Week 14 State Rankings Updates

Long Beach Poly running back James Brooks is stopped by several tacklers from No. 1 St. John Bosco in CIFSS Pac-5 Division semifinal. Photo: Terry Jack/OCSidelines.com.

Long Beach Poly running back James Brooks is stopped by several tacklers from No. 1 St. John Bosco in CIFSS Pac-5 Division semifinal. Photo: Terry Jack/OCSidelines.com.


CIF Central Section teams have edge for CIF D1 South bowl game so both Fresno Edison and Bakersfield Liberty are on the move. Sacred Heart Prep also goes into the State 25 for first time ever. For CIF bowl games, No. 1 teams remain De La Salle, St. John Bosco, Clayton Valley, Redlands East Valley, Campolindo, El Capitan, Central Catholic and El Cajon Christian but there are several teams coming up fast.

For what we think could be the five toughest choices for the CIF regional/state bowl games, CLICK HERE.

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 13th 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 14 NEW CAL-HI SPORTS
STATE 25 OVERALL FOOTBALL RANKINGS

(Previous ranking in parentheses; through games of Saturday, Nov. 29)
*Season complete.

1. (1) ST. JOHN BOSCO (BELLFLOWER) 12-1

2. (2) DE LA SALLE (CONCORD) 12-0

3. (3) FOLSOM 13-0

4. (4) CENTENNIAL (CORONA) 11-2

5. (6) OCEANSIDE 12-0

6. (7) GRANT (SACRAMENTO) 13-0

7. (5) LONG BEACH POLY (LONG BEACH) 11-2

8. (8) BISHOP AMAT (LA PUENTE) 9-4*

9. (9) JSERRA (SJ CAPISTRANO) 10-2*

10. (10) MATER DEI (SANTA ANA) 9-3*

11. (11) SERRA (GARDENA) 8-3*

12. (12) CRESPI (ENCINO) 9-2*

13. (19) EDISON (FRESNO) 11-1

14. (16) MISSION VIEJO 11-2

15. (15) WESTLAKE (WESTLAKE VILLAGE) 8-3*

16. (18) CLAYTON VALLEY (CONCORD) 13-0

17. (17) SANTA MARGARITA (RANCHO SM) 6-5

18. (NR) SACRED HEART PREP (ATHERTON) 12-0

19. (21) ST. MARY’S (STOCKTON) 12-1

20. (23) EL CAPITAN (LAKESIDE) 12-0

21. (25) HELIX (LA MESA) 10-2

22. (NR) LIBERTY (BAKERSFIELD) 10-2

23. (NR) BELLARMINE (SAN JOSE) 10-2

24. (NR) VISTA MURRIETA (MURRIETA) 11-2

25. (13) UPLAND 10-3

Dropped Out:
Previous No. 14 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego); No. 20 Mission Hills (San Marcos); No. 22 Valley Christian (San Jose); No. 24 Foothill (Pleasanton).

Jamar Moya caught a 77-yard TD pass late in the fourth quarter to give Ridgeview a win over Sanger in Central Section D2 semifinal. Photo: CentralValleyFootball.com.

Jamar Moya caught a 77-yard TD pass late in the fourth quarter to give Ridgeview a win over Sanger in Central Section D2 semifinal. Photo: CentralValleyFootball.com.


CIF STATE BOWL GAME DIVISIONS RANKINGS UPDATES
(13th rankings of the regular season)

DIVISION I SOUTH
1. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 12-1
2. Centennial (Corona) 11-2
3. Oceanside 12-0
4. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 11-2*
5. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 9-4*
6. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 10-2*
*Season complete.
Next eligible team still playing: 10. Edison (Fresno) 11-1

DIVISION I NORTH
1. De La Salle (Concord) 12-0
2. Folsom 13-0
3. Grant (Sacramento) 13-0
4. Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 12-0
5. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 12-1
6. Bellarmine (San Jose) 10-2
Next eligible team still playing: 7. Pittsburg 10-2

DIVISION II SOUTH
1. Redlands East Valley (Redlands) 12-1
2. Poly (Riverside) 13-0
3. Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 11-1
4. San Clemente 12-1
5. Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta) 13-0
6. Heritage (Menifee) 12-1*
*Season complete.
Next eligible team still playing: 7. Serrano (Phelan) 12-1

DIVISION II NORTH
1. Clayton Valley (Concord) 13-0
2. Concord 11-1*
3. Inderkum (Sacramento) 12-1
4. Enterprise (Redding) 11-1
5. Oakdale 12-1
Next eligible team still playing: 6. St. Francis (Mtn. View) 8-4
*Does not include forfeit win.

