In Chicago they say that if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change. When it comes to the High School Football America New Jersey Top 10, wait a week and it will change.
Bergen Catholic’s 41-14 win over former No. 1 St. Peter’s Prep moves the Crusaders up one spot this week. BC’s ascension to No. 1 means that three teams have held-down the top spot in the Garden State rankings this year. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) began the season on-top, followed by St. Peter’s for the last five weeks and now Bergen Catholic reigns supreme…for this week.
BC’s ranking will be tested this week when the Crusaders play No. 5 Pope John, which dropped its first game of the year Saturday, losing to No. 3 St. Joe’s.
BC, SPP, St. Joe’s, DePaul and Pope John are all ranked in our Top 100 with Bergen Catholic leading the way at No. 31.
Aside from the Bergen Catholic/Pope John game, the No. 2 vs. No. 3 match-up between SJR and St. Peter’s will give more clarity to next week’s rankings.
And, let’s not forget about No. 6 Paramus Catholic squaring-off with No. 9 Don Bosco Prep.
High School Football America New Jersey Top 10
No. 1 Bergen Catholic 4-2, LW: #2
No. 2 St. Peter’s Prep 4-2, LW: #1
No. 3 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) 4-2, LW: #3
No. 4 DePaul Catholic 4-2, LW: #4
No. 5 Pope John XXIII 5-1, LW: #5
No. 6 Paramus Catholic 2-4, LW: #6
No. 7 Timber Creek 5-0, LW: #7
No. 8 Millville 5-0, LW: #8
No. 9 Don Bosco Prep 2-4, LW: #9
No. 10 Rancocas Valley 6-0, LW: #10
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.