High School Football America 2017 California Preseason Top 25

California Top 25
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It’s no surprise that the High School Football America California Preseason Top 25 that is created with our proprietary algorithm looks a lot like our Preseason Southern California Top 25.  The fact of the matter is, the balance of power is in the southern part of the state.

Only, De La Salle at No. 4 interrupts the run CIF Southern Section powers St. John Bosco (No. 1), Mater Dei (No. 2) and Corona Centennial (No. 3) at the top.  Nine of the Top 10 teams hail from the CIF-SS or LA City Section.

Helix checks-in at No. 11 with Carson Davis back at quarterback behind a seasoned offensive line.  The Highlanders open with a tough schedule with an opener against Utah No. 10 Herriman, followed by match-ups against SoCal Top 25 No. 24 Paraclete, No. 16 Cathedral Catholic and No. 25 St. Augustine.

Related: High School Football America Southern California Top 25

St. Mary’s from Stockton is ranked No. 12, coming-up a runner-up finish in the CIF Division IA championship game to Cathedral Catholic.  The Rams have to replace Jake Dunniway, but return running back Dusty Frampton, who ran for over 2,300 yards last year with 42 touchdowns.

No. 15 Pittsburg will find-out quickly if it can hang with the big boys in the southern part of the state.  The Pirates open Friday against No. 3 Corona Centennial, which is also ranked No. 10 in the High School Football America Top 100.

Defending CIF Division IA champ Cathedral Catholic checks-in at No. 16.  The Dons have to replace quarterback Tate Haynes, but they do have running back Shawn Poma back after rushing for over 1,300 yards last year.

Our first in-season Top 25 will be released on Monday.

Related: High School Football America Top 100

High School Football America California Top 25

No. 1 St. John Bosco Braves

No. 2 Mater Dei Monarchs

No. 3 Corona Centennial Huskies

No. 4 De La Salle Spartans

No. 5 Narbonne Gauchos

No. 6 Mission Viejo Diablos

No. 7 Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits

No. 8 Serra (Gardena) Cavaliers

No. 9 Chaminade Eagles

No. 10 Rancho Cucamonga Cougars

No. 11 Helix Highlanders

No. 12 St. Mary’s Rams (Stockton)

No. 13 Edison Chargers

No. 14 Murrieta Valley Nighthawks

No. 15 Pittsburg Pirates

No. 16 Cathedral Catholic Dons

No. 17 Calabasas Coyotes

No. 18 Valencia Vikings

No. 19 JSerra Lions

No. 20 St. Francis Lancers (Mountain View)

No. 21 Bishop Amat Lancers

No. 22 San Ramon Valley Wolves

No. 23 Oak Ridge Trojans

No. 24 Folsom Bulldogs

No. 25 St. Augustine Saints

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


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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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