DIVISION III SOUTH
1. El Capitan (Lakeside) 12-0
2. Newbury Park 11-2
3. Paso Robles 12-1
4. Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) 10-2
5. Hanford 11-1
Next eligible team still playing: 8. Garden Grove 12-1

DIVISION III NORTH
1. Campolindo (Moraga) 13-0
2. Sutter 13-0
3. Aptos 11-1
4. St. Mary’s (Berkeley) 11-1
Next eligible team still playing: 5. St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 7-5

DIVISION IV SOUTH
1. Christian (El Cajon) 12-0
2. St. Margaret’s (SJ Capistrano) 13-0
3. Grace Brethren (Simi Valley) 13-0
Next eligible team still playing: 4. Central Valley Christian (Visalia) 11-1

DIVISION IV NORTH
1. Central Catholic (Modesto) 10-3
2. McClymonds (Oakland) 12-0*
3. Capital Christian (Sacramento) 13-0
Next eligible team still playing: 4. Salesian (Richmond) 10-2*
*Note: We are not counting McClymonds’ forfeit losses until the school’s appeal regarding the eligibility of a player is heard and a ruling is issued. That appeal took place on Nov. 12 and even if McClymonds doesn’t win the appeal the case still may not be over. The Warriors have won the Oakland Section title and are eligible for the CIF D4 bowl game, but section commissioners rarely vote for a team with forfeit losses. One of those games in question is an on-the-field win over Salesian of Richmond.

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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22 Comments

  1. coast football
    Posted December 1, 2014 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    for aptos – it should be considered that if Salinas wins the CCS D1 title – aptos has a win over salinas.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

      CCS D1 is pretty weak (Salinas also lost to Terra Nova) but it is a point that should be made.

      • Cal 14
        Posted December 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

        Salinas also had a lead against Sacred Heart Prep until the final seconds, falling 27-21 and put up 35 against Palma (losing 45-35) when the Chieftains only gave up 62 to the rest of their regular season opponents, combined (which included St. Francis). The Terra Nova loss remains a mystery.

  2. Northern Section
    Posted December 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Why is Winters not listed in D4? They finished 12-1 and won the NSCIF division 4 championship for the second straight year. They outscored their opponents 444-71 their final 9 games including 144-35 in the playoffs

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 2, 2014 at 12:36 am | Permalink

      Winters is in D4 rankings but doesn’t show in the free version of these rankings. Sorry we have to cut it somewhere for our Gold Club members. Winters is clearly behind Central Catholic, McClymonds, Capital Christian, Salesian and Modesto Christian (even with the 7 pt loss to Cap Chr).

  3. tlogue16
    Posted December 2, 2014 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    These rankings do not consider who is playing and peaking now. Our school, Bear River has not even been ranked all year in your top 10 Nor Cal-division III because of two losses to much bigger schools, yet we stormed through our Section to the Section Championship, only being challenged for a half in the Title game. I understand it’s not an easy selection process, but it’s sad to not even be considered when you are a Section Champion, and your only losses where to schools, twice your enrollment who were playoff teams in a much bigger division. My understanding is they are looking into expanding the bowl games next year, that is sorely needed and hope it goes through.
    With only 8 seniors on our active roster, we will be in the hunt again next year.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 2, 2014 at 9:51 am | Permalink

      There are schools like Bear River in Southern California D3 just like NorCal D3. Liberty of Madera Ranchos comes to mind, which just can’t realistically be compared to teams like Palmdale, Rancho Bernardo, San Marcos, etc. Kind of like you can’t really compare Bear River to St. Ignatius of SF or Terra Nova. While the new format will be watered down to some extent despite what the CIF says, for schools like Bear River and Liberty it’ll be a great thing. Can easily see Central Sec D4 and SJS D5 paired together with NCS D4 and San Diego D4.

