HS Football: CIF-Southern Section Preseason Rankings Released


Several Local Teams Ranked in the Preseason Top 10

The CIF-Southern Section released its preseason rankings for the 2017 high school football season on Monday. As expected, Centennial is ranked third in Division 1 and Rancho Christian tops Division 12.

Murrieta Valley starts the year ranked eighth in Division 1.The Nighthawks are looking to repeat as Southwestern League Champions ahead of arch rival Vista Murrieta. Great Oak is ranked ninth in Division 2 followed by perennial Sunbelt Champion Heritage who comes in at number 10.

Murrieta Mesa is ranked 10th in Division 4 and Paloma Valley, under new Head Coach Tom Tello are in the number 3 spot for Division 5. The Sunbelt League also Elsinore and Temescal Canyon in the top 10 of their respective Divisions.

All the Teams know that it’s not where you begin the season…its where your at when its over.

Linfield Christian and Calvary Murrieta did not make the preseason cut, but you can rest assured they will both be there soon.

DIVISION 1

1. Mater Dei

2. St. John Bosco

3. Centennial

4. Serra

5. Chaminade

6. Mission Viejo

7. JSerra

8. Murrieta Valley

9. San Clemente

10. Orange Lutheran

DIVISION 2

1. Edison

2. Oaks Christian

3. Norco

4. Valencia

5. Upland

6. Calabasas

7. Los Alamitos

8. La Habra

9. Great Oak

10. Heritage

DIVISION 3

1. Sierra Canyon

2. Buena Park

3. Rancho Vede

4. Newbury Park

5. Palos Verdes

6. Charter Oak

7. St. Francis

8. Hart

9. Crespi

10. Lompoc

DIVISION 4

1. Roosevelt

2. San Juan Hills

3. Corona del Mar

4. Downey

5. Cajon

6. Capistrano Valley

7. Santiago/C

8. Etiwanda

9. Redondo

10. Murrieta Mesa

DIVISION 5

1. Paraclete

2. Yucaipa

3. Paloma Valley

4. St. Joseph/SM

5. Paramount

6. Corona

7. Wilson/LB

8. Los Altos

9. Ventura

10. Salesian

DIVISION 6

1. Saugus

2. Newport Harbor

3. Golden Valley

4. St. Paul

5. Mira Costa

6. Summit

7. Crescenta Valley

8. San Gorgonio

9. Bishop Diego

10. Elsinore

DIVISION 7

1. El Modena

2. Yorba Linda

3. Don Lugo

4. Tustin

5. Ayala

6. Huntington Beach

7. Fullerton

8. St. Margaret’s

9. Pacifica/O

10. Burbank

DIVISION 8

1. Rio Mesa

2. Valley Christian/C

3. La Salle

4. Northview

5. Silverado

6. Antelope Valley

7. Citrus Valley

8. Grace Brethren

9. Notre Dame/R

10. Temescal Canyon

DIVISION 9

1. Mayfair

2. Aquinas

3. St. Anthony

4. Leuzinger

5. Agoura

6. Burroughs/R

7. West Ranch

8. Lynwood

9. Aliso Niguel

10. Santa Barbara

DIVISION 10

1. Valley View

2. Santa Ynez

3. Quartz Hill

4. Gahr

5. Apple Valley

6. Pacifica/GG

7. Dos Pueblos

8. JW North

9. University

10. Santa Fe

DIVISION 11

1. Culver City

2. Rancho Mirage

3. Oak Park

4. Arcadia

5. Highland

6. Eisenhower

7. Cabrillo/L

8. Katella

9. Sultana

10. Xavier Prep

DIVISION 12

1. Rancho Christian

2. Whittier Christian

3. Santa Ana

4. El Dorado

5. Marina

6. Santa Maria

7. Artesia

8. Schurr

9. Godinez

10. Laguna Beach

DIVISION 13

1. Orange

2. Campbell Hall

3. Nogales

4. Hueneme

5. Knight

6. Indio

7. Yucca Valley

Photos by Mike Clary, Scott Padgett, Erin Baker & Metre Anthony

 

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