Time to shake-out the SoCal Top 25 as Trinity League play opens

SoCal Top 25

With all six of the Trinity League teams ranked in the High School Football America Southern California Top 25 and league play opening this week, look for plenty of movement over the next several weeks.  There’s no doubt that No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 2 St. John Bosco are the cream-of-the-crop, but No. 9 JSerra, No. 13 Orange Lutheran, No. 14 Servite and No. 16 Santa Margarita played very well during their non-league games.  As a whole, the Trinity went 28-2 in non-league play with both loses coming against teams in the High School Football America Top 100 national rankings — Bosco to Florida’s St. Thomas Aquinas and Santa Margarita to Mission Viejo.

League play opens with Mater Dei playing Santa Margarita, St. John Bosco facing Orange Lutheran and No. 9 JSerra squaring-off with Servite.

With no disrespect to all of the teams in the Baseline League, the league championship will probably be decided Friday night when No. 8 Rancho Cucamonga takes-on No. 17 in the league opener for both.

Calabasas, which moves-up two spots this week to No. 10 after its 65-63 shoot-out win over Valencia, will take-on No. 25 Westlake, which drops four spots after losing its first game of the year to Oxnard on Friday.

Murrieta Valley returns to the Top 25 at No. 24 this week and a big game against Vista Murrieta on Friday.

High School Football America Southern California Top 25

No. 1 Mater Dei Monarchs (5-0), LW: #1

This Week: vs. No. 16 Santa Margarita

No. 2. St. John Bosco Braves (4-1), LW: #2

This Week: vs. No. 13 Orange Lutheran

No. 3 Corona Centennial Huskies (3-1), LW: #3

This Week: Roosevelt (Eastvale)

No. 4 Mission Viejo Diablos (6-0), LW: #4

This Week: Tesoro

No. 5 Chaminade Eagles (5-1), LW: #5

This Week: Idle

No. 6 Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits (4-1), LW: #6

This Week: Long Beach Cabrillo

No. 7 Narbonne Gauchos (2-3), LW: #7

This Week: Carson

No. 8 Rancho Cucamonga Cougars (5-0), LW: #8

This Week: No. 17 Upland

No. 9 JSerra Lions (5-0), LW: #9

This Week: No. 14 Servite

No. 10 Calabasas Coyotes (5-0), LW: #12

This Week: No. 25 Westlake

No. 11 Serra Cavaliers (Gardena) (2-3), LW: #10

This Week: No. 5 Chaminade

No. 12 Valencia Vikings (4-1), LW: #11

This Week: Hart

No. 13 Orange Lutheran Lancers (5-0), LW: #13

This Week: No. 2 St. John Bosco

No. 14 Servite Friars (5-0), LW: #14

This Week: No. 9 JSerra

No. 15 San Clemente Tritons (6-0), LW: #16

This Week: Idle

No. 16 Santa Margarita Eagles (4-1), LW: #15

This Week: No. 1 Mater Dei

No. 17 Upland Highlanders (5-0), LW: #19

This Week: No. 8 Rancho Cucamonga

No. 18 Oaks Christian Lions (4-2), LW: #18

This Week: Newbury Park

No. 19 Heritage Patriots (4-1), LW: #19

This Week: Lakeside

No. 20 Paraclete Spirits (5-1), LW: #20

This Week: Vasquez

No. 21 Citrus Hill Hawks (4-1), LW: No. 22

This Week: Tahquitz

No. 22 Edison Chargers (3-2), LW: #23

This Week: Huntington Beach

No. 23 Corona Santiago Sharks (4-1), LW: No. 25

This Week: King

No. 24 Murrieta Valley Nighthawks (3-2), LW: NR

This Week: Vista Murrieta

No. 25 Westlake Warriors (5-1), LW: NR: #21

This Week: No. 10 Calabasas

Dropped-out: No. 24 Loyola

On the bubble: Antelope Valley (4-1), Aquinas (5-0), Bishop Amat (1-4), Cathedral (4-1), Capistrano Valley (5-0), Charter Oak (5-0), La Habra (3-2) Lompoc (6-0), Loyola (4-2), Norco (2-3) Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) (5-1), Oxnard (5-1), Quartz Hill (5-0), Roosevelt (Eastvale) (4-1), Sierra Canyon (4-1), Tesoro (3-3)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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