NEW High School Football America Top 25

Top 25

South Carolina’s Northwestern returns to the High School Football America Top 25 this week at #25.  The Trojans began the season ranked #17, but dropped into The Other 25 after losing to South Pointe (South Carolina), ranked #22 this week, in the season opener for both teams back on August 19th.

All of this week’s movement is between #6 and #13 after #3 Mater Dei knocked-off former #6 St. John Bosco 26-21 in their Southern California showdown.  Bosco, which has only lost to #1 Bishop Gorman and #3 Mater Dei, tumbles to #13.  The Braves began the season ranked #1 in our preseason Top 25.

Mater Dei’s victory helped Colerain (Ohio), Grayson (Georgia) and St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) to slide-up one spot to #6, #7 and #8 respectively.

Related: The latest The Other 25 (teams #26 through #50)

Related: Who’s #1? State-by-State

Corona Centennial (California) is the biggest mover this week as the Huskies jump four spots to #9.  The Huskies only loss this season was by one point to #2 IMG Academy (Florida).

High School Football America Top 25 
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#1 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Desert Oasis (Nevada) 71-0

Fast Forward: vs. Durango (Nevada), Thursday

#2 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Trinity Christian Academy (Florida) 34-21

Fast Forward: at Long Beach Poly (California), Friday

#3 Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Record: (8-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat #6 St. John Bosco (California) 26-21

Fast Forward: vs. Servite (California), Friday

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat Archbishop Carroll (Washington, D.C.) 42-0

Fast Forward: – Idle

#5 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (8-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat McKinney (Texas) 59-7

Fast Forward: at Plano East (Texas), Friday

#6 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Lakota West (Ohio) 31-0

Fast Forward: vs. Oak Hills (Ohio), Friday

#7 Grayson Rams (Georgia)

Record: (7-1)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Newton (Georgia) 34-0

Fast Forward: at Hoover (Alabama), Friday

#8 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (5-2)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat Boyd Anderson (Florida) 42-7

Fast Forward: vs. Blanche Ely (Florida), Friday

#9 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (7-1)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Corona (California) 64-14

Fast Forward: at Norco (California), Friday

#10 Roswell Hornets (Georgia)

Record: (8-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Etowah (Georgia) 17-14

Fast Forward: vs. Woodstock (Georgia), Friday

#11 Mill Creek Hawks (Georgia)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Mountain View (Georgia) 35-23

Fast Forward: – Idle

#12 McGill-Toolen Yellowjackets (Alabama)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Theodore (Alabama) 43-7

Fast Forward: vs. Fairhope (Alabama), Friday

#13 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (6-2)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: lost to #3 Mater Dei (California) 26-21

Fast Forward: vs. JSerra (California), Thursday at Saddleback College

#14 Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma)

Record: (8-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Yukon (Oklahoma) 55-13

Fast Forward: vs. Westmoore (Oklahoma), Friday

#15 Warren Central Warriors (Indiana)

Record: (8-1)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Franklin Central (Indiana), Friday in Indiana playoffs

#16 St. John’s College HS Cadets (Washington, D.C.)

Record: (6-2)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Bishop McNamara (Maryland), Saturday

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

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat LaSalle  (Pennsylvania) 63-35

Fast Forward: vs. Archbishop Ryan (Pennsylvania), Friday

#18 Trinity Shamrocks (Kentucky)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Ballard (Kentucky) 55-0

Fast Forward: Regular season over; Kentucky 6A playoffs next

#19 Lake Travis Cavaliers (Texas)

Record: (7-1)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat beat Leander (Texas) 63-0

Fast Forward: at Vista Ridge (Texas), Friday

#20 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (8-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: beat Jackson (Florida) 44-21

Fast Forward: at Hallandale (Florida), Friday

#21 DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

Record: (8-0)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat Duncanville (Texas) 41-7

Fast Forward: vs. Nimitz (Texas), Friday

#22 South Pointe Stallions (South Carolina)

Record: (7-1)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Richland Northeast (South Carolina) 42-20

Fast Forward: at York (South Carolina), Friday

#23 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas)

Record: (7-1)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat East Central (Texas) 21-14

Fast Forward: vs. San Antonio Wagner (Texas), Friday

#24 Cass Tech Technicians (Michigan)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat Martin Lutheran King (Michigan) 41-20

Fast Forward: Michigan Division I playoffs, Friday

#25 Northwestern Trojans (South Carolina)

Record: (8-1)

Previous Rank: #26

Rewind: beat Nation Ford (South Carolina) 38-25

Fast Forward: Idle

Dropped-out: #24 Clinton (Mississippi)

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

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