  4. CVHS Jim
    Posted December 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Even though I had issues with the rankings earlier in the year, I think Mark and his team do a pretty good job in determining the rankings. People talk about the maxpreps rankings, but I have seen them go from one extreme to the other. I remember a couple of weeks ago when Maxpreps had Folsom #1 in the state after they destroyed Rocklin. Even though I was extremely happy, I knew they were not the #1 team in the state. One, because of their past history with DLS. Even if they played this year, I do not think Folsom can defeat them. Folsom has elevated their play this year and deserves to be ranked #3, but DLS has also elevated their play, so once again I think Folsom would taste defeat at the hands of DLS. Plus, even though SJB has let teams stay with them a little too long, I do not think Folsom would be able to maintain the pace for the whole game. Folsom has dispatched all their foes easily by halftime, so they have not been tested. SJB has played an extremely tough schedule and has made it through mostly unscathed, so I would rank them higher than Folsom at this time. I do think it is a shame all the PAC 5 teams are taking each other out for the Open Division slot because I feel none of the other teams from southern or central California will be able to give Folsom much of a game. I know Oceanside is doing some squawking, but they would suffer the same drubbing as Cathedral Catholic. I know Helix drug Del Oro through the mud and manhandled them pretty good, but I do not think they are in Folsom’s class this year either and would also suffer a beatdown.

    • osde
      Posted December 3, 2014 at 6:52 am | Permalink

      Not sure who is “squawking” but whoever plays Folsom whether it be the SD open winner or the Central Section D1 winner will be much better than Cathedral and will likely give Folsom all they can handle… Keep in mind that Folsom’s best win of the season came in week one against Cathedral…

      • RDADDYLOC
        Posted December 3, 2014 at 9:18 am | Permalink

        Exactly cathedral catholic is a run team built to control the clock not play score for score.
        Helix n Oceanside as well as mission hills have the best athletes playing ball
        Pirates have the both players n coaching I’ve said it before just because Folsom has the stud QB and they score points on weaker opponents there the best when they played DLS in championship game a freaking blow out. I have no doubt that Pirates or a Helix team could beat them.

  5. Al
    Posted December 2, 2014 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Centennial Corona has beaten 4 of the Top eleven Schools listed here..Long Beach Poly, Mater Dei, Bishop Amat, and Serra (All great teams) to get where they are now, and should of beaten the Top Team in the Country (Bishop Gorman) in my opinion. So I would think this would warrant a higher ranking than Folsom.

    • RDADDYLOC
      Posted December 3, 2014 at 1:47 am | Permalink

      I agree with that the huskies are one heck of a program they are one of the most consistent teams in Cali.
      As far as oceanside sqwaking that’s that other dudes opinion cathedral catholic is not in the Pirates level period there one dimensional run team not built to come from behind. Oceanside is no push over if you think that your crazy this program is also one of the states most consistent. Good luck to all and go Pirates!!!!

  6. Ray (Laces OUtFinkle
    Posted December 3, 2014 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Folsom is really good, but really hasn’t played anybody…If you tell me Cathedral was good you are lying to yourself! CC was overrated and slow! It doesn’t matter if it is Oceanside or Helix, both teams have the size and speed to match whatever Folsom has. Only edge goes to Folsom’s QB. What is Mark Tennis’ opinion on this?

    • RDADDYLOC
      Posted December 3, 2014 at 11:13 am | Permalink

      Exactly my point brother!! I can tell by the sound of your text your over the whole Folsom bulldogs are the best in the state Mumbo jumbo maybe there section but that’s it.
      I personally love the Pirates bro that’s my team so I’m rooting for them this weekend I’ll be there to bad it’s not at Qualcomm but it’s great to have this rivalry game for the championship against helix.
      But your right about the size strength n speed which pirates posses
      What aggravates a QB more than a nonstop rush and good cover corners that’s what Folsom will get if that’s the matchup. Go Pirates get to a 3rd state title game !!

