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Football: OC Top 10 and Patch's Vote After Week 3

Servite loses to Edison in a defensive struggle, but how far should they fall? South OC teams continue to roll.

Martin Henderson of Patch.com votes in the weekly Orange County Top 10 Football Poll in cooperation with the Orange County Register.

Below is Henderson's vote following the third weekend of prep football, and below that is this week's OC Top 10 based on the votes of 10 media members; each first-place vote among the 10 voters is worth 10 points, each second-place vote is worth 9 points, etc

Henderson's top 10 (last week's ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Santa Margarita (4-0)

2. (2) Mission Viejo (4-0)

3. (3) Mater Dei (3-0)

4. (4) Tesoro (4-0)

5. (6) Edison (3-0)

6. (5) Servite (1-2)

7. (7) El Toro (4-0)

8. (8) Orange Lutheran (4-0)

9. (9) Tustin (4-0)

10. (10) San Clemente (4-0)

The Orange County Top 10

A poll of Orange County media members (comments by Steve Fryer)

1. Santa Margarita (4-0, 100 points)

Add together the Eagles' first-half scoring versus Trabuco Hills and Carson, and it equals 100 points. Next: vs. Ventura St. Bonaventure, at Saddleback College, Friday. 

2. Mission Viejo (4-0, 87)

Coach Bob Johnson said he “likes the progress” of team, and why not, after 63-14 rout of La Quinta in the desert. Next: vs. Aliso Niguel, Friday. 

3. Mater Dei (4-0, 76)

Starting to look like this could be a special year for the Monarchs after 51-0 drubbing of Santa Monica. Next: vs. Edison at Orange Coast College, Friday. 

4. Tesoro (4-0, 72)

Titans expected to win big against Ontario Colony, and did so, 56-7. Next: vs. Temecula Chaparral, Friday. 

5. Edison (3-0, 61)

Chargers move up two positions after 6-0 shutout of Servite. Next: vs. Mater Dei at Orange Coast College, Friday. 

6. El Toro (4-0, 44)

Manning continues assault of his own passing records as Chargers rolled to 45-24 victory over Palos Verdes. Next: at El Cajon Valhalla, Friday.

7. Servite (1-2, 39)

First shutout loss in eight years as Friars defeated by Edison, 6-0. Next: vs. Las Vegs Bishop Gorman at Cerritos College, Friday. 

8T. Orange Lutheran (4-0, 27)

A reminder that Lancers also were 4-0 last year, but missed the playoffs. Next: at Redondo Beach Redondo Union, Friday

8T. San Clemente (4-0, 27)

It was a victory over a good team, Carlsbad La Costa Canyon, yes, but teams Tritons have beaten are a combined 2-11. Next: at Newport Harbor, Friday. 

10. Tustin (4-0, 18)

Star players Tandy, Young did not play last week, but Tillers rolled anyway, 42-14 over Beckman. Next: at Yorba Linda, Friday. 

Fryer ranks the 11 through 25 teams in Orange County:

11. Foothill (3-1)

This week: vs. Esperanza, at Tustin High, Friday, 7 p.m. 

12. Los Alamitos (2-1)

This week: vs. Lynwood, at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach, Thursday, 7 p.m. 

13. Villa Park (3-1)

This week: at El Modena High, Thursday, 7 p.m. 

14. Trabuco Hills (3-1)

This week: vs. Fountain Valley, Friday, 7:30 p.m. 

15. La Habra (1-3)

This week: vs. Cerritos Gahr, Friday, 7 p.m. 

16. Newport Harbor (1-2)

This week: vs. San Clemente, Friday, 7 p.m.

17. Fountain Valley (3-1)

This week: at Trabuco Hills, Friday, 7 p.m.

18. JSerra (3-0)

This week: at Dana Hills High, Friday, 7 p.m. 

19. Huntington Beach (1-3)

This week: vs. Westminster, at Huntington Beach High, Friday, 7 p.m.

20. Yorba Linda (4-0)

This week: vs. Tustin, Friday, 7 p.m. 

21. Esperanza (3-1)

This week: vs. Foothill, at Tustin High, Friday, 7 p.m.

22. Capistrano Valley (3-1)

This week: vs. Corona del Mar, Friday, 7 p.m.

23. Laguna Hills (2-1)

This week: vs. Irvine, Friday, 7 p.m.

24. Aliso Niguel (4-0)

This week: at Mission Viejo, Friday, 7:30 p.m

25. Buena Park (3-1)

This week: idle.

MW September 19, 2012 at 03:25 PM
What about Dana Hills?
Adam Townsend September 19, 2012 at 06:51 PM
4-0 San Clemente Tritons have scored 168 points in their first four games. I'm no expert, but I see big things from them again this year.
Martin Henderson (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM
San Clemente probably isn't a Pac-5 finalist (like last year) and may not finish higher than third (or 4th) place in the South Coast League. Still, Tesoro finished third last season and reached the semifinals (and SC was second in league) so all you really need to do is be able to punch your ticket into the playoffs. Tritons beat a solid program in La Costa Canyon but I think the jury is still out. Three of their victories are against teams that don't have a win yet, including Dana Hills (which answers MW's question: What about them?). The addition of El Toro (in lieu of Dana Hills) in the South Coast League makes it really interesting and competitive this year.

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