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In support of our weekly highlights show that airs every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on KRON TV, Channel 4, in San Francisco, here's the latest top 20 rankings for the 2002 football season. Presented by the good folks at Team Dealer, Inc., our Bay Area Top 20 rankings includes teams from the CIF Central Coast and CIF North Coast sections only plus teams from Solano and Napa counties of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section.

(After games of Oct. 12; last week's rank in parentheses)

1. (1) De La Salle (Concord) 5-0

Defeated Long Beach Poly, 28-7.

2. (2) San Leandro 5-0

Defeated Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland, 21-14.

3. (3) Palma (Salinas) 5-0

Defeated North Monterey County of Castroville, 14-6.

4. (4) Monte Vista (Danville) 5-0

Defeated Bellarmine of San Jose, 40-28.

5. (5) Foothill (Pleasanton) 4-0-1

Defeated Granada of Livermore, 35-0.

6. (6) Skyline (Oakland) 4-0-1

Defeated Dorsey of Los Angeles, 40-6.

7. (7) San Ramon Valley (Danville) 5-0

Defeated California of San Ramon, 41-10.

8. (8) Los Gatos 5-0

Defeated Santa Clara, 63-6.

9. (9) Valley Christian (San Jose) 6-0

Defeated St. Francis of Mountain View, 14-13.

10. (10) McClymonds (Oakland) 4-1

Defeated Kennedy of Richmond, 81-6.

11. (11) Miramonte (Orinda) 5-0

Defeated Acalanes of Lafayette, 24-6.

12. (12) Piedmont Hills (San Jose) 5-0

Defeated Leigh of San Jose, 30-14.

13. (13) Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) 5-0

Defeated Elsie Allen of Santa Rosa, 57-7.

14. (15) Logan (Union City) 3-1

Did not play.

15. (14) Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland) 4-1

Lost to San Leandro, 21-14.

16. (16) San Lorenzo Valley (Felton) 5-0

Defeated Scotts Valley, 37-7.

17. (18) Vacaville 4-1

Defeated Fairfield, 27-13.

18. (19) Terra Nova (Pacifica) 5-0

Defeated Jefferson of Daly City, 50-6.

19. (20) Hayward 5-0

Defeated Tennyson of Hayward, 65-0.

20. (nr) Berkeley 5-0

Defeated Encinal of Alameda, 58-0.

Notes & Highlights

Look at all the lopsided scores of the teams we ranked from last week. Who could have foreseen, though, that one of them, by 28-7, would have been De La Salle over Long Beach Poly? The Spartans are now on track to be No. 1 in the nation for the fourth time in five years and fifth overall. The national record win streak was upped to 130 games and probably will be 138 by the end of the season and 151 by the end of 2003.

The first of the big East Bay Athletic League showdowns will be this week when No. 4 Monte Vista takes on No. 5 Foothill. The highly anticipated Monte Vista-San Ramon Valley game, which features nationally-renowned QBs Kyle Wright and Sam Keller, won't be until the final week of the regular season.

The only team to drop out of the rankings was Bellarmine, although the Bells lost to highly-ranked Monte Vista. Their other two losses are to Valley Christian and Piedmont Hills, so we could have left the Bells in even with a 2-3 mark. We went instead with 5-0 Berkeley, which walloped Encinal, 58-0, behind Cal-bound Sean Young, who touched the ball just five times but scored three touchdowns.

You really have to hand it to Skyline for beating Dorsey of Los Angeles, 40-6. Last year, Dorsey was the L.A. City Section champs, but this year the Dons were no match for the Titans. Yonus Davis ran for 162 yards and three scores for Skyline. Davone Bess added a pair of touchdown passes. Skyline's chief OAL rival, McClymonds, achieved a rare feat by scoring more than 80 points with an 81-6 romp past Kennedy of Richmond. Darnell Henderson and Dante Floyd combined to score seven touchdowns for the Warriors.

One of the strangest games of the week was in the Monticello Empire League as it took two nights for Vacaville to subdue Fairfield, 27-14. The game actually began on Friday in Fairfield, but late in the first quarter an entire set of light standards blew out. Officials decided to resume the game on Saturday in Vacaville in case the lights in Fairfield on Friday took too long to repair. It was a big win for the Bulldogs, too, as Fairfield was a team that last year played in the Sac-Joaquin Section title game.

Check back on Monday for our state overall top 20 and our state rankings by division.

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