FINAL Five-Division State FB Ranks

RB Freddy Fletcher (left) has had two straight stellar seasons for Cajon of San Bernardino and will be back in the fall. The Cowboys (5-0) were one of the top teams in our final D2 state rankings. At right is QB Aiden Meyer of Hughson. The Huskies (5-0) made it into the final D4 state rankings. Photos: Hudl.com & TurlockJournal.com.


Since there were games going on until last weekend in a couple of places in the state, the final look at state football for this spring according to our long-time format of divisions (honoring all teams from medium to small school levels) couldn’t be done until now. All final No. 1 teams were previously announced, but there were changes in all divisions. Menlo-Atherton (D2), Apple Valley (D3), Bishop Diego of Santa Barbara (D3), Ayala of Chino Hills (D3), Gridley (D4) and South Fork of Miranda (D5) are among those who moved up at the finish. We’ll have a separate salute to all of the teams in the state that were unbeaten still to come.

RELATED: 2021 Spring State FB Teams of the Year | Final State TOP 50 (1-25) | Final State TOP 50 (26-50) | Mater Dei State Team of the Year

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NOTE: Schools were put into the same divisions they were in for the 2019 season with just a few exceptions. Those divisions for that season were based mostly on the divisions in which each school competed in during that season in their CIF section and CIF regional/state divisions. League strength also has always been a major component of division placement. Enrollments are used in much lower priority in recent years in section playoff division placement in favor of competitive equity. Enrollments are a factor in our five-division format in that a school with a large enrollment (especially those with 2,500 or more) cannot be in our D4 or D5 because those divisions over the years have been the ones we consider for “small” schools. Milpitas High may have been able to beat Caruthers in the 2019 CIF D5-A state final, but we’re not going to rank a large school like that in one of our traditional “small school” divisions.

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