NEW CIF Sac-Joaquin Sec Top 20

Once again, since the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section is the one for our home base in Stockton, we’ll put together a weekly Top 20 for that section this season. Watch the FOX40 Final Quarter on Fridays at 11 p.m. for all the highlights and to see our latest SJS Top 5 List.

(After results of Saturday, Sept. 30)
(Previous rank in parentheses)

St. Mary’s head coach Tony Franks and Folsom head coach Kris Richardson greet each other after last year’s section final. Photo: Paul Muyskens.


1. (1) Folsom 6-0

2. (2) Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 5-0

3. (4) Central Catholic (Modesto) 4-0

4. (5) Oakdale 4-1

5. (3) Granite Bay 5-1

6. (6) Manteca 4-1

7. (7) St. Mary’s (Stockton) 3-2

8. (8) Inderkum (Sacramento) 6-0

9. (9) Del Oro (Loomis) 4-2

10. (10) Sacramento 4-1*

11. (11) Jesuit (Carmichael) 3-2

12. (13) Rocklin 4-1

13. (19) Sheldon (Sacramento) 4-1

14. (12) Franklin (Elk Grove) 4-1

15. (14) Vacaville 2-3

16. (15) Elk Grove 3-2

17. (16) Antelope 5-0

18. (17) Del Campo (Fair Oaks) 5-0

19. (20) Tracy 3-2

20. (NR) Downey (Modesto) 6-0

Dropped Out: Previous No. 18 Grant (Sacramento).

Teams That Have Losses: St. Mary’s (lost 20-7 to Central Catholic & 52-14 to Santa Ana Mater Dei); Oakdale (45-29 to Folsom); Granite Bay (35-14 to Folsom); Sacramento (28-19 to Folsom); Franklin (28-24 to Sheldon); Vacaville (lost 24-23 to Oak Ridge & 21-20 to Granite Bay & 35-13 to Pittsburg); Del Oro (lost 30-13 to Timpview of Utah @ 28-21 to Granite Bay); Rocklin (lost 42-14 to Clovis West); Jesuit (31-21 to Granite Bay & 55-9 to Folsom); Elk Grove (31-18 to Inderkum & 28-14 to San Mateo Serra); Tracy (27-7 to San Ramon Valley & 24-21 to Liberty of Brentwood); Sheldon (28-21 to Reno).

Big Games This Week (involving both teams from the section): Del Oro at Folsom; Rocklin at Oak Ridge; Manteca at Oakdale; Jesuit at Elk Grove. .

Note of the Week: Folsom won its 20th straight game in the rugged Sierra Foothill League but its overall league winning streak is now up to 31. The Bulldogs (along with Oak Ridge) came into the SFL for the 2014 season due to realignment. They previously were in the Delta River League and were unbeaten in five league games in 2013 and 2012. Their last league loss came in their next to last regular season game in 2011 to Pleasant Grove 48-34.


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9 Comments

  1. James Schultz
    Posted October 3, 2017 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Has there ever been any thought to having a Small School top 20 or top 10 for the San Joaquin Section?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted October 4, 2017 at 10:53 am | Permalink

      We used to have divisional state rankings every week (including small schools) but now it’s become so hard to classify what is a small school. Can’t go by enrollment anymore. We will have CIF bowl game rankings starting next week that will show projected section champions from across the state and many of those teams will be from small schools. We can add a small school top five or something similar to the SJS post as well.

      • Jim Schultz
        Posted October 4, 2017 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

        Sounds good thanks.

  2. jae
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Just a quick comment, I read recently (may have been via Joe Davidson’s post in the Sac Bee) but Folsom is made up of mostly Sophomores and Juniors. Depending on this year’s results, it is possible Folsom has another year or two together…similar to when Jake Browning and co. had 3 years together. If that happens, it will be interesting to see how good and potentially dominant they can become. Let’s hope we do not have another 2014 when Folsom was simply unbeatable but did not have a chance to play DLS, MD, Centennial, or SJB due to CIF playoff set-up.

    I would like to see Folsom schedule DLS and/or a true out-of-state power next year, that is the one thing I feel they have been missing the last few years.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted October 5, 2017 at 7:05 am | Permalink

      I agree. No more Idaho games. Centennial may have an opening, too. That’s a game that has been years in the making.

  3. jae
    Posted October 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    oh, is it possible folsom plays centennial next year? has there been discussion?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted October 7, 2017 at 11:07 am | Permalink

      No discussion that I know of. Just wishful thinking on my part. They should just try to play De La Salle. DLS will have a few real good players back, but nothing ridiculous like Mater Dei or Bosco will have.

  4. Dani
    Posted October 9, 2017 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Just heard the committee made a decision to keep Oakdale in D3 for playoffs. May as well give Oakdale the Section banner now. Oakdale had NO problem driving on Folsom. A face mask penalty and an interception right before half was a big game changer. Still only lost to the 11th ranked team in state by 16 pts. Oakdale doesn’t have much competition in D3. They have been to a section championship 6 times since 2010 and won 3 of those. Like I said, the section may as well hand the banner to them now. I’m an Oakdale fan and would liked to have seen some good hard fought games in playoffs. It’s going to be blowouts all the way through the D3 playoffs for Oakdale, especially since they will be playing at the Corral…. can’t help to feel bad for some of these other teams like CB for example, that only went to 1 championship in 20 something years not to get a chance to win a title.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted October 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

      I would pick Oakdale ahead of Sacramento but that is a team with a lot of guys who actually got a win against Folsom last season. And it was 28-19 this season against Folsom. Don’t see a blowout in that one.

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