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