St. John Bosco moves to No. 2 in California Top 25, readies for No. 1 Mater Dei

California Top 25

The road to the team in California for 2016 is pretty much laid-out.  Mater Dei controls its destiny heading into the final three weeks of the season.  If the Monarchs can get by #2 St. John Bosco on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship game, the Santa Ana school will probably be the favorite to win the CIF Open Division championship.  With Corona Centennial now out of the picture after losing 49-47 to St. John Bosco on Friday, Mater Dei and the Braves seem to be head-and-shoulders above the rest of the teams in the state, although Cathedral Catholic at #4, De La Salle at #6 and Freedom at #10 think they will have something to say about that.

There’s not a lot of movement in the latest High School Football America California Top 25 that is created with our our proprietary algorithm.  Cathedral Catholic, which will play #14 Helix for the CIF San Diego Section Open Division title, is the biggest mover in the Top 10, jumping two spots this week to #4.

Del Oro is the biggest overall mover as it picks-up four spots to #19.

The only newcomer this week is Madison, which will play St. Augustine in the CIF San Diego Division 1 championship.  The Warhawks check-in at #23 this week.

High School Football America California Top 25

#1 Mater Dei (13-0), LW: #1

#2 St. John Bosco (11-2), LW: #2

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

#4 Cathedral Catholic (12-0), LW: #6

#5 Narbonne (13-0), LW: #5

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

#7 Rancho Cucamonga (12-1), LW: #4

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

#9 La Mirada (11-2), LW: #9

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

#11 St. Mary’s (Stockton) (12-1), LW: #11

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

#13 Murrieta Valley (11-2), LW: #13

#14 Helix (10-2), LW: #14

#15 Valley Christian (San Jose) (12-1), LW: #15

#16 Calabasas (13-0), LW: #16

#17 Edison (Huntington Beach) (12-1), LW: #17

#18 Central (Fresno) (11-1), LW: #19

#19 Del Oro (11-2), LW: #23

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

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

#22 Elk Grove (11-2), LW: #18

#23 Madison (10-2) LW: NR

#24 Rancho Bernardo (11-1), LW: #23

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

Dropped-out: #24 Valencia

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