SGVN Top 20 Football Rankings: St. Paul, South Hills, La Serna rise to the top

The all-encompassing San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News Top 20 football rankings:

1. St. Paul (3-0)

Expectations were big and it has surpassed them.

Previous: 2

Next: vs. Birmingham, Friday, 7 p.m.

2. South Hills (3-0)

Area’s biggest step-up win beating San Juan Hills, 19-7.

Previous: 7

Next: vs. La Mirada at Covina District, Sept. 14

3. La Serna (3-0)

Impressive wins over Thousand Oak, Troy and Mira Costa.

Previous: 4

Next: at Colony, Friday, 7 p.m.

4. Bishop Amat (2-1)

Was two-point conversion away from beating JSerra.

Previous: 1

Next: at Rancho Cucamonga, Friday, 7 p.m.

5. Bonita (3-0)

Winning by a ridiculous 26-point margin, San Dimas next.

Previous: 6

Next: vs. San Dimas at Covina District Field, Saturday, 7 p.m.

6. Northview (3-0)

Destroying everyone in its path and not against pushovers.

Previous: 9

Next: at Don Lugo, Friday, 7 p.m.

7. St. Francis (1-1)

Strong bounce-back win over Damien, 38-21

Previous: 10

Next: at Westlake, Friday, 7 p.m.

8. Los Altos (2-1)

Defense kept it close in overtime loss to St. Paul.

Previous: 3

Next: vs. Glendora, Friday, 7 p.m.

9. Muir (2-0)

Was leading 29-6 when game cancelled after brawl at Oakland’s Stellar Prep.

Previous: 5

Next: vs. Rancho Christian, Friday, 7 p.m.

10. San Dimas (2-0)

Back-to-back blowouts wins over Long Beach Wilson and Whittier

Previous: 14

Next: vs. Bonita at Covina District Field, Saturday, 7 p.m.

11. Diamond Ranch (2-1)

Fell short in 14-6 loss to Ayala.

Previous: 8

Next: at Moreno Valley View, Friday, 7 p.m.

12. Glendora (2-1)

Ran away from Charter Oak in second half to win, 21-7.

Previous: 15

Next: at Los Altos, Friday, 7 p.m.

13. Arcadia (1-2)

Rally came up short in 31-27 loss to Hart on the road.

Previous: 11

Next: at Burroughs, Sept. 14.

14. La Habra (0-3)

The opponents are tough, but the losses are piling up.

Previous: 12

Next: vs. Calabasas, Friday, 7 p.m.

15. Arroyo (2-1)

Offense cooking after 56-21 win over Schurr.

Previous: 20

Next: vs. South Pasadena, Friday, 7 p.m.

16. San Marino (2-1)

Beau Hobbie was ridiculous in 76-36 win over El Monte.

Previous: NR

Next: vs. Santa Fe, Friday, 7 p.m.

17. Covina (2-1)

Should be rested after bye week.

Previous: 16

Next: at West Covina, Friday, 7 p.m.

18. Rosemead (3-0)

Mission Valley League contender?

Previous: NR

Next: vs. Arrowhead Christian at Citrus Valley High, Friday, 7 p.m.

19. Gabrielino (3-0)

Another undefeated Mission Valley League team.

Previous: NR

Next: at Temple City, Friday, 7 p.m.

20. El Monte (2-1)

Defense was awful in blowout loss to San Marino.

Previous: 19

Next: at Orange Vista, Friday, 7 p.m.


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