Mater Dei new No. 1 in High School Football America California Top 25

California Top 25

Mater Dei climbs to No. 1 in the first in-season High School Football America California Top 25 that is created with our proprietary algorithm.  The Monarchs opened the season with a 31-7 win over preseason No. 21 Bishop Amat.  This week, the Monarchs square-off with national power and defending High School Football America “mythical” national champ Bishop Gorman (Nevada) and its 55 game win streak.

Preseason No. 1 St. John Bosco falls one spot after a 9-3 overtime loss to Florida-power St. Thomas Aquinas.

On Saturday, No. 3 Corona Centennial will have a chance to improve itself in our algorithm rankings when it plays IMG Academy in a rematch of last year’s heart-stopping 50-49 game.

Del Oro busts into the rankings at No. 17 after taking-down defending CIF Division IA champ Cathedral Catholic, which began the season ranked No. 16 in our preseason California Top 25.

Also new to the rankings this week — Bakersfield at No. 22 and Mission Hills at No. 24.

Folsom is the biggest mover this week, jumping five spots to No. 19 after a win over Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene.

A big one to watch this week within the Top 25 is No. 5 Narbonne squaring-off with No. 7 Long Beach Poly.

High School Football America California Top 25

No. 1 Mater Dei Monarchs (1-0), LW: #2

No. 2 St. John Bosco Braves (0-1), LW: #1

No. 3 Corona Centennial Huskies (1-0), LW: #3

No. 4 De La Salle Spartans (1-0), LW: #4

No. 5 Narbonne Gauchos (1-0), LW: #5

No. 6 Mission Viejo Diablos (1-0), LW: #6

No. 7 Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits (1-0), LW: #7

No. 8 Chaminade Eagles (1-0), LW: #9

No. 9 Helix Highlanders (1-0), LW: #11

No. 10 Serra (Gardena) Cavaliers (0-1), LW: #8

No. 11 St. Mary’s Rams (Stockton) 1-0), LW: #12

No. 12 Rancho Cucamonga Cougars (1-0), LW: #10

No. 13 Edison Chargers (1-0), LW: #13

No. 14 Calabasas Coyotes (1-0), LW: #17

No. 15 JSerra (1-0), LW: #19

No. 16 Valencia Vikings (0-0), LW: #18

No. 17 Del Oro (1-0), LW: NR

No. 18 St. Francis Lancers (Mountain View) (1-0), LW: #20

No. 19 Folsom Bulldogs (1-0), LW: #24

No. 20 San Ramon Valley Wolves (1-0), LW: #22

No. 21 St. Augustine Saints (1-0), LW: #25

No. 22 Bakersfield Drillers (1-0), LW: NR

No. 23 Oak Ridge Trojans (1-0), LW: #23

No. 24 Mission Hills Grizzlies (1-0), LW: NR

No. 25 Pittsburg Pirates (0-1), LW: #15

Dropped-out: No. 14 Murrieta Valley Nighthawks, No. 16 Cathedral Catholic Dons, No. 21 Bishop Amat Lancers

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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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.