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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  • joho

    So your Top 20 Football Rankings aren’t based on who is the better team, but who has the better record? I mean Amat lost a close game to Serra a much better team and an expected blow out loss to arguably the best team in the country Mater Dei. Amat is still the best team in the SGV. Also I wonder if will Hags still go for 2 next time if he’s a similar situation??? I thought it was a good move — always go for the win, but Centennial a few years back now Serra?? glad I’m not a coach…

    • hs sports news

      Also it just goes to show how bad “valley” football is relative to the other areas of the southern section. Where we all know that Amat would beat anyone on the list below them, but it is not like they have played great by any means which opens up the poll for some of these teams. hopefully they can take care of a down rancho team, and then get the other 4 that they should be in the game with and then theese other team arguments should die down. But if not, it opens up the door. And if the south hills, st pauls and la sernas on this poll keep winning impressively it is fun for all of us, because it keeps these “valley” polls alive!

  • Conq’76

    I can’t imagine BA getting beat by any one on this list, but polls are for fun!

    • AMAT73

      Conq’76
      I can recall back a few years where a poll like this would have sparked a 100 plus comments , boy have times changed , seems like there are only a handful of old time bloggers left .

      • Conq’76

        Yep, even in the digital age there will be fads and disappearing trends!

      • Nomoredrama

        Right! Where is everyone? It’s crickets out here!