Week 8 State Rankings Updates

Cathedral Catholic's Jacob Van de Grift (left) and Clayton Dale exchange fist bump shortly after the Dons defeated Oaks Christian of Westlake Village. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Cathedral Catholic’s Jacob Van de Grift (left) and Clayton Dale exchange fist bump shortly after the Dons defeated Oaks Christian of Westlake Village. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Cathedral Catholic, Rocklin and Helix join the State 25, but unbeaten Rocklin may find out this week what 6-1 Cathedral Catholic already knows: Folsom is really, really good. More big movers include Santa Margarita, Crespi and Bishop Amat. In the CIF state bowl game rankings, no major changes but odds of both Palma and Sacred Heart Prep having to depart D3 North due to move-up to the CCS Open Division now seems much more likely.

Check below for this week’s new list of the Cal-Hi Sports State 25 football rankings plus a list of the top few teams in the seventh CIF state bowl game divisional rankings for the 2014 season.

To read our breakdowns on each State 25 team, why some of these rankings moves were made, which teams are on the bubble and for the breakdowns of each CIF state bowl game division, you need to be a member of our Gold Club. Join our team today by CLICKING HERE.

Gold Medal Excellence founder and speed coach Chris Asher (far right) worked with NFL standout Antonio Cromartie (far left) during the summer and helped Cromartie get down to 4.32 in the 40. Two others Chris worked with were Cordarol Scales and Marcus Cromartie. If you think your game needs some speed, contact Coach Asher today. You can connect with him by email at Chris.Asher@goldmedalexcellence.com, follow him on Twitter @GMEChrisAsher and Instagram at @goldmedalexcellence_chrisasher.  To see pictures and training videos, CLICK HERE.

Gold Medal Excellence founder and speed coach Chris Asher (far right) worked with NFL standout Antonio Cromartie (far left) during the summer and helped Cromartie get down to 4.32 in the 40. Two others Chris worked with were Cordarol Scales and Marcus Cromartie. If you think your game needs some speed, contact Coach Asher today. You can connect with him by email at Chris.Asher@goldmedalexcellence.com, follow him on Twitter @GMEChrisAsher and Instagram at @goldmedalexcellence_chrisasher.
To see pictures and training videos, CLICK HERE.

WEEK 8 NEW CAL-HI SPORTS
STATE 25 OVERALL FOOTBALL RANKINGS

(Previous ranking in parentheses; through games of Saturday, Oct. 18)

1. (1) ST. JOHN BOSCO (BELLFLOWER) 6-1

2. (2) DE LA SALLE (CONCORD) 7-0

3. (3) MATER DEI (SANTA ANA) 6-1

4. (4) FOLSOM 7-0

5. (5) CENTENNIAL (CORONA) 5-2

6. (6) OCEANSIDE 7-0

7. (7) SERVITE (ANAHEIM) 4-3

8. (9) LONG BEACH POLY (LONG BCH) 7-1

9. (8) JSERRA (SJ CAPISTRANO) 6-1

10. (10) GRANT (SACRAMENTO) 7-0

11. (17) SANTA MARGARITA (RANCHO SM) 5-2

12. (12) BAKERSFIELD 6-1

13. (22) CRESPI (ENCINO) 6-1

14. (14) LUTHERAN (ORANGE) 4-3

15. (15) WESTLAKE (WESTLAKE VILLAGE) 5-2

16. (16) FOOTHILL (PLEASANTON) 7-0

17. (24) BISHOP AMAT (LA PUENTE) 5-3

18. (18) SERRA (GARDENA) 5-2

19. (20) ALEMANY (MISSION HILLS) 6-1

20. (19) NOTRE DAME (SHERMAN OAKS) 5-2

21. (21) SERRA (SAN MATEO) 4-2

22. (23) MILPITAS 6-0

23. (NR) CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC (SAN DIEGO) 7-1

24. (NR) ROCKLIN 7-0

25. (NR) HELIX (LA MESA) 6-1

Dropped Out
Previous No. 11 Edison (Fresno); No. 13 Chino Hills; No. 25 Chaminade (West Hills).

We have been snapping mug shots at the end of games for more than 20 years. From 1997, here is one of Concord De La Salle linebacker Justin Alumbaugh, who became the school's head coach for the 2013 season. Photo: Mark Tennis.

We have been snapping mug shots at the end of games for more than 20 years. From 1997, here is one of Concord De La Salle linebacker Justin Alumbaugh, who became the school’s head coach for the 2013 season. Photo: Mark Tennis.


