NEW High School Football America “The Other 25” rankings

The Other 25

There’s a shake-up at the top of High School Football America’s The Other 25, plus there’s two new teams in our Top 50 that is created with our proprietary algorithm.  The shake-up and the new entrants are the direct result of two games.

Gonzaga (Washington, DC) beat former #16 St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC) 45-35 to close-out the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference regular season, which brought the Eagles into the Top 50 at #49.  SJC dropped to #26.  Neither team can think too long about Saturday’s game, because this Saturday, they will meet again in the WCAC semifinals.

Related: Latest High School Football America Top 25

The other game that changed this week’s rankings — Don Bosco Prep‘s (New Jersey) defeat of former #40 St. Peter’s Prep.  The victory moves DBP into the Top 50 for the first time since early in the season.  The Ironmen started 0-3, but have bounced back, winning five of its last six games to re-enter the rankings at #50.  DBP began the season ranked #16 in our Preseason Top 25.

#28 Center Grove (Indiana), which began the season ranked #22 in our Preseason Top 25, has a big one this week as it faces #15 Warren Central in the quarterfinals of the Indiana 6A playoffs.  It’s a rematch of the season opener for the two that saw Warren Central pick-up a 21-16 win.

#38 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) has a chance to make some noise on the national scene as it will taken-on #2 IMG Academy (Florida) this week.

High School Football America The Other 25 Rankings

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#26 St. John’s College HS Cadets (Washington, D.C.) 7-3, LW: #16

#27 St. Joseph Regional Green Knights (Montvale, New Jersey) 7-2, LW: #26

#28 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana) 10-1, LW: #28

#29 Mission Viejo Diablos (California) 10-0, LW: #29

#30 Loyola Academy Ramblers (Illinois) 11-0, LW: #30

#31 Denton Ryan Raiders (Texas) 10-0, LW: #31

#32 La Salle Lancers (Ohio) 9-2, LW: #32

#33 Cocoa Tigers (Florida) 7-1, LW: #33

#34 Paramus Catholic Paladins (New Jersey) 7-2, LW: #34

#35 Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings (Pennsylvania) 10-1, LW: #35

#36 Saguaro Sabercats (Arizona) 11-0, LW: #36

#37 Archbishop Hoban Knights (Ohio) 10-1, LW: #37

#38 St. Frances Academy Panthers (Maryland) 10-1, LW: #38

#39 St. Ignatius Wildcats (Ohio) 10-1, LW: #39

#40 The Woodlands Highlanders (Texas) 10-0, LW: #41

#41 Maryville Rebels (Tennessee) 11-0, LW: #42

#42 John Curtis Patriots (Louisiana) 9-0, LW: #43

#43 Edna Karr Cougars (Louisiana) 9-0, LW: #44

#44 Tupelo Golden Wave (Mississippi) 11-0, LW: #45

#45 Mountain Pointe Pride (Arizona) 11-0, LW: #46

#46 Valdosta Wildcats (Georgia) 9-1, LW: #48

#47 Oakland Patriots (Tennessee) 11-0, LW: #47

#48 Hoover Buccaneers (Alabama) 10-1, LW: #49

#49 Gonzaga Eagles (Washington, DC) 8-2, LW: NR

#50 Don Bosco Prep Ironmen (New Jersey) 5-4, LW: NR

Dropped-out: #40 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey), #50 Norman North (Oklahoma)

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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.