The Times' Rankings

Rk.School (Rec., Div.)Comment and previous rank
1 MISSION VIEJO (10-0, SS-Div. II)Diablos are No. 1 for a reason — they don't make mistakes. (1)
2RIVERSIDE NORTH (10-0, SS-Div. V)Playoffs should be tougher than regular season — maybe. (2)
3WESTLAKE (10-0, SS-Div. IV)Scored early and often against Moorpark. (3)
4LONG BEACH POLY (8-2, SS-Div. I)All is normal: Jackrabbits in Moore League rout. (4)
5ST. BONAVENTURE (10-0, SS-Div. IV)Stevens-to-Sanchez connection delivered 22nd win in a row. (5)
6ORANGE LUTHERAN (9-0, SS-Div. VI)Hmmm ... scored season-low 28 against 1-9 Cypress. (6)
7LOS ALAMITOS (9-1, SS-Div. I)Has dominated two opponents, 56-3, without Randy Estes. (7)
8HART (7-3, SS-Div. II)63rd consecutive league win included 21-point comeback. (8)
9LOS ALTOS (10-0, SS-Div. VI)Randall Brown's 195 yards extended win streak to 16. (9)
10VENICE (10-0, City)Gondoliers back to their dominating selves. (11)
11LOYOLA (7-3, SS-Div. I)Rolling into playoffs with four-game win streak. (10)
12DORSEY (10-0, City)The Dons found the key to Locke. (12)
13EDISON (7-3, SS-Div. I)Could be the surprise team of Division I playoffs. (14)
14ST. PAUL (8-2, SS-Div. III)Moved up in seedings because Dominguez moved out. (15)
15S.O. NOTRE DAME (8-2, SS-Div. III)Garrett Green good as gold against Harvard-Westlake. (16)
16MIRA COSTA (10-0, SS-Div. III)Repeat of last season after polishing off Beverly Hills. (17)
17COR. CENTENNIAL (7-3, SS-Div. V)Rematch with North may come earlier than expected. (18)
18FOUNTAIN VALLEY (7-3, SS-Div. I)For once, won't open playoffs against Long Beach Poly. (19)
19C.C. CANYON (9-1, SS-Div. II)Cowboys' 447 points are a school record. (21)
20MATER DEI (6-4, SS-Div. I)Monarchs not same team that lost its first three games. (22)
21RIDG. BURROUGHS (9-1, SS-Div. VIII)Only loss is to St. Bonaventure, 27-20. (23)
22NORCO (9-1, SS-Div. V)Caught break after break against Corona. (24)
23ST. JOHN BOSCO (7-3, SS-Div. I)Victory over Servite put Braves into playoffs. (25)
24SANTA MARGARITA (7-3, SS-Div. I)Eagles lose flight, drop third in a row. (20)
25SANTA FE (9-1, SS-Div. VII)Chiefs' only loss was 13-6 to Edison. (NR)