There, I said it.
Once upon a time, the LA City Section teams were on top of the world. Now it looks like that balance of power has shifted to the Southern Section, which for those of you who don’t know, is basically the swath of schools that lie to the West, South and East of Los Angeles.
Look at this latest list of the top 25 City Section teams:
1 View Park (Los Angeles, CA) Coliseum Small
2 Taft (Woodland Hills, CA) West Valley 1
3 Narbonne (Harbor City, CA) Marine 1
4 LACES (Los Angeles, CA) Western Small
5 Carson (CA) Marine 1
6 Washington (Los Angeles, CA) Marine 1
7 El Camino Real (Woodland Hills, CA) West Valley 2
8 Granada Hills (CA) West Valley 2
9 Monroe (North Hills, CA) Valley Mission 3
10 Huntington Park (CA) Eastern 3
11 Palisades (Pacific Palisades, CA) Western 1
12 Fairfax (Los Angeles, CA) Western 2
13 South East (South Gate, CA) Eastern 2
14 Crenshaw (Los Angeles, CA) Coliseum 1
15 Gardena (CA) Marine 1
16 West Adams (Los Angeles, CA) Central 2
17 Garfield (Los Angeles, CA) Eastern 3
18 Wilson (Los Angeles, CA) Northern 1
19 Chatsworth (CA) West Valley 1
20 Birmingham (Van Nuys, CA) West Valley 3
21 Roosevelt (Los Angeles, CA) Eastern 2
22 Dorsey (Los Angeles, CA) Coliseum 1
23 Sylmar (CA) Valley Mission 3
24 Huntington Park College-Ready Academy (Huntington Park, CA) Freeway Small
25 Banning (Wilmington, CA) Marine 2
Taft, Chatsworth, Garfield, Roosevelt and Gardena are weak (just to name a few), Southeast and Narbonne are still upstarts, Washington Prep is having a difficult year and is on a losing streak, and the fact that Banning even made this list makes my jaw drop slightly.
It’s kinda sad.