Byrnes (SC) breaks into National Top 25

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When teams within the High School Football America National Top 25 perform the way our proprietary algorithm calculates they will, you can imagine there aren’t many changes in this week’s rankings.

Only two ranked teams — #20 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) and #22 Pittsburg Central Catholic (Pennsylvania) — lost this past weekend.  And, BC’s loss was a thrilling 59-47 shootout against #16 IMG Academy (Florida).

Related: IMG wins thriller against Bergen Catholic

Related: High School Football America Top 25 Scoreboard – September 18-19

All of the shuffling is at the bottom of the poll where Bergen Catholic, which hits the road to Ohio this weekend to play #21 St. Edward, falls to #24.  Both St. Ed and America Heritage (Plantation, Florida) jumped three spots.  Male (Kentucky), which has outscored its opponents 255-26 climbs one spot to #20.

The only new entrant is Byrnes from South Carolina, which was ranked #30 in last week’s The Other 25, at #25.  In two weeks, the Rebels, who earlier this year beat preseason #7 Mallard Creek (North Carolina), will face #23 Spartanburg.

Speaking of The Other 25, we release teams #26 through #50 Monday morning.  Also on Monday, we release our regional rankings.  Our media compilation poll is released on Wednesday.

Related: High School Football America Media Compilation Poll

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Plano (Texas) 65-0

Fast Forward: vs. Marcus (Texas), Friday

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat #37 Long Beach Poly (California) 52-13

Fast Forward: vs. Servite (California), Friday

#3 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, California) 52-0

Fast Forward: Idle

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat La Salle College High School (Pennsylvania) 32-12

Fast Forward: vs. St. Mary’s Ryken (Maryland), Friday

#5 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Cypress Bay (Florida) 45-10

Fast Forward: at Hallandale (Florida), Friday

#6 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat Crespi (California) 55-7

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

#7 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat North Shore (Texas) 42-32

Fast Forward: at Heritage (Texas), Thursday

#8 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Pelham (Georgia) 65-21

Fast Forward: Idle

#9 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat Mayde Creek (Texas) 52-0

Fast Forward: at Katy Taylor (Texas), Friday

#10 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Christian Brothers (Tennessee) 49-14

Fast Forward: at Northwest (Ohio), Friday

#11 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (3-1)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Orange Lutheran (California) 41-3

Fast Forward: Idle

#12 Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Coppell (Texas) 36-21

Fast Forward: Idle

#13 Mater Dei (California)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Upland (California) 43-14

Fast Forward: vs. Edison (California), Friday

#14 South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Memphis University (Tennessee) 49-28

Fast Forward: vs. Lake Horn (Mississippi), Friday

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

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat DePaul (New Jersey) 20-7

Fast Forward: vs. Eastern Christian Academy (Maryland), Saturday

#16 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat #20 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) 59-47

Fast Forward: Idle

#17 Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Pine Ridge (Florida) 48-0

Fast Forward: at Dr. Phillips (Florida), Friday

#18 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat North Central (Indiana) 38-7

Fast Forward: at Lawrence Central (Indiana), Friday

#19 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Pinson Valley (Alabama) 65-10

Fast Forward: at Center Point (Alabama), Friday

#20 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat Seneca (Kentucky) 63-0

Fast Forward: vs. Butler (Kentucky), Friday

#21 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (3-1)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Elder (Ohio) 31-20

Fast Forward: vs. #24 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey), Saturday

#22 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (3-1)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat Coconut Creek (Florida) 41-20

Fast Forward: vs. Norland (Florida), Saturday

#23 Spartanburg Vikings (South Carolina)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat Greenwood (South Carolina) 42-7

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

#24 Bergen Catholic Crusaders (New Jersey)

Record: (2-1)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: lost to #16 IMG Academy (Florida) 59-47

Fast Forward: at #21 St. Edward (Ohio), Saturday

#25 Byrnes Rebels (South Carolina)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: NR

Rewind: beat Gaffney (South Carolina) 28-14

Fast Forward: at Boiling Springs (South Carolina), Friday

Dropping out – #22 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania)

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

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