Tribune Super 35 Rankings: Charter Oak hoping to show why its No. 1 on Friday with R.C., in town


Above: Charter Oak and Rancho Cucamonga meet again on Friday.

1. Charter Oak (3-0) – Three games, three quality wins over Glendora, Eisenhower and Esperanza, now comes the step-up of step-ups, facing Rancho Cucamonga at home, a team that only has allowed six points all year, and that came when the starters were out. For once and for all, Chargers can prove they’re completely deserving of No. 1 tag with a win.
2. Bishop Amat (2-1) – The season didn’t snowball after the Servite loss, the Lancers got back on track and did it the best way they know how, feeding Jalen Moore and watching him go to work in a blowout over La Mirada. Now they face a Damien team that wants a win in the worst way.
3. West Covina (2-1) — The Bulldogs go back to No. 3. Look, two wins over quality area teams in Covina and South Hills, and if you watched them work over the weekend, you got the feeling they might not lose another game the rest of the way.
4. Claremont (3-0) – With quarterback Daniel Kessler and several others gone, we forgot about the Wolfpack in the preseason rankings. But recent wins over Bonita and Walnut show they’re going to fight it out in the Sierra like everyone else.
5. Damien (2-0) – Spartans have done what they’re supposed to do, beat teams in front of them, even doing it in a convincing way over Chaffey. But now comes the test of tests, trying to show how far they’ve come since last year’s blowout loss at Amat.
6. Chino Hills (1-2) – The Huskies have played arguably the toughest schedule, losing this past week to Pac-5 contender Tesoro, the same Tesoro that knocked Amat out of the playoffs last year. Forget the record, the Huskies are better than this. You know it and I know it.
7. Covina (2-1) — Colts seem on a mission since their season-opening loss to West Covina with blowouts over Gladstone and El Monte. Billy Livingston and Co. are on a mission, they might not lose for a while.
8. Arroyo (3-0) – The win over Montebello wasn’t convincing, but it kept the Knights perfect. It might be hard to stay perfect visiting Hart on Friday, but this is what opportunities are all about, the chance to pull off a stunner.
9. Los Altos (3-0) — The feel-good turnaround continues, from a 14-game losing streak to an undefeated 3-0 start, and a No. 4 ranking in the Southeast. Feels like good times again when the Conqs are back in the picture.
10. South Hills (1-2) – The Huskies have suffered some bad luck, losing to Colony 30-29 and West Covina 35-33 because it failed to make extra points that would have sent both games to overtime. It doesn’t get easier, after a week off they visit Mid-Valley champ Monrovia.
The rest: 11. San Dimas (2-1), 12. Glendora (1-2), 13. Ayala (2-1), 14. Diamond Bar (2-1), 15. Bonita (1-1), 16. Pomona (2-1), 17. Rowland (2-1), 18. La Puente (2-0), 19. South El Monte (2-0), 20. Diamond Ranch (0-3), 21. Azusa (0-2), 22. Nogales (2-1), 23. Baldwin Park (1-2), 24. El Monte (1-2), 25. Walnut (0-3), 26. Rosemead (0-2), 27. Duarte (2-1), 28. Wilson (0-3), 29. Northview (0-3), 30. Mountain View (2-1), 31. Ganesha (1-1), 32. Bassett (1-1), 33. Workman (1-1), 34. Gladstone (0-2), 35. Sierra Vista (0-2),

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  • LA Fan

    GO Los Altos, keep it going, one game at a time

  • Relentless D

    South Hills is a good solid team both of their losses have been very close, no blow outs. Yes SH has had some very bad luck. SH has talent and weapons, but they have to minimize the mistakes, makes some adjustment on the defense, and have to fix their problems with special teams, especially when it comes to making field goals. Other than that, I see them bouncing back when they take on Monrovia.

  • The Ghost of L.L.

    Fred do you even know who CO has played in their first 3 games, I can guarantee it was not Eisenhower, oh that is twice you have put that as well!

  • Witness

    ESPN LA
    SoCal Top 25 Offensive Player of the Week:
    RB Jalen Moore
    Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.)

    Two weeks ago, the Lancers were routed by top-ranked Servite of Anaheim and dropped 11 spots in the SoCal Top 25, but last week they bounced back behind a big performance by their well-built senior tailback.

    In a 49-13 non-league victory over La Mirada, the 5-foot-10, 195-pounder gained 303 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns as Amat improved to 2-1. Moore scored on first half runs of 23, 7 and 69 yards to help Amat take a 28-0 halftime lead. His final two scoring jaunts measured 7 and 46 yards as his performance helped take pressure off of highly-regarded QB Rio Ruiz, who finished with 133 yards passing.

