LA South: The Top 10

No changes this week. None. The eight active teams emerged victorious, while Dorsey and Bonita were idle. There should be some movement as league play intensifies.

1. (1) Lakewood (5-0)

We'll find out how the Lancers respond to their biggest roadblock of the season. Rivalry games work in mysterious ways. Last week: Beat Compton, 37-0. Next: vs. Long Beach Poly at Veterans Stadium, Friday.

2. (2) Serra (5-0)

Even with highly touted George Farmer banged up last week, the well-rounded Cavaliers blew past a strong opponent. Last week: Beat Narbonne, 48-22. Next: at St. Francis, Oct. 16.

3. (3) Bishop Amat (5-0)

Junior Rio Ruiz threw for over 200 yards in the first half against Cathedral, then put it in cruise control. Amat is a serious Pac-5 threat. Last week: Beat L.A. Cathedral, 53-6. Next: vs. Venice, Friday.

4. (4) Crenshaw (3-2)

We might be looking at a 5-0 team had the Cougars benefited from a break here or there in Georgia or at Norco. Still a dangerous squad. Last week: Beat Culver City, 50-7. Next: West Adams Prep, Oct. 15.

5. (5) Dorsey (4-0)

The Dons play an exciting brand of football, but might be susceptible to a letdown if teams contain quarterback Joseph Gray. Last week: Bye. Next: San Diego Mira Mesa, Friday.

6. (6) Long Beach Poly (3-2)

Star defensive end Corey Waller was thinking about Lakewood three weeks ago. The Jackrabbits want what the Lancers have. Last week: Beat Long Beach Jordan, 41-8. Next: vs. Lakewood at Veterans Stadium, Friday.

7. (7) Compton Dominguez (4-1)

Though it might not be all that glamorous, Dominguez has four legitimate wins. The Dons have victories of three and four points -- and have not scored more than 28 in a game. Last week: Beat Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 21-17. Next: at Warren, Oct. 15.

8. (8) West Covina (4-1)

The No. 1 team in the Southeast Division, according to the most recent CIF-Southern Section poll, can run the ball with the best of them. Last week: Beat Walnut, 41-24. Next: at Rowland, Friday.

9. (9) St. John Bosco (4-1)

An earlier home loss to Lakewood might have been exactly what the Braves needed to get things rolling. Last week: Beat La Habra, 35-17. Next: at Mater Dei, Oct. 15.

10. (10) Bonita (4-0)

The Bearcats are averaging over 30 points per game and must be licking their chops with the Brahmas, who allowed 41 a week ago, up next. Last week: Bye. Next: at Diamond Bar, Friday.

Dropped out: None.