It was decided this week to get out the latest edition of these rankings AFTER the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals were played on Thursday but in doing that they were released DURING some section playoff games being played on Friday. No. 1 teams remain Orange Lutheran (D1), La Habra (D2), Grand Terrace (D3), Paraclete (D4) and Rolling Hills Prep (D5). All of those are from the Southern Section and all will be in semifinal games next Tuesday.
Note: These divisions do not match divisional alignments in sections with Open Divisions and in sections with more than one playoff division. Our state rankings by division for many years have been done in five divisions and we’ll continue that again for the final weeks of this season.
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(After results of Thursday, May 26)
(Section playoff games being played on Friday, May 27 are not included)
(Previous ranking in parentheses)
*Indicates season complete.
**Indicates forfeits not included in team’s record.
1. (1) Lutheran (Orange) 28-3
2. (2) Los Alamitos 25-2
3. (5) Norco 25-5
4. (6) Sheldon (Sacramento) 30-2*
5. (9) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 23-7
6. (3) Etiwanda 28-3*
7. (10) Amador Valley (Pleasanton) 20-4
8. (11) San Benito (Hollister) 25-3
9. (NR) Great Oak (Temecula) 16-6
10. (8) Foothill (Pleasanton) 19-3
11. (12) Buchanan (Clovis) 25-5
12. (7) Huntington Beach 20-7*
13. (NR) San Marcos 22-4-1
14. (NR) Heritage (Brentwood) 16-3
15. (14) Valencia 18-10*