St. John Bosco (California), the nation’s preseason #1 team, starts the season as the top team in the preseason High School Football America West Region Top 10. California teams dominate the preseason rankings with seven teams — Mater Dei at #2, Corona Centennial at #3, De La Salle at #4, Folsom at #6, Chaminade at #7 and Del Oro at #8.
Arizona’s top team is Desert Ridge, which is coming-off a runner-up finish in Division I in 2015. Mountain Pointe checks-in at #9.
Oregon’s West Linn is ranked #10.
2016 Preseason West Region Top 10
#1 St. John Bosco (California)
#2 Mater Dei (California)
#3 Corona Centennial (California)
#4 De La Salle (California)
#5 Desert Ridge (Arizona)
#6 Folsom (California)
#7 Chaminade (California)
#8 Del Oro (California)
#9 Mountain Pointe (Arizona)
#10 West Linn (Oregon)
For those of you unfamiliar with our rankings, this is the fourth straight year that High School Football America will be using its proprietary algorithm to rank teams nationally, regionally and locally. What that means is, our computer does all the work, there’s no opinion involved. Over the past three seasons, our preseason poll included some opinion, but this year marks the first time that our algorithm is completely in-charge of determining our “mythical” national champ from start to finish.