East County Sports

Helix, Christian stay pat; Grossmont, Valhalla receive votes

East County Sports.com Staff Report

SAN DIEGO (9-21-15) — The week five rankings were released this morning with not much movement in the top five.

Helix stays put in the second spot, however they did pick up three first place votes and narrowed Mission Hills lead to only 23 points.  In last week’s poll it was a 35 point gap between the two schools.

Rancho Bernardo dropped three spots after suffering their first loss of the season.  The biggest jump comes from La Costa Canyon jumping four spots to sixth.

Christian stays pat in the ninth spot.

Eastlake and San Marcos climb into the top ten spots.  A week ago Eastlake was 13th according to the point totals.  San Marcos gained 22 points to hop into the tenth spot.

As you can see below, there is a huge gap between the sixth and seventh spots (58 points).

In the receiving votes, Grossmont picked up five points to eight points and Valhalla garners a vote.

Games that feature East County teams that are in the poll this week include: Imperial at 9 Christian, Lincoln at RV Grossmont and RV Valhalla at Patrick Henry.  Helix will have their third bye of the campaign.

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE SPORTSWRITERS/SPORTSCASTERS PREP FOOTBALL POLL
TEAM / RECORD / POINTS / LAST WEEK
First-place votes in parenthesis
Rank/Team/Record/Points/Last Week

  1. Mission Hills (20) / 4-0 / 235 / 1
  2. Helix (4) / 2-1 / 212 / 2
  3. St. Augustine / 3-1 / 197 / 3
  4. Oceanside / 3-1 / 164 / 5
  5. El Camino / 3-0 / 116 / 7
  6. La Costa Canyon / 3- 1/ 103 / 10
  7. Rancho Bernardo / 3-1 / 45 / 4
  8. Eastlake / 2-2 / 44 / NR
  9. Christian / 2-1 / 42 / 9
  10. San Marcos / 3-1 / 40 / NR

Others receiving votes: Madison (39 points, 2-2), Westview (26 points, 4-0), Cathedral Catholic (16 points, 1-3), Point Loma (9 points, 3-1), Bonita Vista (8 points, 3-1), Grossmont (8 points, 3-0), Mater Dei Catholic (8 points, 3-0),  Mission Bay (2 points, 4-0), Poway (1 point, 2-2), Valhalla (1 point, 2-1).

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 (EastCountySports.com), 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 (Partletonsports.com), Jerry Schniepp and John Labeta  (CIF San Diego Section office), Bodie DeSilva (sandiegopreps.com), Drew Smith (sdcoastalsports.com), Lisa Lane (San Diego Preps Insider), Raymond Brown (sdfootball.net), Chris Smith and Montell Allen (MBASportsrecruiting.com).

 

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