Daily News high school football rankings, Oct. 3

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Here is this week’s Daily News high school football rankings, which include the team’s rank, record, last week’s ranking and its game this week.


1. Chaminade (6-0): The Eagles stay unbeaten after a lopsided win over Alemany last week. Chaminade is emerging as the favorite to win the Mission League.

Last week: No. 1 | This week: vs. Notre Dame, Friday

2. West Ranch (7-0): The Wildcats take down Hart to stay unscathed, but now face its biggest hurdle against Valencia, which would put them in the driver’s seat to win their first-ever Foothill League title.

Last week: No. 2 | This week: vs. Valencia, Friday

3. Oaks Christian (4-2): The Lions beat Calabasas in their Marmonte League opener led by Johnny Thompson.

Last week: No. 3 | This week: at Bishop Diego, Friday

4. Sierra Canyon (2-4): The Trailblazers fell in double overtime, 31-28, in their Mission League debut to Bishop Amat after being up 28-14 at halftime. Sierra Canyon will look to bounce back against a struggling Alemany.

Last week: No. 4 | This week: vs. Alemany, Friday

5. Thousand Oaks (6-0): The Lancers beat Royal 41-6 last week, and will now take on Camarillo, which is also unbeaten in Canyon League play this year.

Last week: No. 5 | This week: vs. Camarillo, Friday

6. Newbury Park (6-1): The Panthers took down Moorpark to bounce back from its overtime loss to Thousand Oaks two weeks ago. Brady Smigiel threw four touchdowns passes.

Last week: No. 6 | This week: at Agoura, Friday

7. Saugus (4-2): The Centurions had a bye week after losing to West Ranch, now they’ll continue Foothill League play against Hart.

Last week: No. 7 | This week: at Hart, Friday

8. Simi Valley (4-2): The Pioneers were able to fend off Westlake in overtime on the road to pick up their first Marmonte League win.

Last week: No. 8 | This week: vs. Calabasas, Friday

9. Highland (5-1): It’s business as usual for the Bulldogs, bulldozing through the Golden League.

Last week: No. 9 | This week: at Antelope Valley, Friday

10. Valencia (4-3): The Vikings picked up a solid win over Golden Valley, which was riding a five-game winning streak. Now, they can play spoiler and put themselves back into Foothill League title hopes against West Ranch.

Last week: No. 11 | This week: at West Ranch, Friday

11. St. Francis (4-2): The Golden Knights have its biggest Angelus League test this Friday at Cathedral.

Last week: No. 14 | This week: at Cathedral, Friday

12. Alemany (2-3): The Warriors were beaten like a drum against Chaminade in their Mission League opener. It could be a sign of what’s to come, or maybe they bounce back at Sierra Canyon. We’ll see …

Last week: No. 10 | This week: at Sierra Canyon, Friday

13. Calabasas (4-2): The Coyotes will look to avoid an 0-2 start in Marmonte League play at Simi Valley. The game could be high scoring.

Last week: No. 13 | This week: at Simi Valley, Friday

14. Moorpark (4-2): The Musketeers didn’t have an answer for Newbury Park’s high-powered offense, but will look to QB Connor Smith to get them back on track as they host Royal this Friday night.

Last week: No. 12 | This week: vs. Royal, Friday

15. Golden Valley (5-2): The Grizzlies couldn’t muster up enough offense to compete with Valencia last week, but is likely to not have any issues scoring when it faces Canyon this week.

Last week: No. 15 | This week: at Canyon, Friday

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