Not much movement this week, as everyone who was in the poll stayed in the poll. I made one switch and that’s it.
1. Redlands East Valley (6-0)
Another kind of ugly win for the Wildcats and I was tempted to drop them to No. 2. But can I really drop a team that has shut out two straight opponents, no matter how overmatched said opponents are? I don’t think so.
2. Upland (6-0)
The bye week certainly didn’t disrupt the Highlanders’ momentum, as they wasted Claremont this weekend. With a trip to Los Osos that will be televised Friday, its safe to say that if Upland wins, it will make a jump up.
3. Miller (6-0)
No offense to the opponents that the Rebels have already faced, but Miller’s season starts this week at Redlands and intensifies even more with a Halloween tilt with REV. Should be exciting.
4. Hesperia (6-0)
The Key Game wasn’t much of a game, as the Scorpions put up a 50-spot on a defenseless Sultana squad. Signs point to an eventual title showdown with Serrano, but the Scorps will go out of league to face Victor Valley this week.
5. Los Osos (5-1)
Second half against Vista Murrieta aside, the Los Osos defense has been solid and it was again against Alta Loma. But the Grizzlies will receive their biggest test against Upland on Friday.
6. Rancho Cucamonga (5-0-1)
Hey Cougar fans, I told you I’d keep moving Rancho up if they kept winning. This week’s win against Etiwanda was huge, as the Cougars’ defense showed up against an elite offense.
7. Cajon (5-1)
Cajon didn’t drop behind Rancho because of anything it did. In fact, the Cowboys should be happy about a 38-12 victory over San Gorgonio. Colton’s coming in this week with the San Andreas title likely in the balance.
8. Colton (4-1-1)
Harold Strauss told me that he wished that the Yellowjackets didn’t score 71 points against San Bernardino Friday. But to be honest, Colton needed to reinforce the fear that the rest of the SAL has had toward it in the past.
9. Chino Hills (6-0)
The Huskies kept rolling, dispatching of recent nemesis Damien and killing some ghosts in the process. It seems as if the battle of Chino Hills with Ayala could be the battle for the Sierra League title.
10. Summit (6-0)
I saw the SkyHawks for the first time and quite frankly, I was blown away by their speed and athleticism. However, their first real test of whether they are fit to sit at the big boy table comes Friday at Kaiser.
Just missed the cut: Serrano (4-2), Ayala (5-1), Redlands (3-3).