Week 10 State Rankings Updates

Other than a one-point loss to Gardena Serra, the Crespi of Encino football team has been like an unstoppable runaway freight train in recent weeks. Photo: Crespi.org.

Other than a one-point loss to Gardena Serra, the Crespi of Encino football team has been like an unstoppable runaway freight train in recent weeks. Photo: Crespi.org.


Highest risers in the State 25 are Milpitas, Alemany and Foothill of Pleasanton while Mission Viejo gets the nod to move onto the elite list. In the CIF state bowl rankings, No. 1 teams remain De La Salle, St. John Bosco, Clayton Valley, St. Francis of La Canada, Campolindo, El Capitan, Central Catholic and El Cajon Christian.

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 eighth 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 top 10 teams in each CIF state bowl game division plus breakdowns for each 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 10 NEW CAL-HI SPORTS
STATE 25 OVERALL FOOTBALL RANKINGS

(Previous ranking in parentheses; through games of Saturday, Nov. 1)

1. (1) ST. JOHN BOSCO (BELLFLOWER) 8-1

2. (2) DE LA SALLE (CONCORD) 9-0

3. (3) FOLSOM 9-0

4. (4) JSERRA (SJ CAPISTRANO) 8-1

5. (5) MATER DEI (SANTA ANA) 7-2

6. (6) CENTENNIAL (CORONA) 7-2

7. (7) OCEANSIDE 9-0

8. (8) LONG BEACH POLY (LONG BEACH) 8-1

9. (10) GRANT (SACRAMENTO) 9-0

10. (11) CRESPI (ENCINO) 7-1

11. (13) WESTLAKE (WESTLAKE VILLAGE) 7-2

12. (12) BAKERSFIELD 8-1

13. (9) SANTA MARGARITA (RANCHO SM) 6-3

14. (14) BISHOP AMAT (LA PUENTE) 6-3

15. (15) SERRA (GARDENA) 7-2

16. (20) MILPITAS 8-0

17. (23) ALEMANY (MISSION HILLS) 7-2

18. (21) FOOTHILL (PLEASANTON) 8-1

19. (22) CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC (SAN DIEGO) 9-1

20. (24) HELIX (LA MESA) 8-1

21. (16) SERVITE (ANAHEIM) 4-5

22. (17) LUTHERAN (ORANGE) 4-5

23. (25) UPLAND 7-2

24. (NR) MISSION VIEJO 8-2

25. (18) NOTRE DAME (SHERMAN OAKS) 6-3

Dropped Out: Previous No. 19 Serra (San Mateo).

Helix coach Troy Starr and his team will play unbeaten El Capitan on Friday in matchup that will have implications in two separate bowl divisions not to mention the San Diego Open Division and Division II playoff seedings. Photo: Ronnie Flores.

Helix coach Troy Starr and his team will play unbeaten El Capitan on Friday in matchup that will have implications in two separate bowl divisions not to mention the San Diego Open Division and Division II playoff seedings. Photo: Ronnie Flores.


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

DIVISION I SOUTH
1.  St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 8-1
2. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 8-1
3.  Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 7-2
4. Centennial (Corona) 7-2
5. Oceanside 9-0
6. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 8-1

DIVISION I NORTH
1.  De La Salle (Concord) 9-0
2.  Folsom 9-0
3. Grant (Sacramento) 9-0
4. Milpitas 9-0
5. Foothill (Pleasanton) 8-1
6. Serra (San Mateo) 5-3

DIVISION II SOUTH
1. St. Francis (La Canada) 9-0
2. Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 8-1
3. La Mirada 8-1
4. Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 8-1
5. Heritage (Menifee) 9-0

DIVISION II NORTH
1. Clayton Valley (Concord) 9-0
2. Los Gatos 6-2*
3. Concord 7-1**
4. Enterprise (Redding) 8-1
*Despite its loss to Milpitas, indications are still strong that Los Gatos may be placed into the CCS Open Division playoffs and therefore would be considered D1 North for the bowl games. We will continue to rank Los Gatos in D2 North until that happens.
**Does not include forfeit win.

