NATIONAL RANKINGS: Shake-up in “The Other 25”

The Other 25

The shake-up in the High School Football America National Top 25 was felt down in The Other 25 — teams #26 through #50.

After spending the entire season in the Top 25, Mainland (Florida) falls to #26 after its loss to #13 St. Edward (Ohio).  St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey), which lost to two-time defending Class 4A Pennsylvania champ St. Joseph’s Prep, tumbles from #16 to #34.

Related: High School Football America Top 25

The big climbs this week are Serra from Gardena, California and Maryville from Tennessee.

Serra is an interesting story as breaks-in to the Top 25 at #35.  The Cavaliers’ ranking in our algorithm has been greatly affected by a 52-13 blowout loss to #3 Corona Centennial (California) in the second game of the season.  However, Serra was without its star quarterback, Arizona-bound Khalil Tate, who had to sit-out the game after being ejected a week prior.

The great thing about our algorithm is it takes opinion out of the equation, however, in the case of Serra, the Cavaliers were hurt by the fact that all our algorithm sees is a 39 point loss, not the loss of a star player.

Maryville, which finished #18 in the nation in 2014, climbs to #28 from #36 this week.  The Rebels are currently on a 37-game win streak and are looking for their third straight Tennessee state title and 16th overall.

In addition to Serra, new to the Top 50 this week — Folsom (California) at #45, Hamilton (Arizona) at #48 and Trinity (Kentucky) at #50.

High School Football America National Rankings

#26 Mainland (Florida) 6-1 LW: #18

#27 Chandler (Arizona) 7-1 LW: #31

#28 Maryville (Tennessee) 7-0 LW: #36

#29 Webb City (Missouri) 8-0 LW:#34

#30 Byrnes (South Carolina) 6-1 LW: #28

#31 Cibolo Steele (Texas) 7-0 LW: #35

#32 Wayne (Ohio) 7-0 LW: #33

#33 Eastside Catholic (Washington) 6-0 LW: #32

#34 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) 4-2 LW: #16

#35 Serra (Gardena, California) 6-1 LW: NR

#36 Grayson (Georgia) 7-0 LW: #37

#37 Westlake (Texas) 6-0 LW: #38

#38 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) 3-2 LW: 27

#39 Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana) 5-1 LW: #39

#40 Ocean Lakes (Virginia) 6-0 LW: #39

#41 Flanagan (Florida) 5-1 LW: #41

#42 McEachern (Georgia) 5-1 LW: #42

#43 Loyola Academy (Illinois) 7-0 LW: #44

#44 Jenks (Oklahoma) 5-0 LW: #45

#45 Folsom (California) 7-0 LW: NR

#46 Cherry Creek (Colorado) 6-0 LW: #48

#47 West Monroe (Louisiana) 6-0 LW: #49

#48 Hamilton (Arizona) 8-0 LW: NR

#49 Bishop Amat (California) 5-2 LW: #30

#50 Trinity (Kentucky) 7-1 LW: #NR

Dropping out: #29 Mallard Creek (North Carolina), #43 Elder (Ohio), #46 Westfield (Texas), #47 Parkland (Pennsylvania)

Jeff Fisher’s Editor’s Note: High School Football America’s national, regional, state and local rankings are calculated using our proprietary algorithm.

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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.

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