April 14, 2024
Riordan leaps into Top 5, California, St. Ignatius climb into Top 10 as second half of regular season gets going.

Archbishop Riordan, with its massive offensive and defensive lines and playmakers all over the field, has moved into the Top 5 after a 42-17 rout of Valley Christian last weekend.

California, its three-point loss at Pittsburg last month looking even better after Pitt won by 10 at Los Gatos on Friday, has leaped into the Top 10.

St. Ignatius, its seven-point loss at Riordan two weeks ago not looking too bad, either, has also made the leap into the Top 10.

Those were the notable moves as the second half of the regular season is underway.

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On to the rankings …

Bay Area News Group Top 25

(Mercury News & East Bay Times)

No. 1 SERRA (5-0)

Previous ranking: 1

Last week: Beat St. Francis 45-17

Up next: Friday vs. Mitty at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, 7 p.m.

No. 2 DE LA SALLE (4-2)

Previous ranking: 2

Last week: Beat McClymonds 21-0

Up next: Oct. 13 at San Ramon Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 3 SAN RAMON VALLEY (5-0)

Previous ranking: 3

Last week: Did not play

Up next: Friday at Clayton Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 4 PITTSBURG (5-0)

Previous ranking: 4

Last week: Beat Los Gatos 37-27

Up next: Friday vs. Deer Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 5 ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN (4-1)

Previous ranking: 7

Last week: Beat Valley Christian 42-17

Up next: Friday vs. Bellarmine at San Jose City College, 7 p.m.

No. 6 EL CERRITO (5-0)

Previous ranking: 9

Last week: Did not play

Up next: Saturday at Bethel, 7:30 p.m.

No. 7 CALIFORNIA (4-2)

Previous ranking: 12

Last week: Beat Granada 41-17

Up next: Oct. 13 at Monte Vista, 7 p.m.

No. 8 MCCLYMONDS (2-2)

Previous ranking: 8

Last week: Lost to De La Salle 21-0

Up next: Oct. 13 vs. Castlemont, 7 p.m.

No. 9 ST. IGNATIUS (3-2)

Previous ranking: 13

Last week: Beat Bellarmine 31-30

Up next: Friday at St. Francis, 7 p.m.

No. 10 VALLEY CHRISTIAN (4-1)

Previous ranking: 5

Last week: Lost to Archbishop Riordan 42-17

Up next: Friday vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral at Kezar Stadium, 7 p.m.

No. 11 LOS GATOS (3-2)

Previous ranking: 6

Last week: Lost to Pittsburg 37-27

Up next: Friday vs. Sacred Heart Prep, 7 p.m.

No. 12 WILCOX (3-2)

Previous ranking: 11

Last week: Beat Mountain View 45-14

Up next: Friday at Menlo-Atherton, 7 p.m.

No. 13 ST. FRANCIS (2-3)

Previous ranking: 10

Last week: Lost to Serra 45-17

Up next: Friday vs. St. Ignatius, 7 p.m.

No. 14 CAMPOLINDO (3-1-1)

Previous ranking: 16

Last week: Beat Benicia 48-0

Up next: Friday vs. College Park, 7 p.m.

No. 15 ARCHBISHOP MITTY (4-1)

Previous ranking: 15

Last week: Beat Sacred Heart Cathedral 35-27

Up next: Friday vs. Serra at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, 7 p.m.

No. 16 AMADOR VALLEY (3-2)

Previous ranking: 17

Last week: Did not play

Up next: Friday vs. Dougherty Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 17 MONTE VISTA (3-2)

Previous ranking: 18

Last week: Did not play

Up next: Friday at Foothill, 7 p.m.

No. 18 HILLSDALE (5-0)

Previous ranking: 19

Last week: Beat Half Moon Bay 31-15

Up next: Thursday at Homestead, 7 p.m.

No. 19 CLAYTON VALLEY (2-3)

Previous ranking: 14

Last week: Lost to Jesuit-Carmichael 26-0

Up next: Friday vs. San Ramon Valley, 7 p.m.

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No. 20 MENLO SCHOOL (5-0)

Previous ranking: 22

Last week: Beat Homestead 55-22

Up next: Friday at Palo Alto, 7 p.m.

No. 21 LIBERTY (4-2)

Previous ranking: 21

Last week: Beat Freedom 41-0

Up next: Oct. 13 vs. Antioch, 7 p.m.

No. 22 CHRISTOPHER (5-0)

Previous ranking: 20

Last week: Did not play

Up next: Friday at Oak Grove, 7:15 p.m.

No. 23 SACRED HEART PREP (3-2)

Previous ranking: 23

Last week: Beat Burlingame 41-7

Up next: Friday at Los Gatos, 7 p.m.

No. 24 ACALANES (2-3)

Previous ranking: 24

Last week: Beat Vallejo 50-0

Up next: Friday vs. Northgate, 7 p.m.

No. 25 LAS LOMAS (5-0)

Previous ranking: 25

Last week: Beat Northgate 38-31

Up next: Friday at Concord, 7 p.m.

Editor’s note: Teams eligible for the Bay Area News Group rankings come from leagues based predominantly in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

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