High School Football

Some moving in The Bee’s rankings and a look ahead to a big showdown next week

There’s only slight tinkering to The Fresno Bee’s Top 25 Central Section high school football rankings

Liberty-Bakersfield trailed against Clovis, but came out on top with a 43-34 victory. The Patriots flip flop with the Cougars going to No. 4 while Clovis drops to No. 5.

Kingsburg is inside the top 10, moving up one spot to No. 9.

And Redwood’s 51-6 rout of Atascadero earns the Rangers a move up one spot to No. 10.

Many of the teams in the rankings have a bye this week before starting league play next week, including No. 1 Central and No. 2 Buchanan facing off at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Oct. 3.

Here is how the rankings look:

1. Central (5-0)

Previous: 1

Last week: d. Turlock 41-13

Up next: Oct. 3 at Buchanan, 7 p.m.

2. Buchanan (3-2)

Previous: 2

Last week: lost to De La Salle-Concord 35-0

Up next: Oct. 3 vs. Central, 7 p.m.

3. Bullard (3-1)

Previous: 3

Last week: d. Clovis West 26-13

Up next: Sept. 27 at Arroyo Grande, 7:30 p.m.

4. Liberty-Bakersfield (4-1)

Previous: 5

Last week: d. Clovis 43-34

Up next: Oct. 4 at Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

5. Clovis (3-2)

Previous: 4

Last week: lost to Liberty-Bakersfield 43-34

Up next: Oct. 4 vs. Clovis East, 7 p.m.

6. Bakersfield (2-2)

Previous: 6

Last week: Bye

Up next: Sept. 27 at Sierra Canyon-Chatsworth, 7 p.m.

7. Arroyo Grande (4-1)

Previous: 12

Last week: d. Nipomo 21-6

Up next: Sept. 27 vs. Bullard, 7:30 p.m.

8. Bakersfield Christian (3-2)

Previous: 8

Last week: lost to Faith Lutheran-Las Vegas 28-21

Up next: Sept. 27 at Tulare Union, 7 p.m.

9. Kingsburg (5-0)

Previous: 10

Last week: d. El Diamante 20-0

Up next: Oct. 4 at Exeter, 7:15 p.m.

10. Redwood (4-0)

Previous: 11

Last week: d. Atascadero 51-6

Up next: Sept. 27 vs. Porterville, 7:30 p.m. at Mineral King Bowl

11. San Joaquin Memorial (4-1)

Previous: 13

Last week: d. Clovis East 20-17

Up next: Oct. 4 vs Bullard, 7:30 p.m. at Ratcliffe Stadium

12. Clovis East (3-2)

Previous: 7

Last week: lost to San Joaquin Memorial 20-17

Up next: Oct. 4. at Clovis, 7 p.m.

13. Clovis West (2-3)

Previous: 9

Last week: lost to Bullard 26-13

Up next: Oct. 4 vs. Clovis North, 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium

14. Righetti (5-0)

Previous: 19

Last week: d. Soledad 47-0

Up next: Sept. 27 at Dos Pueblos-Goleta, 7 p.m.,

15. Hanford (4-0)

Previous: 15

Last week: Bye

Up next: Sept. 26 vs. Tulare Western, 7:30 p.m.

16. Tulare Western (3-1)

Previous: 16

Last week: Bye

Up next: Sept. 26 at Hanford, 7:30 p.m.

17. Sanger (3-1)

Previous: 17

Last week: Bye

Up next: Sept. 27 vs. Paso Robles, 7:30 p.m.

18. Tulare Union (3-1)

Previous: 19

Last week: d. Lemoore 27-14

Up next: Sept. 27 vs. Bakersfield Christian, 7 p.m.

19. Clovis North (5-0)

Previous: 20

Last week: d. Ridgeview 41-27

Up next: Oct. 4 vs. Clovis West, 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium

20. Centennial (3-2)

Previous: 21

Last week: d. St. Joseph 10-8

Up next: Oct. 4 vs. Liberty-Bakersfield, 7:30 p.m.

