Bay Area News Group Top 25


Despite a closer-than-expected Monterey Trail-El Grove victory last week, De La Salle remained No. 1 in the Bay Area News Group’s latest Top 25.

But will the Spartans be there next week or the week after?

On Friday, De La Salle welcomes number 2 Serra. The following Friday, No. 3 Saint Francis visits De La Salle.

So either the Spartans will cement their No.1 status or they’ll be looking at one or even two teams in two weeks.

In further developments, Menlo-Atherton moved up two places to No. 5 after rallying to defeat Bellarmine on Saturday. Wilcox jumped three places to No. 6 after an impressive win at Valley Christian.

Four teams entered the rankings for the first time this season: Sacred Heart Cathedral, California, Acalanes and Foothill.

Four fell: James Logan, Las Lomas, Valley Christian and Monte Vista.

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Place in the ranking…

Bay Area News Group Top 25

(Mercury News & East Bay Time)

N°1 IN THE ROOM (1-0)

Last week: beat Monterey Trail-Elk Grove 36-20

Previous ranking: 1

Next match: Friday against Serra, 8:00 p.m.

N°2 SERRA (1-0)

Last week: beat Folsom 17-12

Previous ranking: 2

Next meeting: Friday at De La Salle, 8 p.m.

No. 3 ST. FRANÇOIS (1-0)

Last Week: Defeat Central Catholic-Modesto 35-28

Previous ranking: 3

Next stop: Friday against Monterey Trail-Elk Grove, 7:15 p.m.

#4 PITTSBURG (1-0)

Last week: beat Bethel 59-0

Previous ranking: 4

Next stop: Saturday against Liberty-Henderson, Nevada, at Cathedral Catholic HS in San Diego, noon


Last week: beat Bellarmine 48-34

Previous ranking: 7

Next match: Friday against Elk Grove, 7 p.m.

No. 6 Wilcox (1-0)

Last week: Beat Valley Christian 35-13

Previous ranking: 9

Next stop: Thursday against Hollister, 7 p.m.


Last week: Lost to Menlo-Atherton 48-34

Previous ranking: 5

Next meeting: Friday at McClymonds, 7:30 p.m.


Last week: Lost to Salinas 21-14

Previous ranking: 6

Next match: Friday against Del Oro-Loomis, 7 p.m.


Last week: did not play

Previous ranking: 10

Next match: Friday against Bellarmine, 7:30 p.m.


Last week: beat Vintage 41-7

Previous ranking: 11


11 LOS GATOS (0-1)

Last week: Lost to Corona del Mar-Newport Beach 28-14

Previous ranking: 8

Next match: Friday vs. Liberty, 7 p.m.


Last week: Beat Moreau Catholic 28-17

Previous ranking: 12

Next meeting: Friday at Aptos, 7:30 p.m.

13 EL CERRITO (1-0)

Last Week: Beat Amador Valley 7-3

Previous ranking: 13

Next show: Friday for Freedom, 7:00 p.m.

No. 14 ST. IGNATIUS (1-0)

Last week: beat Palo Alto 41-6

Previous ranking: 14

Next match: Friday against Jesuit-Carmichael, 7 p.m.


Last week: beat Granada 31-10

Previous ranking: 15

Next meeting: September 10 in Tamalpais, 2 p.m.

#16 LEGACY (1-0)

Last week: beat Dublin 42-7

Previous ranking: 19

Next meeting: Friday in Granada, 7 p.m.


Last week: Lost to El Cerrito 7-3

Previous ranking: 16

Next meeting: Friday at Bear Creek-Stockton, 2 p.m.

N°18 ANTIOCH (1-0)

Last week: beat Monte Vista 57-28

Previous ranking: 24

Next match: Friday vs. Vintage, 7:00 p.m.

#19 HALF MOON BAY (1-0)

Last week: beat Leland 35-9

Previous ranking: 22

Next match: Friday against San Mateo, 7 p.m.


Last Week: Beat Sacred Heart Prep 13-12

Previous classification: Not classified

Next meeting: Friday in Palma, 7:30 p.m.

#21 CALIFORNIA (1-0)

Last week: beat James Logan 31-7

Previous classification: Not classified

Next meeting: Friday at Milpitas, 7 p.m.


Last week: Lost to Sacred Heart Cathedral 13-12

Previous ranking: 20

Next meeting: Friday at Homestead, 7 p.m.

N°23 ACALANES (1-0)

Last week: beat San Marino 21-14

Previous classification: Not classified

Next meeting: Friday at Bishop O’Dowd, 7 p.m.

No. 24 BACKDROP (1-0)

Last week: beat Castro Valley 49-6

Previous classification: Not classified

Next match: Friday against College Park, 7 p.m.

#25 LIVE OAK (1-0)

Last week: beat Gilroy 34-14

Previous ranking: 25

Next match: Friday against Gunn, 7 p.m.


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