SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Bishop Diego High School football won twelve straight games last year and they may even be better this season. The Cardinals will begin the year ranked #1 in the CIF Northwest Division.

But the Cardinals will have plenty of competition. Reigning division champs Nordhoff is ranked second while fellow Tri-Valley League opponents Carpinteria and Oak Park are also ranked in the top ten.

Bishop Diego begins the season at home this Friday against Santa Maria.