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OCVarsity's Top 25 football rankings (11-26-12)
The Register's Orange County media poll concluded at the end of the regular season. If polling continued, here is how Steve Fryer would vote ...
1. Mater Dei (11-2)
Monarchs return to a CIF championship football game in 10 years after shutting out St. Bonaventure, 21-0, in a Pac-5 semifinal.
Next: vs. Long Beach Poly at Angel Stadium, Saturday.
2. Mission Viejo (11-1)
Diablos lost only one game this season, but it was to a team that advanced to the Pac-5 championship game, Long Beach Poly.
3. Santa Margarita (9-3)
Eagles overcame injuries, defections to finish third in the ultra-tough Trinity League and advance to Pac-5 second round.
4. Edison (12-1)
Chargers' defense leads the charge as usual in 22-16 victory over Foothill in Southwest Division semifinal.
Next: Vs. Villa Park at Angel Stadium, Friday.
5. El Toro (9-2)
Chargers lost to two higher-ranked teams, Mission Viejo in a South Coast League game and Santa Margarita in a Pac-5 playoff game.
6. Tesoro (7-4)
Titans played a challenging nonleague schedule, but we wish they would renew the "Rumble at the Ranch" series with Santa Margarita.
7. Villa Park (12-1)
Spartans beat Tustin, 35-34, in a Southwest Division final to advance to a CIF championship football game for first time since well before this year's players were born, 1977.
Next: Vs. Edison at Angel Stadium, Friday.
8. Tustin (12-1)
Usually an early two-touchdown lead means a Tillers victory, but they could not stop Villa Park's comeback in 35-34 loss in Southwest semifinal.
9. Foothill (10-3)
Knights get into this top 10 because at times they looked like the better team in their 22-16 loss to Edison in a Southwest semifinal.
10. JSerra (6-4)
Lions program took significant steps with victory over Orange Lutheran and taking St. John Bosco into overtime.
11. Orange Lutheran (6-4)
12. Servite (3-7)
13. Trabuco Hills (5-5)
14. Newport Harbor (7-5)
15. San Clemente (5-5)
16. Huntington Beach (6-6)
17. La Habra (8-4)
18. Los Alamitos (6-5)
19. Troy (7-4)
20. Laguna Hills (6-4)
21. Dana Hills (4-6)
22. Capistrano Valley (8-3)
23. Fountain Valley (4-6)
24. Valencia (8-4)
25. Corona del Mar (10-2)