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San Diego Section high school football media poll: Helix takes over top spot

Helix moves up to No. 1 after the Highlanders' upset of Cathedral Catholic.
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Here’s the San Diego Section high school football media poll for the week of Sept. 16, 2019. The poll is coordinated by the Union-Tribune’s John Maffei.

First-place votes in parentheses; points awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis

Rank; Team; Record; Points; Last Week

1. Helix (14); 2-1; 292; 3

2. St. Augustine (16); 4-0; 290; 2

3. Cathedral Catholic (1); 3-1; 255; 1

4. Carlsbad; 3-1; 211; 5

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5. Steele Canyon; 3-0; 176; 6

6. Torrey Pines; 3-1; 113; 8

7. Lincoln; 3-1; 108; 4

8. Grossmont; 3-0; 81; 9

9. Mission Hills; 2-2; 65; 7

10. La Costa Canyon; 3-1; 50; NR

Others receiving votes: Oceanside (2-1, 42 points), San Diego (4-0, 6 points), Vista (3-1, 5 points), Madison (2-2, 3 points), Granite Hills (3-1, 2 points), Hilltop (4-0, 2 points), Scripps Ranch (4-0, 1 point), Poway (3-1, 1 point).

Voters: 31 sportswriters, sportscasters and officials from throughout the county - John Maffei (San Diego Union-Tribune; Terry Monahan, Don Norcross, Rick Hoff, Jim Lindgren and Thomas Gutierrez (freelance writers); Paul Rudy, Brandon Stone and Ted Mendenhall (KUSI-TV); Adam Paul (ECPreps.com); Ramon Scott (EastCountySports.com); Bodie DeSilva (scorebooklive.com); Taylor Quellman (Fox Sports); Steve Brand (San Diego Sports Association); Troy Hirsch, Kalyn McMakin and Tabitha Lipkin (Fox 5 San Diego); Rick Smith (Partletonsports.com); Jerry Schniepp, John Labeta and Ron Marquez (CIF San Diego Section office); Raymond Brown (sdfootball.net); Bob Petinak (freelance contributor); John Kentera and Braden Suprenant (97.3-FM The Fan); Steve Dolan (Mountain Country 107.9-FM); Mike Dolan and John Carroll (CIF Football Tournament Director); Christian Pedersen (SoCal Preps Insider); Joe Heinz (Athletics Director, Sweetwater School District); Eric Williams (WBK Sports/SDFNL).