High School Sports

The Tribune prep football Power Rankings: Week 0

A look at the Top 10 prep football teams in the Area.
A look at the Top 10 prep football teams in the Area. Photo: Joe Johnston, Illustration: Travis Gibson

There is plenty of wiggle room when it comes to the Top 10 teams on the Central Coast entering Week 0 on Friday night. But one thing is for sure, Lompoc is the undisputed best team around entering the 2017 season. The Braves are coming off a season in which they didn’t lose until they ran into Corona del Mar in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoffs. Here’s our best guess at the top teams in the area — a list that is sure to change following Friday night’s action.

1. Lompoc (0-0, 0-0 Los Padres)

2. Paso Robles (0-0, 0-0 PAC 5)

3. St. Joseph (0-0, 0-0 Los Padres)

4. Arroyo Grande (0-0, 0-0 PAC 5)

5. Atascadero (0-0, 0-0 PAC 5)

6. Santa Ynez (0-0, 0-0 Los Padres)

7. Nipomo (0-0, 0-0 Northern)

8. Santa Maria (0-0, 0-0 Northern)

9. Cabrillo (0-0, 0-0 Los Padres)

10. Templeton (0-0, 0-0 Northern)

After a spectacular sophomore season, Arroyo Grande running back James Gilmet will carry the ball and the weight of expectations this season.

Former NFL player and new Paso Robles High head football coach Larry Grant brought two family members with him to the field for the 2017 season.

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