Defending national champ Allen (TX) moves to 2nd place tie in Media Top 25 Poll

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Three-time High School Football America “mythical” national champ Allen (Texas) has moved into a second place tie with St. John Bosco (California) in our latest Top 25 Media Compilation Poll.  The Eagles, who have won 52 straight games, were helped by St. John Bosco being dropped from #2 to #8 in the latest USA TODAY Super 25.

Allen and St. John Bosco now trail #1 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) by seven points.  Last week, Bosco had closed to within one point of the Gaels.

Grayson (Georgia) and Gonzaga (Washington DC) are the biggest movers this week with Grayson moving from #15 last week to #11 this week.  The Rams are tied with Gonzaga, which moved from #16 to the 11th place tie with Grayson.

New to the poll this week is St. Thomas Aquinas, which re-enters the poll at #24.  The Raiders had been as high as #2 in mid-September.

In addition to our poll, which is based on our proprietary algorithm, we include USA Today’s Super 25, MaxPreps’ Xcellent 25, NationalHSFootball.com’s HSFB 100 and PrepNation.com’s National Prep Poll.

The poll awards points on the basis of ranking.  For example, the #1 team receives 25 points, the #2 team receives 24 points and so forth.

Our media compilation poll is released every Wednesday.

HSFA USA Today MaxPreps HSFB 100 NPP Pts
1. Bishop Gorman (NY) 2 1 1 2 2 122
2. (tie) Allen (TX) 1 2 4 3 5 115
2. (tie) St. John Bosco (CA) 3 8 2 1 1 115
4. Corona Centennial (CA) 4 6 3 5 4 108
5. Colquitt County (GA) 6 5 5 4 3 107
6. Euless Trinity (TX) 5 3 7 6 6 103
7. De La Salle (CA) 9 4 15 7 7 88
8. Katy (TX) 11 11 8 9 8 83
9. IMG Academy (FL) 7 7 14 10 11 81
10. St. Edward (OH) 8 12 16 14 16 64
11. (tie) Grayson (GA) NR 16 10 8 11 59
11. (tie) Gonzaga (DC) 18 14 11 16 12 59
13. Ocean Lakes (VA) NR 10 6 21 9 58
14. South Panola (MS) 10 15 9 NR 14 56
15. Clay-Chalkville (AL) 17 9 17 23 13 51
17. Male (KY) 12 13 18 20 18 49
18. DeMatha (MD) 19 17 12 18 17 47
19. American Heritage (Plantation,FL) 14 18 13 19 21 45
20. Chandler (AZ) 21 24 19 11 15 40
21. Gilman (MD) 16 25 20 17 19 33
22. Colerain (OH) 15 NR 21 13 NR 29
23. Trinity Christian Academy (FL) NR NR 23 12 NR 17
24. (tie) Center Grove (IN) 13 NR NR NR 23 16
24. (tie) St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) 22 20 22 24 NR 16

 

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