Note: The top 10 teams that would be ranked by CalHiSportsFootball for the CIF Open Division in Southern California would be:
1. Narbonne (Harbor City); 2. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta); 3. Mission Viejo; 4. St. John Bosco (Bellflower); 5. St. Bonaventure (Ventura); 6. Mater Dei (Santa Ana); 7. Centennial (Corona); 8. Upland; 9. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM); 10. Oceanside.
With assistance from Harold Abend and Paul Muyskens, here are the Week 11 rankings for each of Southern California’s CIF bowl game divisions (previous ranking in parentheses; after games of Saturday, Oct. 20):
DIVISION I SOUTH
1. (1) Narbonne (Harbor City) 10-0
2. (2) Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 10-0
3. (3) Mission Viejo 10-0
4. (4) St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 10-0*
5. (7) St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 9-1
6. (5) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 8-2
7. (8) Centennial (Corona) 9-1
8. (10) Upland 10-0
9. (6) Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 8-2
10. (11) Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 8-1**
11. (13) Alemany (Mission Hills) 8-2
12. (12) Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 8-2
13. (9) El Toro (Lake Forest) 9-1
14. (15) Clovis 9-1
15. (NR) Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 7-3
*Does not include forfeit losses.
**Does not include default win.
Drops: Previous No. 14 Bishop Amat (La Puente) lost to Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 49-28.
Bubble Teams: Bishop Amat (La Puente) 7-2-1, Central (Fresno) 8-2, Chaparral (Temecula) 7-3, Charter Oak (Covina) 9-1, Chino Hills 7-2-1, Clovis North (Clovis) 9-1, Crespi (Encino) 8-2 (season complete), Mission Hills (San Marcos) 8-2, Moorpark 8-2, Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 9-1, Rancho Cucamonga 8-2, Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita) 7-3, Westlake (Westlake Village) 6-4.
No. 1 Team Result: Narbonne defeated Gardena 53-7.
Race for No. 1: It was easy to move St. Bonaventure into the top five after the Seraphs posted a 30-21 victory against Oaks Christian and were chosen as the top seed for the CIF Southern Section Pac-Five Division playoffs. Mission Viejo and St. John Bosco, two teams we have had higher for several weeks, were seeded No. 2 and No. 3…..
•The dynamics of the race continues to surround the likelihood of the CIFSS Pac-Five champ being given one of the two SoCal Open Division slots, especially if that team ends up being Mission Viejo or St. John Bosco. This also assumes that Bosco’s four forfeit losses would not be held against the Braves because last year CIFSS officials were adamant last year that Vista Murrieta’s forfeit losses were not a reason it was not chosen for a bowl game…..
•If a team with losses wins the Pac-Five title, odds are better that that team would still get a bowl game but more likely for Division I and not Open. Besides, in that scenario, a possible matchup between Narbonne and Vista Murrieta for the Open Division would be fun to see and the berths would be well-deserved by both teams…..
•Narbonne’s hopes, despite still being No. 1 in these rankings, also still hinge to a degree on how Mater Dei does in the Pac-Five playoffs. It’s uncertain how Narbonne’s ranking would be impacted if the Monarchs as well as Serra of Gardena (two teams Narbonne has beaten) both lose early in their respective playoff divisions.
DIVISION II SOUTH
1. (1) Oceanside 9-1
2. (2) Edison (Huntington Beach) 9-1
3. (4) Chaminade (West Hills) 9-1
4. (3) Lompoc 10-0
5. (5) Serra (Gardena) 8-2
6. (6) Tustin 10-0
7. (7) Citrus Hill (Perris) 10-0
8. (8) Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 8-2
9. (9) Serrano (Phelan) 10-0
10. (10) Helix (La Mesa) 8-1
11. (14) Palmdale 10-0
12. (11) La Serna (Whittier) 9-1
13. (12) Garces (Bakersfield) 9-1
14. (13) La Mirada 9-1
15. (15) Olympian (Chula Vista) 10-0
Bubble Teams: Carter (Rialto) 10-0, Camarillo 9-1, Heritage (Menifee) 9-1, Palos Verdes (PV Peninsula) 7-3, Poway 8-2, Sanger 8-2, Summit (Fontana) 9-1, Valencia 7-3, Villa Park 9-1.
No. 1 Result: Oceanside defeated El Camino (Oceanside) 34-0.
Race for No. 1: Narbonne in D1 South isn’t the only team hoping that Mater Dei goes on a deep run in the CIFSS Pac-Five playoffs. Edison of Huntington Beach, which has lost only to the Monarchs and by just 20-14, will strengthen its case for a possible CIF SoCal D2 bowl bid based on Mater Dei’s results. It also would help both the Chargers and unbeaten No. 6 Tustin if both teams can roll in the CIFSS Southwest Division playoffs, then play each other in a 13-1 vs. 14-0 final….
