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 Five games. Find past sets of rankings HERE.
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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPER SEVEN (10/1/2012)
1. Lompoc Braves (5-0)
PREVIOUS GAME: Bye
NEXT GAME: at Templeton (5-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: The Braves come off a bye to face Templeton, a Los Padres League team that defeated Santa Barbara County teams Carpinteria (49-42), Pioneer Valley (17-13) and Santa Maria (54-7). Still, Lompoc should extend its streak.
2. Dos Pueblos Chargers (4-2)
PREVIOUS GAME: San Juan Hills 27, Dos Pueblos 14
NEXT GAME: at San Marcos (1-5), Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: Dos Pueblos took its second long road trip of the season on Friday, falling to an undefeated Stallions team. DP’s two losses have come to teams (SJH, Lompoc) with a combined record of 11-0. The Chargers will get back into the win column in their Channel League opener on Friday at San Marcos.
3. Santa Barbara Dons (5-1)
PREVIOUS GAME: Santa Barbara 31, Pacifica 5
NEXT GAME: at Buena (3-3), Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: The Dons pocketed an easy win on Friday against a Pacifica team that lost 18 players to suspension that afternoon. So maybe not a result to take much stock in. Nevertheless, the Dons have gone 5-1 against a respectable preseason schedule that included Atascadero (L), Centennial Bakersfield (W) and St. Joseph (W).
4. St. Joseph Knights (4-1)
PREVIOUS GAME: St. Joseph 38, Righetti 17
NEXT GAME: vs. Arroyo Grande (4-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: St. Joseph’s 21-point win over last week’s County No. 7 Righetti gives the Knights their fourth straight victory. The Knights would be higher in these rankings if not for a season-opening 3-point loss at Santa Barbara. Despite that early result, the Knights would make a strong case for No. 2 with a win this week against AG.
5. Bishop Diego Cardinals (5-0)
PREVIOUS GAME: Bishop Diego 13, Santa Fe Christian 8
NEXT GAME: at Carpinteria (4-2), at Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
NOTES: The Cardinals endured their toughest opponent this season on Friday, winning a low-scoring matchup with Santa Fe Christian. The No. 2 team in the Southern Section’s Northwest Division has another tough one coming up as the rival Carpinteria Warriors have won four straight.
6. Carpinteria Warriors (4-2)
PREVIOUS GAME: Carpinteria 27, Fillmore 0
NEXT GAME: vs. Bishop Diego (5-0), at Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
NOTES: The Warriors defense produced four more turnovers on Friday, totaling 20 takeaways during Carpinteria’s 4-game winning streak.
7. Pioneer Valley Panthers (2-3)
PREVIOUS GAME: Bye
NEXT GAME: vs. San Luis Obispo (3-3), Friday, 7 p.m.
NOTES: Pioneer Valley makes its first appearance in the SB County Super Seven, taking Righetti’s spot after the Warriors lost their second-straight Pac-7 game to fall to 1-5 overall. The Panthers have beaten Santa Maria and Nipomo easily this season. Two close losses to Templeton and Atascadero suggest PV belongs among SB County’s top seven.
DROPPED OUT: Righetti Warriors (1-5)
ON THE BUBBLE: Righetti Warriors, Cabrillo Conquistadores