2018 CIF Football Playoff Divisions

CIF released the 2018 football playoff divisions Thursday. Here’s where the local teams placed. The entire list can be found at cifss.org


Bishop Amat




St. Francis





Charter Oak



La Mirada



La Serna

Don Lugo


Los Altos

Diamond Ranch


St. Paul



South Hills




La Salle


Crescenta Valley






Santa Fe

West Covina

San Dimas




San Marino






DIV 10


Pasadena Poly



South El Monte


El Rancho


DIV 11





Whittier Christian


DIV 12


Rio Hondo Prep

Diamond Bar




Baldwin Park

Temple City


Bell Gardens

South Pasadena



DIV 13




La Canada

El Monte




La Puente

Mt. View





Sierra Vista

San Gabriel





50 Comments to "2018 CIF Football Playoff Divisions"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 14, 2018 - 9:46 am | Permalink

    He has another year. On a scouting website I saw that he has UNLV, Fresno, and Hawaii, UC Davies, Sac State,Air Force offers.

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 14, 2018 - 8:33 am | Permalink

    is downeys qb going anywhere? kid is unreal

  3. Wing house's Gravatar Wing house
    June 12, 2018 - 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Warren is trash. They have a few guys that look good but can’t play no ball.

  4. @JBs's Gravatar @JBs
    June 12, 2018 - 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Yea but that’s just 7 vs 7 stuff, you know those things aren’t realistic. I’m hoping they have the lineman up front to run the ball and stop the run. I actually heard Warren has several skill positions that look promising.

  5. JBs's Gravatar JBs
    June 12, 2018 - 11:01 am | Permalink

    I watched San Gabriel dismantle Warren at the Charter Oak Tournament, Warren did not look good at all.

  6. @SEM coach aka D10 Scout's Gravatar @SEM coach aka D10 Scout
    June 12, 2018 - 9:20 am | Permalink

    ER walloped Montebello 35-7

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 12, 2018 - 8:58 am | Permalink

    I’m hearing Warren has a lot of talent this upcoming year. Looks like they might have a great year. Might have to go to a few games this year.

  8. D10 Scout's Gravatar D10 Scout
    June 11, 2018 - 9:29 pm | Permalink

    @The Ranch. When was the last time Bonita or ER whalloped anybody? I guess that why ER has scheduled Little Sisters of the Poor type teams for 2018. Maybe they can beat some of those.

  9. Dz nuts's Gravatar Dz nuts
    June 11, 2018 - 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Any word on the teams in Pomona???

  10. Theranch's Gravatar Theranch
    June 10, 2018 - 9:02 pm | Permalink

    D10 Scout, no such thing, put the name of the school you’re backing, ER and Bonita would still wallop the school you’re backing.

  11. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    June 10, 2018 - 8:28 pm | Permalink


    I was responding to a few of the people who brought Bonita up such as Bonita Alum, BoHiFan, and BHS. There is no other hidden agenda. While I would like to see an ER Bonita game because it would be pretty fun, I doubt that it would even happen. I have also pointed out that there is a possibility Bonita doesn’t even make the playoffs because of league play.

    And since you want to talk about history, the Bonita class of 2019 went 10-0 and the class of 2020 also went 10-0 as Freshmen. They are now Juniors and Seniors in a low division that would be prime picking for the Bearcats.
    Chaffey is not a very good team and never really has been. I’m not sure about Simi Valley, and Burroughs will likely miss the playoffs because of league play. So no, there isn’t a “nefarious purpose.”

  12. D10 Scout's Gravatar D10 Scout
    June 10, 2018 - 3:57 pm | Permalink

    FBFan and others are raising Bonita Fans hopes for their own nefarious purposes. Saying Bonita should be a lock to win at D10 is fake and phony. FBfan being student of football that looks at past results from 3 years ago would do well by looking at last year. Bonita edged out in the last seconds a 0-10 Diamond Bar team playing D12 football 42-39. I think FBfan is trying to raise expectations of Bonita so that just in case Bohi and ER meet in D10 and Bohi wallops them ER fans can say “They were supposed to”. “Bohi has great players and a great coach”, no not so much. Bohi more than earned there D10 ranking. My top D10 picks are Simi Valley, Chaffey and Burbank Burroughs. A D10 title is nice but it is far more meaningful for teams moving on up than teams like Bonita and ER that are moving on down. Congrats to Arroyo and SEM, moving on up.

  13. anon's Gravatar anon
    June 10, 2018 - 10:07 am | Permalink

    @warrior what excuses?Montebello played the games and lost.There weren’t any excuses..keep waiting fool lol

  14. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    June 10, 2018 - 7:07 am | Permalink


    Wow, I don’t think there is a single person who has done more for Bonita athletics in the last 15 years than Eric Podley and you want him out? He was the AD during the Kettering years and was the guy who hired great coaches such as Knott, Eckler, Baumunk, Godley, Medrano, and now Bogan. He had a couple of bad hires but do you have any idea how hard it is to hire good coaches now especially since most are now walk ons? If you don’t like Podley then that’s fine but at least appreciate all the things that man has done for your school.