      • CVHS Jim
        Posted December 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

        RDADDYLOC I love your committment to your team and I do hope your Pirates handle Helix to bring up the possibility of a Folsom/Oceanside scrap. I am 100% behind my old high school team, Crescenta Velly, but I know even though they are undefeated, their schedule has been extremely light and they have slim odds of getting a state bid. However, since I was stationed up in northern California 8 years ago and moved to Folsom 4 years ago, I have become a big fan of their team and how hard they work. As far as the teams matching up, my brother-in-laws family and a friend who I have known for over 40 years have been huge fans of Oceanside for years and do attend some of their games. Both have been stopped by for a visit this year and being football fans, they were able to see Folsom play. They both said Oceanside is really good, but not in Folsom’s league. I know Mark has seen way more games than all of us put together, so I am happy for his input and I would love to see the Oceanside pass rush against Folsom because Browning has not had to face a challenge this year. Go Bulldogs and go Pirates so the debate can be settled on the field.

        • je
          Posted December 4, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

          It is interesting that CC was overrated considering that Helix lost its first game to CC before last week. In addition, Folsom isn’t just the Jake Browning show. It was more so the last two years but the defense and line are far better this year. I do not think Helix or Oceanside can give Folsom much of a game. It will most likely be closer than Folsom vs. CC but not as much as you think. In addition, the game against CC was in Oceanside so Folsom had to travel and Folsom is only stronger than they were to start the year. Plus you state that the Central winner could give Folsom a game more so than CC. Well, we played Clovis North and crushed them 49-13; mind you that Clovis North lost to Edison by 1 (who now plays Liberty in the final). I also agree with Mark’s statement below that if Folsom gets selected to play in the Norcal D1 game it will be most likely opposite Grant, who is better than CC or Helix and at least same level as Oceanside. We will have a even better idea of how good Folsom is at that point. yet if Coach Doyle is saying Folsom is the best team he has ever seen and tat Folsom could be the section’s best in history than you are vastly underrating Folsom.

          • osde
            Posted December 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

            There is a decent chance that either Oceanside or Helix will play Folsom so I guess we will wait to see… and Folsom did not play Cathedral in Oceanside… Cathedral was just beaten by three tds last week by Helix… yeah Folsom was much more impressive in their win against Cathedral but keep in mind that was in week one…. week one games typically mean very little regarding how good a team is in week 15 or 16…

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted December 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

      Folsom will be playing a better team than Cathedral Catholic in the NorCal D1 bowl game so we’ll know more after that. And while you may not think CC was that great, Coach Doyle has been around awhile and said Folsom was the best team he’d ever seen. I am hoping it’s Folsom vs. Oceanside because I want to see Jake Browning against a strong pass rush and Oceanside has that for sure with West and Woo.

      • Ray (Laces OUtFinkle
        Posted December 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

        Speaking of D1 Bowl Game…Who (IYO) will they be playing? Also what are the odds of Folsom receiving the Open and DLS getting D1. If I am not mistaken Coach Doyle has never played Oceanside and I believe the 2011 Helix team was the best complete HS team in SD in a long time.

        • RDADDYLOC
          Posted December 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

          Yes 2011 helix team was superb in my opinion that would of been a better matchup that bowl year to see DLS vs Helix that’s how good that team was just because I’m a Pirates fan doesn’t mean I don’t give props when their great coaching by Starr that year this Saturday is going to be a test for both teams pirates are down a linebacker for sure and another is dinged up but I know he’ll play so it’s going to be awesome!!

  7. Lt. Lois Einhorn
    Posted December 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Oceanside is banged up and lack depth. They will need to get past Helix who looks bigger and more depth. That could end the Pirates season. Another Helix/Oceanside Final! Classic and I will be ok with either team representing SD!

  8. RDADDYLOC
    Posted December 5, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    To all the fans out there seasons greetings!! If y’all want to see highlights from your team as well as others go to HUDL.com. Type your team than HUDL in google search m boom. Just got done watching Pirates, helix n Folsom. So for you fanatics like me who can’t get enuff there it is.
    Watch compare what you see because people been sayn Pirates would not give Folsom much of a game is a travesty on the reals!! #2 for OSIDE is very good QB!! Underrated n much improved!!
    Go watch game highlights on HUDL n see for yourself
    Happy Hoilidays from Oceanside!!

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