Narbonne drops from No. 5 down to No. 9 after loss to Cathedral Catholic. The biggest question was which team to list No. 10 in place of Calabasas, a team still playing or one that has lost in a higher division?
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(After games of Saturday, Dec. 10)
(Previous ranking in parentheses)
1. (1) St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 12-2
Getting ready for Saturday’s CIF Open Division state final vs. De La Salle, Braves had to notice Stockton St. Mary’s (team they beat 55-16) advancing to CIF D1-AA final.
2. (2) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 13-1*
The final ranking for the Monarchs, who lost to Bosco in CIFSS D1 final after beating them earlier in the season, will either be No. 2 or No. 3.
3. (3) Centennial (Corona) 11-2*
Huskies have decided to play IMG Academy again in the next Honor Bowl.
4. (4) De La Salle (Concord) 11-1
Getting ready for Saturday’s CIF Open Division state final vs. St. John Bosco, Spartans had to notice that a Freedom team they beat 42-7 hung in there with Stockton St. Mary’s until the end of NorCal D1-AA final.
5. (6) Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 14-0
Shawn Poma scored four times as the Dons beat previous No. 5 Narbonne 35-28 in CIF SoCal D1-AA title game.
6. (7) St. Mary’s (Stockton) 14-1
Despite giving up a pick six and a kickoff return TD, the Rams still won in NorCal D1-AA final 49-40 over Freedom of Oakley.
7. (8) Rancho Cucamonga 12-1*
With Narbonne no longer unbeaten, the Cougars edge back up one spot in this week’s rankings.
8. (9) Mission Viejo 11-1*
The Diablos could still move up two more spots in next week’s final rankings but would stay behind Rancho Cucamonga (head-to-head loss).
9. (5) Narbonne (Harbor City) 14-1*
QB Jalen Chatman established himself as one of the state’s top juniors during the season.
10. (12) Freedom (Oakley) 11-2
Close nature of how the Falcons played in loss to St. Mary’s allows them to move up this week with previous No. 10 Calabasas taking a huge drop and previous No. 11 Edison losing to three-loss San Clemente.