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Rankings by Marc Bloom and Rich Gonzalez; distributed by NSSF
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November 25 Rankings
#1 Dana Hills boys and Saugus girls each run second fastest team times ever at Mt. SAC
Last week's ranking in parenthesis.  BT=bubble team   NR=not ranked

1.Dana Hills [1]   Runs #2 time in Mt. SAC history (76:41) to win loaded So Section D1 race by 52 points
2.Buchanan [2]  No major meet after previous win at Central Section Finals
3.Thousand Oaks [4]   Wins So Section D2 title in 77:45 at Mt. SAC
4.Barstow [9]   Sets So. Section D3 team time record (77:46) at Mt. SAC to win by 80 points
5.Rancho Cucamonga [BT]   Huge breakthrough for 2nd (77:48) to Dana Hills in So Section D1 Finals
6.Mountain View [5]  No major meet after dominant win in Central Coast Section D2 Finals
7.Loyola-L.A. [7]    Sets So Section D2 team time record at Mt. SAC while running 2nd to Thousand Oaks
8.Royal [BT]   Finally running healthy to place 3rd in So Section D1 (78:12) at Mt. SAC
9.Campolindo [BT] Tops previously-ranked Petaluma to win North Coast Section D3 title
10.Arcadia [5]  Places 4th in very competitive So Section D1 field (78:00) at Mt. SAC

Cut: Vista Murrieta [3], Petaluma [8], Upland [10]

Bubble teams alphabetically: Corona, Davis, Del Campo, El Rancho, El Toro, Foothill-SA, Granada, Long Beach Poly, North Torrance, Paloma Valley, Palos Verdes, Paramount, Patrick Henry, Petaluma, Redondo Union, Saugus, St. John Bosco, Trabuco Hills, Upland, Vista Murrieta, Woodcrest Christian   

1.Saugus [1]   Blazes to So Section D2 Finals victory with #2 time ever (88:20) at Mt. SAC
2.Dana Hills [2]  Just misses re-breaking school record winning So Section D1 title (90:34) at Mt. SAC
3.Torrey Pines [3]  Defeats solid top-end field to win San Diego Sect D1 Finals on 2.75-mile course
4.Trabuco Hills [4]  Places 2nd in So Section D1 Finals with 92:11 clocking at Mt. SAC
5.Crescenta Valley [5]  Runs 3rd in So Section D1 Finals (92:40) as consistent season continues
6.Mountain View [6]  No major meet, previously won Central Coast Finals
7.Mira Costa [10]   Distant 2nd to Saugus in So Section D2 Finals in 92:48
8.San Clemente [BT]  Runs surprising 4th to edge cluster of teams in So Section D1 Finals in 93:52
9.Esperanza [BT]   5th in So Section D1 Finals in 93:52
10.Corona del Mar [BT]  Continues season-long upswing with So Section D3 title in 93:52 at Mt. SAC

Cut: Great Oak [7], Chino Hills [8], Redlands [9]

Bubble teams alphabetically: Aptos, Buchanan, Canyon-Anaheim, Carondelet, Castro Valley, Chaparral, Chino Hills, Davis, El Toro, Great Oak, La Reina, Livermore, Murrieta Valley, Oak Ridge, Orange Lutheran, Rancho Bernardo, Redlands, St. Ignatius, St. Mary’s-Berkeley, Sultana, Vista Murrieta, Woodcreek