Final SoCal CIF Bowl Rankings

Posted on December 21, 2012 by

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Standout running back Pierre Cormier gets post-game congratulations after leading Madison of San Diego to the CIF Division III state bowl championship. He will play next at the University of Arizona.

Standout running back Pierre Cormier gets post-game congratulations after leading Madison of San Diego to the CIF Division III state bowl championship. He will play next at the University of Arizona.

Thanks to Madison’s win in the D3 bowl game, many San Diego teams get to come up at the end, except in D4, where Bishop Diego of Santa Barbara finishes on top.

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With assistance from Harold Abend and Paul Muyskens, here are the 2012 final rankings for each of Southern California’s CIF bowl game divisions (previous ranking in parentheses; after games of Saturday, Dec. 15):

DIVISION I SOUTH
1. (1) Centennial (Corona) 14-2
2. (2) 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) Alemany (Mission Hills) 9-3
12. (14) Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 8-4
13. (11) Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 11-2*
14. (13) Clovis North (Clovis) 12-2
15. (15) Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 8-3
*Does not include default win.
Expanded Next Five Teams: 16. El Toro (Lake Forest) 9-2; 17. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 7-3-1; 18. Crespi (Encino) 8-2; 19. Central (Fresno) 11-3; 20. Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 10-2.
Honorable Mention: Bakersfield 9-3, Clovis 9-2, Chaparral (Temecula) 7-4, Charter Oak (Covina) 10-2, Eastlake (Chula Vista) 10-3, Edison (Fresno) 9-4, Mission Hills (San Marcos) 10-3, Moorpark 8-3, Rancho Cucamonga 10-3, Santiago (Corona) 6-5, Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita) 7-4, Westlake (Westlake Village) 6-5.
Teams to Watch in 2013: Corona Centennial (Leading QB, RB and top recruit WR will all be back); St. John Bosco (QB Rosen and solid corps returning); Oaks Christian (QB Brandon Dawkins and many starters were underclass); Mission Viejo (outstanding junior class); Mater Dei (QB Forrest, WR-DB Lockett could rocket).

Based on the final state rankings, coach Jon Mack at Crespi of Encino had a right to be upset about his team not being given an at-large bid into the CIF Southern Section Pac-Five Division playoffs.

Based on the final state rankings, coach Jon Mack at Crespi of Encino had a right to be upset about his team not being given an at-large bid into the CIF Southern Section Pac-Five Division playoffs.

DIVISION II SOUTH
1. (1) Serra (Gardena) 14-2
2. (2) Chaminade (West Hills) 12-2
3. (3) Edison (Huntington Beach) 13-1
4. (4) Oceanside 12-1
5. (5) Citrus Hill (Perris) 14-0
6. (6) Lompoc 12-1
7. (9) Palos Verdes (PV Estates) 11-3
8. (10) Villa Park 12-2
9. (NR) Poway 10-3
10. (NR) Helix (La Mesa) 9-2*
11. (NR) Valhalla (El Cajon) 9-4
12. (7) Garces (Bakersfield) 12-1
13. (8) Serrano (Phelan) 13-1
14. (11) Tustin 12-1
15. (14) Kaiser (Fontana) 13-1
*Win by forfeit not included.
Expanded Next Five Teams: 16. Downey 11-3; 17. La Serna (Whittier) 12-2; 18. Carter (Fontana) 12-1; 19. Heritage (Romoland) 11-2; 20. West (Torrance) 10-4.
Honorable Mention: Atascadero 6-7, Camarillo 10-2, Cathedral (Los Angeles) 10-3, Foothill (Tustin) 10-3, Lincoln (San Diego) 9-4, Olympian (Chula Vista) 11-1, Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) 10-4, Ridgeview (Bakersfield) 11-2, San Fernando 12-2, Sanger 10-3, Valencia 9-4.
Teams to Watch in 2013: Gardena Serra (could be preseason No. 1 in all of Southern California); Chaminade (Top RB gone but Donovan Lee back); Oceanside (three-year starter will graduate at QB but a lot returning elsewhere); Newhall Hart (all top skill players were underclass); Downey (had one of state’s top soph RBs plus soph QB).

DIVISION III SOUTH
1. (1) Madison (San Diego) 14-1
2. (2) Monrovia 12-3
3. (4) St. Augustine (San Diego) 10-3*
4. (3) Wasco 13-0
5. (5) Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 11-3*
6. (6) Paraclete (Lancaster) 12-2
7. (7) Nordhoff (Ojai) 13-1
8. (9) San Dimas 11-2
9. (8) Rim of the World (Lake Arrowhead) 12-2
10. (NR) Brawley 10-2
*Indicates forfeit win not included.
Expanded Next Five Teams: 11. North (Torrance) 11-3; 12. San Marino 10-2*; 13. Garden Grove 11-3; 14. Laguna Beach 11-1-1; 15. Banning 11-2. *Indicates forfeit win not included.
Honorable Mention: Imperial 9-3, Jurupa Hills (Fontana) 8-5, Mission Oak (Tulare) 9-3, Mt. Miguel (Spring Valley) 7-5, Valley Center 7-5.
*Indicates forfeit loss not included.
Teams to Watch in 2013: Madison (Soph QB seemed to grow up in state bowl game); St. Augustine (Frosh RB rushed for more than 1,500 yds); Wasco (Soph RB could be college prospect); Imperial (Royce Freeman one of state’s top juniors regardless of school size).

DIVISION IV SOUTH
1. (2) Bishop Diego (Santa Barbara) 12-1
2. (4) Ontario Christian 13-1
3. (5) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 11-2
4. (1) Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach) 11-3
5. (3) Rio Hondo Prep (Arcadia) 12-2
6. (6) Mission Prep (San Luis Obispo) 11-2
7. (7) St. Margaret’s (SJ Capistrano) 10-2
8. (8) Bakersfield Christian 10-3
9. (9) Francis Parker (San Diego) 8-5
10. (10) Horizon (San Diego) 8-4
Expanded Next Five Teams: 11. La Jolla Country Day 7-4; 12. Christian (El Cajon) 8-4; 13. Boron 10-2; 14. Windward (Los Angeles) 5-4; 15. Calipatria 9-3.
Honorable Mention: Army-Navy (Carlsbad) 10-1; Flintridge Prep (La Canada) 6-5.
Teams to Watch in 2013: Bishop Diego (balanced team had many non-senior leaders); El Cajon Christian (had solid cast of underclass leaders, including QB, top tackler and more).

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