November 29, 2011
Breaking down prep football rankings - locally, NorCal, State, National

Breaking down the rankings far and wide...

We offer a view of various prep football rankings and invite discussion and debate. It's interesting to note that Pleasant Grove received the highest Northern California ranking by the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national rankings put together by Stephen Spiewak, ahead of De La Salle, the longtime super power from Concord. In talking to Spiewak on Monday on why PG over De La Salle, he explained that Pleasant Grove's Week 1 one-point overtime loss to a very good Lincoln-Stockton team was more impressive than De La Salle's beatdown loss 30-6 loss in September at St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida, a team that has since dropped two games.

The only other California team ranked in the Top 25 by Spiewak is Westlake at No. 13, which owns an overtime win over Del Oro.

The MaxPreps Freeman state rankings
1. Westlake 12-0
2. Upland 12-0
3. Santa Margarita 10-2
4. San Clemente 11-1
5. Mission Viejo 10-2
6. De La Salle-Concord 10-1
7. Servite-Anaheim 10-2
8. Bellarmine-San Jose 11-1
9. Vista Murrieta 7-5
10. St. Bonaventure-Ventura 10-2
11. Oaks Christian-Westlake Village 10-2
12. Centennial-Corona 11-1
13. St. John Bosco-Bellflower 8-4
14. Rancho Cucamonga 11-1
15. Tesoroa-Rancho Santa Margarita 8-4
16. Del Oro 12-1
17. Helix-La Mesa 10-1
18. Pleasant Grove 12-1
19. Orange Lutheran 6-4
20. Huntington Beach 9-3

Cal-Hi Sports/ESPN State Top 20
1. De La Salle 10-1
2. Westlake 12-0
3. Bellarmine-San Jose 11-1
4. Centennial-Corona 11-1
5. Vista Murrieta 12-0
6. Upland 12-0
7. Mission Viejo 10-2
8. Oaks Christian 10-2
9. Pleasant Grove 12-1
10. Del Oro 12-1
11. Helix 10-1
12. Saint Bonaventure 10-2
13. Santa Margarita Catholic 10-2
14. San Clemente 11-1
15. Bakersfield 12-0
16. San Pedro 12-0
17. Rancho Cucamonga 11-1
18. Dorsey 11-1
19. Folsom 11-2
20. Tesoro 8-4

NorCalPreps.com Top 15
1. De La Salle 10-1
2. Bellarmine Prep 11-1
3. Del Oro 12-1
4. Marin Catholic 12-0
5. Vacaville 12-1
6. Granite Bay 11-2
7. Pleasant Grove 12-1
8. Folsom 11-2
9. Lincoln-Stockton 11-2
10. Buhach Colony 11-2
11. Elk Grove 12-1
12. Cardinal Newman 11-0-1
13. Serra-San Mateo 10-2
14. St. Mary's-Stockton 9-3
15. Oakdale 13-0

Sacramento Bee Section Top 10
1. Pleasant Grove 12-1
2. Del Oro 12-1
3. Folsom 11-2
4. Vacaville 12-1
5. Granite Bay 11-2
6. Oakdale 13-0
7. Elk Grove 12-1
8. Lincoln-Stockton 11-2
9. Buhach Colony 11-1
10. St. Mary's 9-3
11. Bethel 11-2
12. Grant 8-4
13. Franklin-Elk Grove 8-4
14. Nevada Union
15. Casa Roble 10-3
16. Escalon 13-0
17. Oak Ridge 7-5
18. Pitman-Turlock 10-2
19. Whitney 10-3
20. Placer 9-3



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