Medium/Small Schools State FB Ranks

Nate Curtis (left) is one of the top offensive and defensive players for 6-0 Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia. At right, sophomore Sione Fanaika is shown making a play as a freshman for El Cerrito in last year’s NorCal D3-AA title game vs Grant of Sacramento Photos: Gwen Painter / & Willie Eashman / Cal-Hi Sports.

With many teams on byes and others playing opponents that didn’t have much of a chance, there isn’t much movement this week among those that have been in these rankings. For medium, Pacifica of Oxnard remains No. 1 with the only newcomer being El Cerrito. For small, No. 1 Escalon and No. 3 Hughson are playing Friday in one of the state’s top games including large schools. There are two new teams appearing in small schools, including one for the first time in its new school’s history. Also on the small school bubble: Fall River’s 33-game (on-the-field) win streak is snapped.

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(All based on section by section playoff formats, updated computer rankings, plus combination of enrollment and traditional placement into state rankings that we have done for 40 plus years)
(There will be final five divisional state rankings done after the season so that we continue to have an archive of them going back to the early 1980s)
(After games of Saturday, Sept. 23)
(Previous rank in parentheses)


1. (1) Pacifica (Oxnard) 6-0
Head coach Mike Moon’s squad kept rolling in the Channel League with a 68-7 romp last week against Dos Pueblos of Goleta. The Tritons host Ventura (4-2) in this week’s game.

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