    Amat’s coaching staff and fans were hoping Moore would come up with huge performances in the games Ruiz was expected to miss because of baseball responsibilities, but Ruiz changed his mind about leaving the team. That makes Moore, an all-state underclass pick after gaining 1,634 yards and scored 23 touchdowns in 2010, an even greater threat.

  • Richard Cser

    I know this is a stretch, but Alhambra is 3-0. Cant we make this the top 36 teams?

  • SEM

    @FRED

    WHAT A CHUMP YOU ARE AND TO THE SGVN. WOW YOU CANT EVEN SHOW SOME RESPECT TO THE EAGLE FANS FOR CALLING THEM THE LIONS THE LAST 2 WEEKS. WE HAVE BEEN LEAVING POST AFTER POST WAITING FOR A APOLOGY FROM YOU. DONT EVEN SHOW YOUR FACE ON OUR SIDE LINES. TO THE MIDVALLEY NEWS IT IS. AT LEAST THEY HAVE RESPECT FOR US AND KNOW THAT WE ARE THE EAGLES.

  • Trojan Man

    SEM…
    TAKE IT EASY .
    Just keep WINNING & The INK WILL be there . 2-0 is GOOD but it’s EARLY & the EAGLES have a LONG way to go .

    Act like you’ve been there.

    Make Thompson, Escamilla & THE REST of The OG Eagles PROUD .

    KEEP ON WINNING !
    TM

  • Not Obama

    Hey ghost of L.L.

    At least the 2 schools were named after dead Presidents!

  • RCFOOTBALL

    Aram and Fred,

    Nice interview with the coaches from CO. I especially liked when Aram asked Farrar how do you plan on moving the ball against RC?? He side stepped it and changed the subject 3 times with Aram asking again and again. I know they would not give up any of their game plan, but come on confusion all over his face. I hope the team is more confident than the two coaches they had on with Fred and Aram. They had no clue. We been together 21 years and we love everyone here, we grew up together and I live next door to my dad, how sweet…

    Fred once again Roosevelt can not be counted as a step up game. They were missing their QB, RB and 4 other starters. That team is 0-2 without those guys. This game is the first real test for both squads. If CO was without Santiago, Scoby and 4 other starters could they win?? Probably not, just like if we were missing those players we would probably not be able to win.

    I watched game film on all 3 CO games, and they are not impressive at all, I saw 1 or two td’s get called back in everygame by their opponents. Then some huge unforced turnovers by all three teams when they were in the redzone.. I think RC will roll them up by 2 or 3 scores.. RANCHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • SEM

    @TM

    THANKS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE THE PROGRAM PROUD AND BRING IT BACK UP TO PAR. WE WILL MAKE THE OG EAGLES PROUD.

    “DON’T DOUBT THE SOUTH”

  • Oldman in Chino

    Charter Oak played Roosevelt High School in Eastvale (Norco). School is named after Franklins wife Eleanor. So the high school is not named after a dead president (Teddy or Franklin).

  • Thor

    RC, How is it a first real test for you seeing how you think CO blows and are going to get blown out by you?

  • AZTEC PRIDE

    OLDMAN CHINO, I have question for you and do you remember seeing SALAS, who played at CHINO and now playing for the ST.LOUIS RAMS. Didn’t look to good playing Monday Night against the Giants. Salas played for the University Hawaii, must of been a lot of fun over there for him.

  • Oldman in Chino

    To AZTEC Pride:

    I did not follow Chino High back when Greg was there. He was part of the glory years at Chino High when John Monger was Head Coach. My allegiance is to Chino Hills High. I missed the MNF game so I cannot comment on how Greg played.

  • RCFOOTBALL

    Thor,

    Very good point. I was trying to give them respect for their 3-0 start. They will be the best team we have played to this point. I just do not think they are good enough to beat us, just like I am sure they think they are going to pound us like a one of their supporters wrote.

  • Big Hawk

    I’m back.I know you guys missed me but when i saw my fellow Rancho folks comment i had to come on here and represent.Charter who??This is really getting the best of you people.They have no chance against us at all.Although i haven’t been around Rancho long i must say i think they have a college coaching staff and that alone will be the difference in most games.We can’t wait for this game cuz after we shut down the oaks then the colleges will see that are db’s are the truth.We blew out Muir last week without are greatest offensive weapon now he is back and mad about missing game.like i said against muir RANCHO 49-0.Unless coach lets 2′s and 3′s play on defense