Coming off its victory against Mission Viejo (Calif.), Rancho Cucamonga has rocketed into the top 10 of the Super 25 Computer football rankings.
Rancho Cucamonga is No. 9 after its 42-26 victory against Mission Viejo in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinal, moving up from No. 21. The loss ended Mission Viejo’s 39-game winning streak. Mission Viejo was No. 11 in the Super 25 Computer rankings last week.
Under Armour All-American Jaylon Redd scored two touchdowns early in the third quarter to give Rancho a 21-13 lead that it never relinquished. The Cougars scored 28 unanswered points in the third quarter before defensive back Thomas Graham, also an Under Armour All-American, returned an interception 70 yards for a TD with 1:32 remaining. Mission Viejo was trailing by nine at the time.
The top six spots remained the same: Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), Centennial (Corona, Calif.) and Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.).
Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.) moved up from No. 10 to No. 7; DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) jumped one spot to No. 8; followed by Rancho Cucamonga and St. Ignatius (Cleveland). St. Ignatius is up from No. 12.
Mountain Pointe (Phoenix) begins the second 10 at No. 11. Prairie Ridge (Crystal Lake, Ill.), East St. Louis (Ill.), Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) and Trinity (Louisville) round out the top 15.
Utah state champion Bingham (South Jordan) is No. 16. Detroit Catholic Central, McGill-Toolen (Mobile, Ala.), Camas (Wash.) and Chandler (Ariz.) finish up the Top 20. McGill-Toolen, heading into the 7A state title game against Hoover, is the highest-ranked newcomer.
Cass Tech (Detroit) starts the final five, followed by Salt Lake City East, Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Allen (Texas) and University of San Diego High. San Diego is the second newcomer in the Super 25.