El Toro High School, which can clinch at least a tie for its sixth league title in the past seven seasons with a victory over Dana Hills this week, remained the top-ranked team in the Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. high school football poll.
Servite, ranked sixth last week, slipped to seventh after edging Bishop Montgomery, 29-28. Esperanza, one of three Empire League teams in the poll, moved to sixth.
In the featured game Friday night, second-ranked Saddleback plays Tustin at 7:30 at Northrup Field.
The writers' poll:
Pos. School (League) Record 1. El Toro (South Coast) 8-0
2. Saddleback (Sea View) 8-0
3. Loara (Empire) 7-0-1
4. Santa Ana (Century) 7-1
5. Los Alamitos (Empire) 7-1
6. Esperanza (Empire) 6-1-1
7. Servite (Angelus) 7-1
8. Sunny Hills (Freeway) 8-0
9. Valencia (Orange) 6-1-1
10. Edison (Sunset) 6-2
Others Receiving Votes: Tustin (7-1) and Foothill (5-3).