First 2021 in-season High School Football America Ohio Top 25

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Defending Division I champ St. Xavier sits on top of the first 2021 High School Football America Ohio Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels. The Bombers solidified their preseason No. 1 ranking with a 31-14 win over Lakota West.

St. X trailed 14-3 before scoring 28 unanswered points. St. X entered the game ranked No. 12 in our national rankings, while Lakota West was No. 70.

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The Bombers will test that No. 1 ranking against No. 17 Colerain this week. Colerain is coming-off a 20-14 loss to No. 3 La Salle.

Speaking off La Salle, the Lancers, who play one of the toughest schedules in the nation, will take-on No. 11 Winton Woods.

The other intra-Top 25 battles this week are: No. 5 Pickerington Central facing No. 6 Elder; No. 10 Medina against No. 24 Avon; No. 13 Mentor plays No. 18 St. Ignatius; and No. 15 Toledo Central Catholic taking-on No. 21 Benedictine.

However, the marquee game of the week will be an interstate battle. No. 2 Archbishop Hoban taking-on New Jersey-power Bergen Catholic. Hoban is ranked No. 16 in our national rankings, while BC is ranked No. 13.

High School Football America Ohio Top 25

No. 1 St. Xavier (1-0)

No. 2 Archbishop Hoban (1-0)

No. 3 La Salle (1-0)

No. 4 St. Edward (1-0)

No. 5 Pickerington Central (1-0)

No. 6 Elder (1-0)

No. 7 Lakota West (0-1)

No. 8 Massillon Washington (0-1)

No. 9 Springfield (1-0)

No. 10 Medina (1-0)

No. 11 Winton Woods (1-0)

No. 12 Mentor (1-0)

No. 13 St. Ignatius (0-1)

No. 14 Westerville South (1-0)

No. 15 Toledo Central Catholic (0-1)

No. 16 Colerain (0-1)

No. 17 Wayne (Huber Heights) (1-0)

No. 18 Chardon (1-0)

No. 19 Northmont (1-0)

No. 20 Avon Lake (1-0)

No. 21 Benedictine (1-0)

No. 22 Princeton (1-0)

No. 23 Centerville (1-0)

No. 24 Avon (1-0)

No. 25 Steubenville (1-0)

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.