ESPNLA.com top 25 review

October, 31, 2010
10/31/10
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For the third week in a row, there was little disruption in the most recent ESPNLA.com Top 25 Prep Football rankings, as the teams that lost all were defeated by teams ranked higher than them.

Here is a brief review of how teams in our top 25 fared over the weekend:
  • Three teams in the top 25 lost: No. 12 Mater Dei (21-14 to No. 1 Servite); No. 13 Norco (45-0 to No. 4 Corona Centennial); No. 24 San Clemente (38-24 to No. 3 Mission Viejo).
  • Most impressive victory: It has to be Corona Centennial's white-washing of host Norco in what was supposed to be the game of the year in the Big VIII League. Centennial has yet to be challenged this season with its closest game a 31-point rout of Mater Dei. The Huskies continue to make statements every week.
  • Honorable mention: Speaking of making statements, you think No. 9 Crenshaw's 76-0 victory over Fremont fit into that category? The Cougars, who arguably are the best two-loss team in the state, are the team to beat in the City Section though their regular-season finale against No. 17 Dorsey will be one of the games of the year.
  • Half-a-hundred club (and then some): Some more members joined this week with a few repeat visitors, including the aforementioned team from Crenshaw. This week's list also features No. 5 Serra (52-13 over Harvard-Westlake); No. 6 Bishop Amat (52-7 over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame); No. 8 St. Bonaventure (57-0 over Calabasas); No. 11 Lakewood (55-7 over Millikan); No. 17 Dorsey (50-7 over Manual Arts).
  • Lost in the shuffle: No. 16 Fontana Kaiser improved to 8-0 with a 44-6 win over Norte Vista and remains on the list of teams who have yet to be challenged this season. That could change this week with a game against Fontana Summit that will determine the Sunkist League championship.
  • Lost in the shuffle II: With league schedules winding down, the importance of many end-of-season games rises. That is definitely the case in the South Coast League where No. 3 Mission Viejo (8-0) will square off with No. 18 Tesoro (7-1) this week. Mission Viejo, whose lowest offensive output this season is a 37-7 win over No. 10 Long Beach Poly, can clinch the league title with a victory this week. Tesoro, a 38-3 winner over Dana Hills, could be sporting a perfect record too had it not been for a head-scratching 14-13 loss to Chino Hills earlier this season.
  • Last add lost in the shuffle: No. 21 Compton Dominguez (7-1) continues to just keep winning, including last week's 42-7 win at Downey. The Dons' only loss this season is a 21-15 decision to No. 6 Bishop Amat, the only 9-0 team in the top 25.
  • On the agenda: Another league title that will be in balance this week is the Marmonte. No. 2 Westlake, a 49-13 winner over Agoura last week, will play host to No. 8 St. Bonventure, a 57-0 winner over Calabasas.
  • Top dog: No. 1 Servite has played arguably the toughest schedule of any team in the Southland and the Friars passed another test by knocking off rival Mater Dei. Up next is another high-profile affair, this one against No. 19 Santa Margarita, which will determine the Trinity League champion. Santa Margarita, which overcame St. John Bosco, 42-41, in overtime on Friday, has lost only to Tesoro this season.

Check out our high schools page on Tuesday to see the new top 25.

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