Chandler breaks into High School Football America Top 25

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Chandler, fresh off its win over previously unbeaten Hamilton Friday night, moves into the High School Football America National Top 25 for the first time this season.  The Wolves, who will open next week’s Division I playoffs as the top-seed, has won eight straight since losing to #2 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) in Week 2 of the season.

The defending Division I champs enter the national poll at #21.

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Plano West (Texas) 69-10

Fast Forward: vs. Plano East (Texas), Friday

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Palo Verde (Nevada) 70-3

Fast Forward: vs. Cimarron-Memorial (Nevada) -Playoffs – Friday

#3 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Orange Lutheran (California) 31-12

Fast Forward: vs. Servite (California), Thursday

#4 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat Corona (California) 69-7

Fast Forward: vs. Norco (California), Friday

#5 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Richland (Texas) 31-0

Fast Forward: Idle

#6 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat Tift County (Georgia) 41-33

Fast Forward: at Camden County (Georgia), Friday

#7 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (8-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Eastern Christian Academy (Maryland) 50-16

Fast Forward: vs. Triple A Academy (Texas), Friday

#8 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat St. Ignatius (Ohio) 35-28

Fast Forward: Ohio Playoffs, Opponent TBD

#9 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (8-1)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat James Logan (California) 57-14

Fast Forward: vs. California (California), Friday

#10 South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Columbus (Mississippi) 35-13

Fast Forward: vs. DeSoto Central (Mississippi), Thursday

#11 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Tompkins (Texas) 84-0

Fast Forward: vs. Cinco Ranch (Texas), Saturday

#12 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Western (Kentucky) 56-0

Fast Forward: vs. Jeffersontown (Kentucky) – Playoffs – Friday

#13 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat Jeffersonville (Indiana) 56-6

Fast Forward: vs. Warren Central (Indiana) – Playoffs – Friday

#14 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (8-1)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Hallandale (Florida) 21-14

Fast Forward: Idle

#15 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat Oak Hills (Ohio) 42-8

Fast Forward: Ohio Playoffs, Opponent TBD

#16 Gilman Greyhounds (Maryland)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Calvert Hall (Maryland) 38-0

Fast Forward: vs. McDonogh (Maryland), Saturday

#17 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) 53-35

Fast Forward: vs. Cullman (Alabama) – Playoffs – Friday

#18 Gonzaga Eagles (Washington, DC)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat Archbishop Carroll (Washington DC) 41-19

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

#19 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (8-1)

Previous: #22

Rewind: beat Bishop O’Connell (Virginia) 49-0

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

#20 Maryville Rebels (Tennessee)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat Hardin Valley Academy (Tennessee) 35-7

Fast Forward: vs. Warren County (Tennessee) – Playoffs – Friday

#21 Chandler Wolves (Arizona)

Previous Rank: #27

Rewind: beat Hamilton (Arizona) 27-20

Fast Forward: vs. Boulder Creek (Arizona) – Playoffs – Friday

#22 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (7-1)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Blanche Ely (Florida)

Fast Forward: vs. Flanagan (Florida), Friday

#23 Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #26

Rewind: beat Seabreeze (Florida) 35-0

Fast Forward: Idle

#24 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #29

Rewind: beat Judson (Texas) 20-13

Fast Forward: at Canyon (Texas), Friday

#25 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (8-2)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: lost to Elder (Ohio) 21-7

Fast Forward: Ohio Playoffs, Opponent TBD

Dropped-out: #12 Cedar Hill (Texas), #20 Mater Dei (California), #23 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

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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