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O.C. football top 25 for Week 10 (10-31-16)
O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 25
(The Register’s poll is voted on my 10 members of the media.)
1. Mater Dei 9-0 overall record (250 poll points)
Monarchs cruised to 58-16 win over Servite, so no “letdown” after St. John Bosco win.
2. Mission Viejo 9-0 (240)
Diablos took bye week last week, should be rested and ready to for playoffs.
3. Orange Lutheran 5-4 (225)
Lancers lost to Santa Margarita, but wins over JSerra and Servite enough to keep them at No. 3.
4. Edison 8-1 (215)
Chargers keep “The Bell” with 56-12 win over Fountain Valley in one of the more one-sided games in the series.
5. Servite 4-5 (211)
Friars in must-win territory this week if they want to be in Division 1 playoff bracket.
6. Santa Margarita 5-4 (199)
Eagles’ 23-7 win over Orange Lutheran was one of the more clutch wins in county football this season.
7. JSerra 5-4 (180)
Lions lost to St. John Bosco, 47-19, now play Mater Dei which JSerra has beaten two years in a row.
8. San Clemente 7-2 (179)
Tritons take 3-0 South Coast League record into matchup against Mission Viejo.
9. Corona del Mar 8-1 (160)
Sea Kings’ average margin of victory in Pacific Coast League is 39 points.
10. Villa Park 8-1 (157)
Spartans clinched at least a share of Crestview League title with 49-21 win over Yorba Linda.
11. Los Alamitos 6-3 (151)
Since close loss to Edison, Griffins have scored 100 points over wins against Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach.
12. Buena Park 8-1 (144)
After big win over La Habra, Coyotes retained focus in 40-14 win over Sunny Hills.
13. San Juan Hills 7-3 (138)
Stallions concluded regular season with 17-14 win over Tesoro, appear to be strong candidate for Division 3 at-large berth.
14. Capistrano Valley 8-1 (121)
Cougars, who did not play last week, can win Sea View title outright with win over Dana Hills.
15. Tesoro 4-5 (100)
Titans have lost four in a row, three of which were South Coast League games.
16T. El Modena 8-1 (98)
Vanguards can win North Hills League title outright with win over Brea Olinda on Friday.
16T. La Habra 5-4 (98)
Highlanders can get share of Freeway League championship with win over Sunny Hills combined with Buena Park loss to Troy.
18. Yorba Linda 7-2 (71)
Mustangs can take Crestview’s second guaranteed playoff berth with win over Canyon.
19. Newport Harbor 5-4 (67)
Sailors clinched Sunset League playoff berth with 62-35 win over Marina.
20. Troy 7-2 (64)
Warriors can get a piece of the Freeway League championship with a win over Buena Park on Friday.
21. El Toro 4-6 (42)
Playoff-bound Chargers defeated Laguna Hills, 42-21, to finish 3-1 in Sea View League.
22. Tustin 7-2 (37)
Tillers were on wrong end of one of week’s bigger upsets, a 28-20 loss to Valencia.
23. Foothill 5-4 (25)
Knights have lost three in a row and must play Villa Park this week.
24. Cypress 6-3 (19)
Centurions beat Kennedy, 30-6, and can win share of Empire League championship with win over Valencia and a Tustin loss this week.
25. Canyon 4-5 (16)
Comanches rescued their season with 31-28 win over Foothill.
Also receiving votes: Brethren Christian 8-1 (10); Katella 9-0 (7); Garden Grove 7-2 (4); Santa Ana 9-0 (2); St. Margaret’s 7-2 (2).
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