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PAUL RODRIGUEZ, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/SCNG
Mission Viejo quarterback Matthew McDonald, left, eluded La Habra's Adalbert Gutierrez on Friday as the Diablos improved to 3-0 with a 32-14 victory.

O.C. football top 25 for Week 3 (9-12-16)

STAFF WRITER

The Register's weekly football poll is voted on by 10 members of the media.

O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 25

1. Mater Dei 3-0 (250 poll points)

JT Daniels already has surpassed 1,000 yards passing and Monarchs are averaging 58 points a game.

2. Mission Viejo 3-0 (240)

Every week, LB/RB Colin Schooler is best player on the field – maybe best in O.C, too.

3. Santa Margarita 2-1 (223)

The Eagles offense is rolling, having scored 85 points over past two games.

4. Servite 1-2 (211)

Friars came oh-so-close to upsetting state No. 1 De La Salle.

5. Edison 3-0 (210)

The Chargers trailed Canyon early, turned it on for 38-19 win.

6. Orange Lutheran 1-2 (208)

The Lancers lost by a lot to Centennial of Corona, a team many other good teams lose to by a lot.

7. JSerra 2-1 (185)

Turnovers, other various mistakes kept JSerra in check in 35-28 loss at Bishop Amat to La Puente.

8. San Clemente 2-1 (178)

Jack Sears three five TD passes in first quarter of Tritons’ 63-3 win over Roosevelt of L.A.

9. Tesoro 2-1 (166)

Win over La Habra in OT, then 18-point win over Huntington Beach suggests momentum building for Titans.

10. Villa Park 2-0 (158)

We will know much more about Villa Park after the Spartans play host to Servite on Friday.

11. Buena Park 3-0 (146)

The Coyotes’ average margin of victory is 40 points.

12. La Habra 1-2 (139)

The Highlanders’ losses are to O.C. top 10 teams Mission Viejo, Tesoro.

13. Corona del Mar 2-1 (132)

This might be the most underrated team in O.C.

14. Los Alamitos 2-1 (123)

Their wins are over teams that combined are 0-6; this week’s game vs. La Habra will reveal more.

15. San Juan Hills 3-0 (115)

Good teams win close games over other good teams; Stallions beat a good team, Capistrano Valley, 17-10.

16. Newport Harbor 2-0 (110)

The Sailors have scored 90 points while beating Pacifica, El Rancho of Pico Rivera.

17. Capistrano Valley 2-1 (92)

Cougars lost a tough one to San Juan Hills; wins are against teams that are combined 0-6.

18. Foothill 1-1 (61)

Knights did not play last week, allowing additional celebration of previous week’s win over Tustin.

19. Tustin 2-1 (58)

Kenneth Carr rushed for 305 yards, four TDs in win over Aliso Niguel.

20T. Brea Olinda 2-0 (50)

The Wildcats two wins are over teams that are combined 0-6, so we’ve got another mystery team here.

20T. Yorba Linda 2-0 (50)

The Mustangs make top-25 debut after 28-7 win over Troy, which was No. 18 last week.

22. Cypress 3-0 (38)

With game this week against 0-3 El Rancho, Centurions could be 4-0.

23. El Toro 0-3 (32)

Chargers giving up too many points – 42, 41 and 42 points allowed in their three games.

24. Fullerton 2-0 (27)

The Indians easily defeated Bellflower, 45-13.

25. Troy 2-1 (24)

The Warriors dropped from No. 18 after loss to Yorba Linda.

Also receiving votes: St. Margaret’s (3-0, 16); Trabuco Hills (2-1, 10); El Modena (2-0, 7); University (2-0, 5); Sunny Hills (3-0, 3); Marina 3-0 (1).

Contact the writer: sfryer@scng.com


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