Santa Barbara County Super Seven: Week 3

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 Two games. Find past sets of rankings HERE.

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1. Lompoc Braves (3-0)

PREVIOUS GAME: Lompoc 42, Pioneer Valley 3

NEXT GAME:?at Dos Pueblos (3-0), at Scott O’Leary Stadium, Friday, 7 p.m.

NOTES: The Braves upped their winning streak to 23 games with a comfortable 42-3 drubbing of Pioneer Valley. Friday’s upcoming game at Dos Pueblos will be Lompoc’s farthest road game of the season so far, coming against a 3-0 team in Dos Pueblos.

2. Righetti Warriors (1-2)

PREVIOUS GAME: St. Francis 29, Righetti 22

NEXT GAME: at Valencia (0-2), at VHS, Friday, 7 p.m.

NOTES: Despite a losing record after three games, the Warriors hold on to their No. 2 ranking in the county because of their strength of schedule and the 55-15 trouncing of Cabrillo in their one win. Righetti moves into its Pac-7 League schedule next week.

3.?Dos Pueblos Chargers (3-0)

PREVIOUS GAME:?Dos Pueblos 25, Cabrillo 8

NEXT GAME:?vs. Lompoc (3-0), at?Scott O’Leary Field, Friday, 7 p.m.

NOTES:?Dos Pueblos is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2001. The Chargers defense held their opponents to under 10 points for the second time in three games during Friday’s 25-8 win over Cabrillo. Dos Pueblos hosts Lompoc on Friday. Chargers head coach Nate Mendoza played at Lompoc and has a chance to break the Braves’ 23-game winning streak.

4.?Santa Barbara Dons?(2-1)

PREVIOUS GAME: Atascadero 35,?Santa Barbara 31

NEXT GAME:?at Rio Mesa (1-1), at RMHS, Friday, 7 p.m.

NOTES:?The Dons were well on their way to their third win in a row to start the season until Atascadero pulled off a stunning fourth quarter comeback on Friday night. This week’s game should give the Dons an idea of where they stand in the Channel League as Rio Mesa’s first two games have come against Channel League schools. The Spartans routed San Marcos 59-13 but lost to Ventura 36-14 last week.

5. St. Joseph Knights (1-1)

PREVIOUS GAME: Bye (Week 2);?St. Joseph 44, San Joaqiun Memorial 3 (Week 1)

NEXT GAME: at Palma (1-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m.

NOTES: ?St. Joseph took its bye early in the season following a convincing victory over San Joaquin Memorial. Salinas’ Palma (1-0) will be a considerable challenge for the Knights despite an extra week St. Joseph had to prepare.?After Palma, the Knights will begin their Pac-7 League schedule with San Luis Obispo on September 21.

6. Bishop Diego Cardinals (3-0)

PREVIOUS GAME: Bishop Diego 55, Valley Christian 13 [VIDEO]

NEXT GAME: vs. Santa Clara (2-1), at La Playa Stadium, Saturday, 7 p.m.

NOTES: ??The Cardinals received the No. 1 in the Northwest Division last week and followed that up with a 55-13 rout of Valley Christian on Saturday. Bishop Diego’s offense has been nearly unstoppable, averaging over 50 points in its first three games. An injury to senior running back Jack Gregson won’t hurt as much with several capable options waiting in the wings.

7. Carpinteria Warriors (1-2)

PREVIOUS GAME: Carpinteria 51, Nipomo 12

NEXT GAME: at Santa Ynez (0-3), at?SYHS, Friday, 7 p.m.

NOTES:?The Warriors won their first game in convincing fashion on Friday night as they trounced Nipomo 51-12. Carpinteria’s thus-far losing record doesn’t show that the Warriors held second-half leads in both of its two losses. The offense is averaging almost 38 points per game this season.

DROPPED OUT:?Cabrillo Conquistadores

ON THE BUBBLE:? Pioneer Valley Panthers