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ESPNLA.com Top 25 review

This week the top nine teams in the ESPNLA.com Top 25 Prep Football rankings won, though there figures to be plenty of shifting with teams in the bottom half for the second week in a row.

Here is a brief review of how teams in our top 25 fared over the weekend:

  • Six teams in the top 25 lost: No. 10 Los Alamitos (31-28 to Valley Center); No. 13 Edison (16-9 to No. 1 Servite); No. 16 Long Beach Poly (37-7 to No. 3 Mission Viejo); No. 18 Upland (35-21 to No. 11 Norco); No. 20 San Clemente (42-14 to Mater Dei); No. 22 Chaparral (45-12 to No. 6 Corona Centennial).

  • Most impressive victory: There are plenty of candidates this week, but we'll go with Mission Viejo's rout of Long Beach Poly at Veterans Stadium. It's never easy to beat Poly, let alone on their home field. Even our writer who covered the game to me it wasn't so much Poly playing bad, but Mission Viejo was just that good. And without star Tre Madden to boot.

  • Honorable mention: Servite's win over Edison made a statement that the Friars aren't about to let their brutal schedule slow them down. Corona Centennial's dismantling of preseason top 10 Chaparral also sent a message about how good the Huskies are.

  • Saw it coming?: No. 10 Los Alamitos' loss to Valley Center may have been a surprise on paper, but it didn't seem the Griffins had been raising their game each week. It will be interesting to see how Los Al responds against Santa Margarita next Saturday.

  • No competition: None of the top nine teams in the rankings were challenged too much. The closest result was No. 7 Vista Murrieta's 30-7 win over Los Osos. No. 2 Westlake, No. 4 Lakewood, No. 5 Serra, No. 8 Bishop Amat and No. 9 Valencia all scored at least 42 points and did not allow more than seven by their opponents.

  • Most lopsided: Westlake beat Royal, 52-0; No. 14 Oaks Christian beat Calabasas, 47-6; No. 15 St. Bonaventure beat Simi Valley, 54-0; No. 17 Crenshaw beat J.W. North, 50-3; No. 19 Moorpark beat Agoura, 37-7; No. 23 Eastvale Roosevelt beat San Marcos, 49-3; No. 24 Compton Dominguez shut out Long Beach Jordan, 28-0; and No. 25 Crespi beat Chula Vista, 52-6.

  • Quiet 4-0: No. 12 Alemany continued its solid season with a 36-26 win over Taft. The Warriors haven't been dominant, but they just keep on winning.

  • City's hope: In addition to Crenshaw, No. 21 Dorsey has clearly emerged as the City's best team. The Dons are now 4-0 after a 40-7 win over Compton.

  • Top dog: No. 1 Servite used its defense again to improve to 4-0 after a 16-9 win over No. 13 Edison.

Check out our high schools page on Tuesday to see the new top 25.