Mater Dei finishes regular season No. 1 in the California Top 25 high school football rankings

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Mater Dei heads into the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs as the No. 1 team in the High School Football America California Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football. The Division 1 bracket is loaded with eight of the top eleven teams in our statewide rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.

The Monarchs, who are also ranked No. 1 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, will open its run to a possible state championship and national championship against No. 10 Norco. The winner of MD and Norco will face the winner of the quarterfinal game between No. 4 Corona Centennial and No. 8 Mission Viejo.

In the other side of the CIF-SS Division 1 bracket, No. 2 St. John Bosco will face No. 7 Los Alamitos. In the other quarterfinal, No. 3 Servite will play No. 11 Santa Margarita.

Three of the four quarterfinal matchups in CIF-SS Division 2 will feature Top 25 head-to-head matchups:

  • No. 20 Alemany vs. No. 21 Bishop Amat
  • No. 17 Edison (Huntington Beach) vs. Inglewood
  • No. 12 Orange Lutheran vs. No. 18 Corona del Mar
  • No. 13 Sierra Canyon vs. No. 24 Vista Murrieta

Right now on the national scene, 22 teams from California are in our Top 200.

High School Football America California Top 25

TeamRecord Last Week
No. 1 Mater Dei(8-0)1
No. 2 St. John Bosco (9-1)2
No. 3 Servite(8-2)3
No. 4 Corona Centennial(10-0)4
No. 5 St. Francis (Mountain View)(9-0)5
No. 6 De La Salle (8-2)6
No. 7 Los Alamitos(9-1)7
No. 8 Mission Viejo (9-1)9
No. 9 Buchanan (Clovis)(9-1)8
No. 10 Norco(8-2)11
No. 11 Santa Margarita(6-4)12
No. 12 Orange Lutheran(7-4)13
No. 13 Sierra Canyon(6-4)14
No. 14 Serra (San Mateo)(8-1)10
No. 15 Central (Fresno)(7-1)15
No. 16 Carlsbad(10-0)16
No. 17 Edison (Huntington Beach)(8-3)17
No. 18 Corona del Mar(9-2)18
No. 19 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)(8-2)10
No. 20 Alemany (6-3)20
No. 21 Bishop Amat(8-3)22
No. 22 Rocklin(10-0)25
No. 23 Pittsburg(7-1)21
No. 24 Vista Murrieta(9-2)23
No. 25 Etiwanda(11-0)24

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are 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.