St. Edward, Colerain and La Salle all climb in latest High School Football America Top 25

Top 25

The three Ohio teams in the High School Football America National Top 25 continue to impress and climb in the national rankings.  Colerain and La Salle each moved-up four spots in the latest rankings, while St. Edward climbs two places.

Defending Division I champ St. Ed, whose only loss was to #23 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) is ranked #6 this week.

Colerain vaults to #11 after its second win this season over a very good St. Xavier team.  This week, the Cardinals will face Elder, which was ranked #42 in last week’s The Other 25.

Related: The Other 25

Defending Division 2 champ La Salle jumps from #25 to #21.

High School Football America Top 25

#1 Allen Eagles (Texas)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Rewind: beat Byron Nelson (Texas) 50-14

Fast Forward: vs. DeSoto (Texas), Friday

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Rewind: beat Centennial (Nevada) 63-13

Fast Forward: vs. Arbor View (Nevada), Friday

#3 St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #3

Rewind: beat Corona (California) 72-7

Fast Forward: vs. Loyola (California), Friday

#4 Corona Centennial Huskies (California)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #4

Rewind: beat Chaminade (California) 70-29

Fast Forward: at Orange Lutheran (California), Friday

#5 Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Rewind: beat North Paulding (Georgia) 48-16

Fast Forward: vs. Central Gwinett (Georgia), Friday

#6 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #8

Rewind: beat Mentor (Ohio) 34-10

Fast Forward: vs. Euclid (Ohio), Saturday

#7 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida)

Record: (9-0)

Previous Rank: #7

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#8 De La Salle Spartans (California)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #9

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. California (California), Friday

#9 Katy Tigers (Texas)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #11

Rewind: beat Westside (Texas) 77-0

Fast Forward: vs. Cypress Ranch (Texas), Friday

#10 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana)

Record: (13-0)

Previous Rank: #13

Rewind: beat Avon (Indiana) 35-34 OT

Fast Forward: vs. Avon (Indiana), Friday

#11 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio)

Record: (11-1)

Previous Rank: #15

Rewind: beat St. Xavier Coffman (Ohio) 42-14

Fast Forward: vs. Elder (Ohio), Saturday

#12 Male Bulldogs (Kentucky)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #12

Rewind: beat Manual (Kentucky) 36-0

Fast Forward: vs. Trinity (Kentucky), Friday

#13 DeMatha Stags (Maryland)

Record: (10-1)

Previous: #18

Rewind: beat St. John’s (Washington, DC) 42-21

Fast Forward: vs. Good Counsel (Maryland), Saturday

#14 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #14

Rewind: beat Westwood (Florida) 43-0

Fast Forward: vs. Hallandale (Florida), Friday

#15 Gilman Greyhounds (Maryland)

Record: (10-1)

Fast Forward: Season Completed

#16 Clay-Chalkville Cougars (Alabama)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #17

Rewind: beat Homewood (Alabama) 40-39

Fast Forward: vs. Minor (Alabama), Friday

#17 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Record: (9-1)

Previous Rank: #22

Rewind: beat Royal Palm Beach (Florida) 29-0

Fast Forward: vs. Dwyer (Florida), Friday

#18 Maryville Rebels (Tennessee)

Record: (12-0)

Previous Rank: #20

Rewind: beat Cookville (Tennessee) 49-10

Fast Forward: vs. Blackman (Tennessee), Friday

#19 Chandler Wolves (Arizona)

Previous Rank: #21

Record: (11-1)

Rewind: beat Desert Vissta (Arizona) 34-14

Fast Forward: vs. Desert Ridge (Arizona), Friday

#20 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas)

Record: (11-0)

Previous Rank: #24

Rewind: beat San Antonio MacArthur (Texas) 62-13

Fast Forward: vs. San Antonio Brennan (Texas), Friday

#21 La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Record: (10-2)

Previous Rank: #25

Rewind: beat Lima Senior (Ohio) 49-13

Fast Forward: vs. King’s (Ohio), Friday

#22 St. Joseph Regional Green Knights (Montvale, New Jersey)

Record: (7-3)

Previous Rank: #29

Rewind: beat St. Augustine Prep (New Jersey) 28-0

Fast Forward: St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey), Friday

#23 Don Bosco Prep Ironmen (New Jersey)

Record: (7-3)

Previous Rank: #30

Rewind: beat Paul VI (New Jersey) 33-17

Fast Forward: vs. #24 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

#24 Bergen Catholic Crusaders (New Jersey)

Record: (7-3)

Previous Rank: #31

Rewind: beat Seton Hall Prep (New Jersey) 49-20

Fast Forward: vs. #23 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), Friday

#25 Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Record: (10-1)

Previous Rank: #23

Rewind: beat Sebastian River (Florida)

Fast Forward: vs. Heritage (Florida), Friday

Dropped-out: #5 Euless Trinity (Texas), #10 South Panola (Mississippi), #19 Gonzaga (Washington, DC)

Jeff Fisher’s Editor’s Note: For the third straight year, High School Football America is using its propriety algorithm for its in-season Top 25 national rankings.

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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.