We continue the first ever Preseason Student Section Rankings ever….like not on this website, I mean like ever!
The official website of the best of the best in Student Sections in Southern California brings you the first ever Preseason Rankings for the Football Student Section season.
On Monday, we started with the Inland Empire Preseason Football Student Section Top 25 Rankings where we have the Vista Murrieta Bronco Bleacher Creatures and they have got off to a fantastic start with their pep rallies.
Yesterday, we continued with the Los Angeles Preseason Football Student Section Top 25 Rankings where we have the Bishop Amat Dawgpound taking the preseason top spot.
Will they stay there by the end of the season? We shall see.
Now, this is much tougher than doing a preseason rankings for football. With football, we have stats, information that is easily accessible and the opportunity to see the team in the summer and at practices.
Student Sections are based off their rich history, their social media game and banking off the leadership from last season and seeing if they are back or off to college.
Sometimes, like football, student sections can have a hard time replacing senior leadership in the stands. Some of these student sections might be in a rebuilding year and some just know how to reload when they lose key students with school spirit.
One of the key things that helps a student section get recognition outside of the their local area to the Southern Region and perhaps the nation is working a strong social media game.
If you don’t have a strong social media game to show off your school spirit, it’s like a tree falling with no one around. It doesn’t make any noise. The only way it makes noise is if you film it or take a photo of it falling down and posting it on social media, like Twitter or Instagram (I don’t advise you cutting trees by the way.)
The tree in this is the students chanting or throwing streamers and powder or rocking the stands. Just a video or two per week on social media can get love for your student section.
Just ask the Villa Park Black Pack, which will look to defend their Orange County Student Section Football title, which they won last December in a very close one over the Los Alamitos Los Locos.
Work social media and get wild.
These are just preseason rankings.The real ones come out in December after naming a SoCal Student Section of the Week each week from Week Zero to the CIF-SS Finals.
Let’s see who proves me right and who proves me wrong, here are the Orange County Student Section Preseason Rankings for the football season of 2019, enjoy and be nice!
2019 ORANGE COUNTY FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 25 PRESEASON RANKINGS
1. Los Alamitos (Los Locos) Last Year: 2
Los Locos is not just a clever name. They come up with amazing ideas and go nuts! The big heads of the local reporters (including yours truly!) is one of my all-time favorites. Los Locos was so close to the top spot in Orange County. They are big favorites in 2019. I have to come up with a good looking photo of myself because I expect another big head at a game some time this season. I also expect that big head to ride that famous roller coaster or perhaps split the Red Sea. I’m expecting Los Locos to have a bag full of fun ideas.
2. Servite of Anaheim (The Asylum) Last Year: 4
The Asylum has the best themes in the country. Sometimes they go to space or the beach or the weight room. They are still in the stands, but they teleport in the stands. The Asylum is fantastic during football season, but it gets better during basketball season. Despite that, Clipper Darrell always arrives in the stands to watch these young men. The Asylum will look for number one, just like their basketball student section when they took the top spot in Orange County. Credo!
3. Corona del Mar of Newport Beach (Kings Krew) Last Year: 12
Last season, the Kings Krew missed half their home games, but it wasn’t their fault, school wasn’t in session. This season will be very different. The Kings Krew is a wild bunch and they put on quite a show. Kings Krew will be ready for their Sea Kings as they are just as fun to watch.
4. Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita (Eagles Nest) Last Year: 5
The Eagles Nest is always sold out at home. They go all out in a sea of blue. Chants and cheers, but nothing beats the ‘Rikki Tikki Tumba’ chant. One of the best homers out there.
5. Villa Park (Black Pack) Last Year: 1
The Black Pack is insane. The themes, chants, powder and cheers. They’re the defending Orange County Student Section Champs last football season. One of the best student sections out there and for good reason, the Spartans show up for their fans. This season will be a big challenge as Fred Kelly Stadium is under construction. Villa Park will have all road games, so Black Pack will be tested. They’re amazing road warriors and we shall see if they can handle all 10 road games. Their amazing social media game should keep them at the top. Mission accepted.
6. Irvine (The Frontier) Last Year: 6
The Frontier was the most improved student section in Southern California. Now, it is time to see if they can rinse and repeat. The powder, streamers and loud claps were amazing last season. The Frontier also works a crazy social media game.