CIF STATE BOWL GAME DIVISIONS RANKINGS UPDATES
(Seventh rankings of the regular season)

DIVISION I SOUTH
1.  St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 6-1
2.  Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 6-1
3. Centennial (Corona) 5-2
4. Oceanside 7-0
5. Servite (Anaheim) 4-3

DIVISION I NORTH
1.  De La Salle (Concord) 7-0
2.  Folsom 7-0
3. Grant (Sacramento) 7-0
4. Foothill (Pleasanton) 7-0
5. Serra (San Mateo) 4-2

DIVISION II SOUTH
1. St. Francis (La Canada) 7-0
2. Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 6-1
3. La Mirada 6-1
4. Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 6-1
5. Heritage (Menifee) 7-0

DIVISION II NORTH
1. Clayton Valley (Concord) 7-0
2. Los Gatos 5-1*
3. Concord 6-0**
4. Sierra (Manteca) 7-0
*With continued success, it becomes likely that Los Gatos would move to CCS Open Division playoffs and therefore would be considered D1 North for the bowl games. We are still ranking Milpitas in D1 North for bowl games since it has a D1 enrollment.
**Does not include forfeit win.

DIVISION III SOUTH
1. El Capitan (Lakeside) 7-0
2. Lompoc 7-0
3. Paso Robles 8-0

DIVISION III NORTH
1. Campolindo (Moraga) 8-0
2. Palma (Salinas) 6-0*
3. Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 6-0*
4. Sutter 7-0
*With continued success, it becomes likely that both Palma and Sacred Heart Prep would move to CCS Open Division playoffs and therefore would be considered D1 North for bowl games. Palma won this week 55-0 over North Salinas and can take big step toward winning league title in game this week against Salinas. Sacred Heart Prep already did that last Friday with 49-28 win over Terra Nova of Pacifica.

DIVISION IV SOUTH
1. Christian (El Cajon) 7-0
2. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 7-0
3. St. Margaret’s (SJ Capistrano) 7-0

DIVISION IV NORTH
1. Central Catholic (Modesto) 5-2
2. McClymonds (Oakland) 6-0
3. Capital Christian (Sacramento) 7-0
Note: McClymonds may have to forfeit games due to an ineligible player. If that happens, the Warriors could still win the Oakland Section title and become eligible for the CIF D4 bowl game. However, section commissioners rarely vote for a team with forfeit losses (ask Vista Murrieta down south). Even if it was a team that McClymonds beat on the field (example: Salesian of Richmond), the commissioners would look at the forfeit win for Salesian instead of the on-the-field win for the Warriors. At least that’s how they’ve tended to vote over the years.

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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4 Comments

  1. Patrick
    Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Hi Mark, who are your most likely contenders for NorCal D2 regional game? Also, D2 SBG contenders? Could Sierra play Clayton Valley in regional?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted October 21, 2014 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      Since Enterprise has that 44-14 loss to Vacaville, obviously if Sierra and/or Clayton Valley are both still unbeaten and win section titles, then those are your two NorCal D2 bowl teams. Won’t matter at that point if Los Gatos or Milpitas wins CCS D1 title because the only way for those teams to win CCS D1 title is for them to lose and not make it into the CCS Open Division playoffs. Have seen Inderkum on film and they are scary so watch out for them in SJS D3 bracket. The South is way more hard to predict. A lot of possibilities. I like CIFSS Inland Division (Redlands East Valley, Rancho Verde, Heritage, etc) and CIFSS Southeast Division (St. Francis, La Mirada) but Ridgeview of Bakersfield may end up with a strong argument if its only loss ends up being the one to Bakersfield and Bakersfield (the defending D1 champ) gets back on the board by winning another Central Section D1 crown. CIFSS Southwest Division with CdM and San Clemente seem solid, too. Both of those teams have losses to Tesoro, a team La Mirada beat.

      • Patrick
        Posted October 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for your reply… Is there anyway Grant(D2) could get a shot at Folsom(D1) in the playoffs. I know the CCS open winner would most likely get picked to play in the NorCal D1 regional game.

        • Mark Tennis
          Posted October 21, 2014 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

          Grant actually may be SJS D1 for the playoffs and would then probably play Folsom there. And if Grant doesn’t go D1 for the section and goes D2 and then wins it, how will CCS Open winner be chosen higher (unless it’s Milpitas and even then Grant probably wins the vote). Remember, SJS D2 champ has beaten CCS Open champ the last two years. That can sway votes in that room. In that situation, Grant plays Folsom in the NorCal D1 regional game.

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