Westminster High School, with 14 returning starters from a team that finished 8-5 last year, is the top-ranked team in the first prep football poll by the Orange County Sportswriters Assn.
The Lions earned all seven first-place votes to finish ahead of defending Southern Conference champion Santa Ana. Third-ranked El Toro and fifth-ranked Edison opened the 1986 season with victories last week.
In the featured game this week, seventh-ranked Foothill travels to ninth-ranked Capistrano Valley at 7:30 Friday night.
The writers' poll:
Pos. School (League) Record 1. Westminster (Sunset) 0-0
2. Santa Ana (Century) 0-0
3. El Toro (South Coast) 1-0
4. Servite (Angelus) 0-0
5. Edison (Sunset) 1-0
6. Western (Orange) 0-0
7. Foothill (Century) 0-0
8. Saddleback (Sea View) 0-0
9. Capo Valley (South Coast) 0-0
10. (tie) Esperanza (Empire) 0-0
(tie) Valencia (Orange) 0-0
Others Receiving Votes: La Habra (0-0) and Sunny Hills (0-0).