High School Football America/SoCal Top 20 – Week 4

by Jeff Fisher

Corona CentennialCorona Centennial has jumped from #8 to #3 after beating former #3 Long Beach Poly 42-34 last Friday. The Huskies have played an incredible non-league schedule that gives them the five-spot boost.  Matt Logan‘s team has played three (Bishop Gorman, Mater Dei, Long Beach Poly – honorable mention) teams that either are current or were in the High School Football America Top 25 this year, plus Orange Lutheran, which is currently #9 in the High School Football America/SoCal Top 20.

When Corona Centennial beat Long Beach Poly, the Jackrabbits, who slip to #8 this week, were ranked #23 in our national Top 25, plus Poly was also ranked by other national media outlets.

Friday night, top-ranked St. John Bosco will become the fourth Southern California team to test itself against Nevada’s Bishop Gorman, which is ranked #7 in our latest national poll. The Braves are #6 in the latest High School Football America Top 25.  So far, Gorman has defeated Servite, Corona Centennial and Santa Margarita.

There are four match-ups this week featuring High School Football America/Top 20 teams – #20 Loyola at #6 Chaminade, #11 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) at #10 Serra, #13 Corona del Mar at #14 Tesoro and #18 Bishop Amat at #15 Crespi.

Another big match-up features #5 Servite traveling north to play De La Salle, ranked #4 in our latest national rankings. The Friars/Spartans match-up will be played Saturday.

High School Football America/SoCal Top 20

1. (1) St. John Bosco

Overall: 3-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Bishop Gorman (Nevada), Friday

2. (2) Mater Dei

Overall: 3-0

Rewind: defeated Upland 28-14

Fast Forward: at Edison, Friday

3. (8) Corona Centennial

Overall: 2-2

Rewind: defeated #3 Long Beach Poly 42-34

Fast Forward: Idle

4.  (4) Alemany

Overall: 4-0

Rewind: defeated Dorsey 45-15

Fast Forward: Idle

5. (5) Servite

Overall: 3-1

Rewind: defeated #17 Edison 42-21

Fast Forward: at De La Salle, Saturday

6. (6) Chaminade

Overall: 4-0

Rewind: defeated Birmingham 45-20

Fast Forward: vs. #20 Loyola, Friday

7. (14) JSerra

Overall: 4-0

Rewind: defeated #16 St. Bonaventure 42-28

Fast Forward: vs. St. Paul, Friday

8. (3) Long Beach Poly

Overall: 3-1

Rewind: lost to #8 Corona Centennial 42-34

Fast Forward: at Long Beach Cabrillo, Friday

9. (9) Orange Lutheran

Overall: 3-1

Rewind: defeated Long Beach Cabrillo 52-8

Fast Forward: at Vista Murrieta, Friday

10. (10) Serra

Overall: 3-1

Rewind: defeated Narbonne 37-14

Fast Forward: vs. #11 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks), Friday

11. (11) Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks)

Overall: 3-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at #10 Serra, Friday

12. (12) Westlake

Overall: 2-1

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Dominguez, Friday

13. (15) Corona del Mar

Overall: 4-0

Rewind: defeated Newport Harbor 28-18

Fast Forward: at #14 Tesoro, Friday

14. (19) Tesoro

Overall: 3-1

Rewind: defeated West Covina 38-7

Fast Forward: vs. #13 Corona del Mar, Friday

15. (18) Crespi

Overall: 3-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. #18 Bishop Amat, Friday

16. (7) Santa Margarita

Rewind: lost to Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 41-10

Fast Forward: vs. Venice, Friday

17. (NR) Chino Hills

Overall: 3-1

Rewind: defeated #13 Bishop Amat 45-28

Fast Forward: Idle

18. (13) Bishop Amat

Overall: 2-2

Rewind: lost to Chino Hills 45-28

Fast Forward: at #15 Crespi, Friday

19. (16) St. Bonaventure

Overall: 2-2

Rewind: lost to #14 JSerra 42-28

Fast Forward: vs. Upland, Friday

20. (NR) Loyola

Overall: 4-0

Rewind: defeated Salesian 31-6

Fast Forward: at #6 Chaminade, Friday

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.