De La Salle #1 in USA Today Preseason Super 25

USA Today Super 25

De La Salle High School in northern California, which has won five USA Today Super 25 “mythical” national championships, is the #1 team in it’s preseason poll released on Monday and Tuesday.

The Spartans, who were named Super 25 National Champs in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, return a ton of talent from last year’s team that won the CIF Open Division championship.  Head coach Justin Alumbaugh’s team has now been named preseason #1 by three of the national polls — High School Football America, USA Today and MaxPreps.

The USA Today Super 25 is America’s oldest national high school poll dating back to 1982.

Click here to read previews of all 25 teams at USATodayHSS.com.

USA Today Preseason Top 25

1. De La Salle (California)

2. IMG Academy (Florida)

3. Miami Central (Florida)

4. Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

5. St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)

6. DeMatha (Maryland)

7. Corona Centennial (California)

8. DeSoto (Texas)

9. Cedar Hill (Texas)

10. Colerain (Ohio)

11. Allen (Texas)

12. Archer (Georgia)

13. St. John Bosco (California)

14. Cocoa (Florida)

15. Paramus Catholic (New Jersey)

16. Colquitt County (Georgia)

17. Ocean Lakes (Virginia)

18. Clay-Chalkville (Alabama)

19. St. Edward (Ohio)

20. Chandler (Arizona)

21. Webb City (Missouri)

22. Manvel (Texas)

23. South Panola (Mississippi)

24. Bishop Amat (California)

25. Flanagan (Florida)

Past USA Today National Champs

2014 – Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

2013 – Booker T. Washington (Florida)

2012 – John Curtis (Louisiana)

2011 – Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)

2010 – South Panola (Mississippi)

2009 – Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)

2008 – St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)

2007 – Miami Northwestern (Florida)

2006 – Southlake Carroll (Texas)

2005 – Lakeland (Florida)

2004 – Southlake Carroll (Texas)

2003 – De La Salle (California)

2002 – De La Salle (California)

2001 – De La Salle (California)

2000 – De La Salle (California)

1999 – Midland Lee (Texas)

1998 – De La Salle (California)

1997 – Canton McKinley (Ohio)

1996 – Mater Dei (California)

1995 – Berwick (Pennsylvania)

1994 – Mater Dei (California)

1993 – St. Ignatius (Ohio)

1992 – Berwick (Pennsylvania)

1991 – LaGrange (Georgia)

1990 – Eisenhower (Oklahoma)

1989 – St. Ignatius (Ohio)

1988 – Pine Forest (Florida)

1987 – North Hills (Pennsylvania)

1986 – Valdosta (Georgia)

1985 – East St. Louis (Illinois)

1984 – Valdosta (Georgia)

1983 – Berwick (Pennsylvania)

1982 – Archbishop Moeller (Ohio)

About the Author

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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