Bergen Catholic returns to Top 25; St. Joseph Regional only slips one spot

Bergen Catholic football

by Jeff Fisher, High School Football America

Bergen Catholic, after hard-fought losses to nationally-ranked St. Edward from Ohio and IMG Academy from Florida, moves back into the High School Football America Top  25 after a 27-21 over Paramus Catholic on Saturday.  The Crusaders, who improved to 3-2, are ranked #25 this week.

BC had spent two weeks in the Top 25, but fell back to #27 last week after losing to St. Ed’s.

St. Joseph Regional fell one spot to #16 after its loss to former #16 IMG Academy of Florida, which climbs to #12 this week.

Don Bosco is knocking-on the Top 25.  Last week, the 4-1 Ironmen were ranked #31 in The Other 25 (teams #26 through #50).  Our new The Other 25 will be released on Monday.

Related: The Other 25, Week 4

Bergen Catholic and St. Joe’s are the only two undefeated teams left in the Big North United Division will square-off on October 24th.

Big North – UnitedLeagueOverall
TeamWLWL
St. Joseph Regional2041
Bergen Catholic1032
Don Bosco Prep0141
DePaul0113
Paramus Catholic0113

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Lewisville (Texas) 52-7

Fast Forward: at Hebron (Texas), Friday

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Shadow Ridge (California) 70-7

Fast Forward: vs. Durango (Nevada), Friday

#3 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Valencia (California) 59-7

Fast Forward: at King (California), Friday

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat St. John’s (Washington, DC)  40-0

Fast Forward: at Bishop McNamara (Maryland), Saturday

#5 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Santa Margarita (California), Friday

#6 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat Idle

Fast Forward: at Deerfield Beach (Florida), Friday

#7 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Haltom (Texas) 68-0

Fast Forward: at Bell (Texas), Thursday

#8 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Lowndes (Georgia) 42-20

Fast Forward: at Lee County (Georgia), Friday

#9 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) 13-7 OT

Fast Forward: at St. Xavier (Ohio), Friday

#10 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Seven Lakes (Texas), Saturday

#11 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Granite Bay (California) 37-0

Fast Forward: vs. San Ramon Valley (California), Friday

#12 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat #15 St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey) 24-12

Fast Forward: vs. Southern Lab (Louisiana), Friday

#13 Mater Dei (California)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Orange Lutheran (California), Friday

#14 South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Olive Branch (Mississippi) 47-29

Fast Forward: at Hernando (Mississippi), Friday

#15 Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Midlothian (Texas) 52-13

Fast Forward: vs. Duncanville (Texas), Friday

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

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: lost to #16 IMG Academy (Florida) 24-12

Fast Forward: at St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania), Friday

#17 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (5-1)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Cocoa (Florida) 24-14

Fast Forward: vs. #18 Mainland (Florida), Saturday

#18 Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Deltona (Florida) 42-14

Fast Forward: at #17 St. Edward (Ohio), Saturday

#19 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Pike (Indiana) 59-14

Fast Forward: vs. Lawrence North (Indiana), Friday

#20 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: beat Pleasant Ridge Park (Kentucky) 44-0

Fast Forward: Idle

#21 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (5-1)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat Stranahan (Florida) 42-7

Fast Forward: Idle

#22 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat Center Point (Alabama) 56-0

Fast Forward: vs. Shades Valley (Alabama), Friday

#23 Spartanburg Vikings (South Carolina)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat Byrnes (South Carolina) 17-7

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

#24 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (5-1)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Fairfield (Ohio) 35-0

Fast Forward: vs. Lakota West (Ohio), Friday

#25 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

Record: (3-2)

Previous Rank: #27

Rewind: beat Paramus Catholic (New Jersey) 27-21

Fast Forward: at DePaul (New Jersey), Friday

Dropping out – #25 Byrnes (South Carolina)

2015 National Top 25 Archives

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.