As is our tradition, we go through each of the 13 upcoming CIF state football championship games and provide a predicted final score. We think a lot of NorCal teams will be successful on the road and perhaps one of the biggest underdogs is team with six state titles in the last seven years.
NEW State Top 25 FB Rankings
It’s CIF state championship week with nine teams in the State Top 25 heading to Sacramento, led by No. 1 St. John Bosco meeting No. 4 De La Salle in the Open Division. We couldn’t get all 10 going to Sac State into the rankings since we decided to leave in previous No. 10 Calabasas...
NEW State Top 25 FB Rankings
It was easy to flip-flop St. John Bosco and Mater Dei in the top two positions from last week and it also wasn’t hard to do the same with De La Salle and Narbonne at No. 4 and No. 5. The trick was determining what to do with San Clemente after its win over Murrieta...
FB: Sac-Joaquin Section Top 25 (13)
St. Mary’s being higher-ranked than Folsom proved to be correct as the Rams rolled over the Bulldogs 56-25 to win SJS Division I title. The bigger question for the section rankings, however, is what to do about Del Oro as it looks to win a second straight CIF state title. Should the Golden Eagles continue […]
CIF NorCal Bowl Board No. 8
Big move of the week is switching Sanger and Selma from the north to the south and vice-versa and we really liked how it balanced out both boards. Both teams still have to win Central Section titles, however, and Sanger will have to battle a surging team from Ridgeview of Bakersfield. We also forecast where...
FB: Sac-Joaquin Section Top 25 (12)
Inderkum proves that the preseason rankings were right all along after big win over previously unbeaten Antelope in D2 semifinals. Defending D2AA state champ Del Oro is next. In the D1 bracket, meanwhile, top two seeds St. Mary’s and Folsom both roll in the semifinals to set up what should be great matchup in section […]
FB: Sac-Joaquin Section Top 25 (11)
This is a week when teams that have been held back in the rankings for having a key head-to-head loss can come roaring in, especially if they’re still going in the semifinal round of the playoffs. Inderkum’s win over Sacramento and Capital Christian’s win over Sonora were the biggest shockers, but Merced’s win over Del […]
FB: Sac-Joaquin Section Top 25 (10)
The highest ranked teams to lose in section playoff openers were No. 14 Napa and No. 17 Roseville, but you can’t call either loss an upset. The only newcomer is Inderkum of Sacramento, which is playing No. 3 Sacramento in a Division II quarterfinal.
FB: Sac-Joaquin Section Top 25 (8)
With no problems at the top of the order and teams setting up showdown games for league titles, there was plenty of difficulty toward the bottom. Three new teams broke into the first 25 with two of them – Cosumnes Oaks and Tracy – going in for the first time all season. Anyone wishing to […]
FB: Sac-Joaquin Section Top 25 (6)
Top 10 matchups won by Del Oro and Central Catholic ensure that changes are few in this week’s rankings. The only newcomer is Roseville, which has to come back in to replace American Canyon after it fell to Vanden. Anyone wishing to see writeups and breakdowns of the top teams in the state, sign up […]