7. Mission Viejo (Diablo Inferno) Last Year: 14
The Diablo Inferno works the Instagram game very well. When you have a consistent powerhouse on the football field, you’re going to show up. Diablo Inferno spits hot fire, pun intended.
8. JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (Lions Den) Last Year: 7
Lions Den is a loud student section. One of the few student sections that brings trash lids to make more noise. JSerra needs all the help they can get with St. John Bosco of Bellflower and Mater Dei of Santa Ana in the way of the Trinity League League title.
9. Northwood of Irvine (The Den) Last Year: 8
The Den was very impressive last season. I expect the same, if not better with the Timberwolves being favorites in the Pacific Coast League.
10. San Clemente (Loud Crowd) Last Year: 13
One Town, one team, one loud student section. The Loud Crowd tends to be forgotten as it is the last school in Orange County, but the noise pollution picks up, so the Loud Crowd isn’t that forgotten.
11. St. Margaret’s of San Juan Capistrano (The Kitchen) Last Year: 9
One of the best small school student sections in Southern California. This wacky group has one of the most uniques halftime shows ever, including condiment races. It is a small, but crazy group.
12. Capistrano Valley of Mission Viejo (The Cage) Last Year: 3
The Cage has some amazing leadership, but they also lost some leaders from last year. Replacing the will be hard, but the football team will be doing the same. This will be a challenge for all at Capo Valley.
13. Tesoro of Rancho Santa Margarita (Titan Army) Last Year: 16
The Titan Army has a great football team on the field this season. If the social media game improves, then we will see just how good they are. Even without it, you always just assume that they go wild.
14. El Modena of Orange (Rowdy Rooters) Last Year: 11
Like the Villa Park Black Pack, the El Modena Rowdy Rooters will have a tough challenge with their home stadium under construction for the 2019 season. Road Warriors will be put to the test.
15. La Habra (The Clan) Last Year: 10
The Clan works a strong social media game, but the man behind that social media madness was their Principal, who has been promoted to a District position. FInding someone to fill his shoes will be tough. Hopefully they do and The Clan wont skip a beat.
16. San Juan Hills of San Juan Capistrano (The Stampede) Last Year: 15
The Stampede started strong on Twitter, but couldn’t duplicate it at the end of the season. We know the Stampede is a strong student section and for good reason, they have a fantastic squad on the field. The Stampede should stay the course or move up.
17. Edison of Huntington Beach (The MESS) Last Year: N/A
The MESS came to the scene during basketball season. Although the Edison Student Section did exist before, they made a huge splash during basketball season. The leader of the MESS, aka Mighty Edison Student Section, will be one of the key stars for the Charger football team, so finding someone to fill in his spot while he’s shutting down opponents will be a test. The MESS will fill that and hopefully end at a higher ranking spot.
18. Aliso Niguel of Aliso Viejo (The Den) Last Year: N/A
As long as the Den is smart and works the social media game, they will move up the ladder. They’re a loud bunch.
19. El Dorado of Placentia (Hawks Nest) Last Year: 17
The Hawks Nest had some good moments and they’re a weird bunch. The good thing is that I like weird. If they can improve their social media game, they can move up.
20. Yorba Linda (The Stable) Last Year: N/A
It was a down year for the Stable last year, but I expect The Stable to improve. This student section used to be wild. Hopefully they go back to that.
21. Orange Lutheran (Code Red) Last Year: N/A
Code Red normally turns it up a notch during basketball season. This is still a great student section during football season. Now, if they can improve their social media game, they’ll be in business.
22. Dana Hills of Dana Point (The Pod Squad) Last Year: 18
What I enjoyed about The Pod Squad was that they brought the whole community together. Kids from the nearby elementary and middle schools. The Dolphins are slowly improving on the field and it must be nice to have a great student section at their side.
23. Segerstrom of Santa Ana (The Jungle) Last Year: N/A
The Jungle may have been on a rebuilding year in the stands because it wasn’t as loud or rowdy as before. Perhaps it may be to the disappearance of their social media game. If they bring that and the school spirit back as well, then the Jungle is most definitely back!
24. Foothill of Santa Ana (The Dungeon) Last Year: N/A
The Dungeon will be needed this football season as once again the Knights and Brea Olinda will battle for the North Hills League title.
25. Valencia of Placentia (Tigers Den) Last Year: 20
The Tigers Den enjoyed a fantastic season in 2018. There should be no reason the Tigers Den doesn’t fill the stands.