Corona Centennial back on top in the SoCal Top 25

Corona Centennial Huskies

by Jeff Fisher

The race for the #1 team in 2015 High School Football America/SoCal Top 25 has come down to two teams — Corona Centennial and Mission Viejo.

Corona Centennial moves to the top of this week poll that is created with our proprietary algorithm after beating former #1 St. John Bosco 62-52 on Saturday night in the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 championship.  The loss dropped the Braves to #2.

Related: Corona Centennial beats St. John Bosco 62-52

While the Huskies control their own destiny and can finish #1 by beating De La Salle on December 19th in the CIF Big School Open Division championship, Mission Viejo still has a shot at the top stop.

Related: CIF semifinal match-ups

Mission Viejo will play Helix Friday night in the Divison I-AA CIF Southern Regional Football Bowl Championship final.  If the Diablos win, they’ll advance to the state bowl championship game against the winner of the Bellarmine/Folsom Northern Regional Football Championship.

A Husky loss and a Diablo state championship would more-than-likely put Mission Viejo in the top spot of the season ending Top 25 poll.

High School Football America/SoCal Top 25
Games through December 5th

#1 Corona Centennial Huskies

Record: 14-0

Last Week’s Ranking: #2

Rewind: beat #2 St. John Bosco 62-52

Fast Forward: vs. De La Salle, December 19th

#2 St. John Bosco Braves

Record: 13-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #1

Rewind: lost to #2 Corona Centennial 62-52

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#3 Mission Viejo Diablos

Record: 14-0

Last Week’s Ranking: #3

Rewind: beat #7 Vista Murrieta 21-14

Fast Forward: vs. Helix, Friday

#4 Mater Dei Monarchs

Record: 10-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #4

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#5 Serra Cavaliers

Record: 9-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #6

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#6 Bishop Amat Lancers

Record: 10-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #5

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#7 Vista Murrieta Broncos

Record: 12-2

Last Week’s Ranking: #11

Rewind: lost to #3 Mission Viejo 21-14

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#8 Oaks Christian Lions

Record: 11-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #7

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#9 Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits

Record: 4-6 (includes four forfeit losses)

Last Week’s Ranking: #8

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#10 Narbonne Gauchos

Record: 12-2

Last Week’s Ranking: #9

Rewind: beat Crenshaw 57-21

Fast Forward: vs. Ridgeview, Saturday

#11 La Habra Highlanders

Record: 13-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #12

Rewind: beat #25 San Clemente 39-36

Fast Forward: at #12 Camarillo, Friday

#12 Camarillo Scorpions

Record: 14-0

Last Week’s Ranking: #13

Rewind: beat #24 Thousand Oaks 55-27

Fast Forward: vs. #11 La Habra, Friday

#13 Rancho Cucamonga Cougars

Record: 11-2

Last Week’s Ranking : #11

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#14 Loyola Cubs

Record: 9-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #14

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#15 Tesoro Titans

Record: 9-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #15

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#16 JSerra Lions

Record: 7-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #16

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#17 Orange Lutheran Lancers

Record: 6-6

Last Week’s Ranking: #17

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#18 Chaminade Eagles

Record: 7-4

Last Week’s Ranking: #18

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#19 Norco Cougars

Record: 8-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #19

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#20 St. Bonaventure Seraphs

Record: 7-4

Last Week’s Ranking: #20

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#21 Westlake Warriors

Record: 7-4

Last Week’s Ranking: #21

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#22 Calabasas Coyotes

Record: 13-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #22

Rewind: beat Palos Verdes 42-3

Fast Forward: vs. Citrus Hill, Saturday

#23 La Mirada Matadores

Record: 11-3

Last Week’s Ranking: NR

Rewind: beat La Serna 45-20

Fast Forward: vs. Oceanside, Friday

#24 Citrus Hill Hawks

Record: 12-2

Last Week’s Ranking: NR

Rewind: beat #23 Heritage 29-10

Fast Forward: at #22 Calabasas, Saturday

#25 San Clemente Tritons

Record: 11-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #25

Rewind: lost to #12 La Habra 39-36

Fast Forward: Season Completed

Dropped out: #23 Heritage, #24 Thousand Oaks

*Editor’s note: High School Football America uses its proprietary algorithm to determine the HSFA SoCal Top 25

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.