ESPNLA.com top 25 review

For the second week in a row, there was little disruption in the most recent ESPNLA.com Top 25 Prep Football rankings.

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

  • Two teams in the top 25 lost: No. 12 Crespi (28-17 to No. 7 Alemany); No. 25 Thousand Oaks (52-0 to No. 8 St. Bonaventure).

  • Most impressive victory: Let's stick with one of the games above as No. 8 St. Bonaventure (were the Seraphs sending a message?) showed it still should be considered a major threat to Westlake in the Marmonte League race after its dismantling of a good Thousand Oaks team. The Nov. 5 game at Westlake, which essentially will be for the league title, is fast approaching.

  • Half-a-hundred club (and then some): Some more members joined this week with a few repeat visitors, including the aforementioned team from St. Bonaventure. This week's list also features No. 4 Corona Centennial (69-13 over Corona Santiago); No. 9 Crenshaw (55-0 over Manual Arts); No. 10 Long Beach Poly (59-0 over Millikan); No. 16 Valencia (52-31 over Canyon); No. 21 Compton Dominguez (55-6 over Cerritos Gahr); No. 22 Oaks Christian (65-0 over Simi Valley); No. 24 Eastvale Roosevelt (56-35 over Corona).

  • Lost in the shuffle: No. 6 Bishop Amat became the only team in the ESPNLA.com top 25 to reach 8-0 this week after another impressive victory, 41-31, on the road against Loyola. The Lancers take on Sherman Oaks Notre Dame at home this week and then get two weeks to prepare for what figures to be a for-all-the-marbles Serra League showdown at Alemany on Nov. 12.

  • Speaking of collision courses: In the City Section, No. 9 Crenshaw and No. 18 Dorsey continue on their path toward what figures to be a Coliseum League showdown on Nov. 12 in their regular-season finale. Dorsey dominated West Adams, 34-8, for its latest win to improve to 7-0. The Dons are one of eight 7-0 teams in the ESPNLA.com top 25.

  • Last add collision courses: We mentioned it last week, but it's worth bringing up again. The Big VIII title probably will be decided when No. 15 Norco plays host to No. 4 Corona Centennial on Friday (though No. 24 Eastvale Roosevelt still hopes to have something to say about that).

  • Top dog: No. 1 Servite actually trailed, but the Friars, who have been No. 1 all season, found their way to a 32-24 victory over a tougher-than-expected St. John Bosco team. Up next is a high-profile affair against Mater Dei on Friday at Angel Stadium.

  • Idle times: No. 3 Mission Viejo was the only top 25 with the week off, but the Diablos have a huge South Coast League game against San Clemente next on their agenda.

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