Showdown time in New Jersey Top 25 as No. 1 Bergen Catholic squares-off with No. 2 Seton Hall Prep

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The top spot in the High School Football America New Jersey Top 25, powered by NFL Play Football, will be up-for-grabs Saturday when No. 1 Bergen Catholic takes-on No. 2 Seton Hall Prep. Both teams are also nationally-ranked. BC is ranked No. 9 in the High School Football America 100 while SHP is No. 103.

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Both teams are coming-off big wins — Bergen Catholic beat former No. 3 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) 21-10 and Seton Hall Prep beat No. 7 Delbarton 34-21.

As far as this week’s new rankings, Red Bank Catholic moves-up a spot to No. 9 after beating Rumson-Fair Haven 21-14. RFH drops two spots to No. 11.

Re-entering the Top 25 this week is Camden’s Woodrow Wilson at No. 24.

In addition to the BC/SHP matchup, there are four other head-to-head matchups in the Top 25:

  • No. 3 Don Bosco Prep vs. No. 5 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale)
  • No. 8 St. Augustine vs. No. 22 Shawnee
  • No. 11 Rumson-Fair Haven vs. No. 23 Middletown South
  • No. 15 Holy Spirit vs. No. 25 Winslow Township

High School Football America New Jersey Top 25

TeamRecordLast Week
No. 1 Bergen Catholic(7-0)1
No. 2 Seton Hall Prep(6-1)4
No. 3 Don Bosco Prep (4-3)5
No. 4 DePaul Catholic(5-2)2
No. 5 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale)(4-3)3
No. 6 St. Peter’s Prep(5-2)6
No. 7 Delbarton (3-4)7
No. 8 St. Augustine(6-1)8
No. 9 Red Bank Catholic(7-0)10
No. 10 Cedar Creek (8-0)11
No. 11 Rumson-Fair Haven(5-1)9
No. 12 Ocean City(7-0)13
No. 13 Northern Highlands(7-0)14
No. 14 Millville(5-1)15
No. 15 Holy Spirit(3-3)12
No. 16 St. Joseph (Hammonton)(6-2)16
No. 17 Donovan Catholic*(3-4)17
No. 18 Union(6-1)18
No. 19 Ramapo(7-0)19
No. 20 Cherokee(4-2)21
No. 21 Somerville(5-1)22
No. 22 Shawnee(4-2)23
No. 23 Middletown South(6-0)25
No. 24 Woodrow Wilson (Camden)(4-2)NR
No. 25 Winslow Township(5-2)24

No. 20 Woodbridge

* Donovan Catholic forfeited three games due to use of ineligible player

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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