Northwestern (Miami, FL) enters NEW High School Football America Top 25

Top 25

The High School Football America National Top 25 welcomes a second Northwestern to our national rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.  Miami’s Northwestern, which began the season outside our Top 50, enters the Top 25 at #25.

Former #16 St. John’s (Washington, DC) loss to Gonzaga on Saturday shakes-up this ranked from 16 on down.  SJC fell to #26 in The Other 25 that was released earlier on Sunday.

Trinity (Kentucky), which has outscored its opponents 503 to 92, climbs two spots to #16 this week. American Heritage (Plantation, Florida), the only team to beat #25 Northwestern also moves up two spots to #18.

Moving-up one spot each this week are — #20 DeSoto (Texas), #21 South Pointe (South Carolina), #22 Cibolo Steele (Texas), #23 Cass Tech (Michigan) and #24 Northwestern (South Carolina).

There will be two big Top 50 match-ups this weekend.

In Ohio, #6 Colerain has a big re-match against St. Xavier, which is just outside of our Top 50. Back on September 2nd, Colerain squeezed-out a 20-14 overtime victory over St. X, which has a 6-5 record, but with losses to nationally-ranked La Salle (Ohio), St. Ignatius (Ohio), St. John Bosco (California) and Warren Central (Indiana).

In Florida, #2 IMG Academy, which isn’t eligible for the postseason in Florida, will square-off with #37 St. Frances Academy (Maryland), which owns a win over South Pointe.

High School Football America Top 25 

Presented by Krossover Intelligence

#1 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Sierra Vista (Nevada) 56-7

Fast Forward: vs. Palo Verde (Nevada), Thursday, 1st Round Nevada 4A playoffs

#2 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Chaminade (Florida) 43-0

Fast Forward: vs. #37 St. Frances Academy (Maryland), Saturday

#3 Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat JSerra (California) 59-7

Fast Forward: vs. Tesoro (California), Friday, 1st Round CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat Good Counsel (Maryland), Friday

Fast Forward: – vs. Good Counsel (Maryland), Saturday, Washington Catholic Athletic Association Semifinals

#5 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Wylie (Texas) 49-0

Fast Forward: vs. Euless Trinity (Texas), Friday, 1st Round Texas Class 6A-I playoffs

#6 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat Springboro (Ohio) 35-14

Fast Forward: vs. St. Xavier (Ohio), Friday, 2nd Round Ohio Division I playoffs

#7 Grayson Rams (Georgia)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat South Gwinnett (Georgia) 45-3

Fast Forward: vs. Mountain View (Georgia), Friday, 1st Round Class AAAAAAA playoffs

#8 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat King (California) 52-7

Fast Forward: vs. JSerra  (California), Friday, 1st Round CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs

#9 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (7-2)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat Flanagan (Florida) 45-19

Fast Forward: vs. Palm Beach Lakes (Florida), Friday, 1st Round Class 7A playoffs

#10 Roswell Hornets (Georgia)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Cherokee (Georgia) 20-14

Fast Forward: vs. Pebblebrook (Georgia), Friday, 1st Round Georgia Class AAAAAAA playoffs

#11 McGill-Toolen Yellowjackets (Alabama)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Jefferson Davis (Alabama) 46-14

Fast Forward: vs. Enterprise (Alabama), Friday, 2nd Round of Alabama 7A playoffs

#12 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (8-2)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Orange Lutheran (California) 47-28

Fast Forward: vs. Upland  (California), Friday, 1st Round CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs

#13 Mill Creek Hawks (Georgia)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Duluth (Georgia) 56-0

Fast Forward: – vs. Newton (Georgia), Friday, 1st Round Class AAAAAAA playoffs

#14 Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Edmond Santa Fe (Oklahoma) 52-35

Fast Forward: vs. Southmoore (Oklahoma), Friday, 1st Round Class 6A-I playoffs

#15 Warren Central Warriors (Indiana)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat Southport (Indiana) 50-20

Fast Forward: at #29 Center Grove (Indiana), Friday, Quarterfinal Round Indiana 6A playoffs

#16 Trinity Shamrocks (Kentucky)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Ohio County (Kentucky) 69-0

Fast Forward: vs. Eastern (Kentucky), Friday, 2nd Round Kentucky 6A playoffs

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

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Roman Catholic (Pennsylvania) 45-7

Fast Forward: vs. La Salle College HS (Pennsylvania), Friday, 2nd Round PIAA Class 6A playoffs

#18 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Westwood (Florida), Friday, 1st Round Florida Class 5A playoffs

#19 Lake Travis Cavaliers (Texas)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Vista Ridge (Texas) 61-7

Fast Forward: vs. Vandegrift (Texas), Friday

#20 DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat South Grand Prairie (Texas) 37-31

Fast Forward: vs. Killeen (Texas), Friday, 1st Round Class 6A Division II playoffs

#21 South Pointe Stallions (South Carolina)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Westwood (South Carolina) 57-7

Fast Forward: Idle

#22 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat Clemens (Texas) 34-13

Fast Forward: vs. San Antonio Brandeis (Texas), Friday, 1st Round Class 6A Division II playoffs

#23 Cass Tech Technicians (Michigan)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Dearborn (Michigan) 24-7

Fast Forward: vs. Saline (Michigan), Saturday 3rd Round Michigan Division I playoffs

#24 Northwestern Trojans (South Carolina)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Rock Hill (South Carolina), Friday

#25 Northwestern Bulls (Florida)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #27

Rewind: beat Jackson (Florida) 18-6

Fast Forward: vs. Boynton Beach (Florida), Friday, 1st Round Florida 6A playoffs

Dropped-out: #16 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)

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

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