The section title games across the state have wrapped up and now we can really take at stab at the matchups for the all new Regional Football Championship Bowl games.
Earlier this week before the section title games had started, we broke down all the information to help understand the bowl game process
. So let's get back to the updated projections.
The 20 teams selected to participate in the games will be announced on Sunday — the live selection show will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Time Warner Cable. Look for a full breakdown immediately afterwards on MaxPreps.com.OPEN DIVISION NORTHDe La Salle (Concord) 14-0 vs. Folsom 14-0
De La Salle, the North Coast Division I
champions, and Folsom the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II
champions, will enter this game with perfect records. Folsom has wins over Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills)
, Elk Grove
and Buhach Colony (Atwater)
on its resume. De La Salle has impressive wins over Bellarmine (San Jose)
, Mullen (Denver), and Logan (Union City)
.OPEN DIVISION SOUTHNarbonne (Harbor City) 14-0 vs. Centennial (Corona) 13-1
Narbonne, the L.A. City Section Division I
winner, will enter with a perfect 14-0 record. The Gauchos beat both Long Beach Poly,
the Pac-5 winner, and Mater Dei, and knocked off Crenshaw (Los Angeles)
and Western Division section winner Serra (Gardena)
. Centennial, the Southern Section Inland champion
, beat nationally ranked Vista Murrieta 30-28
to improve to 13-1 overall.
DIVISION I NORTH
Granite Bay 11-3 vs. St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 10-3
Granite Bay, the Sac-Joaquin Division I
champion, has wins over Del Oro (Loomis)
, Franklin (Elk Grove)
and Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills)
. St. Ignatius, the Central Coast Section Open champion
, has wins over Bellarmine (San Jose)
and Archbishop Mitty (San Jose)
.DIVISION I SOUTH
Long Beach Poly 11-3 vs. Clovis North (Fresno) 12-1
Clovis North, the Central Section Division I
winner, has wins over Buhach Colony and Central (Fresno)
. Long Beach Poly, the Southern Section Pac-5 champion,
has wins over Mater Dei (Santa Ana), Mission Viejo
and St. John Bosco (Bellflower).
DIVISION II NORTHClayton Valley (Concord) 12-1 vs. Oakdale 13-1
This is a difficult one. Enterprise (Redding)
from the Northern Section has a slightly higher rank in this week's Bowl Game Rankings, but Oakdale, the Sac-Joaquin Section D-III
winner, would only have one loss to a San Diego Section powerhouse, Oceanside. Enterprise has three total losses and has already wrapped up the Northern Section's D-I title. Clayton Valley, the North Coast Section Division II
champion, has one loss in Week 1 to Pittsburg.DIVISION II SOUTH
Serra (Gardena, Calif.) 12-2 vs. Edison (Huntington Beach) 13-1
This is going to be a tough one for the commissioners. Oceanside from the San Diego Section could make an argument at 12-1 overall. Citrus Hill (Perris) is 14-0 but did not have a schedule like Edison or Serra. Serra, the Southern Section Western winner, beat one of the teams they lost to in the section final. Their other loss was to Narbonne. Edison, the Southern Section Southwest champion, only lost to Mater Dei (Santa Ana).
DIVISION III NORTH
Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 13-1 vs. Sutter 13-0
Marin Catholic, the North Coast Division III Section champion, should get one spot. The Wildcats are 13-1 overall with their only loss coming to Vacaville. They have wins over Justin-Siena (Napa), St. Ignatius (San Francisco) and El Cerrito. Sutter would be the lone representative from the Northern Section. The Huskies went 13-0 to win the NSCIF Division II title, and their resume includes wins over Enterprise (Redding) and West Valley (Cottonwood).
DIVISION III SOUTH
Madison (San Diego) 12-1 vs. Wasco 13-0
Madison, the San Diego Section Division IV champions, knocked off favorite St. Augustine in the section title game. Their only loss came to a Division II opponent. Wasco, the Central Section Division IV champs, rolled to a perfect record. They should be a clear favorite to get in. The sleeper to get in is Monrovia. They beat 12-1 Paraclete (Lancaster) 23-7 in the Southern Section Mid Valley title game.
DIVISION IV NORTH
Central Catholic (Modesto) 12-2 vs. McClymonds (Oakland) 9-3
Central Catholic, Sac-Joaquin D-IV champion, has just under 500 students and should get the bid with a win. Central Catholic's two losses came to Placer (Auburn) and Downey (Modesto). McClymonds would be the first-ever representative from the Oakland Section if it gets the bid. It would have three losses, though, and that could spell trouble.
DIVISION IV SOUTH
Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach) 10-3 vs. Rio Hondo Prep (Arcadia) 12-1
Santa Fe Christian, the San Diego Section Division V champions, would be another three loss team to get in. But their three losses came to much larger schools. Rio Hondo Prep, the Southern Section Northeast winner, stunned favorite Mission Prep, who beat Rio Hondo Prep 47-14 earlier in the season.