Rancho Verde enters NEW SoCal Top 25

Southern California high school football scores

After a couple of weeks of no additions or subtractions to the High School Football America Southern California Top 25, we welcome a new team to the rankings — Rancho Verde. The Mustangs have ripped-off ten straight wins since losing their season opener to Redondo Union. RV’s new ranking will be put the the test this Friday when they travel to #17 Cathedral in the quarterfinal round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs.

Chaminade and Valencia are this week’s big movers.  Both jumped seven spots.

Chaminade checks-in at #9 after taking-down former #10 Long Beach Poly.  This week the Eagles host #2 Corona Centennial in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinals.  Valencia is #16 this week with a Division 2 quarterfinal match-up on Friday against Arroyo Grande.

And, the most interesting match-ups this week will be in Mission Viejo, where the #4 Diablos will square-off with #6 Rancho Cucamonga.  Both teams are undefeated with MV riding a 39-game win streak.

In all, there will be six games Friday night that feature Top 25 battles.  Aside from the Chaminade/Corona Centennial, Rancho Verde/Cathedral and Mission Viejo/Rancho Cucamonga games, #1 Mater Dei travels to #13 Vista Murrieta, #3 St. John Bosco will take-on #14 Santa Margarita at Saddleback College and #12 Heritage will host #21 San Clemente.

High School Football America Southern California Top 25

#1 Mater Dei

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat #20 beat Tesoro 69-0

Fast Forward: at #13 Vista Murrieta, Friday

#2 Corona Centennial

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat JSerra 55-24

Fast Forward: at #9 Chaminade, Friday

#3 St. John Bosco

Record: (9-2)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Upland 47-20

Fast Forward: vs. #14 Santa Margarita, Friday

#4 Mission Viejo

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat #20 Servite 49-28

Fast Forward: vs. #6 Rancho Cucamonga, Friday

#5 Narbonne

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Arleta 85-7

Fast Forward: vs. Crenshaw, Friday

#6 Rancho Cucamonga

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat #19 Orange Lutheran 27-7

Fast Forward: at #4 Mission Viejo, Friday

#7 La Mirada

Record: (9-2)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Paso Robles 49-6

Fast Forward: vs. La Serna, Friday

#8 Murrieta Valley

Record: (9-2)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat St. Bonaventure 63-34

Fast Forward: at Norco, Friday

#9 Chaminade

Record: (8-3)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat #10 Long Beach Poly 50-14

Fast Forward: vs. #2 Corona Centennial, Friday

#10 Calabasas

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Harvard-Westlake 56-28

Fast Forward: vs. St. Joseph (Santa Maria), Friday

#11 Edison

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Newbury Park 49-24

Fast Forward: vs. Buena Park, Friday

#12 Heritage

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat El Toro

Fast Forward: vs. #21 San Clemente, Friday

#13 Vista Murrieta

Record: (9-2)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat #15 Bishop Amat 38-24

Fast Forward: vs. #1 Mater Dei , Friday

#14 Santa Margarita

Record: (7-4)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat #8 Serra (Gardena) 27-14

Fast Forward: vs. #2 St. John Bosco, Friday

#15 Serra (Gardena)

Record: (7-4)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: lost to #18

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#16 Valencia

Record: (9-2)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 34-3

Fast Forward: vs. Arroyo Grande, Friday

#17 Cathedral

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Hart 34-17

Fast Forward: vs. #24 Rancho Verde, Friday

#18 Bishop Amat

Record: (7-4)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: lost to #17 Vista Murrieta 38-24

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#19 Orange Lutheran

Record: (5-6)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: lost to #6 Rancho Cucamonga 27-7

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#20 JSerra

Record: (5-6)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: lost to #2 Corona Centennial 55-24

Fast Forward:  Season Completed

#21 San Clemente

Record: (8-3)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Chino Hills 36-13

Fast Forward: at #12 Heritage, Friday

#22 Long Beach Poly

Record: (7-4)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: lost to #16 Chaminade 50-14

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#23 Oaks Christian

Record: (8-3)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: lost to La Habra 35-28

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#24 Rancho Verde

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: NR

Rewind: Oak Hills 49-21

Fast Forward: at #17 Cathedral, Friday

#25 Hawkins

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat Cleveland 32-3

Fast Forward: vs. Canoga Park

Dropped-out: #20 Servite

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America Southern California Top 25 is 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.