Week 8 of the California Top 25 high school football rankings

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For the third week in a row, there were several BIG head-to-head matchups in the High School Football America California Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football.

In Southern California, No. 3 Servite beat No. 7 Santa Margarita 48-21. Houston Thomas ran for 193 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win.

In NoCal, No. 6 De La Salle handed No. 16 Folsom its first loss of the season. The 31-10 win was a great defensive effort for DLS. Folsom entered the game averaging nearly 53 points a game.

No. 8 Los Alamitos picked-up a second big win, beating Edison (Huntington Beach) 35-28. The Griffins led 35-14 with over nine minutes to play.

Edison fought back to within a touchdown. At the end, Los Al needed a goal-line stand to move to the top of the Sunset League.

And, No. 9 Buchanan beat previously unbeaten Central (Fresno) 24-17 in a battle for the top of the Tri-River Athletic Conference. Central falls from No. 14 to No. 15 in the latest rankings.

There are five big head-to-head Top 25 matchups this week:

  • No. 1 Mater Dei vs. No. 7 Santa Margarita
  • No. 2 St. John Bosco at No. 14 Orange Lutheran
  • No. 4 Corona Centennial at No. 10 Norco
  • No. 17 Corona del Mar at No. 21 Edison (Huntington Beach)
  • No. 24 Bishop Amat vs. No. 25 Alemany

High School Football America California Top 25

TeamRecord Last Week
No. 1 Mater Dei(5-0)1
No. 2 St. John Bosco (6-1)2
No. 3 Servite(7-0)3
No. 4 Corona Centennial(7-0)4
No. 5 St. Francis (Mountain View)(5-0)5
No. 6 De La Salle (4-2)6
No. 7 Santa Margarita(5-2)7
No. 8 Los Alamitos(6-1)8
No. 9 Buchanan (Clovis)(6-1)9
No. 10 Norco(6-1)10
No. 11 Mission Viejo (6-1)11
No. 12 Sierra Canyon(4-3)12
No. 13 Serra (San Mateo)(5-0)15
No. 14 Orange Lutheran(5-2)13
No. 15 Central (Fresno)(5-1)14
No. 16 Folsom(6-1)16
No. 17 Corona del Mar(6-1)17
No. 18 Carlsbad(7-0)18
No. 19 Lincoln (San Diego)(6-1)19
No. 20 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)(5-2)21
No. 21 Edison (Huntington Beach)(4-3)22
No. 22 Vista Murrieta(6-1)23
No. 23 Pittsburg(3-1)24
No. 24 Bishop Amat(5-2)25
No. 25 Alemany (3-3)NR

Dropped-out: No. 20 Chaminade

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

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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.