NEW Top 25 featuring two BIG Top 10 match-ups this week

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Who will win the High School Football America “mythical” national championship?  The questions may be answered this week, even before the calendar turns to October.

On Friday night, #1 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) will take-on #10 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida).  It will be the Gaels final non-league test before closing-out its season with what will probably be an eighth straight Nevada state football championship.  Gorman’s only challenge in-state may come from Liberty.

On the East Coast Friday, #4 DeMatha (Maryland) will make its claim for a national title when it squares-off with #9 St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.).  SJC is battle-tested, having played four of its first five games against teams that began the year ranked in the High School Football America Preseason Top 25.  The Cadets are coming-off an impressive 39-22 win over former #22 Good Counsel (Maryland).  DeMatha is looking for its fourth straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title.

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Re-entering the Top 25 are Lake Travis (Texas) and Cibolo Steele at #21 and #22 respectively.  LT began the season ranked #21, while Cibolo Steele was ranked #9.  Earlier this year, Lake Travis beat Steele 59-56 in a double overtime thriller.

Dropping-out this week are former #20 Judson (Texas), which lost to Cibolo Steele and Good Counsel.

High School Football America Top 25 
Presented by Krossover Intelligence

#1 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Bonanza (Nevada)

Fast Forward: vs. #10 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida), Friday

#2 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Boyd Anderson (Florida) 38-0

Fast Forward: Idle

#3 Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Edison (California) 42-0

Fast Forward: Idle

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat St. Mary’s Ryken (Maryland) 56-12

Fast Forward: vs. #9 St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.), Friday

#5 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: 5

Rewind: beat McKinney Boyd (Texas) 69-17

Fast Forward: vs. Plano West (Texas), Friday

#6 Miami Central Rockets (Florida)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat #26 Booker T. Washington (Florida) 42-14

Fast Forward: vs. Carol City (Florida), Saturday

#7 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #7

Rewind: beat St. Mary’s (Stockton, California) 55-16

Fast Forward: Idle

#8 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Sycamore (Ohio) 52-7

Fast Forward: vs. Mason (Ohio), Friday

#9 St. John’s College HS Cadets (Washington, D.C.)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: beat #22 Good Counsel (Maryland) 39-22

Fast Forward: at #4 DeMatha (Maryland), Friday

#10 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (3-1)

Previous Rank: #10

Rewind: beat Hallandale (Florida) 42-0

Fast Forward: at #1 Bishop Gorman (Nevada), Friday

#11 Grayson Rams (Georgia)

Record: (3-1)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Ramsay (Alabama) 38-6

Fast Forward: at Rockdale County (Georgia), Friday

#12 Roswell Hornets (Georgia)

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Archer (Georgia) 47-0

Fast Forward: at Milton (Georgia), Friday

#13 Mill Creek Hawks (Georgia)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Collins Hill (Georgia) 43-7

Fast Forward: vs. North Gwinnett (Georgia), Friday

#14 McGill-Toolen Yellowjackets (Alabama)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Blount (Alabama) 45-12

Fast Forward: vs. Bryant (Alabama), Friday

#15 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat Liberty (Nevada) 49-32

Fast Forward: Idle

#16 Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #16

Rewind: beat Norman (Oklahoma) 55-0

Fast Forward: vs. Broken Arrow (Oklahoma), Friday

#17 Warren Central Warriors (Indiana)

Record: (5-1)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Pike (Indiana) 66-14

Fast Forward: vs. Lawrence North (Indiana), Friday

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

Record: (4-0)

Previous Rank: #18

Rewind: beat Archbishop Carroll (Pennsylvania) 42-6

Fast Forward: BYE

#19 Trinity Shamrocks (Kentucky)

Record: (6-0)

Previous Rank: #19

Rewind: beat Jeffersontown (Kentucky) 29-10

Fast Forward: vs. St. Xavier (Kentucky), Friday

#20 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (5-0)

Previous Rank: #21

Rewind: beat Norland (Florida) 24-6

Fast Forward: vs. Stranahan (Florida), Friday

#21 Lake Travis Cavaliers (Texas)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #27

Rewind: beat Hays (Texas) 50-14

Fast Forward: Idle

#22 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #28

Rewind: beat #20 Judson (Texas) 30-9

Fast Forward: Idle

#23 South Pointe Stallions (South Carolina)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Ridge View (South Carolina), Friday

#24 St. Joseph Regional Green Knights (New Jersey)

Record: (2-1)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. #27 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey), Saturday

#25 Mallard Creek Mavericks (North Carolina)

Record: (4-1)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat West Charlotte (North Carolina) 45-7

Fast Forward: vs. Hopewell (North Carolina), Friday

Dropped-out: #20 Judson (Texas), #22 Good Counsel (Maryland)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America National Top 50 is 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.