Allen (Texas) goes wire-to-wire during the 2014 regular season as our #1 team

Allen Eagles High School Football America's #1 team

Allen (Texas) ends the 2014 regular season as High School Football America’s #1 team. Photo courtesy of Jim Hom

by Jeff Fisher

The 2014 regular season is closed and Allen (Texas) hasn’t moved an inch, since we released our preseason Top 25.

Despite some early season defense troubles, the Eagles proved they were very worthy of their preseason #1 ranking in High School Football America’s original Top 25.  The back-to-back Texas Class 5A Division champion Eagles ran the table during the regular season, pushing their win streak to 37 straight, which is currently tied for the eighth longest active win streak in America.  Allen finishes the regular season as our #1 team in the country.

Allen, which has won two straight High School Football America “mythical” national championships, is on a collision course with #24 DeSoto. If both teams win their opening round playoff games, they will meet in the second round of the Texas Class 6A Division I playoffs.  Allen has beaten DeSoto in the state semifinals two years running.

The Texas Class 6A Division I Region I also includes #16 Euless Trinity, which is in the top half of the bracket, which means the Trojans wouldn’t meet Allen or DeSoto until the state quarterfinals. It should be pointed-out that Allen hasn’t played a home game this year, because their $60 million stadium has been closed for repairs.

Skyline (Texas) finishes the regular season ranked #20.  The Raiders are in Region II, which will meet the Region I champ in the state semifinals.

Overall, Texas finishes with five teams in the Top 25.  California and Florida have four teams in the Top 25 at the end of the regular season.

If you take a look back to August 1st when we released our preseason Top 25, you see that twelve teams are still in the Top 25.

High School Football America Top 25

1. (1) Allen Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 10-0

Rewind: defeated Plano East (Texas) 35-13

Fast Forward: vs. Kellar Central (Texas), Saturday

2. (2) De La Salle Spartans (California)

Overall: 10-0

Rewind: defeated California (California) 42-0

Fast Forward: Idle

3. (3) Booker T. Washington Tornadoes (Florida)

Overall: 10-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Somerset Academy (Florida), Friday

4. (5) Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Overall: 11-0

Rewind: defeated Desert Oasis (Nevada) 63-0

Fast Forward: vs. Centennial (Nevada), Friday

5. (6) St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Overall: 9-1

Rewind: defeated Santa Margarita (California) 58-34

Fast Forward: vs. Long Beach Cabrillo (California), Friday

6. (7) Folsom Bulldogs (California)

Overall: 10-0

Rewind: defeated Woodcreek (California) 71-7

Fast Forward: vs. Stagg (California), Friday

7. (8) Miami Central Rockets (Florida)

Overall: 9-1

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: Boynton Beach (Florida), Friday

8. (9) Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Overall: 10-0

Rewind: defeated Camden County (Georgia) 28-24

Fast Forward: vs. Rockdale County (Georgia), Friday

9. (10) Bellevue Wolverines (Washington)

Overall: 10-0

Rewind: defeated Bishop Blancet (Washington) 44-0

Fast Forward: vs. Sumner (Washington), Friday

10. Paramus Catholic Paladins (New Jersey)

Overall: 8-1

Rewind: lost to St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey) 27-0

Fast Forward: Idle

11. (11) Bergen Catholic Crusaders (New Jersey)

Overall: 7-2

Rewind: defeated Ridgewood (New Jersey) 40-13

Fast Forward: vs. Paul VI (New Jersey), Saturday

12. (12) St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Overall: 9-1

Rewind: defeated Deerfield Beach (Florida) 45-7

Fast Forward: vs. Mater Academy Charter (Florida), Friday

13. (13) Southlake Carroll Dragons (Texas)

Overall: 10-0

Rewind: defeated Bell (Texas) 38-14

Fast Forward: vs. Mansfield (Texas), Friday

14. (14) Buford Wolves (Georgia)

Overall: 10-0

Rewind: defeated Stephens County (Georgia) 56-0

Fast Forward: vs. Heritage (Georgia), Friday

15. (15) South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Overall: 11-0

Rewind: defeated DeSoto Central (Mississippi) 28-0

Fast Forward: at Northwest Rankin (Mississippi), Friday

16. (16) Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Overall: 9-1

Rewind: defeated Idle

Fast Forward: vs. South Grand Prairie (Texas), Saturday

17. (17) Carmel Greyhounds (Indiana)

Overall: 12-0

Rewind: defeated Fort Wayne Carroll (Indiana) 56-6

Fast Forward: vs. Penn  (Indiana), Friday

18. (18) Starkville Yellowjackets (Mississippi)

Overall: 11-0

Rewind: defeated Clinton  (Mississippi) 56-46

Fast Forward: Tupelo (Mississippi), Friday

19. (19) Good Counsel Falcons (Maryland)

Overall: 9-1

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: Bishop McNamara (Maryland), Saturday

20. (20) Skyline Raiders (Texas)

Overall: 10-0

Rewind: defeated Sunset (Texas) 55-0

Fast Forward: vs. Lake Highland (Texas), Friday

21. (21) Maryville Rebels (Tennessee)

Overall: 11-0

Rewind: defeated Walker Valley (Tennessee) 48-0

Fast Forward: vs. Sevier County (Tennessee), Friday

22. (22)  Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Overall: 10-0

Rewind: defeated Central (Ft. Pierce Florida) 28-17

Fast Forward: vs. South Lake (Florida), Friday

23. (24) JSerra Lions (California)

Overall: 9-1

Rewind: defeated Servite (California) 38-21

Fast Forward: vs. Corona Santiago (California), Friday

24. (24) DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 9-1

Rewind: defeated Duncanville (Texas) 69-20

Fast Forward: vs. Coppell (Texas), Thursday

25. (25) Union Redskins (Oklahoma)

Overall: 9-1

Rewind: defeated Edmond North (Oklahoma) 51-14

Fast Forward: vs. Edmond Memorial (Oklahoma), Friday

Knocking on the Top 25 Door (alphabetical order): Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana), Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania), Bingham (Utah), Blackman (Tennessee), Bothell (Washington), Brentwood Academy (Tennessee), Brother Rice (Michigan), Cathedral (California), Chandler (Arizona), Cibolo Steele (Texas), Clay-Chalkville (Alabama), Corona Centennial (California), Crespi (California), Denton Guyer (Texas), Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), Enworth (Tennessee), First Coast (Florida), Fort Osage (Missouri), Glenbard West (Illinois), Hudson (Ohio), IMG Academy (Florida), Katy (Texas), Male (Kentucky), Manvel (Texas), Mater Dei (California), Midway (Texas), St. Edward (Ohio), St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey), St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey), St. Xavier (Ohio), Serra (Gardena, California), Stevenson (Illinois), Webb City (Missouri)

Dropping out: #22 Cedar Hill (Texas), #25 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)

About the Author

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.