Some may not want to see this, but the last two wins by Inglewood over St. Bonaventure and Edison of Huntington Beach puts the Sentinels in the No. 1 spot in updated medium school state football rankings. For the small schools, the new No. 1 team also is still playing as unbeaten Menlo School will look to add another big win this week in CIF Central Coast Section D1 playoffs.
Note: This is a post for Gold Club members only on CalHiSports.com. The first post of these medium & small school state rankings was free and can be seen HERE. After the preseason, all weekly and final state rankings are available only to our Gold Club members as well as our state stat star of the week honor rolls. To check out getting a Gold Club membership to see all of these rankings, CLICK HERE.
WHY WE DO THESE RANKINGS:
It’s just too easy to forget about a lot of these teams (especially small schools) as they are placed in competitive equity playoffs with computer rankings as the only method many CIF sections are utilizing for seeding teams. These are teams we’ve followed for 20, 30 or 40 years or longer and now many of them have to face much larger schools that are third or fourth place in their leagues. Competitive equity has its benefits, too. This is just a way to put a continuing spotlight on schools that used to have an easier path at winning section and therefore state titles.
We also annually produce all-state teams for medium and small schools and by looking at teams in this fashion during the season it’s much easier to pick their players later on.
Note: Rankings after games played Saturday, Nov 13. Previous rankings in parentheses.
*Season complete; **Forfeit wins/losses not included.