Three of the four NCS Football Championship games are undefeated No. 1 seeds vs. No. 3. The numbers over the last few years favor the No. 1 seed, except in one division.
Since 2008 the No. 1 seed is 8-1 vs. a No. 3 and if they are undefeated they have won two of three.
The No. 1 seed has been in twenty of the twenty five championship games and are 17-3 overall.
Seven of them have been undefeated and they are 5-2.
DIVISION 1—SATURDAY AT DUBLIN HIGH SCHOOL…7:30 PM
No. 1 De La Salle (12-0) vs. No. 3 California(11-2)
This is the third time since 2007 that these two teams have met for the title. De La Salle won 37-0 in 2007 and 49-21 in 2010.
De La Salle is a big favorite to get its 23rd straight section title.
CAL PREPS PROJECTION: De La Salle by 31
DIVISION 2—SATURDAY AT RANCHO COTATE HIGH SCHOOL…7 PM
No. 1 Casa Grande (13-0) vs. No. 3 MIramonte(11-2)
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CAL PREPS PROJECTION: Casa Grande by 7
DIVISION 3—FRIDAY AT BURREL FIELD IN SAN LEANDRO…7 PM
NO. 1 Marin Catholic (12-0) vs. No. 3 El Cerrito (11-2)
This is the division the numbers don’t favor the undefeated No. 1 seed.
The No. 1 seed hasn’t won the championship in the Division since Encinal in 2008.
In two of the last four seasons Marin Catholic has won the championship by defeating the No. 1 seed.
The other two years they were the No. 1 seed and didn’t get the championship.
Last year El Cerrito was the undefeated No. 1 seed and lost to Marin Catholic 31-28 in the championship game.
CAL PREPS PROJECTION: Marin Catholic by 6
DIVISION 4—SATURDAY AT HUMBOLDT STATE…1 PM
No. 2 Fortuna (10-2) vs. No. 5 St. Mary’s (9-4)
This is the first time since this format began in 2008 that the No. 1 seed won’t win the championship in this Division.
This is the second time a No. 5 has made the championship in any Division. The first time was last Friday in Division 5 when No. 5 Salesian beat No. 2 Valley Christian.
It is also the only one of the four games the Cal Preps Projection has the lower seed as favorite.
CAL PREPS PROJECTION: St. Mary’s by 6
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