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Mater Dei remains the top-ranked football team in Orange County. The Monarchs received first-place votes from all 10 voters in the O.C. poll.

O.C. football top 25 (9-19-16)

STAFF WRITER

The Register’s Orange County football top 25 for Sept. 19, 2016.

O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 25

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

1. Mater Dei 4-0 (250 poll points)

It is shaping up to be a special year for the Monarchs, whose average margin of victory is 54 points.

2. Mission Viejo 4-0 (240)

Talk about a team that knows how to finish – Diablos scored 28 straight points in the second half to beat Long Beach Poly, 42-14.

3. Santa Margarita 3-1 (223)

The Eagles have won three in a row since season-opening loss to Mission Viejo.

4. Servite 2-2 (213)

The Friars had no letdown after tough loss to De La Salle, beat Villa Park more than 41-32 score indicated.

5. Orange Lutheran 2-2 (204)

The Lancers again bounced back from a loss by beating Norco, 35-21.

6. JSerra 3-1 (202)

The Lions defeated Vista Murrieta, ranked No. 7 in California last week; also beat Sacramento, which just beat state No. 8 Folsom.

7. Edison 4-0 (187)

Chargers coach Dave White says team is its own worst enemy, but they still beat a good San Juan Hills team, 24-17.

8. Tesoro 3-1 (169)

The Titans beat El Toro, 25-21, to make it three in a row since season-opening loss to Edison.

9. San Clemente 2-2 (159)

Loss to La Mirada a lot more one-sided, 43-14, than could have been expected.

10. Villa Park 2-1 (156)

The Spartans led by three points in first half, but could not keep up with Servite in 41-32 loss.

11. Los Alamitos 3-1 (145)

Win over La Habra, 40-29, makes it three in a row since season-opening loss to Long Beach Poly.

12. Corona del Mar 3-1 (139)

The Sea Kings beat Newport Harbor for fourth “Battle of the Bay” win in a row for first time since the 1980s.

13. Buena Park 4-0 (128)

It’s a little difficult to get impressed by Coyotes, knowing teams they’ve defeated are a combined 2-11-1.

14. San Juan Hills 3-1 (118)

The Stallions battled but succumbed to Edison, 24-17.

15. La Habra 1-3 (117)

Don’t worry about Highlanders’ record, as teams they have lost to are a cumulative 10-2.

16. Capistrano Valley 3-1 (95)

The Cougars clobbered Esperanza, 52-6; their loss was the San Juan Hills.

17. Foothill 2-1 (78)

The Knights cruised to 30-6 win over Fountain Valley; good matchup with Brea Olinda this week.

18. Newport Harbor 2-1 (73)

The Sailors had their boat rocked by Sea Kings in 41-13 “Battle of the Bay” loss.

19. Tustin 3-1 (59)

K.C. Carr, with 197 yards and three TDs, drove Tillers to tough 28-21 win over Trabuco Hills.

20. Brea Olinda 3-0 (52)

Wildcats beat Diamond Bar by 20 points; their average margin of victory is 19 points over teams that are a cumulative 2-10.

21. Yorba Linda 3-0 (49)

The Mustangs have allowed only nine points a game, but have faced teams that are a combined 2-9.

22. El Toro 0-4 (40)

The Chargers made Tesoro work for its 25-21 win.

23. El Modena 3-0 (28)

With 26-21 win over Fullerton, the Vanguards have won six of their last seven.

24. Cypress 3-0 (26)

After bye last week, Centurions play host to 1-3 El Rancho on Saturday.

25. Huntington Beach 2-2 (15)

The Oilers pop into top 25 after 29-18 victory over over previously undefeated Long Beach Wilson.

Also receiving votes: St. Margaret’s (3-0, 9); Troy (2-1, 6); Fullerton (2-1, 5); University (3-0, 5); Laguna Hills (2-1, 1).

Contact the writer: sfryer@scng.com


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