DIVISION III SOUTH
1. El Capitan (Lakeside) 9-0
2. Lompoc 9-0
3. Paso Robles 9-0
4. Newbury Park 7-2

DIVISION III NORTH
1. Campolindo (Moraga) 9-0
2. Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 8-0*
3. Sutter 9-0
4. Sonora 9-1
*Since Burlingame also is still unbeaten and Sacred Heart Prep has yet to play that team, it’s still more of an unknown whether the Gators will win their league and then qualify for the CCS Open Division (thus making them ineligible for D3 North). At this point, however, and barring a huge upset, Palma of Salinas (listed previously in D3 North) is going to win its league title and will be in the CCS Open Division. We have therefore moved Palma out of the D3 North bowl rankings and have inserted the Chieftains this week at No. 12 in D1 North.

DIVISION IV SOUTH
1. Christian (El Cajon) 9-0
2. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 9-0
3. St. Margaret’s (SJ Capistrano) 9-0

DIVISION IV NORTH
1. Central Catholic (Modesto) 7-2
2. McClymonds (Oakland) 8-0
3. Capital Christian (Sacramento) 9-0
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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27 Comments

  1. monte300
    Posted November 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Foothill beats a one win Granada team by seven points. How do they move up three spots in the state rankings based on that?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted November 3, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

      They move ahead of Serra in the Bay Area after Serra lost and it’s a good week to put them ahead of Servite and Orange Lutheran. Their loss to DLS was at least comparable to Servite’s and they were just playing well enough to win. If those others hadn’t lost and there was another team coming up from behind that had a big win then it could have been a week when Foothill dropped for only beating Granada by seven points. That just wasn’t the case this week.

  2. Patrick
    Posted November 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Mark, with all due respect your D1 Bay Area bias is in question.
    State ranking on most computer rankings: Foothill (36), Milpitas(45),Serra(55).
    Granite Bay ranks #24 now and is being overlooked.

    • monte300
      Posted November 4, 2014 at 7:23 am | Permalink

      Patrick, all I can say is be careful taking stock in MaxPreps rankings.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted November 4, 2014 at 8:56 am | Permalink

      There’s only one computer ranking and we don’t care what those are. We go more by local rankings such as Sac Bee, East Bay prep writers, etc. because they are people that tend to actually see the teams play. Both Granite Bay and Jesuit are indeed coming up with 63-0 slaughters on their resume to Folsom and DLS respectively. Jesuit probably has the best chance to get ranked in the State 25 first because it is playing Grant this Saturday and with a win would probably be next up from the SJS. If Jesuit loses and Granite Bay keeps winning, then Granite Bay is next.

  3. decarlos319
    Posted November 3, 2014 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    I would like to say that Lavance Warren of Mack is the REAL DEAL!!! He rushed for over 2200 yds and 28 tds last year and he’s on that pace again! I’m NOT understanding why he’s not on any of your player rankings? Not to mention he runs a 10.7 in 100 meters.

    Even without Kevin Davidson Mack is a top DIV contender. With Warren and a stingy defense(5 division I players). I’m sure they could compete with some DI and DII schools!

    • monte300
      Posted November 4, 2014 at 7:24 am | Permalink

      I heard Warren just picked up an offer from Sacramento State?

      • decarlos319
        Posted November 5, 2014 at 7:20 am | Permalink

        Yes he did! He is my godson I know I’m a little bais but as a former DI athlete, coach and football guru. He is a tough as nails!!! I know his size has been a factor but you can NEVER measure a mans heart. Probably one of the best RB’s I seen in the Bay Area in the last 10 years(Before him Marshawn Lynch). As a matter of fact Marshawn has validated his uniqueness!!! I’m just saying give the kid his do credit. Already has 1487 yds and 18 td’s(2 receiving) through 8 games

        • monte300
          Posted November 5, 2014 at 8:43 am | Permalink

          Congrats to the young man! I expect more and bigger offers for him between now and February.

