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Loyola ranked 47th in California by Cal-Hi Sports, CalPreps' final Southern Section rankings place Cubs 29th
There are more than 1,000 high schools in California which compete in 11-man football. In a transition season in which the Cubs were picked by some pundits to win no more than two games, Loyola far exceeded outside expectations, finishing the 2017 campaign with a 5-5 record., Three of the losses were by a combined total of just 10 points. To complete the season in the top five per cent of ranked California high schools says a lot about the level of commitment exhibited by the 2017 Cubs and their coaching staff. 

Loyola was ranked No. 47 in CalHi Sports' final 2017 state football rankings, and CalPreps tabbed Loyola as the 29th-ranked squad in all of the CIF Southern Section, which has nearly 400 schools with 11-man football programs.

Loyola is third on California's all-time football win list
With 649 victories in over 100 years of football competition, Loyola, according to CalHi Sports, is third on California's all-time win list, trailing only Bakersfield and L.B. Poly.

All-time Loyola state top ten final football rankings since 1975
Here is the list of Loyola's top ten state finishes in football according to CalHi Sports since 1975, the inaugural year of the publication and the first football season it began ranking Golden State high schools:

1975 - No. 2 (but the Cubs (13-0) were named National Champions that season by the National Sports News Service) - CIF AAAA Champions (CalHiSports designated Loyola as the Div. I State Team-of-the-Year)

1977 - Cal Hi Sports had no final rankings in '77, but the Cubs (9-2-1) would likely have been ranked in the top ten, given their victory over  No.1 state-ranked Fountain Valley in the CIF playoff quarterfinals

1979 - No. 4

1983 - No. 4

1987 - No. 8

1988 - No. 5 CIF Div. I semifinals

1990 - No. 7, CIF Div. I Champs (linebacker DREW CASANI, CIF Div. I Defensive Player-of-the-Year) 

1992 - No. 7, CIF Div. I Finalists

1995 - No. 9, CIF Div. I Finalists

1996 - No. 3, CIF Div. I Finalists (defensive end ANTOINE HARRIS, CIF Div. I Defensive Player-of-the-Year)

1997  - No. 4, CIF Div. I semifinals

2000 - No. 3, CIF Div. I Finalists (quarterback/safety MATT WARE, CIF Div. I Player-of-the-Year

2003 - No. 6, CIF Div. I Champs (quarterback SCOTT DEKE, CIF Div. I Offensive Player-of-the-Yera)

Other Loyola top 20 CalHi Sports state rankings since 1975
- No. 12, CIF Div. I semifinals

1988 - No. 11

2005 - No. 19, CIF Div. I Champs (quarterback HENRY BURGE CIF Div. I Player-of-the-Year)

2015 - No. 17

Loyola State Teams-of-the-Year
CalHiSports did not begin ranking teams in California until 1975; however it acknowledges Loyola's 1962 and 1963 (both 12-0 and both CIF AAAA Champions) squads as State Teams-of-the-Year (1962 CIF AAAA and State Player-of-the-Year, tailback STEVE GRADY, 1963 CIF AAAA Player-of-the-Year, tackle DON SWARTZ)

Updates on Cub college football commitments
Loyola senior linebacker JORDAN McMILLAN signed a letter of intent with USC on December 20 as a preferred walk on. He will play safety for the Trojans. McMillan was the Cub 'Wolfpack's' second leading tackler in 2017 with 73. He had four tackles for loss and three sacks.

Linebacker TEDDY GALLAGHER '16 (6-2, 235) decided to play junior college football after his graduation from Loyola to hone his skills for a shot to earn a scholarship to play major college football. After two stand out seasons at Glendale Community College, Gallagher was awarded a scholarship by Coastal Carolina, and he signed on early signing day. He is the first Cub grad to play for the Chanticleers, who compete in the Sun Belt Conference. Coast Carolina plays in the Football Bowl Subdivision.