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Hart's Nelson James is swarmed by Mission Viejo defenders in the backfield during a game at Mission Viejo in the first round of the CIF-SS West Valley Division playoffs.

OCVarsity O.C. top 10 for (Week 2 of playoffs)

STAFF WRITER

A weekly poll of O.C. media members:

1. Mission Viejo (11-0, 98 poll points)

Diablos took week off before the playoffs, then picked up where they left off -- 49-14 West Valley Division first-round win over Hart of Newhall. This week: vs. Murrieta Valley of Murrieta, Friday

2. Mater Dei (9-2, 93)

Since loss to JSerra, Monarchs have scored 109 points over two games including 66-14 win over Lakewood in Pac-5 first round. This week: at Serra of Gardena, Friday

3. Orange Lutheran (6-5, 74)

Lancers opened Pac-5 playoffs with 54-44 win at St. Bonaventure of Ventura, play a team that beat them by 21 points in second round. This week: vs. Centennial of Corona at Orange Coast College, Friday

4. Tesoro (9-2, 73)

Devon Modster threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as Titans cruised to 49-3 win over Great Oak of Temecula in West Valley Division first round. This week: vs. Rancho Cucamonga at Los Osos High, Friday

5. JSerra (7-3, 57)

Teams that Lions, out of playoffs because of coin flips, beat in final two weeks of regular season won playoff games Friday – Mater Dei and Orange Lutheran. This week: season over.

6. La Habra (10-1, 45)

Highlanders played like top-seeded team they are in 49-0 win over Kennedy in Southwest Division first-round game. This week: at Laguna Hills, Friday

(tie) Servite (4-6, 45)

Every team that beat Friars won a playoff game Friday, except De La Salle of Concord; that’s because De La Salle had first-round bye in CIF-North Coast Section playoffs. This week: season over

8. Santa Margarita (5-5, 36)

Eagles finished last in Trinity League, missed playoffs but made some news with firing of Rick Curtis less than one week after end of Curtis’ second season. This week: season over

9. San Juan Hills (8-3, 16)

Stallions’ best season, including first time in county top 10 and state top 25, ended with 38-28 loss to Valencia of Valencia in West Valley Division first round. This week: season over

10. San Clemente (9-2, 6)

Tritons powered their way to 52-0 over Sunny Hills in Southwest Division first round, get ready to play another Freeway League team in second round. This week: vs. Sonora at La Habra High, Friday

Also receiving votes: Edison (7-4, 4); Corona del Mar (9-2, 3); Villa Park (11-0, 1)

Steve Fryer’s 11-25 rankings: 11. El Toro (5-6); 12. Corona del Mar (9-2); 13. Edison (8-3); 14. Fountain Valley (7-4); 15. Los Alamitos (5-6); 16. Villa Park (11-0); 17. Valencia (11-0); 18. Buena Park (9-2); 19. Sonora (9-2); 20. Newport Harbor (4-6); 21. Laguna Hills (8-3); 22. Foothill (6-4); 23. Katella (11-0); 24. Garden Grove (9-2); 25. El Modena (7-4)

Contact the writer: sfryer@ocregister.com


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