2018 Preseason Southern California Top 25

Southern California Top 25

This week marks the earliest start to the California high school football season. So with Week 0 upon us, it’s time to release the High School Football America Preseason Top 25 that is created with our proprietary algorithm.

At the top is the same team that finished 2017 No. 1 — the Mater Dei Monarchs, who also captured our “mythical” national championship. The Monarchs are also ranked No. 1 in our 2018 preseason national rankings.

Right behind Mater Dei is Trinity League foe St. John Bosco, which is ranked No. 4 nationally. Rounding out the Top 5 it’s Mission Viejo at No. 3, Corona Centennial at No. 4 and Orange Lutheran at No. 5, which gives the Trinity League three teams in the national rankings.

Preseason Southern California Top 25

Rank – Team – 2017 Record – Final 2017 SoCal Ranking

No. 1 Mater Dei (15-0) – 2017: #1

No. 2 St. John Bosco (11-3) – 2017: #2

No. 3 Mission Viejo (12-1) – 2017: #4

No. 4 Corona Centennial (10-2) – 2017: #3

No. 5 Orange Lutheran (6-6) – 2017: #11

No. 6 Chaminade (9-2) – 2017: #6

No. 7 Narbonne (12-3) – 2017: #5

No. 8 Oaks Christian (12-3) – 2017: #7

No. 9 Calabasas (10-2) – 2017: #18

No. 10 Serra (Gardena) (6-5) – 2017: NR

No. 11 JSerra (7-4) – 2017: No. #15

No. 12 Santa Margarita (7-4) – 2017: #10

No. 13 Upland (12-1) – 2017: NR

No. 14 San Clemente (9-2) – 2017: #13

No. 15 Bishop Amat (5-6) – 2017: #25

No. 16 Long Beach Poly (9-3) – 2017: #12

No. 17 Murrieta Valley (9-3) – 2017: NR

No. 18 Valencia (Valencia) (12-2) – 2017: #17

No. 19 Servite (6-5) – 2017: #16

No. 20 Cajon (14-2) – 2017: #20

No. 21 La Habra (7-4) – 2017: NR

No. 22 Westlake (9-3) – 2017: NR

No. 23 Norco (7-5) – 2017: #24

No. 24 Edison (8-4) – 2017: NR

No. 25 Corona del Mar (10-2) – 2017: NR

Honorable Mention: Alemany, Birmingham, Cathedral, Corona del Mar, Crenshaw, Dorsey, Heritage, Los Alamitos, Loyola, Paraclete, Rancho Cucamonga, St. Francis, San Fernando, Sierra Canyon, Tesoro, Villa Park, Vista Murrieta

 

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