High School Football America/SoCal Top 20 – Week 1

by Jeff Fisher

There are changes as the top of the first in-season High School Football America/SoCal Top 20.

#2 Servite falls four spots after its loss to Bishop Gorman.  The Gaels are currently ranked #8 nationally in HSFA’s Top 25.  The Friars were #22 in our preseason national rankings, but they fell-out this week after a result of the loss to the five-time Nevada champs.

Mater Dei‘s impressive win over Corona Centennial shuffles their respective spots in this week’s rankings.  Mater Dei climbs from #5 to #2, while the Huskies tumble from #6 to #13 with a big game against #9 Orange Lutheran this Saturday at The Honor Bowl at Oceanside High School.  Mater Dei’s victory also moves them into our national rankings at #22.

St. John Bosco, the #1 team in our SoCal rankings, is #6 in our national rankings.

Hart‘s 63-48 shootout loss to Chino Hills, drops the Indians out of the Top 25 and moves the Huskies into the rankings at #17. Also new to the poll this week is Corona del Mar at #18 Narbonne at #19 and Crespi at #20.  Aside from Hart, dropping out is #18 St. Bonventure, #19 Oaks Christian and #20 Mission Viejo – all suffered opening weekend loses.

High School Football America/SoCal Top 25

1. (1) St. John Bosco

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated St. Louis (Hawaii) 63-14

Fast Forward: at Norwalk, Friday

2. (5) Mater Dei

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Corona Centennial 38-18

Fast Forward: Villa Park, Friday

3. (3) Long Beach Poly

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Crenshaw 54-14

Fast Forward: Narbonne, Friday

4. (4) Serra

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Lakewood 24-6

Fast Forward: vs. Bellevue (Washington), Saturday at Oceanside HS

5. (7) Alemany

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Los Osos 44-15

Fast Forward: Eastside Catholic (Washington), Friday

6. (2) Servite

Overall: 0-1

Rewind: lost to Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 48-27

Fast Forward: at Corona, Friday

7. (8) Chaminade

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Venice 70-23

Fast Forward: Hart, Friday

8. (9) Westlake

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Canyon Country Canyon 44-17

Fast Forward: at Red Mountain (Arizona), Friday

9. (10) Orange Lutheran

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Domiguez 33-7

Fast Forward: vs. Corona Centennial, Saturday at Oceanside HS

10. (11) Vista Murrieta

Overall: 0-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: Downey, Friday

11. (13) Santa Margarita

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Bishop Amat 26-21

Fast Forward: Corona Santiago, Friday

12. (14) Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Mira Costa 70-34

Fast Forward: at Birmingham, Friday

13. (6) Corona Centennial

Overall: 0-1

Rewind: lost to Mater Dei 38-18

Fast Forward: vs. Orange Lutheran, Saturday at Oceanside HS

14. (15) Upland

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Knight 71-0

Fast Forward: at Redondo, Friday

15. (16) JSerra

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Long Beach Cabrillo 40-0

Fast Forward: Chino Hills, Friday

16. (17) Rancho Cucamonga

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Trabuco Hills 17-0

Fast Forward: Norco, Friday

17. (NR) Chino Hills

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Hart 63-48

Fast Forward: at JSerra, Friday

18. (NR) Corona del Mar

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated La Costa Canyon 38-0

Fast Forward: Dana Hills, Thursday

19. (NR) Narbonne

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Palos Verdes 49-28

Fast Forward: at Long Beach Poly, Friday

20. (NR) Crespi

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Sylmar 42-0

Fast Forward: Oak Hills, Friday

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.