21. Porterville (3-1)

Previous: 22

Last week: d. Golden West 27-25

Up next: Sept. 27 vs. Redwood, 7:30 p.m. at Mineral King Bowl

22. Ridgeview (2-3)

Previous: 14

Last week: lost to Clovis North 41-27

Up next: Oct. 4 vs. Golden Valley, 7:30 p.m.

23. St. Joseph (2-2)

Previous: 23

Last week: lost to Centennial 10-8

Up next: Sept. 27 vs. Lompoc, 7 p.m.

24. Kennedy (5-0)

Previous: NR

Last week: d. Taft 78-13

Up next: Sept. 27 at Arvin, 7:30 p.m.

25. Golden West (4-1)

Previous: 24

Last week: lost to Porterville 27-25

Up next: Oct. 4 vs. Mt. Whitney, 6:30 p.m. at Mineral King Bowl

Others: Strathmore (4-0), Washington Union (4-1), Edison (1-4), Dinuba (2-3), Templeton (3-1), Madera (3-2), San Luis Obispo (3-1), Garces (1-3)

DIVISION I

1. Central (5-0)

2. Buchanan (3-2)

3. Bullard (3-1)

4. Liberty-Bakersfield (4-1)

5. Clovis (3-2)

6. Bakersfield (2-2)

7. Arroyo Grande (4-1)

8. Clovis East (3-2)

9. Clovis West (2-3)

10. Tulare Union (3-1)

DIVISION II

1. Redwood (4-0)

2. San Joaquin Memorial (4-1)

3. Righetti (5-0)

4. Hanford (4-0)

5. Tulare Western (3-1)

6. Sanger (3-1)

7. St. Joseph (2-2)

8. Dinuba (2-3)

9. Frontier (3-2)

10. Stockdale (3-2)

DIVISION III

1. Bakersfield Christian (3-1)

2. Kingsburg (5-0)

3. Golden West (3-1)

4. Madera (3-2)

5. San Luis Obispo (3-1)

6. Highland (4-1)

7. Central Valley Christian (2-2)

8. South (3-1)

9. West (1-3)

10. Pioneer Valley (1-3)

DIVISION IV

1. Porterville (3-1)

2. Kennedy (5-0)

3. Washington Union (4-1)

4. Templeton (3-1)

5. East Bakersfield (3-1)

6. Selma (4-1)

7. Chavez (4-1)

8. North (4-1)

9. Santa Maria (3-2)

10. Chowchilla (2-3)

DIVISION V

1. Strathmore (4-0)

2. Caruthers (4-1)

3. Woodlake (4-1)

4. Yosemite (5-0)

5. Dos Palos (3-1)

6. Exeter (3-1)

7. Liberty-Madera Ranchos (3-2)

8. Mission Oak (3-1)

9. Immanuel (3-2)

10. Firebaugh (3-2)

DIVISION VI

1. California City (4-1)

2. Orosi (3-1)

3. McFarland (3-1)

4. Lindsay (3-2)

5. Foothill (3-2)

6. Riverdale (3-1)

7. McLane (2-2)

8. Orange Cove (2-2)

9. Minarets (3-1)

10. Corcoran (3-2)

8-MAN

1. Trona (4-0)

2. Fresno Christian (1-2)

3. Lone Pine (4-0)

4. Mojave (1-0)

5 Riverdale Christian (1-1)

6. Laton (1-2)

7. Kings Christian (1-3)

8. Frazier Mountain (1-3)

9. Alpaugh (1-3)

10. Big Pine (0-2)

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Anthony Galaviz writes about sports for The Fresno Bee. He covers the Oakland Raiders, high schools, boxing, MMA and junior colleges. He’s been with The Bee since 1997 and attended Fresno City College before graduating from Fresno State with a major in journalism and a minor in criminology.
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