          • monte300
            Posted November 5, 2014 at 9:32 am | Permalink

            With all due respect to Davidson, I’ve always felt a big part of his success was the awesome running game of Mack with Warren and their big line leading the way. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight…..it’s the size of the fight in the dog…….

          • decarlos319
            Posted November 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

            I absolutely agree… All of the games Mack has played the opponent has made a heavy emphasis to stop the run. So without Davidson it has been more intense and LV (Lavance) has still continued to shine. He is a BALLER!!!

  4. Mike
    Posted November 3, 2014 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    What do you think will be the match up for division 2 north? Will enterprise get in if they win out? What are the odds?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted November 4, 2014 at 9:00 am | Permalink

      Enterprise’s odds are getting better because it’s looking like there will not be an unbeaten team on the board from the Sac-Joaquin Section in D3 and also because Los Gatos is going to probably get jumped up to the CCS Open Division. We will know more when the CCS Open Division is settled because there probably will be a strong team from the WCAL that won’t be in it and will be in CCS D1 and remember that the CCS D1 champion also would be under consideration for the NorCal D2 bowl game. If it’s a WCAL team with three losses or more, I doubt if the commissioners would vote for that team. It also will help Enterprise’s cause if Vacaville doesn’t go out early in the SJS playoffs.

      • sactown
        Posted November 4, 2014 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

        Mr. Tennis
        Is it possible for Inderkum to jump Enterprise if they win out?

        • Polk High 1956
          Posted November 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

          Wing T does not cut it at the state level! The Tigers don’t have size or coaches to handle SoCal teams.

          • sactown
            Posted November 5, 2014 at 7:41 am | Permalink

            Thanks for the wing T info Mr. Skip Bayless

          • monte300
            Posted November 5, 2014 at 11:13 am | Permalink

            Skip Clueless?

          • Polk High 1956
            Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:58 am | Permalink

            Just a football player who scored 4 touchdowns in a single game not in a wing t offense.

        • Mark Tennis
          Posted November 4, 2014 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

          A lot of it also depends on how Monterey Trail (beat Inderkum by 2) and Vacaville (beat Enterprise by 22) do the rest of the way. If Oakdale beats Central Catholic on Friday and then you have Oakdale, Sierra and Manteca all in that SJS D3 bracket and Inderkum smokes the field then yes I do see it’s possible for Inderkum to jump Enterprise. Don’t know if our rankings would have it that way, but it is possible. Could be a close call either way.

  5. dwayne
    Posted November 4, 2014 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Will cal High san ramon make the playoffs?

    • monte300
      Posted November 4, 2014 at 7:25 am | Permalink

      Yes and they will probably be the fifth or sixth seed in the D1 bracket.

  6. Polk High 1956
    Posted November 4, 2014 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Can somebody please explain the new process for Open and Division 1 game in SoCal? I am just a shoe salesman who scored 4 touchdowns in a single game.

    • jtillery
      Posted November 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

      Best team in SoCal goes to Open game automatically along with same from Norcal (DLS). No longer are the two best teams in each half of the state playing each other for a change at a state game.

  7. Polk High 1956
    Posted November 4, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    jtillery, you are now an official member of NOMAAM! Nor Cal is a little more clearer than SoCal since the best teams are in the PAC 5. Who will play in the SoCal Division one regional?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted November 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

      Right now, considering San Diego Open Division, L.A. City D1, Central Section D1 and CIFSS West Valley Division, Oceanside and Bakersfield would be the two highest ranked teams in those divisions. Both have to win section titles of course. If Oceanside doesn’t and Helix or Cathedral Catholic does, then that team seems pretty safe to go to the D1 South bowl game. Having a loss to a Central Section team (Liberty) is going to hurt Mission Viejo if it were to win the West Valley Division, but Upland or Chino Hills could conceivably end up with strong arguments at the end.

      • Polk High 1956
        Posted November 5, 2014 at 10:59 am | Permalink

        @Mark,

        Thanks for the clearer picture. I guess CIF just makes things up as they go.

  8. LARRY
    Posted November 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    how does it look for ridgeview bakerswfield if they win the section in d 2 with there only loss was to bakersfield

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