12 teams in Top 25 trying to defend 2014 state titles

Top 25

It’s all postseason all the time from here on out.

The latest High School Football America Top 25 features twelve 2014 state champs that are trying to defend their gold medals.  Allen (Texas), American Heritage (Florida), Bishop Gorman (Nevada) and Maryville (Tennessee) are multiple title winners.

Top-ranked Allen begins its quest for a fourth straight Texas state title and fourth straight High School Football America “mythical” national title.  The Eagles bring a 53-game win streak into Friday’s opening round Class 6A Division I game against Byron Nelson HS.

Many are looking ahead to the state quarterfinals, which is where Allen could face #5 Euless Trinity.  The Trojans own three state championships with the last one coming in 2009.

In Nevada, Bishop Gorman is considered a lock to win the school’s seventh straight state title.  Friday night, the Gaels, who are ranked #2 in our National Top 25, will face Centennial.

#14 American Heritage from Plantation, Florida is seeking a three-peat in Class 5A.  The Patriots open the postseason Friday against Westwood.

#20 Maryville has won two straight Tennessee 6A crowns.  The Rebels, who will play Cookville in the 2nd round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday, have 15 titles, which is the most all-time in the Volunteer State.

Looking for back-to-back titles — #6 Colquitt County (Georgia), #8 St. Edward (Ohio), #9 De La Salle (California), #10 South Panola (Mississippi), #17 Clay-Chalkville (Alabama) #21 Chandler (Arizona), #22 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) and #25 La Salle (Ohio)

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas) vs. Byron Nelson (Texas), Friday

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada) vs. Centennial (Nevada), Friday

#3 St. John Bosco Braves (California) vs. Corona (California), Friday

#4 Corona Centennial Huskies (California) vs. Chaminade (California), Friday

#5 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas) vs. South Grand Prairie (Texas), Friday

#6 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia) vs. North Paulding (Georgia), Friday

#7 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida) – season completed

#8 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio) vs. Mentor (Ohio), Saturday

#9 De La Salle Spartans (California) – Idle

#10 South Panola Tigers (Mississippi) vs. Madison Central (Mississippi), Friday

#11 Katy Tigers (Texas) vs. Westside (Texas), Friday

#12 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky) vs. Manual (Kentucky), Friday

#13 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana) vs. Avon (Indiana), Friday

#14 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida) vs. Westwood (Florida), Friday

#15 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio) vs. St. Xavier (Ohio), Saturday

#16 Gilman Greyhounds (Maryland) – season complete

#17 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama) vs. Homewood (Alabama), Friday

#18 DeMatha Stags (Maryland) vs. St. John’s (Washington, DC), Saturday

#19 Gonzaga Eagles (Washington, DC) vs. Good Counsel (Maryland), Saturday

#20 Maryville Rebels (Tennessee) vs. Cookville (Tennessee), Friday

#21 Chandler Wolves (Arizona) vs. Desert Vista (Arizona), Friday

#22 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida) vs. Royal Palm Beach (Florida), Friday

#23 Mainland Buccaneers (Florida) vs. Sebastian River (Florida), Friday

#24 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas) vs. San Antonio MacArthur (Texas), Friday

#25 La Salle Lancers (Ohio) vs. Lima Senior (Ohio), Friday

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Jeff Fisher
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.