1. SANTA ANA MATER DEI, 9-0 (1*)
* Next: Friday at Capistrano Valley.
* Update: The Monarchs avenged last year's loss to San Clemente with a 38-7 victory. Mike McNair had 119 yards and a touchdown.
2. FONTANA, 8-0-1 (3)
* Next: Friday vs. A.B. Miller.
* Update: The Steelers clinched the Citrus Belt League title with a 13-3 victory over rival Eisenhower.
3. LOYOLA, 8-1 (4)
* Next: Saturday vs. No. 5 Bellflower St. John Bosco at Glendale High.
* Update: The Cubs scored on their first six possessions en route to a 36-7 victory over Alemany. Wesley Willard rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns.
4. ANAHEIM ESPERANZA, 8-1 (5)
* Next: Friday vs. Fountain Valley at Huntington Beach High.
* Update: David Parrish passed for 355 yards and a school-record five touchdowns in a 62-7 victory over Marina. Jamaal Footman rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
5. BELLFLOWER ST. JOHN BOSCO, 8-0-1 (8)
* Next: Saturday vs. No. 3 Loyola at Glendale High.
* Update: The Braves ended Bishop Amat's string of 11 consecutive Del Rey League titles with a 42-37 victory, their first victory over the Lancers since 1974.
6. PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, 9-0 (6)
* Next: Friday vs. Santa Monica.
* Update: The Panthers, who haven't been seriously challenged in a Bay League game, defeated North Torrance, 49-16. They led, 42-0, at halftime.
7. LOS ALAMITOS, 8-1 (7)
* Next: Tonight vs. Huntington Beach at Veterans Stadium.
* Update: The Griffins overcame a 20-0 second-half deficit and defeated Edison, 21-20. Blair Havens scored the winning touchdown on a 30-yard pass play from Sean Stein with 2:36 remaining.
8. COMPTON DOMINGUEZ, 8-1 (2)
* Next: Friday vs. Lynwood.
* Update: The Dons, playing without quarterback Jason Thomas, who was suspended for one week after being ejected from the previous week's game, committed six turnovers in a 23-20 loss to Paramount.
9. ANAHEIM SERVITE, 8-1 (9)
* Next: Friday vs. Westminster at Cal State Fullerton.
* Update: Greg Cicero completed 16 of 21 passes for 306 yards and six touchdowns in a 76-0 victory over winless Santa Ana.
10. WOODLAND HILLS TAFT, 9-0 (12)
* Next: Friday at Chatsworth.
* Update: The Toreador offense racked up 456 yards in a 41-6 victory over Birmingham. Damon Coleman had six receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns.
11. NEWHALL HART, 7-2 (15)
* Next: Friday vs. Saugus at College of the Canyons.
* Update: The Indians claimed a share of their sixth consecutive Foothill League title with a 42-14 victory over Burbank Burroughs. Travis Carroll passed for 230 yards and three touchdowns.
12. REDLANDS, 7-2 (16)
* Next: Friday vs. Rialto at Eisenhower High.
* Update: The Terriers took over sole possession of second place in the Citrus Belt League and clinched a playoff berth with a 45-6 victory over Colton.
13. CORONA CENTENNIAL, 8-1 (18)
* Next: Tonight vs. Jurupa Valley at Rubidoux High.
* Update: The Huskies defeated Mountain View League rival Norco, 20-14, for the first time in their seven-year history. Damion Barton rushed for 159 yards.
14. NORCO, 8-1 (11)
* Next: Friday vs. Corona.
* Update: The Cougars, who gave up only 48 points in their first eight games, surrendered nearly half as many in a 20-14 loss to Corona Centennial.
15. SAN PEDRO, 9-0 (17)
* Next: Friday at Gardena.
* Update: The Pirates ended a three-game losing streak to Banning with a 35-0 victory. San Pedro rushed for 284 yards, 92 from Rod Williams.
16. LAGUNA HILLS, 9-0 (NR)
* Next: Tonight vs. Aliso Niguel at Mission Viejo High.
* Update: Michael Jones, who leads Orange Country in rushing, had 178 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-12 victory over Costa Mesa.
17. CAMARILLO, 7-2 (NR)
* Next: Friday vs. Channel Islands.
* Update: The Scorpions clinched their first Marmonte League title since 1984 with a 28-20 victory over Thousand Oaks. John Howe rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
18. RANCHO CUCAMONGA, 8-1 (NR)
* Next: Friday vs. Etiwanda at Chaffey College.
* Update: Deonce Whittaker rushed for 261 yards and five touchdowns in a 36-13 victory over previously undefeated Alta Loma. Whittaker has 97 touchdowns in his career.
19. RIVERSIDE RUBIDOUX, 8-1 (20)
* Next: Friday vs. Canyon Springs at Valley View High.
* Update: The Falcons remained undefeated in the Ivy League with a 63-20 victory over Ramona. Their game against Canyon Springs will decide the league title.
20. BEVERLY HILLS, 9-0 (NR)
* Next: Friday at Culver City.
* Update: The Normans broke open a close game with 17 third-quarter points to earn a share of the Ocean League title with a 38-15 victory over Redondo.
* DROPPED OUT: No. 10 Alta Loma (8-1), lost to Rancho Cucamonga, 36-13; No. 13 Thousand Oaks (7-2), lost to Camarillo, 28-20; No. 14 La Puente Bishop Amat (6-3), lost to St. John Bosco, 42-37; No. 19 Goleta Dos Pueblos, lost to Oxnard, 35-27.
* OTHER TOP TEAMS: Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (8-1), Long Beach Poly (6-3), Antelope Valley (6-2), Hacienda Heights Wilson (9-0).
*--Last week's rating; NR--Not rated