Four new teams enter “The Other 25”

The Other 25

Four new teams, including three newly-crowned state champs, enter this week’s High School Football America The Other 25 — Indiana 6A champ Carmel at #36, Arizona 6A champ Chandler at #41, Illinois 8A champ Maine South at #44 and Cedar Hill (Texas), which began the season ranked #3 in our preseason poll, re-enters the national rankings at #45.

Cocoa (Florida), which knocked-off four-time Florida state champ Booker T. Washington, moves to the top of the bubble at #26.  The Tigers, whose only loss this season was on-the-road to #1 Bishop Gorman (Nevada), will play the Bolles School for the 4A championship in two weeks.

The Woodlands (Texas) moves-up five spots this week to #27, followed by Edna Karr (Louisiana) at #28 and Hoover (Alabama) at #29 and two-time Ohio Division II state champ at La Salle at #30.

High School Football America The Other 25 Rankings

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#26 Cocoa Tigers (Florida) 10-1, LW: #27

#27 The Woodlands Highlanders (Texas) 13-0, LW: #32

#28 Edna Karr Cougars (Louisiana) 12-0, LW: #37

#29 Hoover Buccaneers (Alabama) 11-2, LW: #35

#30 La Salle Lancers (Ohio) 12-2, LW: #32

#31 St. Xavier Bombers (Ohio) 9-5, LW: #39

#32 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio) 11-1, LW: #31

#33 St. John’s College HS Cadets (Washington, D.C.) 8-4, LW: #32

#34 Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings (Pennsylvania) 13-1, LW: #33

#35 Oakland Patriots (Tennessee) 14-0, LW: #42

#36 Carmel Greyhounds (Indiana) 10-4, LW: NR

#37 Archbishop Hoban Knights (Ohio) 13-1, LW: #40

#38 Valdosta Wildcats (Georgia) 12-1, LW: #41

#39 Carol City Chiefs (Florida) 9-3, LW: #45

#40 Center Grove (Indiana) 12-2, LW: #21

#41 Chandler Wolves (Arizona) 12-2, LW: NR

#42 Warren Central Warriors (Indiana) 10-2, LW: #38

#43 Union Redskins (Oklahoma) 10-2, LW: #44

#44 Maine South Hawks (Illinois) 11-3, LW: NR

#45 Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas) 11-2, LW: NR

#46 Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma) 11-1, LW: #46

#47 East Leopards (Utah) 14-0, LW: #48

#48 Clinton Arrows (Mississippi) 13-1, LW: NR

#49 Northwestern Bulls (Florida) 9-2, LW: #49

#50 St. Frances Academy Panthers (Maryland) 10-2, LW: #50

Dropped-out: #34 Maryville (Tennessee), #36 John Curtis (Louisiana) #43 Mountain Pointe (Arizona), #47 Rancho Cucamonga (California)

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

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