The top five teams in the High School Football America New Jersey Top 10 hold their spots from last week’s rankings. Defending Non-Public Group 4 state champ Paramus Catholic moves-up one spot to No. 6 and will begin defense of its title as a No. 6 seed facing St. Joseph (Metuchen) on Saturday.
Don Bosco Prep, which enters the playoffs with a 2-7 record, dropped-out of the latest rankings. This weekend in the Non-Public Group 4 quarterfinals, the Ironmen will play No. 2 St. Peter’s Prep. It will be the second straight week that these two will square-off. On Friday, SPP beat DBP 28-14.
St. Joseph of Hammonton moves-up three spots to No. 7. The Wildcats, the No. 1 seed in the Non-Public Group 2 playoffs, plays St. Mary’s of Rutherford this weekend.
New to the poll this week is Manalapan at No. 10.
High School Football America New Jersey Top 10
No. 1 Bergen Catholic 7-2, LW: #1
No. 2 St. Peter’s Prep 7-2, LW: #2
No. 3 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) 6-3, LW: #3
No. 4 DePaul Catholic 6-3, LW: #4
No. 5 Pope John XXIII 5-3, LW: #5
No. 6 Paramus Catholic 4-5, LW: #7
No. 7 St. Joseph (Hammonton) 9-0, LW: #10
No. 8 Timber Creek 8-0, LW: #6
No. 9 Millville 8-0, LW: #8
No. 10 Manalapan 9-0, LW: NR
Dropped-out: No. 10 Don Bosco Prep
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.