St. John Bosco climbs to #5 in High School Football America 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, fresh off its impressive 56-14 win over  two-time New Jersey Group 4 Non-Public champ St. Peter’s Prep breaks into the High School Football America Top 5.  The Braves slide-up from #6 to #5 in our rankings, which are based on our proprietary algorithm.

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

The Braves and the rest of the Trinity League are off this week, with each team taking their bye week before league play opens in two weeks.

Corona Centennial, which had its bye week last week, remains #3, while Mater Dei holds at #13 in the national rankings.

Later today we’ll release our new High School Football America/SoCal Top 25, along with the California Top 25.

Related: Last Week SoCal Top 25

Related: Last Week’s California Top 25

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.