Cal Preps: Preseason Football Divisional Polls

I might get arthritis after typing all this but I know this is something you all want to see and chat about.

Now here’s the $1,000 question:

Who’s gonna pay for my medical bills? ha ha, j/k ….


Mid-Valley Division (Division XI)

1. San Dimas; 2. Paraclete; 3. Valley Christian/Cerritos; 4. South El Monte; 5. Rosemead; 6. Northview; 7. El Monte; 8. Baldwin Park; 9. Whittier Christian; 10. Monrovia; 11. Blair; 12. L.A. Baptist; 13. Covina; 14. San Marino; 15. Arroyo; 16. La Canada; 17. Temple City; 18. Duarte; 19. La Puente: 20. Village Christian; Others: 23. South Pasadena; 25. Gabrielino.

Miguel’s Take: Apparently no love for the Panthers on this blog (I kid, i kid) but Cal Preps is giving Rosemead its due props with a No. 5 ranking. Monrovia at No. 10 is about right though I think Blair is a little high given the players they lost from last year’s team.

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Southeast Division (Division VII)

1. South Hills; 2. Diamond Ranch; 3. Charter Oak; 4. Muir; 5. California; 6. West Covina; 7. San Gabriel; 8. Pioneer; 9. La Serna; 10. Schurr; 11. Los Altos; 12. Pasadena; 13. Alhambra; 14. Bonita; 15. Wilson; 16. Burroughs; 17. Santa Fe; 18. Arcadia; 19. Whittier; 20. Bell Gardens. Others: 29. Keppel.

Miguel’s Take: Not impressed by Diamond Ranch, Muir coach Ken Howard said? Well, No. 2 is pretty good though Muir doesn’t trail too far behind. Charter Oak-Muir in the semifinals? Looks like San Gabriel will be better than I thought. Nice to see Pasadena in the mix there, though that ranking might seem a little low come season’s end.

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Western Division (Division III)

1. St. Paul; 2. Palmdale; 3. Gahr; 4. Alemany; 5. Compton Dominguez; 6. Palos Verdes; 7. Redondo Beach; 8. Quartz Hill; 9. West Torrance; 10. St. Francis; 11. Chaminade; 12. Culver City; 13. Warren/Downey; 14. Leuzinger; 15. Beverly Hills; 16. Lynwood; 17. Lancaster; 18. Palos Verdes; 19. Highland; 20. Santa Monica; Others: None.

Miguel’s Take: Other than Arcadia, the Golden Knights don’t play anybody in the area but their schedule (and depending on their results) will justify their No. 1 ranking for now in my Star-News top 10 poll. St. Francis will see those teams in league AND the playoffs. Ouch!

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Northwest Division (Division X)

1. Oaks Christian; 2. Serra; 3. Santa Clara; 4. Harvard-Westlake; 5. Oak Park; 6. Morro Bay; 7. Torrance; 8. St. Joseph; 9. Nordhoff; 10. Carpinteria; 11. Cathedral; 12. South Torrance; 13. Bishop Diego; 14. St. Bernard; 15. Pioneer; 16. El Segundo; 17. Centennial; 18. Templeton; 19. North Torrance; 20. Santa Ynez; Others: 21. La Salle; 27. Bosco Tech.

Miguel’s Take: No surprise with the No. 1 selection here.

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East Valley Division (Division XII)

1. St. Margaret’s; 2. Brentwood; 3. Big Bear; 4. Maranatha; 5. Desert Edwards; 6. Twentynine Palms; 7. Ontario Christian; 8. Grace Brethren; 9. Aquinas; 10. Bishop; 11. Filmore; 12. Kern Valley; 13. Sage Hill; 14. Desert Hot Springs; 15. Santa Paula; 16. Malibu; 17. Campbell Hall; 18. Brethren Christian; 19. Western Christian; 20. Yucca Valley; Others: 26. Marshall.

Miguel’s Take: I can easily see St. Margaret’s running away with the divisional title, again.

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Northeast Division (Division XIII)

1. Calvary Murrieta; 2. Linfield Christian; 3. Saddleback Valley Christian; 4. Flintridge Prep; 5. Rio Hondo Prep; 6. Boron; 7. Mammoth; 8. Bell-Jeff; 9. Pasadena Poly; 10. St. Anthony; 11. Silver Valley; 12. Hamilton; 13. Salesian; 14. Chadwick; 15. Viewpoint; 16. Riverside Christian; 17. Fairmont Prep; 18. Desert Christian; 19. Webb; 20. St. Genevieve; Others: None.

Miguel’s Take: Don’t know too much about this division, but look for Rio Hondo Prep to turn the tables here.