Here come the Bells up to No. 4 after beating a San Leandro team that owns a win over James Logan. This week’s highest ranked newcomer is Palma of Salinas.
Early favorites to get to Carson in December include De La Salle (D1), Vista del Lago (D2), El Cerrito (D3) and Central Catholic (D4). All 20 of the teams we ranked highest last year were all selected to play in last year’s regional bowl games.
James Logan of Union City and Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa stay among NorCal’s best due to first-class coaching, although the two schools are worlds apart. See what two of the best in the region have to say about their success and what we thought after watching summer practice/camp competitions.
Check here for writeups on teams ranked from No. 21 to No. 50. Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills and Franklin of Elk Grove make it into the final top 25. Valhalla of El Cajon is perhaps team that comes up the most for final 50.