Inland Area Prep Football Top 10

THROUGH WEEK FIVE

1. Rancho Cucamonga (5-0) — Barring major disappointment, Cougars should go into Week 10 vs. Baseline League rival Upland as Inland Area’s No. 1 team.
THIS SEASON: 5-0 overall, 0-0 Baseline League. LAST SEASON: 10-3 overall, 4-1 Baseline League.
LAST RANKED: No. 1.
LAST GAME: def. Riverside North 59-6 in a non-league game on Friday, Sept. 27.
WEEK SIX: vs. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda on THURSDAY.

2. Vista Murrieta (4-1) — Broncos responded to guy check with a stark victory over one of Southern California’s better teams. And now the grind begins.
THIS SEASON: 4-1 overall, 0-0 Southwestern League. LAST SEASON: 13-1 overall, 5-0 Southwestern League.
LAST RANKED: No. 3.
LAST GAME: def. Encino Crespi, 42-2, in a non-league game on Friday, Oct. 4
WEEK SIX: vs. Temecula Valley on FRIDAY.

3. Corona Centennial (3-2) — Mic check time for the Huskies, who have won the Big VIII more times and with more rhymes that any other CNUSD participant.
THIS SEASON: 3-2 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League. LAST SEASON: 14-2 overall, 6-0 Big VIII League.
LAST RANKED: No. 2.
LAST GAME: def. Carson 55-25 in a non-league game on Friday, Sept. 27.
WEEK SIX: vs. Norco on FRIDAY.

4. Upland (3-2) — Most preseason Baseline League outlooks said Highlanders were the team to beat, not the team with two losses heading into league play.
THIS SEASON: 3-2 overall, 0-0 Baseline League. LAST SEASON: 12-1 overall, 5-0 Baseline League.
LAST RANKED: No. 4.
LAST GAME: def. No. 7 Corona Santiago 43-42 in a non-league game on Friday, Sept. 27.
WEEK SIX: at Glendora on FRIDAY.

5. Murrieta Valley (4-1) — New coach Vinny Fazio’s first run through Southwestern League play could be something like stepping off a cliff.
THIS SEASON: 4-1 overall, 0-0 Southwestern League. LAST SEASON: 10-2 overall, 4-1 Southwestern League.
LAST RANKED: No. 5.
LAST GAME: def. Elsinore 42-22 in a non-league game on Friday, Sept. 20.
WEEK SIX: vs. Temecula Great Oak on FRIDAY.

6. Menifee Heritage (4-1) — Highest ranked team not in the Inland Division, probably because the Patriots run the ball so, so very well.
THIS SEASON: 4-1 overall, 0-0 Sunbelt League. LAST SEASON: 11-2 overall, 5-0 Sunbelt League.
LAST RANKED: No. 6.
LAST GAME: def. Rialto 49-28 in a non-league game on Friday, Sept. 27.
WEEK SIX: vs. Perris on FRIDAY.

7. Corona Santiago (2-3) — It’s been a week since the wrench to the intestinals that was the Sharks’ loss to Upland. What have they learned?
THIS SEASON: 2-3 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League. LAST SEASON: 6-5 overall, 4-1 Big VIII League.
LAST RANKED: No. 7.
LAST GAME: lost, 43-43, to No. 4 Upland in a non-league game on Friday, Sept. 27.
WEEK SIX: vs. No. 8 Eastvale Roosevelt on FRIDAY.

8. Eastvale Roosevelt (4-1) — Is QB Joseph Muriel (Sr., 6-4, 225) ready for the spotlight? His first real test comes this week in pivotal Big VIII League matchup.
THIS SEASON: 4-1 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League. LAST SEASON: 3-7 overall, 2-3 Big VIII League.
LAST RANKED: No. 8.
LAST GAME: def. La Quinta 51-29 in a non-league game on Friday, Sept. 27.
WEEK SIX: at No. 7 Corona Santiago on FRIDAY.

9. Perris Citrus Hill (4-1) — Forget the Hawks, it’s probably been one of the longest bye weeks in QB Brett Hollingsworth’s young life. Ouch.
THIS SEASON: 4-1 overall, 0-0 Mountain Pass League. LAST SEASON: 14-0 overall, 5-0 Mountain Pass League.
LAST RANKED: No. 9.
LAST GAME: lost, 24-17, to Riverside King in a non-league game on, Friday, Sept. 27.
WEEK SIX: vs. San Jacinto on FRIDAY.

10. San Bernardino San Gorgonio (5-0) — So Coach Ron Gueringer wasn’t just flapping his gums when he said Spartans were an “upper echelon” team. Imagine that.
THIS SEASON: 5-0 overall, 0-0 San Andreas League. LAST SEASON: 8-3 overall, 4-1 San Andreas League.
LAST RANKED: No. 10.
LAST GAME: def. Colton 42-39 in a non-league game on Friday, Sept. 27.
WEEK SIX: vs. Rialto on FRIDAY.

DROPPED OUT: None.

JUST MISSED: Menifee Paloma Valley (5-0), Riverside King (5-0), Chino Hills (4-1), MoVal Rancho Verde (4-2), Norco (3-2).

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