It’s Showdown Time in SoCal Top 25

High School Football America/SoCal Top 25

It’s time to decide who’s #1 on the field!

St. John Bosco and Corona Centennial have spent about the same amount of time on-top of the High School Football America/SoCal Top 25 this season.  Corona Centennial began the season ranked #1, but the Huskies were passed midway through the season by Bosco, which owns a stronger Strength of Schedule in our proprietary algorithm that is used to create the rankings.

Now, on Saturday night at Angel Stadium, the two SoCal heavyweights will meet for the second straight year for the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 championship.  Corona Centennial won last year’s battle 48-41.

Related: CIF-SS Playoff Brackets

Related: High School Football America National Top 25

Aside from the section championship, also at-stake is a trip to the CIF Open Division championship game against, more than likely, De La Salle.

Aside from the Bosco/Centennial game, there are several other big sectional championship games that will shape next week’s rankings.

In the West Valley Division, #3 Mission Viejo will travel to #7 Vista Murrieta.  These two met last year, with MV coming-out on top.  Vista Murrieta moved-up four spots this week after beating former #10 Rancho Cucamonga 62-56 in five overtimes on Friday.

In the Southwest Division finale, #12 La Habra will host #25 San Clemente.  The Highlanders only loss this year was by ten points to Mission Viejo back on September 11th.

The other sectional championship featuring two Top 25 teams will be at Camarillo where the Scorpions, #13 this week, will face #24 Thousand Oaks, which broke into the Top 25 this week after beating #22 Arroyo Grande in Friday’s semifinals.  This game is a rematch from October 30th when Camarillo beat the Lancers 49-45 to win the Camino League championship.  The Scorpions had to come-from-behind to win it with 1:15 remaining when Jake Constantine threw a touchdown pass.

High School Football America/SoCal Top 25
Games through November 28th

#1 St. John Bosco Braves

Record: 13-0

Last Week’s Ranking: #1

Rewind: beat #5 Bishop Amat 63-10

Fast Forward: vs. #2 Corona Centennal, Saturday at Angel Stadium

#2 Corona Centennial Huskies

Record: 13-0

Last Week’s Ranking: #2

Rewind: beat #4 Mater Dei 42-36

Fast Forward: vs. #1 St. John Bosco, Saturday at Angel Stadium

#3 Mission Viejo Diablos

Record: 13-0

Last Week’s Ranking: #3

Rewind: beat #23 Chino Hills 56-21

Fast Forward: at #7 Vista Murrieta, Friday

#4 Mater Dei Monarchs

Record: 10-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #4

Rewind: lost to #2 Corona Centennial 42-36

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

Rewind: lost to #1 St. John Bosco 63-10

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#7 Vista Murrieta Broncos

Record: 12-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #11

Rewind: beat #10 Rancho Cucamonga 62-56 (5 OTs)

Fast Forward: vs. #3 Mission Viejo, Friday

#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: 11-2

Last Week’s Ranking: #9

Rewind: beat Dorsey 42-0

Fast Forward: vs. Crenshaw, Saturday

#11 Rancho Cucamonga Cougars

Record: 11-2

Last Week’s Ranking : #10

Rewind: lost to #11 Vista Murrieta 62-56 (5 OTs)

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#12 La Habra Highlanders

Record: 12-1

Last Week’s Ranking: 12

Rewind: beat Villa Park 42-21

Fast Forward: vs. San Clemente, Friday

#13 Camarillo Scorpions

Record: 13-0

Last Week’s Ranking: #13

Rewind: beat Bishop Diego 54-28

Fast Forward: vs. Thousand Oaks, Friday

#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: 12-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #25

Rewind: beat Redondo 41-17

Fast Forward: vs. Palos Verdes, Saturday

#23 Heritage Patriots

Record: 13-0

Last Week’s Ranking: #24

Rewind: beat Cajon 24-15

Fast Forward: vs. Citrus Hill, Friday

#24 Thousand Oaks Lancers

Record: 11-2

Last Week’s Ranking: NR

Rewind: beat #22 Arroyo Grande 40-35

Fast Forward: at #13 Camarillo, Friday

#25 San Clemente Tritons

Record: 11-2

Rewind: beat Buena Park 63-34

Fast Forward: at #12 La Habra, Friday

Dropped out: #22 Arroyo Grande, #23 Chino Hills

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

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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.

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