Mater Dei solidifies its No. 1 spot in the California Top 25 high school football rankings

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Mater Dei is on its way to a third High School Football America national championship. After beating No. 2 St. John Bosco 42-21 on Friday, the Monarchs are solidly on top of the California Top 25 and the High School Football America 100 national high school football rankings.

If Mater Dei runs the table to a California Open Division championship, the Monarchs will add a 2021 national title to the two they won back-to-back in 2017 and 2018.

Related: Mater Dei doubles-up Bosco

In another big SoCal game, Los Alamitos moves-up two spots to No. 8 after beating No. 17 Corona del Mar 42-14 in a battle of unbeatens. The win puts the Griffins in a good position to win the Sunset League. They’ll try to take another step toward the league title this Thursday when they play play No. 22 Edison (Huntington Beach).

Mission Viejo jumps four spots to No. 11 this week after beating former No. 8 Sierra Canyon 27-10. The loss drops the Trailblazers to No. 12.

This week, No. 3 Servite will try to keeps its perfect record when it plays No. 7 Santa Margarita. Last week, the Friars routed Orange Lutheran, which falls a spot to No. 13 this week. OLu will play top-ranked Mater Dei this week.

High School Football America California Top 25

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

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.