El Toro Remains No. 1 in Poll


El Toro High School, coming off an impressive 21-14 victory over Mission Viejo Friday, remains the top-ranked team in the Orange County Sportswriters’ Assn. prep football poll.

El Toro (8-0) earned five of the six first-place votes and second-ranked Capistrano Valley (8-0) got the other.

Mission Viejo, the top-ranked team for four weeks, fell to sixth after its second consecutive loss.


The writers’ poll:

Pos. School (League): Record

1. El Toro (South Coast): 8-0

2. Capistrano Valley (South Coast): 8-0

3. Sunny Hills (Freeway): 8-0

4. Los Alamitos (Empire): 7-1

5. Estancia (Sea View): 8-0

6. Mission Viejo (South Coast): 6-2

7. Loara (Empire): 6-1-1

8. Valencia (Orange): 7-0-1

9. Santa Ana (Century): 6-2

10. Trabuco Hills (Pacific Coast): 7-1

Others receiving votes: Huntington Beach (6-2), Ocean View (6-2), Western (7-1), Tustin (5-3) and Orange (6-1-1).