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High school football rankings Week 8, 2022: Bay Area News Group Top 25

The toughest question this week was what to do with De La Salle.

The Spartans lost Friday for the third time this season, all to highly-ranked Northern California teams that have one loss between them.

Serra, Folsom and now St. Mary’s-Stockton have beaten De La Salle.

Serra is 6-0.

Folsom is 6-1, with its only loss by five points to Serra.

St. Mary’s-Stockton is 7-0.

De La Salle entered last week’s game at St. Mary’s ranked second by the Bay Area News Group.

The Spartans dropped one spot this week, to No. 3, after losing to the Stockton school 45-35. They trail Serra and a team that has not beaten De La Salle in 31 years, Pittsburg.

The Pirates moved up one spot despite needing a late field goal Friday to edge unranked Liberty.

Wilcox held steady at No. 4 and McClymonds and San Ramon Valley traded places again, with Mack back at No. 5 and SRV at No. 6 after they played a thriller Friday.

McClymonds beat SRV 45-42.

The only newcomer to this week’s rankings was Miramonte, which improved to 5-1 after beating previously unbeaten Northgate.

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On to the rankings …

Bay Area News Group Top 25

(Mercury News & East Bay Times)

No. 1 SERRA (6-0)

Previous ranking: 1

Last week: Beat Bellarmine 28-7

Up next: Saturday at Archbishop Riordan, 2 p.m.

No. 2 PITTSBURG (5-1)

Previous ranking: 3

Last week: Beat Liberty 31-29

Up next: Friday at Deer Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 3 DE LA SALLE (3-3)

Previous ranking: 2

Last week: Lost to St. Mary’s-Stockton 45-35

Up next: Friday at California, 7 p.m.

No. 4 WILCOX (6-0)

Previous ranking: 4

Last week: Beat Milpitas 48-9

Up next: Friday vs. Palo Alto, 7 p.m.

No. 5 MCCLYMONDS (4-1)

Previous ranking: 6

Last week: Beat San Ramon Valley 45-42

Up next: Friday at Skyline, 7 p.m.

No. 6 SAN RAMON VALLEY (5-1)

Previous ranking: 5

Last week: Lost to McClymonds 45-42

Up next: Friday vs. Clayton Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 7 CAMPOLINDO (6-0)

Previous ranking: 8

Last week: Beat Benicia 24-7

Up next: Friday vs. Acalanes, 7 p.m.

No. 8 EL CERRITO (6-0)

Previous ranking: 9

Last week: Beat Bethel 42-6

Up next: Friday at Pinole Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 9 SACRED HEART PREP (5-1)

Previous ranking: 10

Last week: Beat Half Moon Bay 17-7

Up next: Friday at Burlingame, 7 p.m.

No. 10 LOS GATOS (4-2)

Previous ranking: 11

Last week: Beat Palo Alto 42-20

Up next: Friday at Homestead, 7 p.m.

No. 11 ARCHBISHOP MITTY (5-1)

Previous ranking: 12

Last week: Beat Archbishop Riordan 34-13

Up next: Friday vs. Bellarmine at San Jose City College, 7 p.m.

No. 12 BELLARMINE (3-3)

Previous ranking: 7

Last week: Lost to Serra 28-7

Up next: Friday vs. Archbishop Mitty at San Jose City College, 7 p.m.

No. 13 ACALANES (5-0)

Previous ranking: 14

Last week: Beat Las Lomas 42-0

Up next: Friday at Campolindo, 7 p.m.

No. 14 CALIFORNIA (5-1)

Previous ranking: 15

Last week: Beat Monte Vista 34-25

Up next: Friday vs. De La Salle, 7 p.m.

No. 15 CLAYTON VALLEY (3-3)

Previous ranking: 18

Last week: Beat Amador Valley 47-14

Up next: Friday at San Ramon Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 16 ST. FRANCIS (3-3)

Previous ranking: 17

Last week: Beat Sacred Heart Cathedral 24-17

Up next: Friday at Valley Christian, 7 p.m.

No. 17 HALF MOON BAY (5-1)

Previous ranking: 16

Last week: Lost to Sacred Heart Prep 17-7

Up next: Friday at Menlo School, 3 p.m.

No. 18 MENLO-ATHERTON (3-3)

Previous ranking: 19

Last week: Beat Burlingame 20-7

Up next: Friday vs. Aragon, 7 p.m.

No. 19 JAMES LOGAN (4-2)

Previous ranking: 20

Last week: Beat San Leandro 34-0

Up next: Friday at Castro Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 20 AMADOR VALLEY (4-2)

Previous ranking: 13

Last week: Lost to Clayton Valley 47-14

Up next: Friday at Monte Vista, 7 p.m.

No. 21 HERITAGE (5-1)

Previous ranking: 21

Last week: Did not play

Up next: Friday at Antioch, 7 p.m.

No. 22 LINCOLN-SAN JOSE (6-0)

Previous ranking: 24

Last week: Beat Christopher 27-17

Up next: Friday at Oak Grove, 7 p.m.

No. 23 LIVERMORE (6-0)

Previous ranking: 25

Last week: Did not play

Up next: Friday vs. Foothill, 7 p.m.

No. 24 SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL (3-3)

Previous ranking: 22

Last week: Lost to St. Francis 24-17

Up next: Friday vs. St. Ignatius at Kezar Stadium, 7 p.m.

No. 25 MIRAMONTE (5-1)

Previous ranking: Not ranked

Last week: Beat Northgate 43-35

Up next: Friday vs. Benicia, 7 p.m.

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