East County Sports

Patriots drop out, Grossmont jumps into top 10

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com
LA MESA (10-5-15) — The HELIX HIGHLANDERS picked up two first place votes to edge just a bit closer but still reside in second.

The biggest mover of the week however, is CHRISTIAN. After the Patriots were embarrassed at home on Saturday by La Jolla the Patriots dropped from ninth place to the very last team with a vote (a loss of 51 votes).

GROSSMONT was the beneficiary of the Patriots drop as they move into the top 10 for the first time this season.

Oceanside, St. Augustine and El Camino fill out the top five. La Costa Canyon, Westview, Rancho Bernardo, Cathedral Catholic and the Foothillers fill out the top 10.

It is very clear to the voters that there are about five distinct groups in the county. Looking at the groups, the top two are separated by 45 points. The third and fourth place teams are separated from fifth by 30 points. While the fifth place team has a 32 point gap. Which is about (33 points) the gap between fifth and sixth. However, it is the gap between tenth place Grossmont (45 points) and the defacto 11th place Madison (19 points) that is so surprising. It is a gap of 26 points.

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE SPORTSWRITERS/SPORTSCASTERS PREP FOOTBALL POLL
First-place votes in parenthesis

Rank/Team/Record/Points/Last Week

1. Mission Hills (18) / 5-0 / 233 / 1
2. Helix (6) / 3-1 / 219 / 2
3. Oceanside / 4-1 / 174 / 4
4. St. Augustine / 4-2 / 171 / 3
5. El Camino / 5-0 / 141 / 5
6. La Costa Canyon / 4- 1 / 109 / 6
7. Westview / 5-0 / 76/ 8
8. Rancho Bernardo / 4-1 / 69 / 7
9. Cathedral Catholic / 3-3 / 54 / 10
10. Grossmont / 5-0 / 45 / NR

Others receiving votes: Madison (19 points, 3-2), Mission Bay (8 points, 5-0), Mater Dei Catholic (5 points, 4-1, includes forfeit loss), Eastlake (5 points, 2-4), Mt. Carmel (3 points, 4-1), Bonita Vista (2 points, 3-2),San Marcos (1 point, 3-2), Valhalla (1 point, 4-1), Christian (1 point, 3-2).

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), Michael Bower (Pomerado News), Bill Dickens and Chris Davis (EastCountySports.com), Steve Dolan (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), R. Pena, C. Smith and M. Allen (MBASports-SDFNL Magazine).

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