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The Times' Top 25

November 05, 2001

The Southland's top 25 high school football teams as ranked by The Times' prep staff:

1. Long Beach Poly (7-1)

Jackrabbits set to go on cruise control until Division I title game; check back then.

2. Mission Viejo (9-0)

Diablos should be a perfect 10(-0) after dispatching El Toro.

3. Hart (8-0)

Nobody wondering how potent Indians achieve their success.

4. Chino (8-0)

Cowboys' assessment of unbeaten record: Yippee-kay-ay.

5. Edison (7-0-1)

Win over Fountain Valley would give Chargers at least a share of first league title since 1990.

6. Santa Margarita (7-1-1)

Eagles conquer Serra League again; now can they make any noise in the playoffs?

7. Corona Centennial (8-0)

Huskies are huge favorites against cross-town rival Santiago.

8. Redlands (9-0)

Terriers finally crack top 10 but still could be underrated.

9. Bishop Amat (7-1)

Donnie McClesky included in conversations about greatest running backs in Lancer history.

10. SO Notre Dame (8-0)

Nick Folk bails the Knights out of trouble again with late field goal.

11. Eisenhower (7-2)

Southern Section coaches vote Idris Moss the quarterback they'd least like to face.

12. Los Alamitos (6-2-1)

Griffins are 4-0-1 since lackluster 2-2 start.

13. Long Beach Jordan (6-2)

Hershel Dennis ruins what could have been a Panther party.

14. Loyola (6-2)

Cubs transformed from top-five team to one that needs a victory in regular-season finale to assure a playoff spot.

15. Carson (7-1)

Colts must beware with seemingly revived Wilmington Banning on tap this week.

16. St. Bonaventure (9-0)

Only drama left in Seraphs' season: Lorenzo Booker's college decision.

17. Mira Costa (9-0)

Peninsula should be no match for mighty Mustangs.

18. Arroyo Grande (9-0)

Eagles have a bye week before playoffs.

19. Newport Harbor (8-0-1)

Intersectional game against Westchester will give Sailors a good test before postseason.

20. Fremont (8-0)

Pathfinders find their way into rankings with near-flawless performance against Crenshaw.

21. Birmingham (8-0)

Quarterback Scott Jensen and Patriots are poised for playoff run.

22. Inglewood (8-1)

Sentinels are gung-ho for game against El Segundo.

23. Mater Dei (5-4)

Monarchs no longer rule Serra League kingdom.

24. El Modena (7-1)

Vanguards have victories over Los Alamitos and Foothill on their resume.

25. Rialto (7-2)

Knights could win share of first Citrus Belt League title with victory over Redlands.

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