With so many teams coming from different leagues, it will make it hard to look at just who finishes at the top of their league and say they are in the top 8. With teams having the bulk of their schedules against teams that are in a lower division this too poses a problem for comparing teams. There are only so many head to head or common opponent points and comparisons but the selection committee may have to look at just who a team beat and lost to and extending that common opponent thinking.
here is my thinking so far about Norco and others.
the issue with Norco will not be the predicted loss to CC (if that happens when they play) but the loss to Rancho Verde. Norco did beat Vista Murrieta but so did Olu (who may end up behind Servite and JSerra) so that win does not get you into the top 8 on its own or make up for the loss to RV.
Norco has a good win over RC, but RC has a loss to Calabasas to. Why is that not so good - Calabasa has a loss to Serra, who has a loss to ND but also to DIv 4 Loyola, with BA and Alemany still to go. the rest of Norcos schedule is not going to push them past Servite or JSerra either.
Norco could get to the top 8, but not past the top 4 Trinity teams as proposed.
Rancho Verde at 6-1 a very good team at 6-1 but they have a loss to Upland. (That puts Norco behind both RV and Upland). Upland, lost to Mission which is ok and still make the top 8 but the loss that hurts is the loss to Div 3 La Harbra.
Sierra Canyon 6-1 has 2 games in the 1/2 division. Valencia, who is at the bottom of the division with no wins (0-3) in the division, and a loss to Oaks Christian. RV is 6-1 but not against their level of play.
to explain that a little more -
Oaks with losses to Div 3 Grace and Alemany, and a loss to Murrieta Valley, and still yet to play calabasas. So Sierra Canyons loss to Oaks does not put them in the light of a top 8 team either.
So again - no one has as good a looking schedule and performance as JSerra and Servite if I am trying to evaluate just who should be in the top 8