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ESPNLA.com top 25 review

This week the six 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 third week in a row.

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

  • Eight teams in the top 25 lost: No. 7 Vista Murrieta (45-31 to No. 23 Crespi); No. 12 Oaks Christian (31-12 to No. 2 Westlake); No. 15 Edison (27-7 to Mater Dei); No. 16 Moorpark (28-25 to No. 13 St. Bonaventure); No. 17 Redlands East Valley (14-3 to Chino Hills); No. 18 Dana Hills (23-14 to El Toro); No. 20 Eastvale Roosevelt (40-33 to Corona Santiago); No. 25 Upland (30-13 to Loyola).

  • Most impressive victory: We'll go with Crespi's win over Vista Murrieta, which was the top-ranked team in the CIF-SS Inland Division poll last week. The Celts won this one on the road to boot.

  • On the offensive: There were a number of big numbers put up this week, starting with No. 6 Corona Centennial's 66-14 win over Riverside King. Another team in the 60s this week was No. 9 Valencia (63-28 over Santa Monica). Teams reaching the 50s were No. 8 Bishop Amat (53-6 over Cathedral) and No. 14 Crenshaw (50-7 over Culver City).

  • Rolling along: In addition to Centennial, the top teams didn't have to sweat too much this week, including No. 2 Westlake, No. 3 Mission Viejo (42-21 over Carson), No. 4 Lakewood (37-0 over Compton) and No. 5 Serra (48-22 over Narbonne). Two others who remained unbeaten were No. 10 Norco (38-7 over J.W. North) and No. 11 Alemany (49-17 over Harvard-Westlake).

  • Lost in the shuffle: With everyone talking about the Westlake-Oaks Christian clash in the Marmonte League, another mammoth game saw No. 13 St. Bonaventure come from behind for a 28-25 win over No. 16 Moorpark.

  • Top dog: No. 1 Servite completed its brutal nonleague schedule with a 28-7 win over Chaparral, keeping the Pumas winless (0-4) after they began the season in the top 10 of most polls. Before the season, Servite coach Troy Thomas said it was possible his team could be 1-4 after its first five games. Not even close.

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