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PAUL RODRIGUEZ, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Orange Lutheran running back Dominik Austin is tackled by a JSerra defender during Friday's game. The Lancers climbed to No. 3 in the O.C. top 25 with their win in overtime, 30-29.

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

STAFF WRITER

O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 25

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

1. Mater Dei 6-0 (250 poll points)

JT Daniels has passed for 2,234 yards and 35 touchdowns without playing much in the second halves of games.

2. Mission Viejo 7-0 (240)

Despite preseason concerns, it looks like the Diablos might do just fine in the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs.

3. Orange Lutheran 4-2 (229)

Brandon McKinney made the big play, breaking up JSerra’s two-point conversion pass in 30-29 OT win over JSerra.

4. JSerra 4-2 (218)

Lions are a scrappy bunch, but depth issues could become problem in coming weeks.

5. Santa Margarita 4-2 (209)

Eagles enjoyed smooth sailing for four weeks until Mater Dei brought a 62-14 storm.

6T. Edison 5-1 (196)

Chargers cruised to 48-7 win over Newport Harbor as Jack Carmichael ran for four TDs.

6T. Servite 3-3 (196)

Friars need to put 70-6 whipping by St. John Bosco behind them to prepare for JSerra this week.

8. San Clemente 4-2 (173)

After bye week, Tritons open South Coast League play this week in a playoff-implications game at Tesoro.

9. Los Alamitos 4-2 (169)

Griffins, who play Edison this week, shut out Marina, 47-0, last week.

10. Villa Park 5-1 (157)

Spartans, 50-7 winners over Esperanza last week, look good enough to win remaining four regular-season games.

11. San Juan Hills 6-1 (148)

Team of underdogs will be in that role as Stallions play high-octane Mission Viejo this week.

12. Corona del Mar 5-1 (127)

Little reason to doubt Sea Kings will go undefeated in Pacific Coast League again.

13. Tesoro 4-3 (126)

Teams that Titans have lost to are a combined 16-3 – Edison, Mission Viejo and Notre Dame of Riverside.

14T. Buena Park 5-1 (117)

Coyotes recorded their fourth shutout with 44-0 Freeway League win over Sonora.

14T. La Habra 3-3 (117)

Highlanders opened Freeway League play with 24-10 win over Troy for O.C. record 46th straight league victory.

16. Capistrano Valley 6-1 (105)

Cougars have won four in a row since one-touchdown loss to San Juan Hills.

17. Foothill 5-1 (85)

Knights extended winning streak to five with 31-14 nonleague win over El Dorado.

18T. El Modena 5-1 (72)

Week after week, win after win, Vanguards, No. 19 last week, move up in the O.C. top 25.

18T. Tustin 5-1 (72)

Kenneth Carr’s TD run in final seconds lifted Tillers to 27-24 win over Cypress in crucial Empire League opener.

20. El Toro 2-5 (49)

Chargers’ rugged nonleague schedule could have them toughened them up for run at Sea View League title.

21. Yorba Linda 5-1 (47)

Mustangs bounced back from previous week’s loss to El Modena with 41-7 triumph over Brea Olinda.

22. Cypress 4-2 (43)

In a last-team-with-the-ball-wins game, Centurions lost in final seconds to Tustin.

23. Troy 4-2 (28)

Warriors tied La Habra in third quarter before losing, 24-10, in Freeway League opener.

24. Newport Harbor 2-4 (20)

Sailors’ losing streak hit four with 48-7 loss in Sunset League opener against Edison.

25. Huntington Beach 3-3 (17)

Oilers opened Sunset League schedule with 23-6 win over Fountain Valley, play Marina this week.

Also receiving votes: St. Margaret’s 6-1 (10); University 5-1 (4); Orange 6-0 (3); Canyon 2-4 (1); Katella 6-0 (1); Segerstrom 6-0 (1); Sunny Hills 5-1 (1).

Contact the writer: sfryer@scng.com


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