. California (San Ramon) 1-0
Defeated Washington (Fremont) 46-20.
Teams On The Bubble
Bishop Amat (La Puente) 1-0
Defeated Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 38-28
Del Oro (Loomis) 1-0
Defeated James Logan (Union City) 27-14.
El Cerrito 1-0
Defeated Sutter 34-14.
Hart (Newhall) 1-0
Defeated Santiago (Corona) 56-49.
Helix (La Mesa) 0-1
Lost on Saturday to Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii) 10-6. Punahou No. 1 ranked team in Hawaii.
Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 1-0
Defeated Miramonte (Orinda) 45-14 on Saturday.
Mission Hills (San Marcos) 1-0
Defeated Desert Vista (Phoenix, Ariz.) 13-0 on Saturday.
Narbonne (Harbor City) 1-0
Defeated Palos Verdes (PV Estates) 27-23.
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 1-0
Defeated Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach) 42-6.
Serra (San Mateo) 0-0
Did not play. First game Sept. 7 vs. No. 1 De La Salle (Concord).
St. Mary’s (Stockton) 1-0
Defeated Stockdale (Bakersfield) 34-27
Tesoro (Mission Viejo) 1-0
Defeated La Mirada 40-13.
Lost to No. 12 Chaminade (West Hills) 33-57.
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Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) beats a pre-season, nationally ranked #25, Jordan (Utah) 38-6 in every facet of the game…and doesn’t even get a sniff??? So much for pre-season rankings.
pqedmundo is right. Cathedral Catholic should be in the top 25. Also, why does Oceanside get a sly low blow w/ “Some anxious early moments for the Pirates…”; but no mention that Serra (Gardena) vs. Desert Ridge game wasn’t decided until the last minute of the game.
Mission Hills should definitely be a top 25 team also.
Cathedral definitely looks like a Top 25 team, but I’m afraid I over looked them too in TinyTim’s 2013 preseason California Top 35. The Dons should have no trouble with Torrey Pines next week, but then take on Helix and Vista Murrietta: they’ll be in TinyTim’s top 10 if they beat those two! Also, Jordan has to play Salt Lake East (currently the #1 ranked team in Utah) and national power Bergen Catholic of New Jersey the next two weeks in Sandy. Should the Beetdiggers play those two tough or even win, the Dons’ standing would be further enhanced.
Here’s TinyTim’s Preseason Top 35: (All teams are 0-0-0)
1. De La Salle (Concord)
2. Vista Murrieta
3. Mission Viejo
4. St. John Bosco (Bellflower)
5. Fresno Central
6. Centennial (Corona)
7. Serra (Gardena)
8. Mater Dei (Santa Ana)
9. Long Beach Poly
10. Bellarmine (San Jose)
12. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village)
14. St. Bonaventure (Ventura)
15. Servite (Anaheim)
16. Chaminade (West Hills)
17. Crespi (Encino)
18. Pleasant Grove
19. Serra (San Mateo)
20. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks)
22. Edison (Huntington Beach)
23. Elk Grove
24. San Clemente
25. Mission Hills (San Marcos)
26. Hart (Newhall)
28. Narbonne (Harbor City)
30. Clovis North (Fresno)
31. Westlake (Village)
32. Granite Bay
33. Canyon (Country)
34. El Cerrito
35. Crenshaw (LA)
This list is a projection of what the rankings will look like at the end of the season in December, not necessarily a show of strength going into the 2013 season. It will have very little bearing on the first “real” Top 35 which will be right after the Week 1 games.
Cathedral beat a very overranked team and now think they are better than they are. Oceanside has a terrible qb that throws ducks, but have 2 players that are solid qbs on the bench. That provides hope.
O’side has a big challenge in Serra this week. Hopefully they well enough to win.
what do you think is honestly going to happen in Serra vs. your Pirates blackbeard?
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