Final regular-season rankings

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
Cardinal Newman leapfrogs Windsor and takes the No. 4 spot. The Cardinals and Jaguars are both 6-4, but Newman’s losses were against Central Catholic, Del Oro, Palma and Montgomery. Windsor’s losses were against Inderkum, Casa Grande, Petaluma and Analy.
Edge, Newman.

LARGE SCHOOLS
1. PETALUMA (10-0)
Perfect Petaluma peaking for playoffs. Isn’t alliteration fun?
2. CASA GRANDE (9-1)
Has won five straight, by an average of 25.6 points, since Egg Bowl loss.
3. MONTGOMERY (8-2)
Only losses to Grant and Casa Grande — teams with a combined 19-1 record.
4. CARDINAL NEWMAN (6-4)
If at first you don’t succeed, install the double wing.
5. WINDSOR (6-4)
Limping into playoffs on three-game slide, with star QB D.J. King nursing injury.

SMALL SCHOOLS
1. MIDDLETOWN (9-1)
Peaking at the right time? Mustangs haven’t allowed a point in past 12 quarters.
2. CLOVERDALE (9-1)
Eagles impressive in 31-point romp over St. Vincent.
3. FORT BRAGG (8-2)
Who wants to play this No. 7 seed in the playoffs? Hello? Anyone?
4. ST. VINCENT (7-3)
Top-seeded Mustangs begin defense of Division V title.
5. TOMALES (6-3)
Braves, seeded No. 5 in Division V, seeking first section title since 2002.