1. Mission Viejo
2. Mater Dei
3. Santa Margarita
5. El Toro
7. Villa Park
10. Newport Harbor
The Sailors got my vote because of their impressive 4-0 finishing kick to the Sunset League season. Newport’s run was highlighted by victories against Fountain Valley (21-14), Huntington Beach (20-17) and Los Al (31-28).
I also like their 28-7 victory against San Clemente in late September.
I respect the Trinity League teams such as Orange Lutheran, Servite and JSerra but those teams weren’t able to deliver the consistency down the stretch to be ranked in the Top 10.
Part of that can be attributed to life in the Trinity League but teams still need to earn their way into the Top 10.
Newport Harbor is finishing strong, even after falling to Edison.
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