This week’s matchup in Santa Ana between Mater Dei and St. John Bosco brings up a lot of history since the first one in U.S. prep football history involving No. 1 vs. No. 2 ranked teams also was between two California teams.
If any one of the major, well-documented final national rankings lists your team as No. 1 in the nation, you can claim a national championship. Without any kind of playoff, who can really argue?