Daily Journal Top 10 Poll — October

28 10 2011

Today’s games mark the unofficial, ‘no turning back’ point of the high school football season (for me). As of tomorrow, the bulk of everyone’s schedule will be over and done with. So, with that said and the month of October winding down, I thought it would be interesting to take a gander at the Daily Journal Top 10 Prep Football Poll through the month of October. Looking back at it now holds more importance given that the games that matter are the ones we have factored into the poll. Here’s a look at the last four weeks, including today’s (our latest version).

There are a couple of things I’d like to point out >> There hasn’t been a ton of movement in the Top 3. As you can see, Serra has (and will for the rest of the season) held on to the top spot. Even with that Mitty loss, and any loss for that matter, they’re head and shoulders above any team we have on the Peninsula. Although, the thing that cost them against the Monarchs was their inability to defend the pass (in that game). Perhaps, Terra Nova on a great day, might give them a run. That said, the Tigers have a hard time stopping anyone defensively >> Major props are in place for the Menlo Atherton Bears, who have jumped four spots to the Top 3. At the beginning of the year, we had no idea what to expect from the M-A boys. They still have a legitimate shot at the Bay Division title. How’s that for a way to finish your regular season … @home against Sacred Heart Prep and @Terra Nova. Two wins there, they have at least a share of the title >> Speaking of shout outs, how about the boys from Half Moon Bay, who at the start of the month weren’t even in the poll! Coach Matt Ballard won’t admit this, but I’m sure he was peeved that us media types counted them out of the Ocean Division equation at the beginning of the year. Goes to show how much we know! >> South City has suffered the biggest drop, three spots >> Capuchino, with their No. 10 spot this week, is the first Lake Division team to crack the poll >> Menlo and King’s Academy, both ranked in the Top 10 at the start of the month, have fallen out of the poll.

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