Back in top ten: Los Altos jumped eight spots to No. 9 after Friday’s 17-14 thriller over West Covina.
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE’S SUPER 35 RANKINGS
1. Bishop Amat (5-0-1) — Koa Haynes, Dionza Blue, Darren Andrews, Sal Velasquez and Joseph Cook have been better-than-expected to the this point — but now it’s time for Big Boy football in the Serra.
2. Chino Hills (4-1-1) — Only blemishes are a tie to Bishop Amat and loss to Tesoro with a visit to defending Sierra League champ Charter Oak next. They arguably have the best offense in the Valley, and want to show it on Friday.
3. Charter Oak (4-1) — After their poor showing against Bishop Amat, the Chargers rebounded with back-to-back blowout victories and now face their second-toughest game of the season vs. Chino Hills. Could be tough, the advantage Charter Oak had last year with Travis Santiago is now Chino Hills’ advantage with Matt Simko.
4. South Hills (4-1) — Surprising is not a good enough word to describe how the Huskies have won more games than a year ago when a year ago they had more impact players. That’s what happens when you play defense and they have a chance to keep it going on Friday against Claremont.
5. Ayala (4-1) – The Bulldogs drop a call spots after losing their first game of the season, but keep in mind they didn’t have Jordan Robinson in the loss to Kaiser.
6. Damien (2-2) — Both wins have been great and both losses ugly but it has a chance to reinvent itself on Friday at Ayala in the Sierra League opener. The Spartans don’t face Chino Hills or Charter Oak until the final two weeks of the season, so this is their chance to get off to a good start.
7. San Dimas (5-1) — The Saints should continue to roll in the Valle Vista and when you consider its only loss was to Monrovia, it’s been a great season so far.
8. Bonita (3-3) -- This is the “what have you done lately ranking” because the Bearcats are as hot as anyone and probably the favorites to win the Hacienda after back-to-back blowout wins with Reggie Turner leading the way.
9. Los Altos (4-2) — You want to know how you jump eight spots in the rankings? You beat West Covina, the back-to-back Southeast champs and give them their first loss in the Hacienda — Ever.
10. Gladstone (5-0) – Just win baby! They’ve trailed in four of five games but rallied in all of them to stay unbeaten.
The Rest: 11. *West Covina (2-4), 12. Diamond Ranch (3-2), 13. Glendora (2-3), 14. Rowland (4-2), 15. Northview (4-2), 16. Claremont (2-3), 17. El Monte (3-2), *18. Covina (4-2), 19. Arroyo (3-2), 20. Diamond Bar (2-4), 21. La Puente (3-2), 22. Sierra Vista (3-2), 23. Rosemead (2-3), 24. Mountain View (3-2); 25. Duarte (3-2), 26. Azusa (2-3), 27. South El Monte (2-3), 28. Bassett (2-3), 29. Walnut (1-4), 30. Wilson (1-5); 31. Nogales (1-4), 32. Baldwin Park (0-2), 33. Pomona (1-4), 34. Workman (1-4), 35. Ganesha (0-5).
*Covina forfeit win; West Covina forfeit loss
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