St. John Bosco finishes 2016 as top team in High School Football America SoCal Top 25

Southern California Top 25

For the second time in four years, St. John Bosco is the top-ranked team in the final High School Football America Southern California Top 25.  The Braves, who captured its second state title on December 18th when they beat De La Salle 56-33, also finished #2 in our national rankings.

SJB’s only losses this year were to national champion Bishop Gorman (Nevada) and Trinity League foe Mater Dei, which was ranked #3 nationally at the time of their October 21st game. Bosco led both of those games at the half.  The Braves avenged the Mater Dei loss earlier this month when they defeated the Monarchs for the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship.

Rounding-out the Top 5 is Corona Centennial at #2, Mater Dei at #3, Rancho Cucamonga at #4 and #Mission Viejo at #5.

San Clemente, which captured the CIF Division 1-A championship, moves-up one spot this week to finish #6 in our SoCal Top 25, which is created with our proprietary algorithm.

Sierra Canyon, which captured the CIF Division 2-A state championship, climbs five spots to #18.  Paraclete, which won the CIF Division 3-AA state title, enters the rankings for the first time this year at #25.

 

High School Football America Southern California Top 25

#1 St. John Bosco

Record: (13-2)

Previous Rank: #1

#2 Corona Centennial

Record: (11-2)

Previous Rank: #2

#3 Mater Dei

Record: (13-1)

Previous Rank: #3

#4 Rancho Cucamonga

Record: (12-1)

Previous Rank: #5

#5 Mission Viejo

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #6

#6 San Clemente

Record: (13-3)

Previous Rank: #7

#7 Narbonne

Record: (14-1)

Previous Rank: #4

#8 Edison

Record: (13-2)

Previous Rank: #7

#9 La Mirada

Record: (11-3)

Previous Rank: #7

#10 Calabasas

Record: (14-1)

Previous Rank: #10

#11 Chaminade

Record: (8-4)

Previous Rank: #11

#12 Murrieta Valley

Record: (11-3)

Previous Rank: #12

#13 Vista Murrieta

Record: (9-3)

Previous Rank: #13

#14 Santa Margarita

Record: (7-5)

Previous Rank: #14

#15 Serra (Gardena)

Record: (7-4)

Previous Rank: #15

#16 Bishop Amat

Record: (7-4)

Previous Rank: #16

#17 Orange Lutheran

Record: (5-6)

Previous Rank: #17

#18 Sierra Canyon

Record: (16-0)

Previous Rank: #23

#19 Valencia

Record: (10-3)

Previous Rank: #18

#20 Heritage

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #19

#21 JSerra

Record: (5-6)

Previous Rank: #20

#22 Rancho Verde

Record: (11-2)

Previous Rank: #21

#23 Oaks Christian

Record: (8-3)

Previous Rank: #24

#24 Cathedral

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #25

#25 Paraclete

Record: (12-4)

Previous Rank: Not Ranked

Dropped-out: #23 Long Beach Poly

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America Southern California Top 25 is 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.

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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.