Thompson moves back to No. 1 in Alabama Top 10 after beating Hoover

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Hoover’s time atop the High School Football America Alabama Top 10, powered by NFL Play Football, was short-lived. Nearly a month after beating two-time defending 7A champ Thompson for a regional title, the Bucs lost to the Warriors 35-10 in a rematch in the state semifinals.

Related: Thompson beats Hoover to advance to Super 7 Class 7A final

In two weeks, Thompson will go for a three-peat when it plays No. 3 Central (Phenix City). The Red Devils advanced to the championship by beating No. 5 Auburn 28-17.

Two new teams enter the latest rankings created with our proprietary algorithm — Mountain Brook at No. 8 and Hillcrest at No. 9.

Mountain Brook will face No. 6 Clay-Chalkville in the 6A semifinals. The Spartans beat former No. 8 Pinson Valley in the quarterfinals.

In the other 6A semi, No. 7 Hueytown will square-off with Top 10 newcomer Hillcrest, which is No. 8 this week after beating former No. 7 Saraland.

Our final Top 10 will be released after the Super 7.

High School Football America Alabama Top 10

TeamRecordLast Week
No. 1 Thompson(12-1)2
No. 2 Hoover(12-2)1
No. 3 Central (Phenix City)(13-0)4
No. 4 Hewitt-Trussvlle(9-3)3
No. 5 Auburn(10-3)5
No. 6 Clay-Chalkville(13-0)6
No. 7 Hueytown(12-1)9
No. 8 Mountain Brook (12-1)NR
No. 9 Hillcrest(11-2)NR
No. 10 Opelika(9-4)10

Dropped-out: No. 7 Saraland, No. 8 Pinson Valley

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

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