Monday, August 13, 2018

San Diego Union-Tribune Preseason Prep Football Poll


Rank / Team / 2017 Record / Points / Final 2017 Ranking / Comments

1. Helix (14) / 12-1 / 262 / 1 / Highlanders right back where they ended last season.
2. Torrey Pines (3) / 7-5 / 236 / 4 / Veteran QB, RB and big OL. Great summer.
3. Cathedral Catholic (8) / 5-7 / 221 / NR / Dons are healthy and ready to challenge.
4. Mission Hills (3) / 12-1 / 198 / 2 / New QB and offensive cast, but same rugged defense.
5. Madison (1) / 8-3 / 189 / 8 / Great skill players on offense, but line is a question.
6. La Costa Canyon / 7-4* / 130 / NR / This could be the year Mavericks join the elite.
7. San Marcos / 9-3 / 106 / 3 / Ball will be in the air with 3,000-yard QB. 
8. Ramona / 12-1 / 96 / 7 / Lost in Division II final spoiled perfect season.
9. Eastlake / 10-3 / 51 / 10 / New coach, new QB, still ranked high. 
10. Steele Canyon / 10-4 / 34 / 6 / State championship last year earns Cougars some respect.

*Includes forfeit loss
First-place votes in parenthesis
Points awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis

Others Receiving Votes: Lincoln (9-2, 1 first-place vote, 26 points), Carlsbad (6-6, 23 points), Oceanside (6-7, 21 points), Valley Center (9-2, 16 points), El Camino (8-6, 13 points), St. Augustine (7-4, 12 points), Granite Hills (10-3, 3 points), Otay Ranch (8-4, 3 points), Rancho Bernardo (6-6, 2 points), Southwest-El Centro (13-0, 2 points), University City (10-2, 2 points), Bishop's (9-1, 1 point), Monte Vista (8-6, 1 point).

Voters: 30 sportswriters, sportscasters and officials from throughout the county

John Maffei (San Diego Union-Tribune); Terry Monahan, Don Norcross, Tom Saxe, Rick Hoff and Jim Lindgren (freelance writers); Paul Rudy and Brandon Stone (KUSI-TV); Adam Paul (ECPreps.com); Ramon Scott (EastCountySports.com); Bodie DeSilva (SanDiegoPreps.com); Ted Mendenhall and Taylor Quellman (The Mighty 1090); Steve Brand (San Diego Hall of Champions); Troy Hirsch (Fox 5 San Diego); Rick Smith (PartletonSports.com); Jerry Schniepp, John Labeta. Ron Marquez and Carlton Hoggard (CIF San Diego Section office); Joe Heinz (Coordinator of Athletics, Sweetwater Schools); Raymond Brown (SDFootball.net); Montell Allen (MBASports-SDFNL Magazine); Bob Petinak (1360 Radio); John Kentera and Braden Surprenant (97.3-FM The Fan); Steve Dolan (Mountain Country 107.9-FM); Jim Arnaiz, Mike Dolan and John Carroll (CIF Football Tournament Directors).