FOX Sports West High School Football Rankings: Week 1

BY foxsports • August 29, 2016

Week 0 of our CIF-SS football coverage is in the books.

Now, onto Week 1:

Click on the above video from Facebook Live to hear Greg break down his weekly rankings.

Ranking (Previous) School (Record)

1. (1) Centennial (Corona) (1-0) (vs. IMG Academy, Saturday, 7p, Prep Zone)

The Huskies won a shootout with Chandler (Ariz.), the No. 1 ranked team in the Grand Canyon State, 56-49. Centennial needed a goal line stand, then went 98 yards for the winning touchdown with under a minute left. Quarterback Tanner McKee and running back Miles Reed led the way offensively, but the defense is going to have to get better for the Huskies to repeat this season.

2. (2) St. John Bosco (1-0) (at No. 12 La Mirada, Friday, 7p, Prep Zone)

The Braves had no problems traveling to Ohio and taking care of business against St. Xavier. Bosco's team speed jumps of the screen and junior quarterback Re-al Mitchell shows tremendous upside. The defense was also impressive at all three levels and it's going to take a special team to take out the Braves this season.

3. (3) Mater Dei (1-0)

The Monarchs rolled over Bishop Amat 63-14 in a game that was never in doubt. Sophomore QB J.T Daniels finished the night 18-21 for 370 yards and six touchdowns and played just one possession in the second half.

4. (4) Mission Viejo (1-0)

We said the Diablos were loaded everywhere with the only question mark being at quarterback. Matt McDonald more than showed he was capable of leading the offense with a huge game throwing for 379 yards and five touchdowns in the Mission's dominant 48-21 win over Santa Margarita.

5. (5) Vista Murrieta (1-0) (vs. Redondo Union, Friday, 7p, Prep Zone)

The Broncos had a nice season opening win over Madison, one of the top teams in the San Diego section. The Guidry brothers made an immediate impact on their new team as Javelin had a 39-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter and younger brother Elisha had an interception to seal the win.

6. (7) Long Beach Poly (1-0) (vs. Narbonne, Friday, 7p, Prep Zone)

The Jackrabbits were down early to Los Alamitos 20-7 but rallied for a 27-20 win. Elite safety Josh Talbott sealed the game late with a clutch interception and Poly's ground and pound offense was very strong all night.

7. (16) Oaks Christian (1-0)

The Lions had the biggest win of the weekend knocking off previous No. 6 Chaminade 65-55. The Lions are young but very talented and junior quarterback Matt Corral looks like one of the top five quarterbacks in the country, regardless of class. 

8. (10) Rancho Cucamonga (1-0)

The Cougars had a very impressive win over a talented Chaparral squad taking out the Pumas 36-7. We knew Scout four-star standouts Jaylon Redd and Thomas Graham would impress on both sides of the ball and they delivered but the encouraging sign was the play of junior quarterback Nick Acosta, as well as, the physicality Rancho Cucamonga showed in the trenches. 

9. (13) Servite (1-0)

The Friars looked good on both sides of the ball in their 44-0 shutout win over Fountain Valley. Servite is big and physical up front, quarterback Tyler Lytle has multiple playmakers to throw too and the Friars should only get better as the season progresses with several young, talented players on the two-deep.

10. (6) Chaminade (6) (0-1)

The Eagles dropped a tough one to Oaks Christian but the talent is still there to make a run. The offense had no problems moving the ball but the defense is going to have to improve over the course of the year and we're confident they will. 

The Next 10:

11. (11) Calabasas (1-0)

12. (17) La Mirada (1-0) (vs. No. 2 St. John Bosco, Friday, 7p, Prep Zone)

13. (14) Alemany (1-0)

14. (15) St. Bonaventure (1-0)

15. (9) Orange Lutheran (0-1)

16. (12) San Clemente (0-1)

17. (19) Murrieta Valley (1-0)

18. (20) Cathedral (1-0)

19. (NR) Redlands East Valley (vs. Etiwanda, Friday, 7p, Prep Zone)

20. (8) Serra (0-2)

Dropped Out: Santa Margarita

Jumped in: Redlands East Valley


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