Familiar names sit on top of the 2017 US Lacrosse/Coaches’ poll. Corona del Mar, the reigning County champions, occupies the top spot with 20 of the 26 first-place votes. Foothill is ranked no. 2 and St. Margaret’s is no. 3. Those are the only three teams to have ever won the County and Southern Section championships. No. 4 Santa Margarita and No. 5 San Clemente round out the Top 5.
Great Oak, El Toro, Tesoro, Servite, and Newport Harbor round out the Top 10.
Once again, the South Coast League is expected to be the most hotly contested league in the division. All five SCL teams (San Clemente, El Toro, Tesoro, Trabuco Hills, and Aliso Niguel are ranked within the Top 20. Not far behind is the Trinity League will all four teams (Santa Margarita, Servite, JSerra, and Mater Dei) in the Top 20 and the Sunset League with four teams (Newport Harbor, Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, and Edison) in the Top 20.
|1||Corona Del Mar||1.85|
|6||Temecula Great Oak||8.58|
|15||J Serra Catholic||16.54|