St. John Bosco (CA) and St. Edward (OH) make moves in National Top 25

St. John Bosco football field

It was an interesting weekend, with every Top 25 team winning, except for former #24 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) losing a close road game to St. Edward in Ohio.  However, several of the top teams — St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) and Byrnes (South Carolina) — were challenged well into the fourth quarter before picking-up come-from-behind victories.

Top-ranked Allen (Texas) was challenged by Marcus, which came into the game undefeated.  The game was tied at 28, before the Eagles were able to pull away for their 48th straight win, which currently is the fourth longest active streak in America.

For the first time in three weeks, there’s a change within the Top 10 as St. John Bosco (California) slides from #6 to #5 after an impressive 56-14 road win over two-time New Jersey Group 4 Non-Public champ St. Peter’s Prep.  St. Thomas Aquinas drops from #5 to #6 after beating Hallandale 36-28 with two fourth quarter touchdowns.

Related: St. John Bosco rolls against New Jersey’s St. Peter’s Prep

VIDEO: Watch St. Thomas Aquinas come back to beat Hallandale

St. Ed’s win against Bergen Catholic helped the Eagles move-up in our algorithm rankings.  The Eagles, who will play two very good Florida teams over the next two weeks, move up two spots to #19.  Next up for St. Ed is Cocoa, which was ranked in the USA TODAY Super 25 earlier in the year.  In two weeks, the defending Ohio Division I champs will play #17 Mainland.

Related St. Edward beats Bergen Catholic in battle of nationally-ranked teams

New to the poll this week is Colerain from Ohio at #24.  The Cardinals have spent the entire year knocking on the Top 25 door as part of our The Other 25 (teams #26 through #50).  Colerain’s only loss was by three points to #10 La Salle.

Related: The Other 25, Week 3

Bergen Catholic drops-out of the Top 25, but shouldn’t gone down to far when we release our The Other 25 on Monday.

There are meetings this week between Top 25 teams that will shape the national championship chase.

In Florida, #16 IMG Academy, coming-off a bye week, will play #15 St. Joseph Regional from New Jersey.  In South Carolina, #23 Spartanburg will take-on #25 Byrnes.

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Marcus (Texas) 38-28

Fast Forward: at Lewisville (Texas), Friday

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Servite (California) 38-7

Fast Forward: at Shadow Ridge (Nevada), Friday

#3 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Valencia (California), Friday

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat St. Mary’s Ryken (Maryland) 49-0

Fast Forward: at St. John’s (Washington DC), Saturday

#5 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) 56-14

Fast Forward: Idle

#6 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Hallandale (Florida) 36-28

Fast Forward: Idle

#7 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Heritage (Texas) 59-33

Fast Forward: vs. Haltom (Texas), Friday

#8 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Lowdnes (Georgia), Friday

#9 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat Katy Taylor (Texas) 41-3

Fast Forward: Idle

#10 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Northwest (Ohio) 56-19

Fast Forward: at Archbishop Moeller (Ohio), Friday

#11 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (3-1)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Granite Bay (California), Friday

#12 Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Midlothian (Texas), Friday

#13 Mater Dei (California)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Edison (California) 42-26

Fast Forward: Idle

#14 South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Lake Horn (Mississippi) 50-20

Fast Forward: vs. Olive Branch (Mississippi), Friday

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

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat Eastern Christian Academy (Maryland) 24-6

Fast Forward: at #16 IMG Academy (Florida), Friday

#16 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: #15 St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey), Friday

#17 Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Dr. Phillips (Florida) 28-7

Fast Forward: at Deltona (Florida), Friday

#18 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Lawrence Central (Indiana) 44-26

Fast Forward: vs. Pike (Indiana), Friday

#19 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat #24 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) 31-28

Fast Forward: vs. Cocoa (Florida), Saturday

#20 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: beat Butler (Kentucky) 57-0

Fast Forward: vs. Pleasant Ridge Park (Kentucky), Thursday

#21 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Center Point (Alabama), Friday

#22 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Norland (Florida) 36-21

Fast Forward: at Stranahan (Florida), Friday

#23 Spartanburg Vikings (South Carolina)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat Riverside (South Carolina) 55-7

Fast Forward: at #25 Byrnes (South Carolina), Friday

#24 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: NR

Rewind: beat Middletown (Ohio) 42-13

Fast Forward: at Fairfield (Ohio), Friday

#25 Byrnes Rebels (South Carolina)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat Boiling Springs (South Carolina) 28-23

Fast Forward: vs. #23 Spartanburg (South Carolina), Friday

Dropping out – #24 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

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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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.

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