Despite upsets, the top teams in the New Jersey Top 25 hold their spots — for now

New Jersey high school football Top 25
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New Jersey’s national powers have spent the better part of the last couple of weeks taking turns beating up on each. Who’s favored going into the games hasn’t mattered and last week was another excellent example as No. 4 DePaul upset top-ranked St. Peter’s Prep. However, in our proprietary algorithm that is used to create the New Jersey Top 25, the Marauders remain the top team heading into this week. Bergen Catholic holds at No. 2, followed by St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) at No. 3 and DePaul Catholic at No. 4.

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What will next week hold? Well, Bergen Catholic and No. St. Joseph Regional square-off Saturday in Montvale.

Here’s the tale of the tape so far between the Big Four:

DePaul Catholic beat St. Peter’s Prep 16-13

St. Peter’s beat Bergen Catholic 34-7

St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) beat DePaul 24-17

Still to come:

10/6 – Bergen Catholic at St. Joseph Regional (Montvale)

10/26 – DePaul Catholic at Bergen Catholic

10/27 – St. Peter’s Prep at St. Joseph Regional (Montvale)

As far as the rest of the New Jersey Top 25, Haddonfield jumps into the state rankings at No. 20 after upsetting former No. 8 St. Joseph (Hammonton) 22-15. St. Joe’s drops to No. 21. Aside from Haddonfield, South Brunswick joins the Top 25 at No. 25.

High School Football America New Jersey Top 25

No. 1 St. Peter’s Prep (3-2), LW: #1

No. 2 Bergen Catholic (4-1), LW: #2

No. 3 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) (4-1), LW: #3

No. 4 DePaul Catholic (4-1), LW: #4

No. 5 Don Bosco Prep (3-2), LW: #5

No. 6 Red Bank Catholic (5-0), LW: #6

No. 7 Somerville (5-0), LW: #7

No. 8 Williamstown (5-0), LW: #9

No. 9 Ramapo (5-0), LW: #10

No. 10 Rancocas Valley (3-1), LW: #11

No. 11 Wayne Hills (4-1), LW: #12

No. 12 Piscataway (4-0), LW: #13

No. 13 Woodrow Wilson (5-0), LW: #14

No. 14 River Dell (4-1), LW: #15

No. 15 Sayreville (4-0), LW: #16

No. 16 St. Augustine (3-2), LW: #18

No. 17 Middletown South (4-1), LW: #19

No. 18 Seton Hall Prep (3-2), LW: #20

No. 19 Paramus Catholic (2-3), LW: #21

No. 20 Haddonfield (5-0), LW: NR

No. 21 St. Joseph (Hammonton) (4-1), LW: #8

No. 22 Rumson-Fair Haven (4-0), LW: #23

No. 23 Highland Regional (5-0), LW: #24

No. 24 Union (4-1), LW: #25

No. 25 South Brunwswick (3-2), LW: NR

Dropped-out: No. 17 Toms River North, No. 22 Pope John XXIII

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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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.

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