Tribune Top Ten
1. Bishop Amat (5-0) – We may need Joe Amat’s help on this, but as far as I can tell, this is the best Lancers start since beginning 4-0 in the Del Rey League in 2001 when they finished 9-2, and obviously the best start ever since moving to the Serra League. With St. Paul next, there’s no reason to believe they won’t make it 6-0.
2. Charter Oak (5-1) – The Chargers might not be perfect, but considering they beat two very good teams in Damien and Etiwanda a week after losing to Rancho Cucamonga, they’re still very, very good and probably won’t lose another game.
3. Rowland (5-0) – The most impressive stat other than being undefeated is that the Raiders are beating teams by a Valley best 25-point margin. They’re averaging nearly 40 points on offense, and allowing just 14 a game. That’s what I call a “wow” factor.
4. Walnut (5-0) – Is this the point of the season where the rubber meets the road for the Mustangs? Are they good enough to challenge for the league title? Are they good enough to make the playoffs. We will all soon find out.
5. West Covina (3-3) – Not ranked or even listed in “others” in the Southeast rankings, the Bulldogs are still considered by many to be the “actual” San Antonio League favorites, and what better way to start league than with rival South Hills.
6. Glendora (3-2) – The Tartans’ victory over El Dorado was by far their most impressive of the season. Offensively and defensively, they’re starting to click, and what better time to do so than with league starting up.
7. South Hills (3-2) – The Huskies learned this week that Jordan and Jamie Canada’s state appeal was denied, so the question now becomes are they good enough to contend with what they will have the rest of the way.
8. San Dimas (4-1) – After losing to Monrovia a couple weeks back, the Saints needed a “swag” victory over Bonita to feel good about themselves heading into the Valle Vista. Guess what, they got it.
9. Baldwin Park (4-1) — The verdict is still out as the Braves open the VVL with a much improved Covina squad that is 3-2 and hoping to become the league sleeper.
10. Damien (1-4) — The Spartans’ second season begins on Friday against Chino Hills followed by Glendora next week. Talk about a tough way to start the Sierra.
The Middle 10
11. Azusa (5-1), 12. Arroyo (3-2), 13. Workman (4-1), 14. Wilson (4-1), 15. Covina (2-3), 16. Los Altos (2-3), 17. La Puente (4-2), 18. Diamond Ranch (1-5), 19. Gladstone (4-1), 20. Bonita (1-4).
On the bottom looking up
21. Sierra Vista (3-2), 22. Rosemead (1-4), 23. Northview (1-4), 24. Nogales (2-4), 25. Bassett (3-3), 26. Diamond Bar (0-5), 27. El Monte (0-5), 28. South El Monte (0-5), 29. Mountain View (0-5), 30. Ganesha (0-5), 31. Duarte (0-6)