  15. BHS's Gravatar BHS
    June 9, 2018 - 11:38 pm | Permalink

    The reason why Bonita is in D10 is because Podley didn’t make the right hire. Podley calls the shots at Bonita, he might make a good football coach but he can’t hire coaches. Baseball coach after one year fired, football coach after two years fired and softball program had to forfeit games. The sooner they let Podley go the better. When Kedderline was the principal Bonita was the poster school of the San Gabriel Valley.
    Again Bonita should not be in D10 with the demographics they have. If they make the playoffs no D10 should beat them. In league they don’t beat Colony, Ayala, and Glendora. Claremont has the same demographic but is also a poorly run school and I don’t know much about the other team in league.

  16. Southmen's Gravatar Southmen
    June 9, 2018 - 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Arroyo in Division 8 holy cow lol they will get killed. Everyone knows they got lucky winning a CIF title in D12. Back to losing in the 1st rd jimmy and quit complaining nobody cares.

  17. The warrior's Gravatar The warrior
    June 9, 2018 - 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Cif I hope they got it right Montebello dont have to worry about Valley View or Apple Valley let’s see what the excuse will be now Lol….. Cant wait

  18. Logic's Gravatar Logic
    June 9, 2018 - 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Let’s say Bonita gets in right……
    Now the question is will they be healthy enough for the playoffs.
    South El Monte and Schurr don’t face such a brutal league schedule. Most of them guys stays healthy. Regardless you still gotta play the game, SEM and Schurr are both way better programs than 2015. Bonita needs to get better!

  19. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    June 9, 2018 - 6:26 pm | Permalink

    @Bonita Alum,

    It won’t last very long. Smudgepot will be back in La Verne and Bonita will jump division me after a CIF title this year. The tougher challenge is league play. If Bonita gets in, they will be the team no one in D-10 wants to see.

    “3 years ago, we wouldn’t have even taken a phone call from these programs.”

    Bonita 49 Schurr 2
    Bonita 49 South El Monte 7

    Looks like they did more than take their phone calls. I was at the SEM game and it could have been 100-0 by 3rd qtr. if Medrano wouldn’t have called the dogs off. Expect the same type of scores in the playoffs.
    I know you yearn for the days of the Podley/Medrano era but move on and be a good fan.

  20. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 8, 2018 - 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Bet Schurr is kicking themselves in the ass. Bet they wished they were in division 12 cause that is the only place they would be able to win.

  21. Falcon1's Gravatar Falcon1
    June 8, 2018 - 9:11 pm | Permalink

    @ My Two Cents
    Arcadia has made it to the quarters the last two seasons and Burroughs has won a total of eight games
    during that time and half of those wins coming from Glendale and Hoover and the other four wins are
    Pasadena and Royal

  22. BoHi Fan's Gravatar BoHi Fan
    June 8, 2018 - 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Welp at least the bearcats can’t fall much further. As I look at the coming schedule at best we end up 2-3 non-league and 2-3 in league. Is this good enough to get into the D10 playoffs? Bonita does have a QB but seems to lack a line to protect him. Kind of weird CIF considers So. El Monte, Whittier, El Rancho and Schurr as equals. 3 years ago we wouldn’t even take a phone call from these programs.

  23. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 8, 2018 - 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Poor widdle arcadia! It was fun while it lasted huh boyz! Awkward!!!!!!!

  24. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    June 8, 2018 - 5:54 pm | Permalink

    @Falcon1, Arcadia have had one good season and Burroughs one bad season. I don’t think success or decline can be judged off of one season. If you judge both programs within the last five years, Burroughs belongs in the higher division.

  25. coachist's Gravatar coachist
    June 8, 2018 - 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Oh no we must alert the authorities at once!

  26. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    June 8, 2018 - 4:31 pm | Permalink
  27. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    June 8, 2018 - 3:58 pm | Permalink


    Get the CIF Bluebook and read how teams qualify into groupings for yourself. You can also thank some teams for not accurately posting their scores by playing the same team 2 times or a team in their league that is from Ohio, of course with the same scores etc.

    So, If La Mirada plays Gabrielino, Gabby’s schedule is tougher and higher than if they played Workman. Just as La Mirada’s would be a lessor schedule; even though they scored 80 Pts. They would rank lower because of points from Gabby, thus the next year they might be dropped to a lower division thats if they don’t get into the semi-finals in the division they are in now.

