NEW High School Football America Top 25

Top 25

Welcome to the penultimate High School Football America Top 25 for 2016.  There are plenty of changes in this week’s poll that is created with our proprietary algorithm.

The Woodlands 36-28 win over former #4 Allen in the Texas Class 6A Division I state semifinals, brings the Highlanders into the Top 25.  The Highlanders jump from #29 to #16 this week.  They will face Lake Travis next Saturday at AT&T Stadium for the state title.  Lake Travis jumps four spots this week.

In Texas’ Class 6A Division II championship which will be played before Lake Travis and The Woodlands, #14 DeSoto will play #17 Cibolo Steele.  It will be DeSoto’s first appearance in a state championship game, while Cibolo Steele will be looking for its second.

Allen’s loss, which dropped the Eagles to #18 this week, opened the door for Grayson (Georgia), DeMatha (Maryland) and St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) to move-up one spot each to #4, #5 and #6 respectively.

Hoover (Alabama), whose only losses came against Allen and Grayson, gets some help from Grayson’s Georgia 7A title. The Buccaneers move-up one spot to #19.

St. Joseph’s Prep, fresh-off its Pennsylvania 6A title, jumps four spots into the Top 10 at #8.

And, for the first time in four years of using our proprietary algorithm to crown a “mythical” national champ, we have a first — a Top 25 team dropping out of the rankings into The Other 25, even though they didn’t suffer a loss.

Related: NEW High School Football America The Other 25

South Pointe from South Carolina slipped-out of the Top 25 to #26 this week.  The Stallions, who will play Hartsville this weekend in South Carolina’s Class AAAA championship game, are only three-thousandths of a percent out of the Top 25.

Edna Karr, which won the Louisiana Class 4A title snapping Neville’s 39-game win streak, edges its way into the Top 25 at #25.

High School Football America Top 25 

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#1 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (15-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Fast Forward: Season complete

#2 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (12-2)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. #45 De La Salle (California), Saturday, CIF Open Division I championship

#3 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Fast Forward: Season complete

#4 Grayson Rams (Georgia)

Record: (14-1)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat #10 Roswell 23-20 in OT in Class AAAAAAA championship

Fast Forward: Season complete

#5 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Fast Forward: Season complete

#6 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (12-2)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Plant (Florida) 45-6 in Class 7A championship

Fast Forward: Season complete

#7 Lake Travis Cavaliers (Texas)

Record: (14-1)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Atascocita (Texas) 63-21 in Texas 6A Division I semifinals

Fast Forward: vs. #16 The Woodlands (Texas), Saturday, Texas 6A Division I championship

#8 St. Joseph’s Prep Hawks (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat #34 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania) 42-7 in Pennsylvania 6A championship

Fast Forward: Season complete

#9 Trinity Shamrocks (Kentucky)

Record: (15-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Fast Forward: Season complete

#10 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (11-2)

Previous Rank: #10

Fast Forward: Season complete

#11 Roswell Hornets (Georgia)

Record: (14-1)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: lost to #5 Grayson (Georgia) 23-20 in OT in Georgia Class AAAAAAA championship

Fast Forward: Season complete

#12 Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Record: (13-1)

Previous Rank: #13

Fast Forward: Season complete

#13 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Ponte Vedra (Florida) 35-33 in Florida 5A championship

Fast Forward: Season complete

#14 DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

Record: (15-0)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat Klein Collins (Texas) 42-31 in Texas Class 6A Division I semifinals

Fast Forward: vs. #16 Cibolo Steele (Texas), Saturday, Class 6A Division II semifinals

#15 Cass Tech Technicians (Michigan)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #16

Fast Forward: Season complete

#16 The Woodlands Highlanders (Texas)

Record: (15-0)

Previous Rank: #29

Rewind: beat #4 Allen (Texas) 36-28 in Texas Class 6A Division I semifinals

Fast Forward: vs. #7 Lake Travis (Texas) in Texas Class 6A Division I championship

#17 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas)

Record: (14-1)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Cinco Ranch (Texas) 35-14 in Class 6A Division II semifinals

Fast Forward: vs. #14 DeSoto (Texas), Saturday, Class 6A Division II championship

#18 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (14-1)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: lost to #29 The Woodlands (Texas) 36-28 in Texas Class 6A Division I semifinals

Fast Forward: Season complete

#19 Hoover Buccaneers (Alabama)

Record: (12-2)

Previous Rank: #20

Fast Forward: Season complete

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

Record: (9-2)

Previous Rank: #18

Fast Forward: Season Complete

#21 Paramus Catholic (New Jersey)

Record: (10-2)

Previous Rank: #19

Fast Forward: Season complete

#22 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (13-2)

Previous Rank: #21

Fast Forward: Season complete

#23 St. Xavier Bombers (Ohio)

Record: (10-5)

Previous Rank: #22

Fast Forward: Season complete

#24 Saguaro Sabercats (Arizona)

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #25

Fast Forward: Season complete

#25 Edna Karr Cougars

Record: (14-0)

Previous Rank: #26

Rewind: beat #47 Neville (Louisiana) 34-21

Fast Forward: Season complete

Dropped-out: #24 Denton Ryan (Texas)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America National Top 50 is developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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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.