Monday, August 31, 2015

2015 Prep Football Rankings: Week Two

St. Augustine head coach Richard Sanchez & the defending D-I champs move up a spot after a 41-3 win over Ramona.

The San Diego Football Network is honored to announce that we've been added to the list of local sportswriters who vote on the San Diego Union Tribune's Prep Football Media Poll. While we will continue to post our own rankings, the weekly U-T poll will be featured at the bottom of each post.

Games of the Week

#3 Mission Hills Grizzlies at #9 Torrey Pines Falcons

Coming off a huge win over Crenshaw (Los Angeles, CA), the Grizzlies will visit newly ranked Torrey Pines, who are looking to legitimize their top 10 status. The Falcons are fresh off a 28-7 victory over Steele Canyon. While Mission Hills is ranked third on our poll, 20 local sports writers have voted them #1.

#8 Madison Warhawks at #5 St. Augustine Saints (Mesa College)

Madison will get their shot at redemption after suffering two heartbreaking losses to the Saints last season, the latest being a 49-42 thriller in the 2014 Division I Championship. The Warhawks proved they were top 10 worthy after blowing out state finalist El Capitan last week. St. Augustine is also coming off a blowout victory and will try to keep their momentum going by earning their third straight win over the program from Clairemont Mesa.

SDFN Top 10

#1 Helix Highlanders (0-1)
Week 1 Result: Loss to Chaparral (Scottsdale, AZ) 19-23
Next Opponent: 9/11 vs. #6 Eastlake (0-1)

#2 Oceanside Pirates (1-0)
Week 1 Result: Def. San Marcos 28-10
Next Opponent: 9/4 vs. Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, WA) (0-0)

#3 Mission Hills Grizzlies (1-0)
Week 1 Result: Def. Crenshaw (Los Angeles, CA) 38-26
Next Opponent: 9/4 at #9 Torrey Pines (1-0)

#4 Cathedral Catholic Dons (0-1)
Week 1 Result: Loss to Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) 14-40
Next Opponent: 9/5 vs. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, CA) (1-0)

#5 St. Augustine Saints (1-0)
Week 1 Result: Def. Ramona 41-3
Next Opponent: 9/4 vs. #8 Madison (1-0)

#6 Eastlake Titans (0-1)
Week 1 Result: Loss to La Serna (Whittier, CA) 13-14
Next Opponent: 9/4 at El Toro (Lake Forest, CA) (0-1)

#7 Christian Patriots (1-0)
Week 1 Result: Def. Brawley 38-21
Next Opponent: 9/4 at West Hills (0-1)

#8 Madison Warhawks (1-0)
Week 1 Result: Def. El Capitan 44-7
Next Opponent: 9/4 at #5 St. Augustine (1-0)

#9 Torrey Pines Falcons (1-0)
Week 1 Result: Def. Steele Canyon 28-7
Next Opponent: 9/4 vs. #3 Mission Hills (0-1)

#10 Bishop's Knights (1-0)
Week 1 Result: Def. Instituto Mexico (Tijuana, Mexico) 68-0
Next Opponent: 9/4 vs. La Jolla (1-0)

On The Bubble

Carlsbad Lancers (0-1)
Week 1 Result: Loss to Brophy College Prep 12-30
Next Opponent: 9/4 at Lincoln (1-0)

El Capitan Vaqueros (0-1)
Week 1 Result: Loss to #8 Madison 7-44
Next Opponent: 9/4 at Mater Dei (1-0)

La Costa Canyon Mavericks (0-1)
Week 1 Result: Loss to Desert Vista 23-31
Next Opponent: 9/4 at Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo, CA) (0-1)

Rancho Bernardo Broncos (1-0)
Week 1 Result: Def. San Pasqual 32-6
Next Opponent: 9/4 vs. Del Norte (0-1)

San Marcos Knights (0-1)
Week 1 Result: Loss to #2 Oceanside 10-28
Next Opponent: 9/4 vs. Chula Vista (0-1)

U-T Media Poll (August 31, 2015)

Points awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis

Others receiving votes: El Camino (23 points, 1-0, 18th), Bonita Vista (13 points, 1-0, 16th), San Marcos (11 points, 0-1, 11th),  Carlsbad (8 points, 0-1, 10th), Granite Hills (6 points, 1-0, 21st), Hoover (3 points, 1-0, NR), Grossmont (3 points, 1-0, NR), Poway (2 points, 1-0, NR), Mt. Carmel (2 points, 1-0, NR), La Costa Canyon (1 point, 0-0, 19th), Bishop's (1 point, 1-0, 20th), 

24 sportswriters, sportscasters and CIF representatives from throughout the county vote in the weekly poll. This year's panel includes: John Maffei (San Diego Union-Tribune), Steve Brand, Terry Monahan, Don Norcross, Jim Lindgren, Tom Saxe and Rick Hoff (San Diego Union-Tribune stringers), Bill Dickens and Chris Davis (, Steve Dolan and Rick Hill (Mountain Country 107.9-FM), John Kentera, Ted Mendenhall and Bob Petinak (The Mighty 1090), Rick Willis and Brandon Stone (KUSI-TV),  Rick Smith (, Jerry Schniepp and John Labeta  (CIF San Diego Section office), Bodie DeSilva (, Drew Smith (, Lisa Lane (San Diego Preps Insider), Raymond Brown (, Chris Smith and Montell Allen (


  1. Congratulations on being added to the UT poll. I think you actually attend high school football games and will bring more objectivity and knowledge to the poll.

  2. Anybody who has Christian and Bishops anywhere near the top ten has to be questioned... those are really good small level programs but I'm not sure they are even a top 20 team if they had to play against other top 20 level teams...