The Register’s Orange County football poll for Monday, Oct. 2.
O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 25
(The poll voters are 10 members of the media)
1. Mater Dei 5-0 (250 poll points)
Monarchs took their bye last week; their average margin of victory is 44 points against a rigorous schedule.
This week: vs. Santa Margarita at Laguna Hills High, Friday
2. Mission Viejo 6-0 (240)
Joey Yellen passed for 423 yards and four touchdowns in Diablos’49-17 win over El Toro.
This week: vs. Tesoro, Friday
3. Orange Lutheran 5-0 (229)
Lancers idle last week; junior QB Ryan Hilinski has completed 75 percent of his passes, averages 350 passing yards a game.
This week: vs. St. John Bosco at Orange Coast College, Friday
4T. JSerra 5-0 (214)
Lions, who did not play last week, have defeated only one team with a winning record, Corona del Mar.
This week: vs. Servite at Cerritos College, Friday
4T. Santa Margarita 4-1 (214)
Eagles, coming off of bye week after losing to Mission Viejo, had allowed only 10 points in first four games before 28-23 loss to Diablos.
This week: vs. Mater Dei at Laguna Hills High, Friday
6. Servite 5-0 (200)
Friars averaged 44 points a game over their five nonleague wins.
This week: vs. JSerra at Cerritos College, Friday
7. San Clemente 6-0 (193)
Tritons were good at offense, defense and special teams in 23-20 win over Edison.
This week: no game
8. Edison 3-2 (170)
Chargers had early lead against San Clemente but couldn’t hang onto it.
This week: at Huntington Beach, Thursday
9. La Habra 4-2 (168)
Highlanders, who did not play last week, looks like they will reclaim Freeway League title this season.
This week: vs. Sunny Hills at Buena Park High, Friday
10. Corona del Mar 4-1 (156)
Sea Kings return to top 10 after 28-7 win over Trabuco Hills.
This week: vs. Beckman at Newport Harbor High, Friday
11. Capistrano Valley 6-0 (153)
Zach Ritner, who had three sack in Cougars’ 35-14 win over Cypress, will be in the O.C. defensive player of the year discussion.
This week: vs. Laguna Hills, Friday
12. Villa Park (4-1)
Spartans, No. 13 last week, breezed to 60-0 win over El Dorado.
This week: vs. Esperanza at Yorba Linda High, Friday
14. El Toro 3-3 (114)
Like almost every other team, Chargers had a difficult time keeping up with Mission Viejo in 49-17 loss to the Diablos.
This week: at Aliso Niguel, Friday
15. Tesoro 3-3 (112)
Three of the Titans’ six games have been decided by five points or fewer, including 48-33 win over Los Alamitos last week.
This week: at…