IMG breaks into Top 10 in latest national rankings

IMG Academy football

IMG Academy continues to soar in our algorithm that is used for our national Top 25.  IMG moves up four spots this week to #8 in the rankings after its shutout win over Southern Lab from Louisiana.

Related: Top 25 Scoreboard

Also climbing this week is American Heritage.  The Patriots are up to #16 from #21 last week.

St. Thomas Aquinas, which lost 6-3 to Deerfield Beach, drops from #6 to #25, while former #18 Mainland will drop into The Other 25 (teams #26 through #50) after its loss to #12 St. Edward from Ohio.  The Other 25 is released on Monday.

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Hebron (Texas) 45-13

Fast Forward: Idle

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Durango (California) 69-7

Fast Forward: at Legacy (Nevada), Friday

#3 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat King (California) 47-14

Fast Forward: at Roosevelt (Eastvale, California), Friday

#4 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Santa Margarita (California) 62-14

Fast Forward: at #11 Mater Dei (California), Friday

#5 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat Bishop McNamara (Maryland)  52-47

Fast Forward: vs. Gonzaga (Washington, DC), Friday

#6 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Bell (Texas) 56-17

Fast Forward: vs. Southlake Carroll (Texas), Thursday

#7 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Lee County (Georgia) 54-17

Fast Forward: vs. Valdosta (Georgia), Friday

#8 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Southern Lab (Louisiana) 42-0

Fast Forward: Idle

#9 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Seven Lakes (Texas) 40-8

Fast Forward: vs. Seven Lakes (Texas), Saturday

#10 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (5-1)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat San Ramon Valley (California) 48-0

Fast Forward: vs. Long Beach Poly (California), Friday

#11 Mater Dei (California)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Orange Lutheran (California) 49-35

Fast Forward: vs. #3 St. John Bosco (California), Friday

#12 South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Hernando (Mississippi) 32-7

Fast Forward: at Tupelo (Mississippi), Friday

#13 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (6-1)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat #18 Mainland (Florida) 47-28

Fast Forward: vs. #18 Mainland (Florida), Saturday

#14 Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat Duncanville (Texas) 41-18

Fast Forward: at Grand Prairie (Texas), Friday

#15 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at St. Xavier (Kentucky), Friday

#16 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (5-1)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Cardinal Gibbons (Florida), Friday

#17 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (8-0)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Lawrence North (Indiana) 17-7

Fast Forward: at Indianapolis Cathedral (Indiana), Friday

#18 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (6-1)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Lakota West (Ohio) 48-28

Fast Forward: vs. Lakota West (Ohio), Friday

#19 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (6-1)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: lost to St. Xavier (Ohio) 24-14

Fast Forward: vs. St. Charles (Ohio), Friday

#20 Gilman Greyhounds (Maryland)

Record: (6-1)

Previous Rank: #26

Rewind: beat St. Frances Academy (Maryland) 63-12

Fast Forward: vs. Archbishop Spalding (Maryland), Friday

#21 Spartanburg Vikings (South Carolina)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat Dorman (South Carolina) 41-31

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

#22 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Shades Valley (Alabama) 52-14

Fast Forward: at Woodlawn (Alabama), Friday

#23 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

Record: (4-2)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat DePaul (New Jersey) 15-13

Fast Forward: Idle

#24 St. Xavier Bombers (Ohio)

Record: (5-2)

Previous Rank: #50

Rewind: beat #9 La Salle (Ohio) 24-14

Fast Forward: at Warren Central (Indiana), Friday

#25 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (5-1)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: lost to Deerfield Beach (Florida) 6-3

Fast Forward: vs. Fort Lauderdale (Florida), Friday

Dropping-out: #16 St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey), #18 Mainland (Florida)

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
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.