CIF-SS Playoff Predictions
Servite's Butch Pauu
Servite's Butch Pauu

Posted Nov 18, 2011


We pick who we think will win each of the 13 divisions in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs...

No section will have a bigger impact on the state bowl games than the Southern Section, where it's still safe to say that all five Southern California spots could be filled by a Southern Section team.

The Pac-5 title will have the biggest bearing, where the Open or D-I  berth will likely be decided, while the Northern and Inland Divisions are hoping for some upsets to open the door for the Open Division, but worst case, the favorites in those two divisions will likely battle it out for the D-I spot.  Off the field, of course.  And no playoff bracket will be more competitive in the entire state than the Pac-5, where Servite is looking for a three-peat in the division and their third straight trip to the state bowl game.

Here's a look at the CIF-SS playoffs.

PAC-5

The Favorite: Anaheim Servite
The Challengers: Long Beach Poly, Mission Viejo, Mission Hills Alemany
The Darkhorse: San Clemente, Bellflower St. John Bosco, Santa Margarita
Predicted Final: Servite over Long Beach Poly


Servite's Travis Averill

INLAND

The Favorite: Corona Centennial
The Challengers: Redlands East Valley, Vista Murrieta, Upland
The Darkhorse: Rancho Cucamonga, J.W. North
Predicted Final: Upland over Centennial


Upland's Christian Powell

NORTHERN

The Favorite: Westlake
The Challengers: Ventura St. Bonaventure, Westlake Village Oaks Christian, Valencia
The Darkhorse: Quartz Hill
Predicted Final: Westlake over. St. Bonaventure


Westlake's Justin Solis

WESTERN

The Favorite: Gardena Serra
The Challengers: Arroyo Grande, West Hills Chaminade, Ventura
The Darkhorse: Compton Dominguez
Predicted Final: Arroyo Grande over Serra


Arroyo Grande's Seth Jacobs

CENTRAL

The Favorite: Moreno Valley Rancho Verde
The Challengers: Palm Springs, Ontario Colony, Riverside La Sierra
The Darkhorse: Chino, San Bernardino Cajon
Predicted Final: Colony over Palm Springs


Colony's Bryan Harper

NORTHWEST

The Favorite: Lompoc
The Challengers: Playa Del Rey St. Bernard, Lompoc Cabrillo, Ojai Nordhoff
The Darkhorse: El Segundo, Torrance
Predicted Final: Lompoc over Cabrillo

EASTERN

The Favorite: Fontana Summit
The Challengers: Perris Citrus Hill, Heritage, Phelan Serrano
The Darkhorse: Fontana Kaiser, Victorville Silverado
Predicted Final: Summit over Citrus Hill


Summit's Jamaal Williams

SOUTHEAST

The Favorite: West Covina
The Challengers: Santa Fe, Burbank Burroughs, La Mirada
The Darkhorse: Pasadena Muir, Arcadia
Predicted Final: West Covina over Santa Fe


West Covina's Chris Solomon

SOUTHERN

The Favorite: Irvine Beckman
The Challengers: Corona Del Mar, Segerstrom, Estancia
The Darkhorse: Los Amigos, Rancho Alamitos
Predicted Final: Corona Del Mar over Beckman

SOUTHWEST

The Favorite: Villa Park
The Challengers: La Habra, Cypress, El Toro
The Darkhorse: Buena Park, Yorba Linda
Predicted Final: La Habra over Cypress


La Habra's Aaron Porter

MID-VALLEY

The Favorite: Covina
The Challengers: El Monte Arroyo, San Dimas, Monrovia
The Darkhorse: Azusa, Whittier Christian
Predicted Final: Covina over San Dimas

EAST VALLEY

The Favorite: Chatsworth Sierra Canyon
The Challengers: Lancaster Paraclete, St. Margaret's, Bishop Diego
The Darkhorse: Big Bear, Twentynine Palms
Predicted Final: Sierra Canyon over Paraclete


Sierra Canyon's Tyler Stewart

NORTHEAST

The Favorite: Bishop
The Challengers: Rio Hondo Prep, Boron, Salesian
The Darkhorse: Mojave, Saddleback Valley Christian
Predicted Final: Boron over Rio Hondo Prep


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