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SBLive's Central Coast Section Fab 15 football rankings: Salinas faces Aptos in Game of the Week

One of nation's top rivalry games, St. Ignatius versus Sacred Heart Cathedral at Kezar Stadium is also huge CCS matchup this week

While the West Catholic Athletic League squads continue to beat each other up, the Pacific Coast-Gabilan hosts the Central Coast Section's Game of the Week. 

Third-ranked Salinas (6-0) tests its perfect record at red hot Aptos (5-1). 

Salinas, which has outscored opponents 270-115, has won four straight in the series including 42-14 last season. Aptos won the first three times in the series, three consecutive years, starting in 2014. 

Archbishop Mitty continues to surge up the rankings following a 34-13 romp over Riordan. The fourth-ranked Monarchs (5-1) take on No. 6 Bellarmine (3-3) at San Jose City College on Friday in one of the WCAL's best game.

Bellarmine has won the last two in that series, 42-24 and 26-24, snapping a three game Mitty win streak. 

At Kezar Stadium, the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy will be on the line when Sacred Heart Cathedral hosts St. Ignatius in one of the nation's top and longest-running rivalry games. 

Top-ranked Serra has to avoid a trap game Saturday when it travels to always dangerous Riordan. 

CCS Fab 15 football rankings (records thru Oct. 8)

1. Serra-San Mateo (6-0 record)
Last week rank: No. 1
Last week game: Beat Bellarmine-San Jose 28-7
Next game: Saturday at Archbishop Riordan-San Francisco

Kyon Loud (15), Serra. Photo: Dennis Lee

Kyon Loud (15), Serra. Photo: Dennis Lee

2. Wilcox-Santa Clara (6-0)
Last week: No. 2
Last game: Beat Milpitas 48-9
Next game: Friday vs. Palo Alto (1-5)

3. Salinas (6-0)
Last week: No. 3
Last game: Defeated Santa Cruz 55-7
Next game: Friday at Aptos (5-1)

4. Archbishop Mitty-San Jose (5-1)
Last week:
Last game: Beat Riordan 34-13
Next game: Friday vs. Bellarmine (3-3) at SJCC

5. Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton (5-1)
Last week:
No. 6
Last week: Beat Half Moon Bay 17-7
Next game: Friday at Burlingame (3-3)

6. Bellarmine-San Jose (3-3)
Last week: No. 4
Last game: Lost to Serra 28-7
Next game: Friday vs. Archbishop Mitty-San Jose (5-1) at SJCC

7. Los Gatos (4-2)
Last week: No. 7
Last game: Beat Palo Alto 42-20
Next game: Friday at Homestead (3-3)

8. Saint Francis-Mountain View (3-3)
Last week: No. 8
Last game: Beat Sacred Heart Cathedral 24-17
Next game: Friday at Valley Christian (1-5)

9. Menlo-Atherton (3-3)

Last week rank: No. 9
Last week game: Beat Burlingame 20-7
Next game: Friday vs. Aragon-San Mateo (3-3)

M-A QB Billy Johnson. Photo: Greg Jungferman

M-A QB Billy Johnson. Photo: Greg Jungferman

10. Half Moon Bay (5-1)
Last week: No. 10
Last game: Lost to Sacred Heart Prep 17-7
Next game: Friday at Menlo School-Atherton (4-2)

11. Palma-Salinas (6-1)
Last week: No. 11
Last game: Beat Hollister 17-13
Next game: Oct. 21 vs. Aptos

12. Aptos (5-1)
Last week: 12
Last game: Beat Alvarez 54-14
Next game: Friday vs. Salinas (6-0)

13. Sacred Heart Cathedral (3-3)
Last week: No. 13
Last game: Lost to St. Francis 24-17
Next game: Friday vs. St. Ignatius (2-4) at Kezar Stadium

14. Riordan-San Francisco (3-3)
Last week: No. 14
Last game: Lost to Mitty 34-13
Next game: Saturday vs. Serra (6-0)

15. Lincoln-San Jose (6-0)
Last week: NR
Last game: Beat Christopher-Gilroy 27-17
Next game: Friday at Oak Grove-San Jose

On the bubble:
 Christopher-Gilroy (5-1), Menlo School-Atherton (4-2), Soquel (6-1), St. Ignatius (2-4)