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P2P NCS Football Top 25

Prep2Prep NCS Rankings

THROUGH WEEK 13


By NATE SMITH
Prep2Prep.com

November 23, 2017


The big mover this week is Eureka, despite a loss for the Loggers. San Leandro also gets back in the top 12 after beating Foothill for the 2nd time this year.


1 (last week: 1) DE LA SALLE (10-1-0)
Last: def. Clayton Valley, 45-7; next: idle

The Spartans scored on three of their first six plays against Clayton Valley to cruise into the Open Division title game. De La Salle faces Pittsburg in the championship next week, playing for its 26th straight section title.

2 (2) PITTSBURG (8-1-0)
Last: def. San Ramon Valley, 16-7; next: idle

The Pirates used stingy defense - not allowing a touchdown to SRV's offense - and a pair of touchdown passes from Justin Boyd to Donovan Crosse to take down San Ramon Valley, and virtually ensure the program's first berth in the CIF playoffs. Pittsburg faces De La Salle for the NCS title.

3 (3) SAN RAMON VALLEY (9-2-0)
Last: lost to Pittsburg, 16-7; next: idle

The Wolves held off multiple potential Pittsburg scoring drives, but could not muster enough offense in the semifinal loss. San Ramon Valley's season is now complete.

4 (4) CLAYTON VALLEY (8-3-0)
Last: lost to De La Salle, 45-7; next: idle

The Ugly Eagles saw DLS reel off the first 45 points, before getting on the board late in the semifinal loss. Clayton Valley's season is now complete.

5 (5) LIBERTY (9-2-0)
Last: def. Heritage, 35-15; next: vs. San Leandro (11/24)

The Lions built a 27-point lead in a dominating performance over rival Heritage in the Division I quarterfinals. Zane Hinojosa had just four catches, but each one was highlight reel worthy. Liberty hosts San Leandro in the semifinals.

6 (6) FREEDOM (8-2-0)
Last: def. Amador Valley, 38-20; next: vs. Antioch (11/25)

The Falcons started fast against Amador Valley, behind a big night from junior running back Giles Jackson, and cruised to the 18-point quarterfinal victory. Freedom hosts Antioch in the Division I semifinals.

7 (7) BISHOP O'DOWD (9-2-0)
Last: def. Acalanes, 36-21; next: at Marin Catholic (11/25)

The Dragons built a 29-point lead over Acalanes in the Division III quarterfinals, before eventually winning by 15. Now O'Dowd heads to Kentfield to face Marin Catholic in the semifinals, in a rematch of last year's title game.

8 (8) MARIN CATHOLIC (10-0-0)
Last: def. Miramonte, 49-39; next: vs. Bishop O'Dowd (11/25)

The Wildcats rallied from 11 points down to get past Miramonte in the Division III quarterfinals, behind another huge performance from quarterback Spencer Petras. Marin Catholic now hosts O'Dowd in the semifinals.

9 (9) CARDINAL NEWMAN (9-2-0)
Last: def. Encinal, 49-32; next: vs. Rancho Cotate (11/24)

The Cardinals pulled away from Encinal in the Division III quarterfinals before the Jets scored a couple of late touchdowns to establish the final margin. Cardinal Newman faces Rancho Cotate for the third time this year in the semifinals, after splitting the first two meetings.

10 (10) RANCHO COTATE (10-1-0)
Last: def. Eureka, 38-35; next: at Cardinal Newman (11/24)

The Cougars escaped the Division III quarterfinals with a last second field goal, coming back to beat previously unbeaten Eureka. Rancho faces Cardinal Newman in the semifinals.

11 (11) ANTIOCH (8-3-0)
Last: def. Dublin, 41-20; next: at Freedom (11/25)

The Panthers rolled past Dublin in the Division I quarterfinals, reaching the semifinals for the third straight year. Antioch plays at Freedom in the semifinals.

12 (14) SAN LEANDRO (8-4-0)
Last: def. Foothill, 41-28; next: at Liberty (11/24)

The Pirates were impressive offensively in their quarterfinal win over Foothill, and the defense came up big in the second half. San Leandro plays at Liberty in the Division I semifinals.

13 (13) ACALANES (9-2-0)
Last: lost to Bishop O'Dowd, 36-21; next: idle

The Dons late rally fell short against O'Dowd. Acalanes' season is now complete.

14 (15) CAMPOLINDO (8-4-0)
Last: def. Maria Carrillo, 44-20; next: vs. Windsor (11/24)

The Cougars used a couple big kickoff returns to cruise past Maria Carrillo in the Division II quarterfinals. Campolindo hosts Windsor in the semifinals.

15 (20) EUREKA (11-1-0)
Last: lost to Rancho Cotate, 38-35; next: idle

The Loggers gave Rancho Cotate everything it could handle before falling by three points in a game they led late. Eureka's season is now complete.

16 (17) MIRAMONTE (8-4-0)
Last: lost to Marin Catholic, 49-39; next: idle

The Matadors once again pushed Marin Catholic to the brink in a quarterfinal loss. Miramonte's season is now complete.

17 (12) FOOTHILL (8-4-0)
Last: lost to San Leandro, 41-28; next: idle

The Falcons lost for the second time this season to San Leandro, serving as bookends to their season. Foothill's season is now complete.

18 (16) ENCINAL (11-1-0)
Last: lost to Cardinal Newman, 49-32; next: idle

The Jets used big plays to compete early with Newman, before the Cardinals pulled away in the quarterfinals. Encinal's season is now complete.

19 (18) EL CERRITO (7-2-0)
Last: DNP; next: idle

El Cerrito's season is complete. The Gauchos were the TCAL-Rock champions.

20 (19) ST. PATRICK/ST. VINCENT (9-1-0)
Last: def. Stellar Prep, 52-12; next: vs. Clear Lake (11/25)

The Bruins got a big game from quarterback Akil Edwards to blitz Stellar Prep in the Division V quarterfinals. St. Pat's hosts Clear Lake in the semifinals.

21 (21) ST. BERNARD'S (11-0-0)
Last: def. San Marin, 64-21; next: vs. Fortuna (11/25)

The Crusaders got a huge performance from Garrison Roach, who scored four first-half touchdowns in the win over San Marin. St. Bernard's hosts Fortuna in the Division IV semifinals.

22 (23) GRANADA (8-4-0)
Last: def. Casa Grande, 56-28; next: vs. Ukiah (11/25)

The Matadors dominated Casa Grande to reach the Division II semifinals for the third straight year. Granada hosts Ukiah this Saturday.

23 (24) FORTUNA (10-2-0)
Last: def. Moreau Catholic, 60-6; next: at St. Bernard's (11/25)

The Huskies dominated from start to finish in a big time performance against Moreau Catholic. Fortuna takes on St. Bernard's in the semifinals.

24 (NR) HARKER SCHOOL (11-0-0)
Last: def. Piedmont, 38-12; next: vs. Hercules (11/25)

The Eagles continued to dominate all comers, staying unbeaten with a 26-point win over Piedmont. Harker hosts Hercules in the Division IV semifinals.

25 (22) AMADOR VALLEY (7-5-0)
Last: lost to Freedom, 38-20; next: idle

The Dons fell behind early in their quarterfinal loss to Freedom. Amador Valley's season is now complete.