Three NEW teams enter NEW High School Football America Top 25

Top 25

Two New Jersey teams and a sixth team from Texas enter the latest High School Football America Top 25 that is created with our proprietary algorithm.

St. Joseph Regional (Montvale), which began the season ranked #13 in our preseason poll, re-enter the rankings at #22.  The Green Knights will play DePaul Catholic on December 2nd for the New Jersey Non-Public Group 3 championship.  Right behind SJR is Paramus Catholic at #23.  The Paladins have made a steady climb through the national rankings throughout the season.  On December 2nd, PC will play St. Peter’s Prep for the Non-Public Group 4 title.

Denton Ryan breaks into the Top 25 at #25.  Like Paramus Catholic, the Raiders have climbed steadily through the national rankings after starting outside of the Top 50.

The biggest movers within the Top 25 this week are Loyola Academy (Illinois) and Center Grove (Indiana).  Both teams climb three spots this week.

Loyola Academy, ranked #19 this week, will defend its 2015 8A state title on Saturday against Maine South.  #21 Center Grove will go after its second straight Class 6A title Friday against Carmel.

High School Football America Top 25 

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#1 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Faith Lutheran (Nevada) 58-10

Fast Forward: vs. Arbor View (Nevada), Saturday, 4A playoffs state semifinals

#2 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Bishop Sullivan (Virginia) 16-6

Fast Forward: Season complete

#3 Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Vista Murrieta (California) 63-30

Fast Forward: vs. #47 Rancho Cucamonga (California), Friday, Semifinal Round CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat #26 St. John’s College HS (Washington, D.C.) 34-29

Fast Forward: Season complete

#5 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Belton (Texas) 24-7

Fast Forward: vs. San Angelo Central (Texas), Friday, 3rd Round Texas Class 6A-I playoffs

#6 Grayson Rams (Georgia)

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat Woodstock (Georgia) 59-21

Fast Forward: vs. Colquitt County (Georgia), Friday, Quarterfinals Class AAAAAAA playoffs

#7 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Chaminade (California) 66-35

Fast Forward: at #11 St. John Bosco (California), Friday, Semifinal Round CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs

#8 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (9-2)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Dwyer (Florida) 35-0

Fast Forward: vs. Mater Academy Charter (Florida), Friday, Quarterfinals Class 7A playoffs

#9 McGill-Toolen Yellowjackets (Alabama)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat Central (Phenix, Alabama) 27-23

Fast Forward: vs. #35 Hoover (Alabama), November 30th, Alabama 7A state championship game

#10 Roswell Hornets (Georgia)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Peachtree Ridge (Georgia) 29-12

Fast Forward: vs. North Cobb (Georgia), Friday, Quarterfinals Georgia Class AAAAAAA playoffs

#11 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (10-2)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Santa Margarita (California) 54-14

Fast Forward: vs. #7 Corona Centennial (California), Friday, Semifinal Round CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs

#12 Mill Creek Hawks (Georgia)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Cherokee (Georgia) 41-0

Fast Forward: vs. McEachern (Georgia), Friday, Quarterfinals Class AAAAAAA playoffs

#13 Trinity Shamrocks (Kentucky)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Ballard (Kentucky) 63-20

Fast Forward: vs. St. Xavier (Kentucky), Friday, Semifinal Round Kentucky 6A playoffs

#14 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) 10-7

Fast Forward: vs. Bishop Moore (Florida), Friday, Quarterfinals Florida Class 5A playoffs

#15 St. Joseph’s Prep Hawks (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat Northeast (Pennsylvania) 44-6

Fast Forward: vs. Parkland (Pennsylvania), Friday, Class 6A Quarterfinals

#16 Lake Travis Cavaliers (Texas)

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Smithson Valley (Texas) 40-21

Fast Forward: vs. Los Fresnos (Texas), Friday, 3rd Round Texas 6A Division I playoffs

#17 DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Southlake Carroll (Texas) 48-30

Fast Forward: vs. Abilene (Texas), Friday, 3rd Round Class 6A Division II playoffs

#18 Cass Tech Technicians (Michigan)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Utica Eisenhower (Michigan) 32-28

Fast Forward: vs. Novi Catholic Central (Michigan), Saturday, Michigan Division I championship

#19 Loyola Academy Ramblers  (Illinois)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Glenbard West (Illinois) 42-13

Fast Forward: vs. Maine South (Illinois), Saturday, Illinois 8A championship

#20 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas)

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat Vandegrift (Texas) 17-0

Fast Forward: vs. Weslaco East (Texas), Friday, 3rd Round Class 6A Division II playoffs

#21 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (12-1)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Ben Davis (Indiana) 42-16

Fast Forward: vs. Carmel (Indiana), Friday, Indiana 6A championship

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

Record: (8-2)

Previous Rank: #27

Rewind: beat St. John Vianney (New Jersey) 45-20

Fast Forward: vs. DePaul (New Jersey), December 2nd, Non-Public Group 3 championship

#23 Paramus Catholic (New Jersey)

Record: (9-2)

Previous Rank: #30

Rewind: beat #49 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) 35-29

Fast Forward: vs. St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey), December 2nd, Non-Public Group 4 championship

#24 South Pointe Stallions (South Carolina)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: beat Greenville (South Carolina) 48-30

Fast Forward: vs. Airport (South Carolina), Friday, 2nd Round South Carolina AAAA playoffs

#25 Denton Ryan Raiders (Texas)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #29

Rewind: beat Richland (Texas) 34-13

Fast Forward: vs. Lubbock Monterey (Texas), Friday, 3rd Round Texas 5A Division I playoffs

Dropped-out: #13 Jenks (Oklahoma), #23 Northwestern (South Carolina), #25 Northwestern (Florida)

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

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