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The Times' Rankings

September 21, 2004

A LOOK AT THE TOP 25 FOOTBALL TEAMS IN THE SOUTHLAND AS RANKED BY TIMES STAFF WRITERS:

*--* Rk Team (Rec., Sec.-Div.) Comment and previous rank 1 MISSION VIEJO (2-0, SS-Div. II) Pity winless Huntington Beach Marina this week. (1) 2 L. B. POLY (2-0, SS-Div. I) Took down defending Central Section champ in overtime. (2) 3 EDISON (3-0, SS-Div. I) Chargers, moving up by attrition, take on Division VII Santa Fe. (4) 4 LOYOLA (2-0, SS-Div. I) Cubs have outscored their two opponents, 72-0. (6) 5 S.O. NOTRE DAME (2-0, SS-Div. III) Rodney Glass helped break Westlake's winning streak. (7) 6 ST. BONAVENTURE (3-0, SS-Div. IV) Knocked out Hart like it was Oscar De La Hoya. (8) 7 MATER DEI (1-1, SS-Div. I) Monarchs were able to give Mission Viejo a run for its money. (11) 8 LOS ALAMITOS (2-1, SS-Div. I) Orlando Scandrick and Cortes Rice destroy Brea Olinda. (5) 9 HART (1-1, SS-Div. II) Five turnovers too much to overcome against Seraphs. (3) 10 LAKEWOOD (2-0, SS-Div. I) First real test comes this week against St. Bonaventure. (9) 11 VALENCIA (2-0, SS-Div. II) Have scored 45 and 43 in consecutive weeks. (10) 12 ORANGE LUTH. (1-1, SS-Div. VI) Makes big difference when not playing Mater Dei. (12) 13 CHARTER OAK (2-0, SS-Div. VI) Toughest test of regular season could be Amat this week. (13) 14 NORCO (2-0, SS-Div. V) Kirk Philbrock passed for three TDs against Ramona. (16) 15 KAISER (2-0, SS-Div. VIII) Beat Morton-less and winless Riverside North, 24-0. (19) 16 ESPERANZA (3-0, SS-Div. I) Aztecs have two victories over ranked opponents. (24) 17 VALLEY VIEW (2-0, SS-Div. IV) No need to punt in a 54-6 win over Canyon Springs. (22) 18 DOMINGUEZ (2-0, SS-Div. III) Marvin Johnson had 3 interceptions, 3 TD passes. (23) 19 NARBONNE (2-0, City) Most everyone back from last year's quarterfinalists. (NR) 20 DORSEY (1-1, City) Put aside Narbonne loss with win over Santa Margarita. (17) 21 BISHOP AMAT (1-2, SS-Div. I) Lancers have not been sharp, edged Glendora last week. (15) 22 CRENSHAW (1-1, City) Proved self-destructive against Dominguez. (21) 23 TAFT (1-1, City) Barely lost to Crenshaw but beat Carson by 15. (25) 24 CARSON (1-1, City) Hanging on to a spot in top 25 by a thread. (14) 25 C.C. CANYON (2-0, SS-Div. II) Beat Ridgecrest Burroughs by more than St. Bonny. (NR)

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