St. John Bosco and Mater Dei move-up in National Top 25

St. John Bosco Braves footballSean McGrew and St. John Bosco climb to #4 in national rankings. OCsidelines.com photo by Miguel Vasconcellos.

St. John Bosco has moved-up a spot in the latest High School Football America National Top 25.  The Braves, coming-off an impressive 62-14 win against Santa Margarita, are #4 in the new national poll released on Sunday.

This Friday, the Braves will square-off with Mater Dei in a battle of nationally-ranked teams.  The Monarchs moved-up two spots to #11 this week after a 49-35 win over Orange Lutheran.

Related: Week 1 Trinity League recap

The top team in our SoCal Top 25, Corona Centennial, held steady in the national rankings at #3.

In all, California has four teams in the national rankings with defending Open Division champ De La Salle moving from #11 to #10 this week.

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Hebron (Texas) 45-13

Fast Forward: Idle

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Durango (California) 69-7

Fast Forward: at Legacy (Nevada), Friday

#3 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat King (California) 47-14

Fast Forward: at Roosevelt (Eastvale, California), Friday

#4 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Santa Margarita (California) 62-14

Fast Forward: at #11 Mater Dei (California), Friday

#5 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat Bishop McNamara (Maryland) 52-47

Fast Forward: vs. Gonzaga (Washington, DC), Friday

#6 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Bell (Texas) 56-17

Fast Forward: vs. Southlake Carroll (Texas), Thursday

#7 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Lee County (Georgia) 54-17

Fast Forward: vs. Valdosta (Georgia), Friday

#8 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Southern Lab (Louisiana) 42-0

Fast Forward: Idle

#9 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Seven Lakes (Texas) 40-8

Fast Forward: vs. Seven Lakes (Texas), Saturday

#10 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (5-1)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat San Ramon Valley (California) 48-0

Fast Forward: vs. Long Beach Poly (California), Friday

#11 Mater Dei (California)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Orange Lutheran (California) 49-35

Fast Forward: vs. #3 St. John Bosco (California), Friday

#12 South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Hernando (Mississippi) 32-7

Fast Forward: at Tupelo (Mississippi), Friday

#13 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (6-1)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat #18 Mainland (Florida) 47-28

Fast Forward: vs. #18 Mainland (Florida), Saturday

#14 Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat Duncanville (Texas) 41-18

Fast Forward: at Grand Prairie (Texas), Friday

#15 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at St. Xavier (Kentucky), Friday

#16 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (5-1)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Cardinal Gibbons (Florida), Friday

#17 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (8-0)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Lawrence North (Indiana) 17-7

Fast Forward: at Indianapolis Cathedral (Indiana), Friday

#18 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (6-1)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Lakota West (Ohio) 48-28

Fast Forward: vs. Lakota West (Ohio), Friday

#19 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (6-1)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: lost to St. Xavier (Ohio) 24-14

Fast Forward: vs. St. Charles (Ohio), Friday

#20 Gilman Greyhounds (Maryland)

Record: (6-1)

Previous Rank: #26

Rewind: beat St. Frances Academy (Maryland) 63-12

Fast Forward: vs. Archbishop Spalding (Maryland), Friday

#21 Spartanburg Vikings (South Carolina)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat Dorman (South Carolina) 41-31

Fast Forward: at Boiling Springs (South Carolina), Friday

#22 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (7-0)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Shades Valley (Alabama) 52-14

Fast Forward: at Woodlawn (Alabama), Friday

#23 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

Record: (4-2)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat DePaul (New Jersey) 15-13

Fast Forward: Idle

#24 St. Xavier Bombers (Ohio)

Record: (5-2)

Previous Rank: #50

Rewind: beat #9 La Salle (Ohio) 24-14

Fast Forward: at Warren Central (Indiana), Friday

#25 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (5-1)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: lost to Deerfield Beach (Florida) 6-3

Fast Forward: vs. Fort Lauderdale (Florida), Friday

Dropping-out: #16 St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey), #18 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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