•The more we look ahead, the scenarios don’t actually seem favorable to No. 1 Oceanside. Although the Pirates have two CIF state bowl titles already in hand, their problem even if they win the CIF San Diego Division II title is that those voting in the room on Sunday, Dec. 2 will know that Oceanside’s lone loss is to a CIF Southern Section team (Chaparral of Temecula). Also, with Chaminade, Lompoc and Gardena Serra all in the same section playoffs (CIFSS Western Division) it’s more likely that that winner of that division is going to get a bowl game than even Oceanside…..
DIVISION III SOUTH
1. (1) Paraclete (Lancaster) 9-1
2. (2) St. Augustine (San Diego) 8-2
3. (3) Monrovia 8-2
4. (4) Wasco 10-0
5. (5) Madison (San Diego) 9-1
6. (6) Nordhoff (Ojai) 9-1
7. (7) Laguna Beach 9-0-1
8. (9) San Dimas 9-1
9. (10) Mission Oak (Tulare) 8-2
10. (NR) Brawley 9-1
Drops: Previous No. 8 Valley Center lost to Orange Glen (Escondido) 42-38.
Bubble Teams: Banning 9-1, Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 7-3*, Fillmore 8-2, Garden Grove 8-2, La Salle (Pasadena) 10-0, North (Torrance) 8-2, San Marino 9-1, Valley Center 6-4.
*Forfeit win not included.
No. 1 Team Result: Paraclete defeated Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 31-17.
Race for No. 1: In a battle of two teams ranked at No. 1 in their respective CIF bowl game divisions, it was D3 South No. 1 Paraclete that got revenge and ended D4 South No. 1 Sierra Canyon’s 24-game winning streak with a 31-17 win on Friday night. Tyler Carvalho completed eight of his nine pass attempts for 133 yards and two touchdowns while Chris Campbell rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. The Trailblazers had defeated the Spirits twice last year to win the Alpha League and then ended their season in the CIFSS Mid-Valley Division finals. The two teams could meet again in this year’s CIFSS Mid-Valley Division title game…..
•This week’s only newcomer, Brawley, got some good luck from World Series hero Sergio Romo in its 42-3 win last week over Central of El Centro. Romo, who is from Brawley and was the closer for the San Francisco Giants, was helicoptered onto the field before the game and conducted the pre-game coin flip. Romo also spoke to Brawley students and players earlier in the day. The Wildcats are seeded third behind St. Augustine and Madison but ahead of previous No. 8 Valley Center in the CIF San Diego Division IV playoffs…..
DIVISION IV SOUTH
1. (2) Bishop Diego (Santa Barbara) 10-0
2. (1) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 9-1
3. (4) Ontario Christian 10-0
4. (3) Mission Prep (San Luis Obispo) 8-1
5. (5) Rio Hondo Prep (Arcadia) 8-1
6. (6) St. Margaret’s (SJ Capistrano) 9-1
7. (7) Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach) 7-3
8. (8) La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) 6-3
9. (9) Francis Parker (San Diego) 6-4
10. (10) Horizon (San Diego) 7-3
Bubble Teams: Army-Navy (Carlsbad) 10-0, Bakersfield Christian 8-2, Boron 9-1, Christian (El Cajon) 7-3, Ribet Academy (Los Angeles) 9-1, Windward (Los Angeles) 5-3.
No. 1 Team Result: Bishop Diego defeated Mission Prep (San Luis Obispo) 16-13.
Race for No. 1: It was only fitting that last week’s game between two undefeated top-ranked teams came down to the final seconds as Anthony Carter connected with B.J. Murillo for a game-winning one-yard touchdown pass with seven seconds remaining to give Bishop Diego of Santa Barbara the 16-13 road win over Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo. Tyler Baty completed 15 of his 31 pass attempts for 196 yards and two touchdowns for the Royals in the loss as they took a 13-10 lead earlier in the fourth quarter after trailing 10-6 at halftime…..
•With previous No. 1 Sierra Canyon falling in its showdown game with Paraclete of Lancaster, it was easy to move up Bishop Diego to No. 1 in this division for this week. The Cardinals have to win a pretty tough playoff division (CIFSS Northwest) as well to get bowl eligible. Sierra Canyon only dropped to second and does have the chance to avenge its loss to Paraclete in the playoffs…..
•It’s hard to drop Mission Prep at all after a loss like that, but Ontario Christian is sitting at 10-0 itself and arguably will have to win a tougher playoff division to get bowl eligible than the Royals…..
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