Showdown time in Southern California Top 25 rankings

Southern California high school football scores

Who’s #1 in Southern California? We’ll find-out over the next two weeks as the top four teams in the High School Football America Southern California Top 25 will decide the answer on the field.

This week’s CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals feature #1 Mater Dei hosting #4 Rancho Cucamonga, which moved-up two spots in the latest rankings after being former #4 Mission Viejo, and #2 Corona Centennial battles #3 St. John Bosco.  The winners will square-off for the division title on December 3rd at Angel Stadium.

The biggest mover in the latest rankings is Valencia, which climbs four spots to #12.  The Vikings will take-on #18 San Clemente, which took-down former #12 Heritage in the CIF-SS Division 2 semifinals.

Another all-Top 25 match-up this weekend will occur in Division 3 where #10 Edison will travel to #21 Rancho Verde, which moved-up three spots this week.

High School Football America Southern California Top 25

#1 Mater Dei

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat #13 Vista Murrieta 63-30

Fast Forward: vs. #4 Rancho Cucamonga, Friday

#2 Corona Centennial

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat #9 Chaminade 66-35

Fast Forward: at #3 St. John Bosco, Friday

#3 St. John Bosco

Record: (10-2)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat #14 Santa Margarita 54-14

Fast Forward: vs. #2 Corona Centennial, Friday

#4 Rancho Cucamonga

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat #4 Mission Viejo 42-26

Fast Forward: at #1 Mater Dei, Friday

#5 Narbonne

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Crenshaw 47-7

Fast Forward: vs. El Camino Real, Friday

#6 Mission Viejo

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: lost to #6 Rancho Cucamonga 42-26

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#7 La Mirada

Record: (10-2)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat La Serna 32-31

Fast Forward: at Los Alamitos, Friday

#8 Murrieta Valley

Record: (10-2)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Norco 65-48

Fast Forward: at La Habra, Friday

#9 Calabasas

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat St. Joseph (Santa Maria)

Fast Forward: vs. Roosevelt (Eastvale), Friday

#10 Edison

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Buena Park 38-21

Fast Forward: at #21 Rancho Verde, Friday

#11 Chaminade

Record: (8-4)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: lost to #2 Corona Centennial 66-35

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#12 Valencia

Record: (10-2)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat Arroyo Grande 52-24

Fast Forward: at #18 San Clemente, Friday

#13 Vista Murrieta

Record: (9-3)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: lost to #1 Mater Dei 63-30

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#14 Santa Margarita

Record: (7-5)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: lost to #3 St. John Bosco 54-14

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#15 Serra (Gardena)

Record: (7-4)

Previous Rank: #15

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#16 Bishop Amat

Record: (7-4)

Previous Rank: #18

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#17 Orange Lutheran

Record: (5-6)

Previous Rank: #19

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#18 San Clemente

Record: (9-3)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat #12 Heritage 23-19

Fast Forward: vs #12 Valencia, Friday

#19 Heritage

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: lost to #21 San Clemente 23-19

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#20 JSerra

Record: (5-6)

Previous Rank: #20

Fast Forward:  Season Completed

#21 Rancho Verde

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat #17 Cathedral

Fast Forward: vs. #10 Edison, Friday

#22 Long Beach Poly

Record: (7-4)

Previous Rank: #22

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#23 Oaks Christian

Record: (8-3)

Previous Rank: #24

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#24 Cathedral

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: lost to #24 Rancho Verde 30-16

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#25 Hawkins

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat Canoga Park 65-7

Fast Forward: vs. Grant, Friday

Dropped-out: #17 Cathedral

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America Southern California Top 25 is developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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.