LA South: The Top 10

1. (1) Serra (9-0)

Oh, the luxury of having the offensive weapons to easily erase fourth-quarter deficits. Last week: Beat West Hills Chaminade, 35-21. Next: at Cathedral, Friday.

2. (2) Bishop Amat (9-0)

A bye week offered a chance to rest -- but did it come at the wrong time for a streaking team? Last week: Idle. Next: at Alemany, Friday.

3. (3) Crenshaw (7-2)

The Cougars can compensate for their two early-season losses with a Coliseum League title on Friday. Last week: Beat Locke, 43-0. Next: at Dorsey, Friday.

4. (4) Long Beach Poly (7-2)

Looking like Poly of old, the Jackrabbits hope to build momentum heading into the Pac-5 playoffs. Last week: Beat Cabrillo, 54-2. Next: vs. Compton, Friday.

5. (5) Lakewood (8-1)

Senior quarterback Tyler Schultz has been a consistent passer since the demoralizing loss to Poly. Last week: Idle. Next: vs. Long Beach Wilson, Friday.

6. (6) Dorsey (9-0)

The chance to knock off rival Crenshaw and back up the perfect record is finally here for the Dons. Last week: Beat Fremont, 48-0. Next: vs. Crenshaw, Friday.

7. (7) Compton Dominguez (8-1)

All but assured a high seeding in the Western Division playoff bracket, Dominguez can play defense with the best of them. Last week: Beat Paramount, 52-14. Next: vs. Lynwood, Friday.

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

Back-to-back weeks of facing the No. 2 and No. 3-ranked teams were no biggie for these Bulldogs. Last week: Beat Diamond Ranch, 41-10. Next: vs. Diamond Bar, Friday.

9. (9) Carson (7-2)

Maybe the loss to Mission Viejo on Oct. 1 was for the better. Justin Alo is making the City Section take notice. Last week: Beat San Pedro, 27-19. Next: vs. Washington, Friday.

10. (NR) Covina (9-1)

The Colts have yet to earn respect in the polls, despite being the only team to knock off mighty West Covina. Last week: Beat San Dimas, 27-23. Next: Idle.

Dropped out: St. John Bosco.