Week 16: SoCal CIF Bowl Rankings

Posted on December 11, 2012 by

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John "JuJu" Smith of Long Beach Poly has been a man among boys roaming the secondary for the Jackrabbits during the second half of this season. Photo by Ronnie Flores.

John “JuJu” Smith of Long Beach Poly has been a man among boys roaming the secondary for the Jackrabbits during the second half of this season. Photo by Ronnie Flores.

It’s not automatic that every SoCal regional winner is going to finish No. 1 in its bowl game division ranking. Still could be many changes for final rankings next week as well.

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Open Division: Not that it matters much at this point of the season when the state bowl games are set, but the top 10 teams that would be ranked by CalHiSports.com for the CIF Open Division in Southern California would be:

1. Centennial (Corona); 2. Narbonne (Harbor City); 3. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta); 4. Serra (Gardena); 5. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach); 6. St. John Bosco (Bellflower); 7. Mater Dei (Santa Ana); 8. St. Bonaventure (Ventura); 9. Chaminade (West Hills); 10. Mission Viejo.

With assistance from Harold Abend and Paul Muyskens, here are the Week 16 rankings for each of Southern California’s CIF bowl game divisions (previous ranking in parentheses; after games of Saturday, Dec. 8):

DIVISION I SOUTH
1. (2) Centennial (Corona) 14-1
2. (1) Narbonne (Harbor City) 14-1
3. (3) Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 13-1
4. (4) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 12-3
5. (5) St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 12-1
6. (6) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 11-3
7. (7) St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 11-2
8. (8) Mission Viejo 11-1
9. (10) Upland 12-1
10. (11) Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 9-3
11. (12) Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 11-2*
12. (13) Alemany (Mission Hills) 9-3
13. (9) Clovis North (Clovis) 12-2
14. (14) Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 8-4
15. (15) Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 8-3
*Does not include default win.
Drops: None.
Bubble Teams: Bishop Amat (La Puente) 7-3-1, Central (Fresno) 11-3, Clovis 9-2, Chaparral (Temecula) 7-4, Charter Oak (Covina) 10-2, Crespi (Encino) 8-2, Eastlake (Chula Vista) 10-3, Edison (Fresno) 9-4, El Toro (Lake Forest) 9-2, Mission Hills (San Marcos) 10-3, Moorpark 8-3, Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 10-2, Rancho Cucamonga 10-3, Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita) 7-4, Westlake (Westlake Village) 6-5.
Teams that could move up with a Centennial win in the CIF state finals: Upland, Alemany.
Teams that could move up with a Long Beach Poly win in the CIF state finals: Mission Viejo (ahead of St. Bonaventure), Bishop Amat (ahead of El Toro in overall top 25).
Bubble teams with strongest arguments to move up in next week’s final rankings: El Toro (playoff loss to Santa Margarita), Bishop Amat (playoff loss to Long Beach Poly), Crespi (didn’t make playoffs but had win over Alemany).

DIVISION II SOUTH
1. (1) Serra (Gardena) 13-2
2. (4) Chaminade (West Hills) 12-2
3. (2) Edison (Huntington Beach) 13-2
4. (3) Oceanside 12-1
5. (5) Citrus Hill (Perris) 14-0
6. (6) Lompoc 12-1
7. (7) Garces (Bakersfield) 12-1
8. (8) Serrano (Phelan) 13-1
9. (11) Palos Verdes (PV Estates) 11-3
10. (9) Villa Park 12-2
11. (10) Tustin 12-1
12. (12) Kaiser (Fontana) 13-1
13. (13) Carter (Rialto) 12-1
14. (14) Downey 11-3
15. (15) La Serna (Whittier) 12-2
Drops: None.
Bubble Teams: Cathedral (Los Angeles) 10-3, Foothill (Tustin) 10-3, Helix (La Mesa) 9-2*, Heritage (Romoland) 11-2, Lincoln (San Diego) 9-4, Olympian (Chula Vista) 11-1, Poway 10-3, Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) 10-4, Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 11-2, San Fernando 12-2, Sanger 10-3, Valencia 9-4, West (Torrance) 10-4.
*Win by forfeit not included.
Teams that could move up with a Serra win in the CIF state final: Lompoc, Palos Verdes, Cathedral.
Bubble teams with strongest arguments to move up in next week’s final rankings: Heritage (playoff loss to Kaiser), Poway (playoff loss to Oceanside after beating 2011 D2 state champ Helix the week before), Valencia (playoff loss to Palos Verdes).

DIVISION III SOUTH
1. (2) Madison (San Diego) 13-1
2. (1) Monrovia 12-3
3. (3) Wasco 13-0
4. (6) St. Augustine (San Diego) 10-3*
5. (4) Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 11-3*
6. (5) Paraclete (Lancaster) 12-2
7. (7) Nordhoff (Ojai) 13-1
8. (8) Rim of the World (Lake Arrowhead) 12-2
9. (10) San Dimas 11-2
10. (9) North (Torrance) 11-3
*Indicates forfeit win not included.
Drops: None.
Bubble Teams: Banning 11-2, Brawley 10-2, Garden Grove 11-3, Jurupa Hills (Fontana) 8-4, Laguna Beach 11-1-1, Mission Oak (Tulare) 9-3, San Marino 10-2*, Salesian (Los Angeles) 11-2, Valley Center 7-5.
*Indicates forfeit loss not included.
Teams that could move up with a Madison win in the CIF state final: St. Augustine (ahead of Wasco), San Dimas, Brawley, San Marino.
Bubble teams with strongest arguments to move up in next week’s final rankings: Brawley (playoff loss to San Diego Madison), Garden Grove (playoff loss to Corona del Mar one week after beating Laguna Beach), San Marino (playoff loss to San Dimas).

DIVISION IV SOUTH
1. (3) Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach) 11-3
2. (2) Bishop Diego (Santa Barbara) 12-1
3. (1) Rio Hondo Prep (Arcadia) 12-2
4. (4) Ontario Christian 13-1
5. (5) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 11-2
6. (6) Mission Prep (San Luis Obispo) 11-2
7. (8) St. Margaret’s (SJ Capistrano) 10-2
8. (7) Bakersfield Christian 10-3
9. (9) Francis Parker (San Diego) 8-5
10. (10) Horizon (San Diego) 8-4
Drops: None.
Bubble Teams: Boron 10-2, Calipatria 9-3, Christian (El Cajon) 8-4, Flintridge Prep (La Canada) 6-5, La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) 7-4, Windward (Los Angeles) 5-4.
Teams that could move up with a Santa Fe Christian win in the CIF state final: Mission Prep (in front of Sierra Canyon), Francis Parker & Horizon (ahead of Bakersfield Christian).
Team that might be No. 1 in final rankings if Santa Fe Christian loses: Bishop Diego (loss to North of Torrance in playoffs but head to head win over Santa Fe Christian)
Bubble team with strongest arguments to move up in next week’s final rankings: La Jolla Country Day (two losses to Horizon, others to Santa Fe Christian, Sierra Canyon but win over Parker).

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