Corona Centennial finishes #1 in final SoCal Top 25

Top 25

by Jeff Fisher

What a 2015 season it was for a lot Southern California high school football teams.

The curtain fell on the season Saturday night with De La Salle‘s 28-21 win over top-ranked Corona Centennial for the state’s Open Division championship, but that seven-point loss to the Spartans, who finished #2 in the nation in our national rankings, didn’t move the Huskies out of the top spot in the final High School Football America/SoCal Top 25.

Related: De La Salle beats #1 Corona Centennial

Corona Centennial finishes #1 for the 2015 season thanks to its win over #2 St. John Bosco in the CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 championship game.  Falling-in right behind those two is Mission Viejo, which won the state’s Division I-AA championship with an impressive win over Bellarmine on Friday.

All three of the aforementioned teams finished the season in our national Top 25 rankings — Corona Centennial #5, St. John Bosco #8 and Mission Viejo #14.  The rankings for all of our national, state and regional polls are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

Mission Viejo was one of four local teams to win state titles over the weekend.

Related: CIF Championship Scores

Narbonne, which captured the Division I-A title by beating Clayton Valley, climbs from #10 to finish #7 this season.  The Gauchos only losses were by a total of four points to Long Beach Poly and Serra (Gardena).

Citrus Hill, which won the Division II-A title by beating state-ranked St. Francis (Mountain View), jumps from #20 to #12 in our final poll.

La Mirada, this year’s Division III-AA champs, jump six spots to #13 in our final poll.  The Matadores three losses this year were against #2 St. John Bosco, #4 Mater Dei and #25 San Clemente.  Head coach Mike Moschetti‘s troops started 1-3 before winning their final twelve games.

Final High School Football America/SoCal Top 25

#1 Corona Centennial Huskies

Record: 14-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #1

Rewind: lost to De La Salle 28-21 in CIF Open Division Championship

#2 St. John Bosco Braves

Record: 13-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #2

#3 Mission Viejo Diablos

Record: 16-0

Last Week’s Ranking: #3

Rewind: beat Bellarmine 24-0 for CIF Division I-AA Championship

#4 Mater Dei Monarchs

Record: 10-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #4

#5 Serra Cavaliers

Record: 9-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #5

#6 Bishop Amat Lancers

Record: 10-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #6

#7 Narbonne Gauchos

Record: 14-2

Last Week’s Ranking: #10

Rewind: beat Clayton Valley Charter 28-14 for CIF Division I-A Championship

#8 Vista Murrieta Broncos

Record: 12-2

Last Week’s Ranking: #7

#9 Oaks Christian Lions

Record: 11-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #8

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#10 Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits

Record: 4-6 (includes four forfeit losses)

Last Week’s Ranking: #9

#11 Camarillo Scorpions

Record: 15-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #11

Rewind: lost to Del Oro 16-13 in Division II-AA Championship

Fast Forward: vs. Del Oro, Division II-AA Championship, Friday

#12 Citrus Hill Hawks

Record: 14-2

Last Week’s Ranking: #20

Rewind: beat St. Francis (Mountain View) 32-20 for CIF Division II-A Championship

Fast Forward: vs. St. Francis (Mountain View), Division II-A Championship, Saturday

#13 La Mirada Matadores

Record: 13-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #19

Rewind: beat Campolindo 27-3 for the CIF Division II-AA Championship

Fast Forward: vs. Campolindo, Division III-AA Championship, Saturday

#14 La Habra Highlanders

Record: 13-2

Last Week’s Ranking: #12

#15 Rancho Cucamonga Cougars

Record: 11-2

Last Week’s Ranking : #13

#16 Loyola Cubs

Record: 9-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #14

#17 Tesoro Titans

Record: 9-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #15

#18 JSerra Lions

Record: 7-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #16

#19 Orange Lutheran Lancers

Record: 6-6

Last Week’s Ranking: #17

#20 Chaminade Eagles

Record: 7-4

Last Week’s Ranking: #18

#21 Norco Cougars

Record: 8-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #21

#22 St. Bonaventure Seraphs

Record: 7-4

Last Week’s Ranking: #22

#23 Westlake Warriors

Record: 7-4

Last Week’s Ranking: #23

#24 Calabasas Coyotes

Record: 13-1

Last Week’s Ranking: #24

#25 San Clemente Tritons

Record: 11-3

Last Week’s Ranking: #25

*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.

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