St. John Bosco moves to top of SoCal Top 25

St. John Bosco footballSt. John Bosco celebrates 2016 CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship.

It took nearly three months, but St. John Bosco is back at the top of the High School Football America Southern California Top 25. The Braves 42-28 defeat of former #1 Mater Dei in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship boosted them back to the spot they held in our preseason poll and then lost when they were defeated by Bishop Gorman (Nevada).

The Bosco victory pushed Corona Centennial into the #2 slot, followed by Mater Dei at #3.

Edison is up to #7 this week after beating former #7 La Mirada 44-24 for the CIF Southern Section Division 3 title.  The week’s biggest jumper is San Clemente, which climbed six spots to #10 with its CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship win over former #8 Murrieta Valley.

New to the rankings this week is CIF Southern Section Division 4 champ Sierra Canyon at #24.

High School Football America Southern California Top 25

#1 St. John Bosco

Record: (12-2)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat #1 Mater Dei 42-28 for CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship

Fast Forward: vs. De La Salle, December 17th for CIF Open Division Championship

#2 Corona Centennial

Record: (11-2)

Previous Rank: #3

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#3 Mater Dei

Record: (13-1)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: lost to #2 St. John Bosco 42-28 in CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship

Fast Forward: Season complete

#4 Narbonne

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat Dorsey 42-34 for CIF LA City Section Division I title

Fast Forward: vs. Cathedral Catholic, Friday

#5 Rancho Cucamonga

Record: (12-1)

Previous Rank: #5

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#6 Mission Viejo

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #6

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#7 Edison

Record: (13-1)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat #7 La Mirada 44-24

Fast Forward: vs. #10 San Clemente, Saturday

#8 La Mirada

Record: (11-3)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: lost to #10 Edison 44-24 in CIF Division 3 championship game

Fast Forward: Season complete

#9 Calabasas

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat Capistrano Valley 35-14

Fast Forward: vs. Madison, Friday

#10 San Clemente

Record: (10-3)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat #8 Murrieta Valley 45-35

Fast Forward: at 7 Edison, Friday

#11 Chaminade

Record: (8-4)

Previous Rank: #11

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#12 Murrieta Valley

Record: (11-3)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: lost to #16 San Clemente 45-35

Fast Forward: Season complete

#13 Vista Murrieta

Record: (9-3)

Previous Rank: #12

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#14 Santa Margarita

Record: (7-5)

Previous Rank: #13

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: #16

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#17 Orange Lutheran

Record: (5-6)

Previous Rank: #17

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#18 Valencia

Record: (10-3)

Previous Rank: #18

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#19 Heritage

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #19

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#20 JSerra

Record: (5-6)

Previous Rank: #20

Fast Forward:  Season Complete

#21 Rancho Verde

Record: (11-2)

Previous Rank: #21

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#22 Long Beach Poly

Record: (7-4)

Previous Rank: #22

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#23 Oaks Christian

Record: (8-3)

Previous Rank: #23

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#24 Cathedral

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #25

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#25 Sierra Canyon

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: NR

Rewind: beat Corona del Mar 36-35 in 2 OTs

Fast Forward: vs. Los Angeles, Saturday

Dropped-out: #24 Hawkins

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

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