Loyola Academy (IL) and Archbishop Rummel (LA) enter National Top 25

Top 25

The games keep getting bigger-and-bigger for the High School Football America National Top 25.

Ten of the teams will be going after state gold this coming weekend with two of the games featuring match-ups between Top 25 teams.

However, the game that will have the biggest impact  on the “mythical” national championship chase will take place in Southern California where #2 St. John Bosco and #3 Corona Centennial will battle for the CIF-Southern Section championship, which will send the winner into the state’s Open Division championship game against, in all likelihood, #8 De La Salle.

Related: St. John Bosco/Corona Centennial showdown is set

The Bosco/Centennial game will be a rematch of last year’s CIF-SS Pac-5 championship that Corona Centennial won in a 48-41 shootout.

Three Top 25 teams lost this past weekend, which shakes-up the new rankings that are created by using High School Football America’s proprietary algorithm.

Related: Top 25 Scoreboard

We’ll start in the Top 5, where St. Edward, which will play Wayne on Saturday in the Ohio Division I championship game, moves from #6 to #5.   The Eagles flip-flopped poll positions with Colquitt County (Georgia), who will play in the Georgia Class AAAAAA semifinals this weekend.  St. Ed will have to defend its 2014 gold medal against a very good Wayne team that jumps from #22 to #12 after beating former #10 Colerain 28-21 on Saturday.

Another gold medal match-up between nationally-ranked teams this weekend will be in New Jersey where #21 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) will square-off with #22 Don Bosco Prep in the state’s Non-Public Group 4 title game.

Two Top 25 teams won gold medals this weekend.

Center Grove, which won its second Indiana state championship Saturday night, moves back into the Top 10 this week at #10.  Loyola Academy, which was ranked #26 in The Other 25 last week, breaks into the Top 25 at #23 after winning Illinois’ 8A championship on Saturday.

Also new to the poll this week is Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana) at #25.  The Raiders will play for Louisiana’s Select Division I championship on Friday.

Other ranked teams going after gold this weekend — #4 Bishop Gorman (Nevada), #11 Male (Kentucky), #16 Maryville (Tennessee), #17 Clay-Chalkville (Alabama) and #19 La Salle (Ohio).

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Arlington Martin (Texas) 36-11

Fast Forward: vs. winner Tascosa/Denton Ryan  (Texas), Saturday

#2 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Bishop Amat (California) 63-10

Fast Forward: vs. #3 Corona Centennial (California), Saturday

#3 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Mater Dei (California) 42-36

Fast Forward: vs. #2 St. John Bosco (California), Saturday

#4 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat Reed (Nevada) 41-13

Fast Forward: vs. Liberty (Nevada), Nevada Division I championship, Saturday

#5 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (13-1)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat Stow-Munroe Falls (Ohio) 45-7

Fast Forward: vs. #12 Wayne (Ohio), Ohio Division I championship, Saturday

#6 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat South Forsyth (Georgia) 49-31

Fast Forward: vs. Mill Creek (Georgia), Friday

#7 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#8 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Pittsburg (California) 70-14

Fast Forward: vs. Foothill (California), Saturday

#9 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat Friendswood (Texas) 66-0

Fast Forward: vs. Manvel (Texas), Friday

#10 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Penn (Indiana) in 6A championship game 28-16

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#11 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Central Hardin (Kentucky) 50-0

Fast Forward: vs. Lafayette (Kentucky), Kentucky 6A championship game, Saturday

#12 Wayne Warriors (Ohio)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat #10 Colerain (Ohio) 28-21

Fast Forward: vs. #5 St. Edward (Ohio), Ohio Division I championship game, Saturday

#13 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (11-1)

Previous: #13

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#14 Gilman Greyhounds (Maryland)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #15

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#15 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat Mater Academy (Florida) 60-7

Fast Forward: vs. Braden River (Florida), Friday

#16 Maryville Rebels (Tennessee)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Oakland (Tennessee) 27-13

Fast Forward: vs. Ravenwood (Tennessee), Tennessee 6A championship game, Saturday

#17 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat Austin (Alabama) 45-35

Fast Forward: vs. Spanish Fort (Alabama), Alabama 6A championship game, Friday

#18 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (12-2)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Perrysburg (Ohio) 49-28

Fast Forward: vs. Massillon Perry (Ohio), Ohio Division II championship game, Friday

#19 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Del Rio (Texas) 28-10

Fast Forward: vs. Clemens (Texas), Saturday

#20 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (12-2)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: lost to #22 Wayne (Ohio) 28-21

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#21 St. Joseph Regional Green Knights (Montvale, New Jersey)

Record: (8-3)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. #22 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), Non-Public Group 4 championship, Friday

#22 Don Bosco Prep Ironmen (New Jersey)

Record: (8-3)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. #21 St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey), Non-Public Group 4 championship, Friday

#23 Loyola Academy Ramblers (Illinois)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #26

Rewind: beat Marist (Illinois) in Illinois 8A championship game 41-0

Fast Foward: Season Completed

#24 Mission Viejo Diablos (California)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Chino Hills (California) 56-21

Fast Forward: at Vista Murrieta (California), Friday

#25 Archbishop Rummel Raiders (Louisiana)

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: NR

Rewind: beat John Curtis (Florida) 24-10

Fast Forward: vs. Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Louisiana Select Division I championship, Friday

Dropped-out: #23 Webb City (Missouri), #25 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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