St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) climbs to #15 in latest national rankings

St. Joseph Regional Green Knights football

St. Joseph‘s hard-fought 22-20 win over previous #16 St. Edward from Ohio, lifts the Green Knights to #15 in the latest High School Football America National Top 25.

Related: The Other 25 – Week 2

Bergen Catholic also moves up after an impressive win over St. Peter’s Prep.  The Crusaders, who moved up to #20, will host #16 IMG Academy from Florida on Saturday.

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Boyd (Texas) 45-15

Fast Forward: vs. Marcus, Friday

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Bellevue (Washington) 35-7

Fast Forward: Long Beach Poly (California), Friday

#3 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Orange Lutheran (California) 35-14

Fast Forward: at Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, California), Friday

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. La Salle College High School (Pennsylvania), Friday

#5 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Plantation (Florida) 43-20

Fast Forward: vs. Cypress Bay (Florida), Friday

#6 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat Central Catholic (Oregon) 66-17

Fast Forward: vs. Crespi (California), Friday

#7 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Lancaster (Texas) 26-14

Fast Forward: vs. North Shore (Texas), Friday

#8 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Enterprise (Alabama) 51-14

Fast Forward: vs. Pelham (Georgia), Friday

#9 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat The Woodlands (Texas) 14-7

Fast Forward: vs. Mayde Creek (Texas), Friday

#10 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Colerain (Ohio) 39-36

Fast Forward: vs. Christian Brothers (Tennessee), Saturday

#11 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (2-1)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Servite (California) 52-15

Fast Forward: vs. Orange Lutheran (California), Saturday

#12 Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Skyline (Texas) 20-10

Fast Forward: vs. Coppell (Texas), Friday

#13 Mater Dei (California)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat La Mirada (California) 42-7

Fast Forward: at Upland (California), Friday

#14 South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Madison Central (Mississippi) 24-6

Fast Forward: vs. Memphis University (Tennessee), Friday

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

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: beat #16 St. Edward (Ohio) 22-20

Fast Forward: at DePaul (New Jersey), Friday

#16 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Cocoa (Florida) 49-7

Fast Forward: at #20 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey), Saturday

#17 Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Flagler Palm Coast (Florida) 35-10

Fast Forward: vs. Pine Ridge (Florida), Friday

#18 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat Ben Davis (Indiana) 31-19

Fast Forward: vs. North Central (Indiana), Friday

#19 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Huffman (Alabama) 41-7

Fast Forward: vs. Pinson Valley (Alabama), Friday

#20 Bergen Catholic Crusaders (New Jersey)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) 47-14

Fast Forward: vs. #16 IMG Academy (Florida), Saturday

#21 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #28

Rewind: beat #30 Trinity (Kentucky) 42-13

Fast Forward: at Seneca (Kentucky), Friday

#22 Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings (Pennsylvania)

Record: (2-0)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Shaler (Pennsylvania) 42-6

Fast Forward: at North Allegheny (Pennsylvania), Friday

#23 Spartanburg Vikings (South Carolina)

Record: (3-0)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat Gaffney (South Carolina) 41-14

Fast Forward: vs. Greenwood (South Carolina), Friday

#24 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (2-1)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: lost to #20 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) 22-20

Fast Forward: vs. Elder (Ohio), Saturday

#25 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (2-1)

Previous Rank: #32

Rewind: beat Miami Northwestern (Florida) 44-23

Fast Forward: vs. Coconut Creek (Florida), Friday

Dropping out – #15 Archer (Georgia), #23 McEachern (Georgia)

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