South Hills, for the first time in years, takes over top spot in SGVN Football Rankings

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

1. South Hills (4-0)

Unbelievably impressive so far, another tough one next.

Previous: 2

Next: at Mira Costa, Friday, 7 p.m.

2. Bishop Amat (4-1)

Is looking like Mission League favorite heading into bye week.

Previous: 4

Next: at Chaminade, Sept. 28

3. La Serna (5-0)

Has done everything right, next game against Warren could be tough.

Previous: 3

Next: vs. Warren at California High, Frida, 7 p.m.

4. Northview (5-0)

Can’t imagine anyone in Division 5 playing better than Vikings.

Previous: 6

Next: at Wilson, Sept. 28.

5. Bonita (4-0)

Next two weeks against Covina, Colony are big tests.

Previous: 5

Next: vs. Covina at San Dimas High, Friday, 7 p.m.

6. Glendora (4-1)

Only loss to Division 3 Eastvale Roosevelt.

Previous: 9

Next: at Ayala, Sept. 28

7. St. Paul (4-1)

Undefeated start ends with 34-27 loss to Paraclete.

Previous: 1

Next: vs. La Salle, Sept. 28

8. St. Francis (2-2)

Much-needed 17-13 win over Saugus to get to .500.

Previous: 10

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

9. San Marino (4-1)

Easily the Rio Hondo League favorite.

Previous: 13

Next: vs. Newport Harbor, Friday, 7 p.m.

10. San Dimas (3-1)

Strong come-from-behind 21-14 win over Colton.

Previous: 12

Next: at California, Thursday, 7 p.m.

11. Muir (3-1)

Laid an egg in Pacific League opening loss to Crescenta Valley, 31-7.

Previous: 7

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

12. Arroyo (3-1)

Ready to defend Mission Valley League after bye week.

Previous: 14

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

13. Arcadia (2-2)

Opened Pacific with 45-27 win over Burroughs.

Previous: 15

Next: vs. Burbank at Burroughs, Friday, 7 p.m.

14. La Habra (1-4)

Ended losing skid with 31-10 win over Diamond Ranch.

Previous: 20

Next: vs. Fullerton, Sept. 28

15. Diamond Ranch (3-2)

Gave La Habra a game for a half, then it got away.

Previous: 8

Next: at Los Altos, Sept. 28

16. Los Altos (2-3)

When is the bleeding going to stop after third straight loss?

Previous: 11

Next: vs. Diamond Ranch, Sept. 28

17. El Monte (4-1)

Showed it’s a Mission Valley contender with 52-14 win over Rosemead.

Previous: 17

Next: vs. Mountain View, Sept. 28

18. Covina (3-1)

Big win over Monrovia, but still has work to do on defense.

Previous: 16

Next: vs. Monrovia at Covina District Field, Thursday, 7 p.m.

19. Alhambra (5-0)

First time in many years it finishes non-league undefeated.

Previous: 18

Next: vs. Schurr at Moor Field, Sept. 28

20. Whittier (4-1)

Might be only team to challenge La Serna in Del Rio League.

Previous: 19

Next: at Westminster, Thursday, 7 p.m.

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  • hs sports news

    pretty solid on the rankings as they really started to shake out toward the last two weeks in the non league. even though they have four losses, I think the only one I would have significantly higher would be la habra. great twitter question by freddy of who is better valle vista or hacienda. i got to think right now it may be valle vista although that covina not beating los altos, a third place against a likely third place; i think i still inch toward the hacienda. especially i think walnut at 4-1 who typically finishes last in hacienda beats any of the lower valle vista teams??? and in the hacienda, could we see charter oak win more than two games, i don’t see it, and think at best they end the year 2-8, still think they beat west co and nudge out walnut

    • WCDan

      hs sports news,
      To answer your question, Hacienda still tougher only because South Hills and Diamond Ranch are still good. I think South Hills would beat anyone in the Valle Vista, Diamond Ranch at this point of season would be a toss up with Northview, and beat anyone else in the Valle Vista. Los Altos already beat Covina and I think would be a good match up with San Dimas.

  • WCDan

    La Habra would beat every team on this list not named Amat, and possibly South Hills. For on the field rankings, or in other words head to head, They should be ranked second or third on this list, the lowest ranked team they have played is Redlands East Valley who has just under a 40 cal preps rating. The rest of the teams they lost to had 50 plus ratings or more. Yet they were in every one of those games. When they finally played an SGV/Trib area team and a ranked one at that, they rolled Diamond Ranch 31 to 10.

  • Phil Blackwell

    San Marino Favorites in the Rio Hondo League over monrovia??? Hahahahaha. That’s just silly.