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Yorba Linda's Jacob Cochran, left, tries to chase down Foothill's David Lopez during last week's North Hills League game. Yorba Linda, which won, 27-9, is ranked No. 18 in the county this week. (MICHAEL KITADA, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER)

O.C. football top 25 (10-24-16)

STAFF WRITER

O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 25

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

1. Mater Dei 8-0 overall record (250 poll points)

Big plays in all three phases – offense, defense and special teams – carried Monarchs to win over St. John Bosco.

2. Mission Viejo 9-0 (240)

Diablos pounded Trabuco Hills, 68-0, earned well-deserved bye week.

3. Orange Lutheran 5-3 (230)

Lancers beat Servite in a wild one, 49-42, to greatly improve chances to make playoffs.

4. Servite 4-4 (217)

Friars have to average more than 0.7 yards a carry, as they did vs. Orange Lutheran, to beat Mater Dei this week.

5. Edison 7-1 (206)

After beating Los Alamitos previous week, Chargers retained focus as they beat Marina, 52-14.

6. JSerra 5-3 (205)

It’s typical that Lions come through in crucial league game as they did in 27-21 win over Santa Margarita.

7. Santa Margarita 4-4 (191)

Eagles, 0-3 in league, badly need to win both remaining league games against Orange Lutheran and Servite.

8. San Clemente 6-2 (180)

Tritons have won four in a row, including 35-20 win last week in South Coast League game against San Juan Hills.

9. Corona del Mar 7-1 (158)

Sea Kings’ average margin of victory in Pacific Coast League is 26 points.

10. Villa Park 7-1 (154)

Villa Park challenged a bit more than expected in 25-14 win over Canyon in Crestview League opener.

11. Los Alamitos 5-3 (151)

After frustrating loss to Edison in previous week, Griffins took it out on Fountain Valley in 62-14 win.

12. Buena Park 7-1 (144)

Coyotes’ 27-13 win over La Habra was one of larger ones in school’s athletics history.

13. San Juan Hills 6-3 (141)

Stallions’ three losses are to teams that are a combined 22-3 – Mission Viejo, Edison and San Clemente.

14. Capsitrano Valley 8-1 (120)

Cougars, who have a bye this week, earned at least a share of Sea View League championship with 43-10 win over Aliso Niguel.

15. Tesoro 4-4 (108)

Titans, who did not play last week, will try to break three-game losing skid this week against San Juan Hills.

16. La Habra 4-4 (101)

Highlanders lost to Buena Park, but still have plenty to play for including playoff positioning.

17. El Modena 7-1 (94)

Vanguards kept roll going with 34-20 win over El Dorado in North Hills League opener.

18. Yorba Linda 7-1 (76)

Mustangs, who defeated Foothill, 27-9, in Crestview League opener, play Villa Park this week in likely league-championship decider.

19. Tustin 7-1 (72)

Tillers on the road to Empire League championship after last week’s 49-6 win over Kennedy.

20. Foothill 5-3 (58)

Knights had won five in a row before back-to-back losses to El Modena and Yorba Linda.

21. Troy 6-2 (43)

Warriors would clinch playoff berth if they beat winless Sonora in Freeway League game this week.

22. Newport Harbor 4-4 (38)

Sailors likely secured playoff berth with 34-8 win over Huntington Beach, although Sunset League is known for wild and confusing finishes.

23. El Toro 3-6 (35)

O.C. football’s best sub-.500 team defeated Dana Hills, 56-3, to enhance playoff hopes.

24. Cypress 5-3 (16)

Centurions remain in county top 25 despite Empire League loss to Pacifica.

25. St. Margaret’s 7-1 (12)

Tartans did not play last week, but pop back into top 25.

Also receiving votes: Katella 8-0 (8); Huntington Beach 4-4 (6); Canyon 3-5 (3); Brethren Christian 7-1 (2); Garden Grove 6-2 (2); Segerstrom 8-0 (1).

Contact the writer: sfryer@scng.com


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