Presidio Sports will release the Santa Barbara County Super Seven for prep football each Monday throughout the fall season. It is a way for you to see how our County teams stack up against each other and their opponents on a week-to-week basis throughout the season.
The rankings are not based on a vote, but determined by considering a combination of results, strength of schedule, common opponents, momentum, and a variety of other factors.
This set of rankings follows Week Seven games. Find past sets of rankings HERE.
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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPER SEVEN (10/15/2012)
1. Lompoc Braves (7-0, 3-0)
PREVIOUS GAME: Lompoc 49, Santa Maria 0
NEXT GAME: at Santa Ynez (1-6), Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: Barring catastrophe, the Braves are on their way to a 10-0 regular season and another Los Padres League title. Lompoc is now ranked No. 24 in California by Maxpreps and No. 12 in Southern California according to the L.A. Times. They’ve allowed just 48 points in seven games while scoring 265.
2. Dos Pueblos Chargers (6-2, 2-0)
PREVIOUS GAME: Dos Pueblos 27, Ventura 21
NEXT GAME: Bye
NOTES: The Chargers won perhaps their toughest game of their league season on Friday at Ventura. Dos Pueblos closes out its regular season with two games at home after its bye week. The Chargers have been able to win the close games this season, taking both contests that have been decided by a touchdown or less.
3. St. Joseph Knights (6-1, 4-0)
PREVIOUS GAME: St. Joseph 31, Paso Robles 14
NEXT GAME: at Atascadero (3-4, 1-2), Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: St. Joseph is the only undefeated team in the Pac-7 League. The Knights’ six-game win streak has boosted their Maxpreps’ State ranking to No. 72. Wins during the streak include San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, San Joaquin Memorial, at Palma and at Righetti.
4. Bishop Diego Cardinals (7-0, 2-0)
PREVIOUS GAME: Bishop Diego 55, Santa Paula 7
NEXT GAME: at Oak Park (4-4, 1-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
NOTES: The Cardinals went over 50 points for the fourth time this season in Saturday’s win. Bishop enters the most difficult two-week stretch of its season, traveling to Oak Park on Friday followed by a home game with No. 1 Nordhoff.
5. Santa Barbara Dons (5-2, 0-1)
PREVIOUS GAME: Bye
NEXT GAME: vs. San Marcos (1-6, 0-1), 7 p.m., Friday
NOTES: The Dons, looking for their first Channel League win, come back from their bye week to host “The Big Game.” The Dons should be hungry to get back in the win column after a disappointing loss to Buena.
6. Carpinteria Warriors (4-3, 0-1)
PREVIOUS GAME: Bye
NEXT GAME: vs. Nordhoff (7-0), 2-0), at Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
NOTES: The Warriors get an extra week to prepare for undefeated Nordhoff. The Rangers are coming off their closest game of their season, a 20-12 victory over Oak Park.
7. Righetti Warriors (2-6, 1-3)
PREVIOUS GAME: San Luis Obispo 38, Righetti 35
NEXT GAME: vs. Arroyo Grande (5-2, 2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: Righetti’s loss on Friday – the Warriors’ sixth on the season – was their fourth by a touchdown or less. It doesn’t get any easier with Arroyo Grande next.
DROPPED OUT: None
ON THE BUBBLE: Cabrillo Conquistadores (4-4, 3-1), Pioneer Valley Panthers (2-5, 0-3)