With Mater Dei now having broken its six-game losing streak to St. John Bosco, it’s time to move the Monarchs to No. 1. The Braves only drop from No. 2 to No. 3 with Centennial having to slide down from No. 1 to No. 2. There also was a change this week in the No. 5 and No. 6 positions.
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(After games of Saturday, Oct. 22)
(Previous ranking in parentheses)
1. (3) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 8-0
The Monarchs have been higher than Centennial in almost all other rankings in recent weeks and there’s no choice that the state rankings match it, especially after last Friday’s 26-21 victory over St. John Bosco.
2. (1) Centennial (Corona) 7-1
Miles Reed scored on an 81-yard run on the team’s first play in last Friday’s 64-14 victory over Corona.
3. (2) St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 6-2
The Braves’ being down 2-0 in turnovers ended up being critical in their loss to Mater Dei. In the CIF Southern Section Division I pairings, they’d be on opposite bracket of Mater Dei so No. 3 seed seems almost automatic (barring upsets).
4. (4) Mission Viejo 9-0
Diablo coaches may want to start planning for a CIFSS D1 semifinal against Mater Dei.
5. (6) Rancho Cucamonga 8-0
With this being the week that Mater Dei went to No. 1, this also was a good week to flip-flop the Cougars and Narbonne. If they do end up as No. 5 seed in CIFSS D1 bracket, a quarterfinal matchup vs. Mission Viejo may be in the cards.
6. (5) Narbonne (Harbor City) 8-0
Jalen Chapman had three TD passes in 49-8 rout of L.A. George Washington Prep.
7. (7) Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 8-0
It’s a very tough two-week stretch coming up for the Dons with arch-rival St. Augustine this week and then Madison the following week.
8. (8) De La Salle (Concord) 7-1
Junior RB Kairee Robinson rushed for 223 yards on 24 carries and scored three times in 31-9 win vs. California of San Ramon.
9. (9) Serra (Gardena) 6-3
The Cav defense only allowed 94 total yards in 33-7 triumph over Crespi.
10. (10) Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 6-2
With their wins over Vista Murrieta and Oaks Christian, we’d have the Nighthawks No. 1 among CIFSS D2 teams.