    Here is a link to CIF ‘s explanation of the divisions groupings. https://cifss.org/sport-news/2018-football-playoff-divisions-point-explanation

  28. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 8, 2018 - 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Angelus Fan
    Thanks for the reminder. You took full advantage of a young injury riddled falcon team. Let’s go back one more year
    Where we handled the business you didn’t and earned the hardware.
    The Alemany gravy train stopped running to Pasadena couple years ago. My condolences on all the talent you lost
    this season.

  29. Coacher's Gravatar Coacher
    June 8, 2018 - 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Downey and South Hills would be a good game the other two not so much

  30. Coacher's Gravatar Coacher
    June 8, 2018 - 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Where you crying while writing this?

  31. Football FanA's Gravatar Football FanA
    June 8, 2018 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    The formula is on the cif website!!!! I don’t understand it!!!! Covina and Arroyo had a good little rivalry going now it’s gone!!!

  32. Angelus Fan's Gravatar Angelus Fan
    June 8, 2018 - 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Hey Crescenta Valley Falcon 1. You Mean Alemany who is plucking Kids for the last 5 Year’s from Pasadena. You know what happened last time Crescenta Valley played Cathedral about a 50 point loss in The Playoffs. cathedral got a couple of kids that’s it. The Pasadena kids are at Arcadia.

  33. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 8, 2018 - 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Monrovia division 9?!? Huh… Pomona to division 11? Northview to division 7? San dimas stays in 8? Trying to make sense of these moves. Does anybody know how they pick who goes where? Whos the guy at CIF thats putting together these divisions?

  34. MidValFan's Gravatar MidValFan
    June 8, 2018 - 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Downey is exactly what all these other programs want to be but can not achieve

  35. annoymous's Gravatar annoymous
    June 8, 2018 - 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Downey is a Dirty program. They Recruit heavily and let Kids with Bad Grades or Bad Situations at other School’s in. They get a lot of St. John Bosco Kids who can’t make the starting lineup at Bosco. The Coaches at Downey are Scumbags.

  36. Falcon 1's Gravatar Falcon 1
    June 8, 2018 - 1:09 pm | Permalink

    @ My Two Cents
    Why is that? Burroughs is on a downtick and Arcadia’s has been plucking kids from all over
    The Pasadena area and cathedral

  37. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 8, 2018 - 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Some of the movement between divisions is insane. Teams that didn’t win a playoff game moving up two divisions is nuts.

  38. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 8, 2018 - 12:56 pm | Permalink

    @thrth. Not sure what Downey has done to be what’s wrong with high school football.

  39. HTCS's Gravatar HTCS
    June 8, 2018 - 12:28 pm | Permalink

    What rank is Mark Keppel, I don’t see them anywhere on the division 13 list.
    From T. Peterson: They are the first team listed.

  40. JBs's Gravatar JBs
    June 8, 2018 - 12:20 pm | Permalink

    In the past La Serna scheduled Downey and I believe Santa Fe has them in the schedule now.

  41. BT Bear's Gravatar BT Bear
    June 8, 2018 - 12:16 pm | Permalink

    It will be interesting to see if Duarte, Workman and Marshall will even field teams this season. No HC at any of them and less then a dozen players out for any kind of spring ball.
    So that means that some very good players will miss out on their senior season. The irony here is that these same players can’t transfer without paying a heavy price. CIF, joke, should allow a transfer if school lose their programs like this.

  42. EL MONTE17's Gravatar EL MONTE17
    June 8, 2018 - 12:07 pm | Permalink

    How is Montebello one division higher than South El Monte? How are teams placed?

  43. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    June 8, 2018 - 11:13 am | Permalink

    Because downey has really done a lot to glorify what’s wrong with high school football these days, no point in playing that game it will only injure kids.

  44. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 8, 2018 - 11:03 am | Permalink

    Burbank played them last year, or the year before and Santa Fe played them last year as well.

  45. @eggvader's Gravatar @eggvader
    June 8, 2018 - 10:37 am | Permalink

    just curious why dont any of these local teams schedule downey? Seems like a great test for the schurrs/arroyos/south hills caliber teams

  46. BonitaAlum's Gravatar BonitaAlum
    June 8, 2018 - 10:27 am | Permalink

    Wow, Bonita in a lower division than SD. Wild.

  47. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    June 7, 2018 - 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Burroughs is in D10 while Arcadia is in D8? They should switch places.

  48. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    June 7, 2018 - 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Is it time to take Paraclete out of this coverage area? I mean, they’re not even close to being local and they’re not playing a ton of locals like years past.
    From T. Peterson: The truth is we don’t see that many Paraclete games unless they play somebody local or it’s a playoff/Final game. But we do like to keep track. It’s always interesting to see what Division they’re in because they are always a contender.

  49. Angelus League's Gravatar Angelus League
    June 7, 2018 - 8:05 pm | Permalink

    St. Francis also move up to D2. Alemany and Loyola come into D2

  50. Areafan's Gravatar Areafan
    June 7, 2018 - 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Wow D9 and D10 will have some nice local flavor come playoff time.

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