Rancho Cucamonga climbs to #4 in latest California Top 25

California Top 25 Scoreboard

It’s a big week ahead for the top teams in the California Top 25. The top four teams will also square-off this week in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals.

While it’s no surprise that #1 Mater Dei, #2 Corona Centennial and #3 St. John Bosco are still in the mix, many thought that Mission Viejo would be joining the party.  The Diablos invitation to the semis was taken-away by Rancho Cucamonga, which jumps four spots to #4 this week after beating Mission Viejo 42-26.  This weekend, RC will face Mater Dei, while Corona Centennial takes to the road to play St. John Bosco.

Other big match-ups in the Top 25 in weekend — #7 De La Salle taking-on #10 Freedom in the CIF Central Coast Open Division championship; #12 Folsom playing #18 Elk Grove in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I semifinals; and #14 Helix will play #22 Rancho Bernardo in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division semis.

High School Football America California Top 25

#1 Mater Dei (12-0), LW: #1

#2 Corona Centennial (11-1), LW: #2

#3 St. John Bosco (10-2), LW: #3

#4 Rancho Cucamonga (12-0), LW: #8

#5 Narbonne (12-0), LW: #5

#6 Cathedral Catholic (11-0), LW: #6

#7 De La Salle (10-1), LW: #7

#8 Mission Viejo (11-1), LW: #4

#9 La Mirada (10-2), LW: #9

#10 Freedom (11-0), LW: #11

#11 St. Mary’s (Stockton) (11-1), LW: #10

#12 Folsom (11-1), LW: #13

#13 Murrieta Valley (10-2), LW: #13

#14 Helix (9-2), LW: #14

#15 Valley Christian (San Jose) (11-1), LW: #16

#16 Calabasas (12-0), LW: #19

#17 Edison (Huntington Beach) (11-1), LW: #20

#18 Elk Grove (11-1), LW: #24

#19 Central (Fresno) (10-1), LW: #21

#20 Pittsburg (9-2), LW: #17

#21 Chaminade (8-4), LW: #18

#22 Rancho Bernardo (11-0), LW: #23

#23 Del Oro (10-2), LW: NR

#24 Valencia (10-2), LW: NR

#25 Clayton Valley Charter (9-2), LW: #25

Dropped-out: #15 St. Francis (Mountain View), #22 Heritage

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