Paramus Catholic (NJ) jumps to #4 in latest High School Football America Top 25

by Jeff Fisher

Paramus Catholic High School Football

Paramus Catholic moves to #4 in latest HSFA Top 25.
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For the first time in weeks, there are some major changes in the High School Football America Top 10. Causing the shake-up to our algorithm that determines the rankings was Saturday’s 21-14 win in New Jersey by then #18 Paramus Catholic over former #2 Don Bosco Prep.

As a result of the Paramus Catholic win, the Paladins jump to #4 in this week’s rankings.  Don Bosco Prep falls to #10.

Taking advantage of DBP’s loss was northern California’s De La Salle, which moves from #4 to #2. The Spartans made the leap over #3 Booker T. Washington of Florida based on their Strength of Schedule in our algorithm.

Like Don Bosco, Mater Dei (California) didn’t tumble too far after a solid performance against #7 St. John Bosco on Friday. The Monarchs lost to SJB 28-25, dropping them from #13 to #18 this week.

Entering the poll this week are: Good Counsel (Maryland) at #22, Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) at #23 and Mainland (Florida) at #25. Moeller actually returns to the poll. Earlier this year, the Crusaders had cl

High School Football America Top 25

1. (1) Allen Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Hebron (Texas) 44-10

Fast Forward: Idle

2. (4) De La Salle Spartans (California)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated James Logan (California) 51-7

Fast Forward: Idle

3. (3) Booker T. Washington Tornadoes (Florida)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Northwestern (Florida) 27-12

Fast Forward: at Gulliver Prep (Florida), Friday

4. (18) Paramus Catholic Paladins (New Jersey)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated #2 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) 21-14

Fast Forward: Idle

5. (5) DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Mansfield (Texas) 49-21

Fast Forward: at South Grand Prairie (Texas), Friday

6. (6) Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Overall: 8-0

Rewind: defeated Durang0 (Nevada) 77-0

Fast Forward: vs. Legacy (Nevada), Friday

7. (7) St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Overall: 5-1

Rewind: defeated #13 Mater Dei (California) 28-25

Fast Forward: at JSerra (California), Friday

8. (8) Miami Central Rockets (Florida)

Overall: 6-1

Rewind: defeated Norland (Florida) 35-0

Fast Forward: vs. Northwestern (Florida), Friday

9. (9) Folsom Bulldogs (California)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Nevada Union (California) 63-6

Fast Forward: Idle

10. (2) Don Bosco Prep Ironmen (New Jersey)

Overall: 3-1

Rewind: lost to #18 Paramus Catholic (New Jersey) 21-14

Fast Forward: vs. Passaic County Vo-Tech (New Jersey), Friday

11. (10) Bellevue Wolverines (Washington)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Juanita (Washington) 38-6

Fast Forward: at Liberty (Washington), Friday

12. (11) St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Overall: 5-1

Rewind: defeated Northeast (Florida) 63-0

Fast Forward: at Cypress Bay (Florida), Friday

13. (12) Buford Wolves (Georgia)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated North Hall (Georgia) 56-0

Fast Forward: at Monroe (Georgia), Friday

14. (14) Southlake Carroll Dragons (Texas)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Richland (Texas) 38-0

Fast Forward: vs. #17 Euless Trinity (Texas), Friday

15. (15) Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Lee County (Georgia) 58-14

Fast Forward: at Valdosta (Georgia), Friday

16. (16) South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Hernando (Mississippi) 52-3

Fast Forward: at Tupelo (Mississippi), Friday

17. (17) Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Bell (Texas) 48-3

Fast Forward: at #14 Southlake Carroll (Texas), Friday

18. (13) Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Overall: 5-1

Rewind: lost to #7 St. John Bosco (California) 28-25

Fast Forward: vs. Servite (California), Friday

19. (24) Carmel Greyhounds (Indiana)

Overall: 8-0

Rewind: defeated #20 Warren Central (Indiana) 17-10

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

20. (21) Starkville Yellowjackets (Mississippi)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Greenville  (Mississippi) 38-0

Fast Forward: at Madison Central (Mississippi), Friday

21. (22) Skyline Raiders (Texas)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Nimitz (Texas) 56-0

Fast Forward: White (Texas), Thursday

22. (NR) Good Counsel Falcons (Maryland)

Overall: 6-1

Rewind: defeated Bishop McNamara (Maryland) 45-21

Fast Forward: at St. John’s (Washington DC), Saturday

23. (NR) Archbishop Moeller Crusaders (Ohio)

Overall: 7-1

Rewind: defeated Elder (Ohio) 26-17

Fast Forward: vs. St. Ignatius (Ohio), Saturday

24. (25) Maryville Rebels (Tennessee)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Lenoir City (Tennessee) 45-6

Fast Forward: at William Blount (Tennessee), Thursday

25. (NR) Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Oviedo (Florida) 41-7

Fast Forward: New Smyrna Beach (Florida), Friday

Knocking on the Top 25 Door (alphabetical order): Alemany (California), Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana), Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania), Bergen Catholic (New Jersey), Bingham (Utah), Blackman (Tennessee), Brentwood Academy (Tennessee), Brother Rice (Michigan), Cedar Hill (Texas), Chandler (Arizona), Cibolo Steele (Texas), Clay-Chalkville (Alabama), Corona Centennial (California), Fort Osage (Missouri), Gonzaga (Washington, DC),  JSerra (California),  Katy (Texas), Loyola (Illinois), Manvel (Texas), Midway (Texas), Oak Grove (Mississippi), St. Edward (Ohio), St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey), St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey), St. Xavier (Ohio), Trinity Christian (Florida), Union (Oklahoma), Warren Central (Indiana), Webb City (Missouri)

Dropping out: #19 La Salle College HS (Pennsylvania), #20 Warren Central (Indiana), #23 La Salle (Ohio)

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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.