First in-season “The Other 25” released

The Other 25
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Two of the teams in High School Football America’s The Other 25 preseason rankings have graduated to our Top 25 after solid wins against former Top 25 opponents.

Mill Creek climbed from #33 to #22 after beating two-time defending champ Colquitt County in a battle of top teams in Georgia.  The hard fought 34-27 win didn’t hurt our defending “mythical” national champs in the rankings, as the Packers only drop one spot to #44 this week.

Related: Week 1 High School Football America Top 25

Center Grove from Indiana, which lost to former #41 Warren Central (Indiana) 21-16, tumbles from #22 to #43 this week.

Busting into the Top 50 is South Pointe after an impressive win over former #19 Northwestern in a crosstown rivalry game in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  The Stallions enter the Top 50 at #35, while Northwestern slid to #50.

Aside from South Pointe, the biggest mover in this week’s poll is Brentwood Academy (Tennessee), which jumps four spots to #42.

The only other mover in this week’s poll is Trinity from Kentucky, which pops three spots to #32 after a come-from-behind win over a very good Ensworth team on the road in Tennessee.

One note, High School Football America has decided not to count the Florida Kickoff Classics. The games do not count toward a team’s overall record, because they are exhibition games, so to speak.  After discussing this with many people that I trust…coaches to media…we decided not to factor-in the Kickoff Classics.

Our decision is simple…if the games don’t count, why would we count them?  That’s a big help to American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) that was beaten easily by #37 Booker T. Washington (Florida).

High School Football America’s The Other 25 (teams #26 through #50)
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#26 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

#27 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

#28 Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma)

#29 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

#30 Gonzaga Eagles (Washington, D.C.)

#31 De La Salle Spartans (California)

#32 Trinity Shamrocks (Kentucky)

Record: 1-0

#33 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

#34 St. Joseph’s Prep Hawks (Philadelphia)

#35 South Pointe Stallions (South Carolina)

Record: 1-0

#36 Bergen Catholic Crusaders (New Jersey)

#37 Booker T. Washington Tornadoes (Florida)

#38 Clinton Arrows (Mississippi)

Record: 1-0

#39 St. John’s College High School Cadets (Washington, D.C.)

#40 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

#41 DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

#42 Brentwood Academy Eagles (Tennessee)

Record: 1-0

#43 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: 0-1

#44 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: 0-1

#45 Cass Tech Technicians (Michigan)

#46 Fayetteville Bulldogs (Arkansas)

#47 Armwood Hawks (Florida)

#48 Southlake Carroll Dragons (Texas)

#49 Union Redskins (Oklahoma)

#50 Northwestern Trojans (South Carolina)

Record: 0-1

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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.