In 2015, yours truly began covering Student Sections in Orange County, California. We expanded to Southern California in 2017 and last year, we added four more states. This past winter, we expanded to 19 states. 

Now, we are going to 40 states. This is still a one-man operation for the most part.

Since it all started in Southern California and I know the Student Section very very well in SoCal, we will have Regional coverage in five different Southern California Regions starting with the Los Angeles Region.

I know that Student Sections have a lot of work to do to get the students to the games to cheer on their classmates and go along with the theme and make sure they don’t cause trouble. These student sections deserve recognition.

We will kick off the Student Section season with Preseason Football Student Section Rankings. REMEMBER, this is a PREVIEW. It is merely a prediction. The real rankings come out in November or December. 

If you feel your student section isn’t ranked high enough or not ranked at all, let us know and we’ll keep a close eye on them.

Every week, we will also have Student Section of the Week for each state. Once you win Student Section of the Week, you can’t win it again, but you still have to battle for the top spot in your state and perhaps the Nation as we will also name a Football Student Section National Champion. 

So far we have previewed the Top 40 Preseason Football Student Section Rankings in Tennessee, Alabama, Alaska, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, the Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, Kern/San Luis Obispo Region as well as the Watch List for Hawaii and Indiana.

Today we go to the San Diego Region. A lot of fantastic Student Sections deep in the south of California, but before the 2021 Football Student Section season, the Carlsbad Loud Crowd was on a roll, in dynasty mode if you will. The Loud Crowd attempt for a four-peat came to an end when the Mt. Carmel Red Sea of San Diego took their throne. What Carlsbad has done is impressive, especially with 10 Student Sections that can battle for the top San Diego spot.

In each state (or in this case, Region), we will name one student section to look out for. A student section that doesn’t get talked about a lot by us or others and for the San Diego, it’s the Del Norte Flock of San Diego. The Flock was not ranked and it is only because yours truly let it slip. The Flock will join the elite of the San Diego Student Section world, but the question is where will they end up by seasons end? Let’s find out where they start!


  1. Rancho Bernardo Stable of San Diego (2021 Final Rank: 3)

The Stable had an amazing year in the stands last season and I’m expecting another huge year,. So much so that I expect them to jump over the San Diego powers. If they stay consistent on social media and keep the craziness and uniqueness in the stands, then the Stable will be on the saddle again and take the top spot in San Diego.

  1. Carlsbad Loud Crowd (2021: 2)
  2. Mt. Carmel Red Sea of San Diego (2021: 1)
  3. Cathedral Catholic Los Locos of San Diego (2021: 5)
  4. Patrick Henry Hooligans of San Diego (2021: 4)
  5. St. Augustine Saints Pit of San Diego (2021: 7)
  6. Del Norte Flock of San Diego (2021: Not Ranked)
  7. San Marcos Blue Crew (2021: 8)
  8. La Costa Canyon Stampede of Carlsbad (2021: 9)
  9. Mission Hills Growl Crowd of San Marcos (2021: 6)
  10. Steele Canyon Cougar Cave of Spring Valley (2021: 10)
  11. Torrey Pines Cardinal Chaos (2021: 13)
  12. Grossmont Foothillers (2021: 11)
  13. El Camino Jungle of Oceanside (2021: 12)
  14. Oceanside Ship (2021: 15)
  15. University City Roman Legion of San Diego (2021: 16)
  16. Poway Titan Terrors (2021: 14)
  17. Helix Dawghouse of La Mesa (2021: 17)
  18. Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista (2021: 20)
  19. Westview Blackhole of San Diego (2021: 18)
  20. Eastlake Titan Army of Chula Vista (2021: 19)
  21. San Pasquel Nest of Escondido (2021: 27)
  22. Central Crazies of El Centro (2021: 23)
  23. Brawley Den (2021: 28)
  24. West Hills Wolfpack of Santee (2021: 21)
  25. Mira Mesa Mecca Town of San Diego (2021: 29)
  26. Bishop’s Dungeon of La Jolla (2021: 22)
  27. Scripps Ranch Cage of San Diego (2021: 24)
  28. La Jolla Country Day Jungle (2021: 32)
  29. Crawford Stables of San Diego (2021: NR)
  30. Valhalla El Cajon (2021: 30)
  31. Vista Panther Pit (2021: 26)
  32. Lincoln Hive of San Diego (2021: 25)
  33. Madison Nest of San Diego (2021: 31)
  34. Point Loma of San Diego (2021: 36)
  35. San Diego (2021: 33)
  36. Montgomery Temple of San Diego (2021: 34)
  37. Orange Glen Patriot Pit of Escondido (2021: 35)
  38. Classical Academy Calman Swamp of Escondido (2021: 39) 
  39. Canyon Hills of San Diego (2021: 37)