FB: Top 10 Rankings Update

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.

Jaylon Redd has been a standout cornerback for Rancho Cucamonga since his sophomore season. Photo: VarsityPreps.com.

Jaylon Redd has been a standout cornerback for Rancho Cucamonga since his sophomore season. Photo: VarsityPreps.com.

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.

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  1. Susie
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Happy to see more Northern California Teams are being recognized in the Rankings!

  2. TinyTim
    Posted October 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Tennis:
    WELL: we both agree on 1 thru 7. However, I can’t put DLS in the top 1o yet.
    The 3 teams Dela barely beat does not warrant a California top 10, plus the home loss by 2 points to Salt Lake East doesn’t help either. (However, the Leopards are now ranked #1 by Freeman’s computer in Utah, and in my opinion could compete well against any California team with the exception of 3 clubs in the Southland.)
    I did move the Spartans up 3 places to #11 after the 31-7 road win over a good Cal team. Although I didn’t see the game, I’ve been told the DLS receivers ran much better routes than what I saw against Antioch and San Ramon and were hanging onto the ball when QB Abel Ordaz got it to them. Also, I heard their secondary was closing much faster than they had in earlier games.
    This week’s game against 1-7 James Logan won’t tell much. This has to be the weakest Logan team in many years.
    Week 10 against Monte Vista in Danville should tell a lot about the Spartans’ true strength. However, the Mustangs still have to get past their crosstown rival, San Ramon, who played Dela to a 27-28 loss 10/7.(The SR-MV is arguably one of the 5 strongest rivalries north of the Tehachapis, and anything can happen in that game).Monte Vista definitely has the team this year to knock off the Spartans, especially at home.
    The problem is that Monte Vista has only been tested once so far,by Cal Hi, and the Mustangs had to kick a last few seconds field goal for the 27-24 road win. Personally (I was at that game, and I watched it and reviewed many plays several times on Demand TV) that MV was very much the superior team, but “shot themselves in the foot several times” plus some phantom calls by the refs, made the game exceptionally close.
    For either DLS or MV to get the win, each team must play considerably better than what I’ve seen from both of them this year.

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