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San Clemente's Brandon Reaves, right, evades the tackle from Valencia's Zion Dunson during the CIF-SS Division 2 playoff game in San Clemente on Friday, November 25, 2016. (Photo by Foster Snell, Contributing Photographer)

O.C. football top 25 (11-28-16)

STAFF WRITER

O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 25 POLL

(The Register poll is voted on by 10 members of the media.)

1. Mater Dei 13-0 overall record (250 poll points)

Monarchs showed they can run the ball pretty well, too, in 48-21 win over Rancho Cucamonga in Division 1 semifinals.

2. Mission Viejo 11-1 (240)

South Coast League champion Diablos were eliminated in Division 1 second round by Rancho Cucamonga.

3. Santa Margarita 7-5 (227)

Eagles had consecutive wins over Orange Lutheran, Servite and Serra of Gardena before Division 1 second-round loss to St. John Bosco.

4. Edison 12-1 (220)

Team of Destiny? Chargers in Division 3 final in Coach Dave White’s final season.

5. Orange Lutheran 5-6 (211)

Three of the Lancers’ losses were to teams that are in CIF-SS championship games.

6. Servite 4-7 (201)

De La Salle, which beat Friars by one point, is playing in CIF-North Coast Section Open Division final.

7. JSerra 5-6 (198)

Three of Lions’ losses were to teams that reached Division 1 semifinals – Centennial, Mater Dei and St. John Bosco.

8. San Clemente 10-3 (181)

Tritons were Rally Kings last week, coming back from two 14-point deficits to beat Valencia of Valencia, 41-35.

9. Corona del Mar 12-1 (166)

Sea Kings can handle a challenge – consecutive one-point wins in second round, semifinals of Division 4 playoffs.

10. Los Alamitos 9-4 (165)

Griffins’ inability to score consistently once in red zone contributed greatly to 36-20 loss to La Mirada in Division 3 semifinals.

11. Buena Park 10-2 (145)

Coyotes, champions of the Freeway League, were eliminated by Edison in Division 3 second round.

12. La Habra 8-5 (139)

Highlanders’ hot run in playoffs ended with 63-42 loss to second-seeded Murrieta Valley in Division 2 semifinals.

13. Villa Park 9-2 (130)

Crestview League champion Spartans were eliminated in the Division 3 first round by Los Alamitos, which went on to semifinals.

14. Capistrano Valley 12-1 (118)

Cougars took the trip to Riverside and came home with a 20-14 win over M.L. King in Division 5 semifinals.

15. San Juan Hills 7-4 (116)

Stallions’ losses were to Buena Park, San Clemente, Mission Viejo and Edison – those teams are a combined 43-7.

16. Yorba Linda 11-2 (99)

Jaydyn Webb’s running, tough defense and a fortunate bounce helped Yorba Linda beat El Modena, 28-21, in Division 8 semifinals.

17. El Modena 11-2 (91)

Vanguards lost in Division 8 semifinals, and there’s nothing wrong with advancing to semis for a third year in a row.

18. Tesoro 5-6 (82)

In retrospect, Titans’ 69-0 loss to Mater Dei in Division 1 first round doesn’t look so bad with Mater Dei in Division 1 finals.

19. Newport Harbor 5-5 (63)

If you’re looking for the best O.C. team that did not get a playoff berth, Sailors probably are that team.

20. Tustin 9-3 (56)

Titans, co-champions of the Empire League, lost to San Gorgonio in Division 7 second round; San Gorgonio advanced to finals.

21. Troy 7-4 (50)

Warriors, who finished third in the Freeway League, were eliminated in Division 5 first round by St. Joseph of Santa Maria.

22. El Toro 4-7 (40)

Among Chargers’ losses -- Capistrano Valley and Corona del Mar, which are in CIF-SS championship games this week, and Mission Viejo.

23. Canyon 5-7 (19)

Comanches, third-place finisher in Crestview League, lost by five points to CIF-SS Division 8 finalist Yorba Linda in league play.

24. Santa Ana 13-0 (17)

Two Orange County teams are undefeated going into the CIF-SS finals; Saints are one of them.

25. Valencia 4-7 (12)

One of more improved teams during the season were Tigers – 0-5 in nonleague, 4-1 and co-champions in Empire League.

Also receiving votes: Brethren Christian 9-1 (11); Katella 11-1 (10); Foothill 5-6 (7); St. Margaret’s 9-3 (2); Garden Grove 9-3 (1).

Contact the writer: sfryer@scng.com


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