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Orange Lutheran quarterback Ryan Hilinski, right, gets rid of the ball just before being hit by Mater Dei's Sal Aguilar during Friday's game, which the Monarchs won, 56-14. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

O.C. football top 25 for Week 8 (10-17-16)

STAFF WRITER

O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 25

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

1. Mater Dei 7-0 (250 poll points)

Monarchs, averaging 57 points a game, get their biggest challenge of the season so far vs. St. John Bosco this week.

2. Mission Viejo 8-0 (240)

Diablos’ wins are more one-sided than scores indicate, because of propensity to use subs heavily in fourth quarter.

3. Orange Lutheran 4-3 (227)

The teams the Lancers have lost to – La Mirada, Centennial of Corona and Mater Dei – are a combined 19-3.

4. Servite 4-3 (212)

Friars greatly improved their playoff chances last week with 38-14 win over JSerra.

5. Santa Margarita 4-3 (209)

Eagles have lost two in a row, but they were away games against Mater Dei and St. John Bosco.

6. Edison 6-1 (203)

Chargers took most important step toward Sunset League title with win over Los Alamitos.

7. JSerra 4-3 (188)

Loss to Servite makes Lions 0-2 in Trinity League, but have had late-season winning streaks in recent seasons.

8. San Clemente 5-2 (176)

Last week’s 41-3 win over Tesoro was crucial to Tritons’ playoff chances.

9. Villa Park 6-1 (157)

Spartans begin defense of Crestview League championship this week against Canyon.

10. Corona del Mar 6-1 (156)

Sea Kings have averaged 50 points in their two Pacific Coast League wins.

11. San Juan Hills 6-2 (147)

Stallions play a crucial league game this week against San Clemente.

12. Los Alamitos 4-3 (145)

Offense never got into rhythm in 17-9 Sunset League loss to Edison.

13. Buena Park 6-1 (120)

Coyotes made a quarterback change and beat Fullerton, 21-7.

14. Capistrano Valley 7-1 (116)

Cougars have inside track to Sea View League championship after surprisingly one-sided 41-7 win over El Toro.

15. La Habra 4-3 (114)

Highlanders, winners of three in a row, have momentum as they prepare to play Buena Park this week.

16. Tesoro 4-4 (109)

Titans have lost three in a row, including lopsided South Coast League losses to Mission Viejo, San Clemente.

17. El Modena 6-1 (94)

Vanguards went 2-1 against Crestview League teams including 28-9 win over Foothill last week.

18. Foothill 5-2 (70)

Knights had won five in a row before loss to El Modena last week.

19. Tustin 6-1 (69)

Tillers are 2-0 in Empire League after close wins over Cypress, 27-24, and Pacifica, 28-21.

20. Yorba Linda 6-1 (55)

Mustangs cruised to 42-3 win over Esperanza in nonleague game.

21. Cypress 5-2 (47)

Centurions slammed Western, 38-7, to get to 1-1 in the Empire League.

22. El Toro 2-6 (26)

After loss to Capistrano Valley, Chargers in must-win situations vs. Dana Hills, Laguna Hills in final Sea View League games.

23. Troy 5-2 (25)

Warriors put loss to La Habra behind them to beat Sunny Hills, 28-7.

24. Huntington Beach (4-3, 24)

Oilers’ game Thursday against Newport Harbor is critical to the playoff hopes of both teams.

25. Newport Harbor (3-4, 23)

Sailors ended four-game losing streak with 66-34 win over Fountain Valley.

Also receiving votes: St. Margaret’s 6-1 (12); Canyon 3-4 (4); Katella 7-0 (2); Garden Grove 5-2 (1); Segerstrom 7-0 (1); University 6-1 (1).

Contact the writer: sfryer@scng.com


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