Mission Viejo of course stays in the top 10 after having its 39-game win streak snapped by Rancho Cucamonga in CIFSS D1 playoffs. Two-time defending CIF Open Division state champ De La Salle also creeps back up to No. 6.
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(After games of Saturday, Nov. 19)
(Previous ranking in parentheses)
1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 12-0
J.T. Daniels goes well over 4,000 yards and now has 63 TD passes and only two interceptions for the season following 63-30 victory vs. Vista Murrieta in CIFSS D1 quarterfinals.
Head coach Matt Logan had to love it when team scored TDs in nine straight possessions in 66-35 triumph vs. Chaminade. Huskies now face No. 3 St. John Bosco in monster CIFSS D1 semifinal. Tanner McKee threw for four TDs and ran for two in 55-24 triumph over JSerra that advanced Huskies to CIFSS D1 quarterfinal opposite Chaminade of West Hills.
3. (3) St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 10-2
Braves will be looking to even up their record at 2-2 in matchups over the last four years with Centennial in the postseason. They advanced by crushing Santa Margarita 54-14.
4. (5) Rancho Cucamonga 12-0
After trailing 13-0, the Cougars scored 28 straight points and went on to beat previous No. 4 Mission Viejo 42-26 in CIFSS D1 quarterfinals. They’ll take crack at No. 1 Mater Dei in semis.
5. (6) Narbonne (Harbor City) 12-0
Jalen Chapman passed for four TDs as Gauchos beat Crenshaw 47-7 in CIF L.A. City D1 playoffs. They’re still looking good for CIF Division 1-AA state bowl bracket.
6. (8) De La Salle (Concord) 10-1
We’ll hop the Spartans back up to No. 6 after 28-0 win over Clayton Valley of Concord in NCS Open Division semifinals. They will now play for their 25th straight section title.
7. (7) Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 11-0
Tate Haynes threw for two TDs and ran for another as the Dons crushed Torrey Pines 45-7 in CIF San Diego Section Open Division quarterfinal. Next up is Mission Hills in semifinals.
8. (9) Freedom (Oakley) 11-0
The Falcons beat Pittsburg for the second time this season, this time by a 55-35 margin (it was 41-38 two weeks ago) and advanced to NCS Open Division final opposite De La Salle.
9. (4) Mission Viejo 11-1*
Colin Schooler scored on a 79-yard run on the team’s first play, but the Diablos lost to Rancho Cucamonga 42-26 in the CIFSS D1-AA playoffs. They also had a 39-game winning streak snapped.
10. (10) Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 10-2
The Nighthawks won a wild one, 65-48, over Norco in the CIFSS Division II playoffs. They were seeded No. 2 in that bracket to start, but may now be favored by many since No. 1 seed Heritage has lost.