Allen (TX) finishes #1 in final regular season Top 25 Poll

Allen Eagles footballPhoto courtesy of Jim Horn.

For the third straight year, the Allen (Texas) finish the regular season on top of the High School Football America Top 25.  The Eagles, who have won three straight High School Football America “mythical” national championships, are currently on a 53-game win streak heading into the first round of the Texas Class 6A Division I playoffs.

Related: Past High School Football America National Top 25 rankings

Unlike the last two years when we didn’t release any national rankings during the postseason until our final poll, this year we will continue to release our weekly rankings on Sunday.

As far as the rest of the final regular season Top 25 is concerned, only Gonzaga (Washington, DC) lost, which dropped the Eagles from #18 to #19, right behind DeMatha (Maryland).  The Stags only loss this year was against Gonzaga, but DeMatha moves ahead of Gonzaga in our algorithm based on a stronger Strength of Schedule.  The two could settle the rankings debate by playing a rematch in the championship game of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference in two weeks.

Speaking of rematches, there are two interesting ones in the Top 25 this week.

#12 Male will square-off against crosstown and longtime rival Dupont Manual in the second round of the Kentucky Class 6A playoffs Friday.  On October 23rd, the Bulldogs beat Manual 43-7.  The Male/Manual rivalry is the second oldest in American high school football.

In Ohio, #15 Colerain and St. Xavier will go at each other again in the second round of the Division I playoffs.  On September 5th, Colerain beat St. X 13-10 in overtime.  The Bombers, who spent time in the High School Football America Top 25 earlier this year, are 7-4, but have played one of the toughest schedules in the country.

Aside from the DeMatha/Gonzaga flip-flop, the rest of the Top 25 held its positions, although #3 St. John Bosco (California) nearly moved-up to #2, which would have dropped Bishop Gorman (Nevada) to #3.

We’ll release The Other 25 — teams #26 through #50 on Monday.

Related: The Other 25 – Week 9

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Plano East (Texas) 58-23

Fast Forward: vs. Byron Nelson (Texas), Friday

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Cimarron-Memorial (Nevada) 63-7

Fast Forward: vs. Centennial (Nevada), Friday

#3 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Servite (California) 70-7

Fast Forward: vs. Corona (California), Friday

#4 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat Norco (California) 67-20

Fast Forward: vs. Chaminade (California), Thursday

#5 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. South Grand Prairie (Texas), Friday

#6 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat Camden County (Georgia) 33-14

Fast Forward: vs. North Paulding (Georgia), Friday

#7 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: won by forfeit over Triple A Academy (Texas)

Fast Forward: season completed

#8 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Cleveland Heights (Ohio) 20-12

Fast Forward: vs. Mentor (Ohio), Saturday

#9 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat California (California) 56-0

Fast Forward: Idle

#10 South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat DeSoto Central (Mississippi) 41-14

Fast Forward: vs. Madison Central (Mississippi), Friday

#11 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Cinco Ranch (Texas) 24-0

Fast Forward: vs. Westside (Texas), Friday

#12 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Jeffersontown (Kentucky) 49-3

Fast Forward: vs. Manual (Kentucky), Friday

#13 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Warren Central (Indiana) 24-13

Fast Forward: vs. Avon (Indiana), Friday

#14 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (8-1)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Westwood (Florida), Friday

#15 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat Dublin Coffman (Ohio) 53-7

Fast Forward: vs. St. Xavier (Ohio), Saturday

#16 Gilman Greyhounds (Maryland)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat McDonogh (Maryland) 35-28

Fast Forward: season complete

#17 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Cullman (Alabama) 48-14

Fast Forward: vs. Homewood (Alabama), Friday

#18 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (9-1)

Previous: #19

Rewind: beat Good Counsel (Maryland) 28-23

Fast Forward: vs. St. John’s (Washington, DC), Saturday

#19 Gonzaga Eagles (Washington, DC)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: lost to St. John’s (Washington DC) 21-17

Fast Forward: vs. Good Counsel (Maryland), Saturday

#20 Maryville Rebels (Tennessee)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: beat Warren County (Tennessee) 35-7

Fast Forward: vs. Cookville (Tennessee), Friday

#21 Chandler Wolves (Arizona)

Previous Rank: #21

Record: (10-1)

Rewind: beat Boulder Creek (Arizona) 35-14

Fast Forward: vs. Desert Vista (Arizona), Friday

#22 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (8-1)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Flanagan (Florida) 19-14

Fast Forward: vs. Royal Palm Beach (Florida), Friday

#23 Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Sebastian River (Florida), Friday

#24 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Canyon (Texas) 49-14

Fast Forward: vs. San Antonio MacArthur (Texas), Friday

#25 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (9-2)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat Butler (Ohio) 52-14

Fast Forward: vs. Lima Senior (Ohio), Friday

Jeff Fisher’s Editor’s Note: For the third straight year, High School Football America is using its propriety algorithm for its in-season Top 25 national rankings.

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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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