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As Folsom Falls, The NorCal Football Rankings Welcome Their Third No. 1 Of The Season — And The Plot Thickens • As it turns... NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 8

As Folsom Falls, The NorCal Football Rankings Welcome Their Third No. 1 Of The Season — And The Plot Thickens •

As it turns out — and probably to no one’s surprise — De La Salle doesn’t intend to hand over its NorCal supremacy without a fight. The Spartans traveled to No. 1 Folsom and took down the Bulldogs 31-10 last Friday, causing another shift at the top of our NorCal Football Rankings.

The De La Salle win opened the door for St. Francis-Mountain View to jump up from No. 2 and take over the top spot. We find it hard to believe anyone reading these rankings wouldn’t know this, but the Lancers hold a 31-28 win over De La Salle from Sept. 10.

So with St. Francis at No. 1 and De La Salle rising from No. 3 up to 2, the last part of the fallout was deciding between Folsom and unbeaten No. 4 Serra for the No. 3 spot. We chose to put Folsom there and keep Serra at No. 4. In our mind, Folsom has a slightly stronger resume to this point with wins over two currently ranked teams (Pittsburg and Jesuit-Carmichael). Serra owns one win over a ranked team (Bellarmine-San Jose).

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Folsom will also have to prove its staying power by traveling to undefeated No. 6 Rocklin this Friday. The Bulldogs may have to win that game without starting QB Tyler Tremain, who left the De La Salle game late due to an apparent injury to his non-throwing shoulder.

The NorCal Football Rankings welcome just one new team this week, and that’s California-San Ramon. The Grizzlies are undefeated after a last-second 19-18 comeback win over previous-No. 20 Clayton Valley-Concord. Their reward? A trip to De La Salle this Friday.

NorCal Football Rankings

Previous rank in parenthesis / Records are through Oct. 9.
PICTURED AT TOP: De La Salle linebacker Carson Jones (55) (Ike Dodson photo)

1. (2) St. Francis-Mountain View   5-0

LAST WEEK: d. No. 8 Valley Christian-San Jose 41-27
FRIDAY: vs. Riordan-S.F. (4-2)

2. (3) De La Salle-Concord   4-2

LAST WEEK: d. No. 1 Folsom 31-10
FRIDAY: vs. No. 20 California-San Ramon (6-0)

3. (1) Folsom   6-1

LAST WEEK: LOST to No. 3 De La Salle 31-10
FRIDAY: @ No. 6 Rocklin (7-0)

4. (4) Serra-San Mateo   5-0

LAST WEEK: d. Riordan-S.F. 36-6
FRIDAY: @ No. 9 Valley Christian-San Jose (4-2)

5. (5) Pittsburg   3-1

LAST WEEK: d. Heritage-Brentwood 49-14
FRIDAY: @ Liberty-Brentwood (3-3)

6. (6) Rocklin   7-0

LAST WEEK: d. Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills 21-0
FRIDAY: vs. No. 3 Folsom (6-1)

7. (7) Bellarmine-San Jose   5-1

LAST WEEK: d. Archbishop Mitty-San Jose 42-24
FRIDAY: vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F. (1-5)

8. (9) Los Gatos   7-0

LAST WEEK: d. Homestead-Cupertino 37-0
FRIDAY: @ Palo Alto (3-3)

9. (8) Valley Christian-San Jose   4-2

LAST WEEK: LOST to No. 2 St. Francis-Mountain View 41-27
FRIDAY: vs. No. 4 Serra-San Mateo (5-0)

10. (10) Central Catholic-Modesto   6-1

LAST WEEK: d. Kimball-Tracy 55-16
FRIDAY: vs. No. 18 Manteca (7-0)

11. (11) Jesuit-Sacramento   6-1

LAST WEEK: d. Cosumnes Oaks-Elk Grove 41-6
SATURDAY: vs. Elk Grove (4-2)

12. (12) San Ramon Valley-Danville   5-1

LAST WEEK: d. Amador Valley-Pleasanton 41-13
FRIDAY: @ Clayton Valley-Concord (4-2)

13. (13) St. Mary’s-Stockton   5-2

LAST WEEK: d. Lodi 28-18
FRIDAY: vs. Tokay-Lodi (5-2)

14. (14) Menlo-Atherton-Atherton   4-2

LAST WEEK: d. Half Moon Bay 47-46
FRIDAY: vs. Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton (2-4)

15. (15) McClymonds-Oakland   3-1

LAST WEEK: BYE
FRIDAY: @ Oakland (0-4)

16. (16) Edison-Stockton   5-1

LAST WEEK: BYE
FRIDAY: @ Bear Creek-Stockton (0-7)

17. (17) Granite Bay   6-2

LAST WEEK: d. Grant-Sacramento 28-14
FRIDAY: @ Whitney-Rocklin (4-3)

18. (18) Manteca   7-0

LAST WEEK: d. Weston Ranch-Stockton 57-7
FRIDAY: @ No. 10 Central Catholic-Modesto (6-1)

19. (19) Salinas   5-0

LAST WEEK: d. Seaside 47-0
THURSDAY: @ Christopher-Gilroy (4-3)

20. (NR) California-San Ramon   6-0

LAST WEEK: d. No. 20 Clayton Valley-Concord 19-18
FRIDAY: @ No. 1 De La Salle-Concord (4-2)

DROPPED OUT:

No. 20 Clayton Valley-Concord

NEXT FIVE KNOCKING: 21. Windsor (6-0), 22. Capital Christian-Sacramento (5-2), 23. Inderkum-Sacramento (5-1), 24. Marin Catholic-Kentfield (5-1) and 25. Elk Grove (4-2).

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Chace Bryson

Chace Bryson is the managing editor of SportStars Magazine. Reach him at Chace@SportStarsMag.com

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