Center Grove (Indiana) and Loyola Academy (Illinois) enter Top 25

Top 25

The High School Football America Top 25, created with our proprietary algorithm, welcomes two midwest teams this week — Loyola Academy (Illinois) and Center Grove (Indiana).

Loyola Academy climbs eight spots this week to #22.  The Ramblers, the defending 8A champs will take-on Glenbard West this week in the Illinois state semifinals.

Center Grove re-enters the Top 25.  The Trojans, who began the year ranked #22 in our preseason poll, is at #24 this week after beating former #15 Warren Central.  The win avenged the regular season game between won by Warren Central 21-16.  Since then the Trojans have won eleven straight.

Related: High School Football America’s The Other 25

The biggest mover this week is Cass Tech (Michigan), which hops-up four spots to #19.

High School Football America Top 25 

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#1 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Palo Verde (Nevada) 59-0

Fast Forward: vs. Faith Lutheran (Nevada), Friday, 2nd Round Nevada 4A playoffs

#2 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat #38 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) 38-0

Fast Forward: vs. Bishop Sullivan (Virginia), Saturday

#3 Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Tesoro (California) 69-0

Fast Forward: vs. Vista Murrieta (California), Friday, Quarterfinal Round CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat Good Counsel (Maryland) 28-13

Fast Forward:  vs. #26 St. John’s College HS (Washington, D.C.), Saturday, Washington Catholic Athletic Association Final

#5 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #5

Rewind: beat Euless Trinity (Texas) 34-25

Fast Forward: vs. Belton (Texas), Friday, 2nd Round Texas Class 6A-I playoffs

#6 Grayson Rams (Georgia)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat Mountain View (Georgia) 56-7

Fast Forward: vs. Woodstock (Georgia), Friday, 2nd Round Class AAAAAAA playoffs

#7 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat JSerra (California) 55-24

Fast Forward: vs. Chaminade (California), Friday, Quarterfinals Round CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs

#8 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (8-2)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat Palm Beach Lakes (Florida) 35-0

Fast Forward: vs. Dwyer (Florida), Friday, 2nd Round Class 7A playoffs

#9 McGill-Toolen Yellowjackets (Alabama)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Enterprise (Alabama) 27-23

Fast Forward: vs. Central (Phenix, Alabama), Friday, Semifinals of Alabama 7A playoffs

#10 Roswell Hornets (Georgia)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Pebblebrook (Georgia) 45-7

Fast Forward: vs. Peachtree Ridge (Georgia), Friday, 2nd Round Georgia Class AAAAAAA playoffs

#11 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (9-2)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Upland (California) 47-20

Fast Forward: vs. Santa Margarita (California), Friday, Quarterfinal Round CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs

#12 Mill Creek Hawks (Georgia)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Newton (Georgia) 41-0

Fast Forward: – vs. Cherokee (Georgia), Friday, 2nd Round Class AAAAAAA playoffs

#13 Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Southmoore (Oklahoma) 56-42

Fast Forward: vs. Union (Oklahoma), Friday, Class 6A-I Semifinals

#14 Trinity Shamrocks (Kentucky)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat Eastern (Kentucky) 49-0

Fast Forward: vs. Ballard (Kentucky), Friday, Quarterfinal Round Kentucky 6A playoffs

#15 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Westwood (Florida) 55-12

Fast Forward: vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Florida), Friday, 2nd Round Florida Class 5A playoffs

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

Record: (10-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat La Salle College HS (Pennsylvania) 35-14

Fast Forward: vs. Northeast HS (Pennsylvania), Saturday

#17 Lake Travis Cavaliers (Texas)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat San Antonio Madison (Texas) 56-7

Fast Forward: vs. Smithson Valley (Texas), Friday, 2nd Round Texas 6A Division I playoffs

#18 DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: beat Killen (Texas) 51-7

Fast Forward: vs. Southlake Carroll (Texas), Friday, 2nd Round Class 6A Division II playoffs

#19 Cass Tech Technicians (Michigan)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat Saline (Michigan) 43-42

Fast Forward: vs. Utica Eisenhower (Michigan), Saturday, Michigan Division I Semifinals

#20 South Pointe Stallions (South Carolina)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Greenville (South Carolina), Friday, 1st Round South Carolina AAA playoffs

#21 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat San Antonio Brandeis (Texas) 42-21

Fast Forward: vs. Vandegrift (Texas), Friday, 2nd Round Class 6A Division II playoffs

#22 Loyola Academy Ramblers  (Illinois)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #30

Rewind: beat Huntley (Illinois) 24-0

Fast Forward: vs. Glenbard West (Illinois), Friday, Illinois 8A semifinals

#23 Northwestern Trojans (South Carolina)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat Rock Hill (South Carolina) 31-7

Fast Forward: vs. Gaffney (South Carolina), Friday, 1st Round South Carolina AAAA playoffs

#24 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #28

Rewind: beat #15 Warren Central (Indiana) 28-7

Fast Forward: vs. Ben Davis (Indiana), Friday, Indiana 6A semifinals

#25 Northwestern Bulls (Florida)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat Boynton Beach (Florida) 38-0

Fast Forward: vs. Carol City (Florida), Friday, 2nd Round Florida 6A playoffs

Dropped-out: #6 Colerain (Ohio), #15 Warren Central (Indiana)

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

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