Allen (TX) returns to the top of the High School Football America Top 25

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The Allen Eagles (Texas), the three-time defending High School Football America “mythical” national champs, are back on-top of our national rankings, which are based on our proprietary algorithm.  The Eagles, ranked #2 in our preseason Top 25, ascend back to the #1 ranking thanks to a 2-0 start, plus last week’s loss by preseason #1 De La Salle (California) to Euless Trinity (Texas).

After being named co-champs at the end of the 2012 season, Allen has spent every week at #1, except for our 2015 preseason poll, which was released at the beginning of August.  High School Football America doesn’t release its first in-season poll until the Labor Day Weekend games are complete, in order to allow our algorithm formula to do its job once all of the states play at least one game.

There are five new teams in our Top 25 — St. Edward (Ohio) at #16, St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) at #20, Center Grove (Indiana) at #21, McEachern (Georgia) at #23 and Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) at #24.  This Saturday, St. Edward will travel to New Jersey to play St. Joe’s

With its 26-21 win over De La Salle, Euless Trinity vaults from #23 to #7.  The Spartans, who rebounded to beat Serra (San Mateo, California) Friday night, fall to #11.

Related: Listen to Euless Trinity head coach Chris Jensen talk about win over De La Salle

The biggest mover is DeMatha (Maryland), which has opened with impressive wins over #4 Miami Central (Florida) and #46 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) climbs from #21 to #4.

We will release our Other 25 — #26 through #50 on Monday.

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Vierra (Florida) 56-20

Fast Forward: vs. Boyd (Texas), Friday

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat #25 Bingham (Utah) 38-20

Fast Forward: at Bellevue (Washington), Friday

#3 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat Serra (Gardena, California) 52-13

Fast Forward: at Orange Lutheran (California), Friday

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) 23-22

Fast Forward: Idle

#5 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Miramar (Florida) 49-18

Fast Forward: vs. Plantation (Florida), Friday

#6 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Norwalk (California) 67-7

Fast Forward: at Central Catholic (Oregon), Friday

#7 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat Rockwall (Texas) 41-16

Fast Forward: at Lancaster (Texas), Saturday

#8 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat Crisp County (Georgia) 37-7

Fast Forward: vs. Enterprise (Alabama), Friday

#9 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Fort Bend Travis (Texas) 57-0

Fast Forward: vs. The Woodlands (Texas), Friday

#10 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat East Central (Indiana) 43-20

Fast Forward: vs. Colerain (Ohio), Friday

#11 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (1-1)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Serra (San Mateo, California) 37-21

Fast Forward: vs. Servite (California), Friday

#12 Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Arlington Bowie (Texas) 28-17

Fast Forward: vs. Skyline (Texas), Friday

#13 Mater Dei (California)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Tesoro (California) 35-14

Fast Forward: at La Mirada (California), Friday

#14 South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Madison Central (Mississippi), Thursday

#15 Archer Tigers (Georgia)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Grayson (Georgia), Friday

#16 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: NR

Rewind: beat Glenville (Ohio) 52-20

Fast Forward: at #20 St. Joseph (Montvale), Saturday

#17 Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Bartram Trail (Florida) 56-24

Fast Forward: vs. Flagler Palm Coast (Florida), Friday

#18 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: beat #5 DeSoto (Texas) 47-29

Fast Forward: vs. Cocoa (Florida), Friday

#19 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Hillcrest (Alabama) 41-40

Fast Forward: at Huffman (Alabama), Friday

#20 St. Joseph Regional Green Knights (Montvale, New Jersey)

Record: (1-0)

Previous Rank: NR

Rewind: beat Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) 17-7

Fast Forward: vs. #16 St. Edward (Ohio), Saturday

#21 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: NR

Rewind: beat Carmel (Indiana) 24-21

Fast Forward: vs. Ben Davis (Indiana), Friday

#22 Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings (Pennsylvania)

Record: (1-0)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Bethel Park 28-12

Fast Forward: vs. Shaler (Pennsylvania), Friday

#23 McEachern Indians (Georgia)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: NR

Rewind: beat Buford (Georgia) 37-14

Fast Forward: at Peachtree Ridge (Georgia), Friday

#24 Bergen Catholic Crusaders (New Jersey)

Record : (1-0)

Previous Rank: NR

Rewind: beat American Heritage (Delray Beach, Florida) 37-7

Fast Forward: St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey), Saturday

#25 Spartanburg Vikings (South Carolina)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Union County (South Carolina) 49-20

Fast Forward: vs. Gaffney (South Carolina), Friday

Dropping out – #4 Miami Central (Florida), #5 DeSoto, #7 Mallard Creek (North Carolina), #16 Good Counsel (Maryland) and Bingham (Utah)

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.

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