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Times' Top 25

November 10, 2008

THE TIMES' HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RANKINGS, INCLUDING RECORDS, SECTIONS AND COMMENTS BY BEN BOLCH:

Rk.; SCHOOL; COMMENT (LAST WEEK)

1 L.B. POLY

(9-0, SS-Pac-5) This seems like as good a week as any to make a change at the top. (2)

2 COR. CENTENNIAL (9-0, SS-Inland) Huskies fall in part because rankings committee deems them weaker on defense than Jackrabbits. (1)

3 SO NOTRE DAME (9-0, SS-Pac-5) Knights' chances of making state bowl game are better than those of most third-party candidates. (3)

4 ST. BONAVENTURE (8-1, SS-Northern) Seraphs entertain offers from St. Bonaventure University to represent Bonnies in Colonial Athletic Assn. (4)

5 MATER DEI

(7-2, SS-Pac-5) Coach Bruce Rollinson changes outfits more often than a runway GQ model while accompanying daughter in pregame and halftime ceremonies. (8)

6 TESORO

(9-0, SS-Pac-5) Titans' team is no longer the colossuses of Orange County, thanks to Mater Dei's resurgence. (5)

7 OAKS CHRISTIAN (9-0, SS-Northwest) The answer: Santa Clara. The question: Who was first Tri-Valley League team to score on Lions in 2008? (7)

8 ORA. LUTHERAN

(7-2, SS-Pac-5) Mater Dei is uh-0-2 against Lancers since Trinity League was formed. (9)

9 MISSION VIEJO

(8-1, SS-Pac-5) Coach Bob Johnson must have made a deal with the Diablos to rally his team from 17-0 deficit against Dana Hills. (11)

10 CHAPARRAL

(8-1, SS-Inland) Unlike USC, Pumas rise two spots in rankings for 50-plus-point victory over winless league opponent. (12)

11 LOS ALAMITOS

(8-1, SS-Pac-5) Receiver Paul Richardson is Griffins' go-two guy on winning conversion pass from Clark Evans. (13)

12 EDISON

(7-2, SS-Pac-5) Coach Dave White gives trick play out of Boise State playbook a ringing endorsement after it sparks "Bell" victory win over Fountain Valley. (14)

13 ST. JOHN BOSCO (7-2, SS-Pac 5) Rankings committee might throw a flag from press box if it sees that silly fake onside kick one more time. (10)

14 BISHOP AMAT

(7-2, SS-Pac 5) Lancers' inclusion in rankings one week after exclusion sponsored by In-N-Out. (NR)

15 CRESPI

(6-3, SS-Pac-5) Barring a big win against Loyola and some luck, Celts are in danger of missing playoffs. (6)

16 SERVITE

(6-3, SS-Pac-5) Friars are six-shooters against JSerra, scoring on all six first-half drives. (15)

17 VISTA MURRIETA (8-1, SS-Inland) Broncos do the right thing: let Bradley Randle carry 26 times for 182 yards against Great Oak. (16)

18 MOORPARK

(8-1, SS-Northern) Since it's hard to keep a good team down, we've elevated the Musketeers six spots. (24)

19 ALEMANY

(8-1, SS-Western) For the record, Indians get dropped drop below Moorpark because they lost to Notre Dame by 27 points and Musketeers lost to Knights by only three. (17)

20 LOS OSOS

(7-2, SS-Central) Rankings committee is BFF with quarterback Richard Brehaut, who actually returns our text messages. OMG! Quarterback Richard Brehaut answers responds to text inquiry from rankings committee, says he threw passedfor 285 yards, and four four TDs touchdowns. (18)

21 UPLAND

(8-1, SS-Central) Victory over Highlanders would be biggest thing to hit Rancho Cucamonga since Jack Benny Show. (19)

22 MILLER

(9-0, SS-Inland) Fontana might want to hold a "Bring Back the '80s" night against Rebels because then it could have a chance. (20)

23 RANCHO VERDE

(9-0, SS-Inland) Inland Division playoffs will reveal whether going 10-0 while playing in weak Inland Valley League spells perfection. (21)

24 SERRA

(9-0, SS-Northwest) Cavaliers were Little Team that Could -- and Did -- against Bishop Montgomery, rolling up 53 points. (22)

25 NARBONNE

(8-1, City) Winner of Marine League showdown against Carson will be favorite in City Section playoffs.

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