High school football 2023 preseason rankings: Bay Area News Group Top 25

Serra opens season at No. 1, but will its stay be short-lived? Four teams not ranked at end of 2022 are in Top 25 now.

Serra will begin the new high school football season where it left off the previous one. At the top of the rankings of the Bay Area News Group.

But how long will the San Mateo be a powerhouse?

The Padres open the season at home against Sacramento-area powerhouse Folsom on Saturday, followed by another home game against North Coast Section powerhouse De La Salle a week later.

If Serra wins both of those games, it could stay at No. 1 for a long time.

The Padres are that powerful.

However, De La Salle is ranked just behind Serra. The Concord school will face Southern California heavyweight Orange Lutheran in its home opener on Friday.

Valley Christian, Archbishop Riordan, Menlo-Atherton, and Monte Vista are the four schools that did not finish in the final Top 25 last season.

Valley Following a two-win season last fall, Christian appears poised to make a significant leap. The Warriors are ranked No. 10, three spots ahead of the talented Riordan.

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Menlo-Atherton is ranked twenty-first. Monte Vista is ranked twenty-first.

Now for the Top 25…

Top 25 Bay Area News Group

(From the East Bay Times)

No. 1 SERRA

Final 2022 ranking: 1

Season opener: Saturday vs. Folsom, noon

No. 2 DE LA SALLE

Final 2022 ranking: 2

Season opener: Friday vs. Orange Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.

No. 3 PITTSBURG

Final 2022 ranking: 3

Season opener: Saturday vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral at Kezar Stadium, 1 p.m.

No. 4 CLAYTON VALLEY

Final 2022 ranking: 13

Season opener: Friday at Salinas, 7 p.m.

No. 5 SAN RAMON VALLEY

Final 2022 ranking: 5

Season opener: Friday at St. Ignatius, 7 p.m.

No. 6 ST. FRANCIS

Final 2022 ranking: 9

Season opener: Friday vs. Helix-La Mesa, 7 p.m.

No. 7 LOS GATOS

Final 2022 ranking: 11

Season opener: Thursday vs. Soquel, 7 p.m.

No. 8 ST. IGNATIUS

Final 2022 ranking: 18

Season opener: Friday vs. San Ramon Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 9 WILCOX

Final 2022 ranking: 15

Season opener: Friday at Valley Christian, 7 p.m.

No. 10 VALLEY CHRISTIAN

Final 2022 ranking: Not ranked

Season opener: Friday vs. Wilcox, 7 p.m.

No. 11 MCCLYMONDS

Final 2022 ranking: 4

Season opener: Sept. 1 at Bellarmine, 7 p.m.

No. 12 SACRED HEART PREP

Final 2022 ranking: 10

Season opener: Friday at Archbishop Riordan, 3 p.m.

No. 13 ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN

Final 2022 ranking: Not ranked

Season opener: Friday vs. Sacred Heart Prep, 3 p.m.

No. 14 EL CERRITO

Final 2022 ranking: 7

Season opener: Friday at Amador Valley, 7 p.m.

No. 15 LIBERTY

Final 2022 ranking: 16

Season opener: Thursday at Enochs-Modest at Johansen-Modesto, 7 p.m.

No. 16 CAMPOLINDO

Final 2022 ranking: 6

Season opener: Friday at Vanden-Fairfield, 7 p.m.

No. 17 ACALANES

Final 2022 ranking: 14

Season opener: Friday at San Marin, 7 p.m.

No. 18 JAMES LOGAN

Final 2022 ranking: 24

Season opener: Friday vs. Archbishop Mitty, 7 p.m.

No. 19 CHRISTOPHER

Final 2022 ranking: 25

Season opener: Friday vs. North Monterey County, 7 p.m.

No. 20 MENLO-ATHERTON

Final 2022 ranking: Not ranked

Season opener: Friday vs. Bellarmine at San Jose City College, 7 p.m

No. 21 MONTE VISTA

Final 2022 ranking: Not ranked

Season opener: Friday at Granada, 7 p.m.

No. 22 TENNYSON

Final 2022 ranking: 23

Season opener: Friday vs. East Union-Manteca, 7 p.m.

No. 23 ARCHBISHOP MITTY

Final 2022 ranking: 8

Season opener: Friday at James Logan, 7 p.m.

No. 24 HALF MOON BAY

Final 2022 ranking: 22

Season opener: Friday vs. Leland, 7 p.m.

No. 25 LIVE OAK

Final 2022 ranking: 20

Season opener: Friday vs. Gilroy, 7:15 p.m.

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