Week 1 is in the books and it once again proves why preseason rankings are impossible. Now that actual games are starting to be played we can start to see who are contenders and who were pretenders. Two Top 10 teams were super impressive this week against ranked opponents. #3 Mater Dei and #6 St. Thomas Aquinas combined to beat Bishop Gorman and Dematha by a combined score of 80-0. They solidified their preseason hype. The biggest risers this week were a couple of teams from Miami and one from Maryland. Carol City and Miami Central went up to Broward County and took down two private school powerhouses, American Heritage and Cardinal Gibbons. We had heard rumblings about Carol City being impressive this year thanks to some transfers highlighted by former Booker T. QB Daniel Richardson and now we believe it. Maurice Underwood had a huge night for the Rockets and if that offense has balance they are tough to beat. Good Counsel also shoots into the rankings thanks to a 40-28 win over Marietta down in Georgia. The Falcons overcame a tough whistle to secure an easy win. Katy (TX) and Hoover (AL) are the other 2 new teams this week. The rest of the country including Texas and New Jersey finally kick off this week which will allow us to get a feel for those teams.

This week is highlighted by a few great out of state games including #2 St. John’s at #24 Hoover, #4 St. Frances Academy at St. Joseph’s Prep and Bergen Catholic at #9 Grayson. Check out who the experts pick in those games plus the other Top 10 games of the week in the Pickem Contest later this week. Also follow us on Twitter @PrepForce1 and like us on Facebook PrepForce to keep up with our weekly rankings and predictions as well as our world famous highlights.

RankSchoolCity, State
1St John BoscoBellfower, CA
2St John's CollegeWashington, DC
3Mater DeiSanta Ana, CA
4St. Frances AcademyBaltimore, MD
5IMG AcademyBradenton, FL
6St. Thomas AquinasFt. Lauderdale, FL
7AllenAllen, TX
8St. LouisHonolulu, HI
9GraysonLoganville, GA
10CentennialCorona, CA
11Carol CityMiami, FL
12Miami CentralMiami, FL
13Good CounselOlney, MD
14University LabBaton Rouge, LA
15Archbishop HobanAkron, OH
16Pickerington CentralPickerington, OH
17Lake TravisAustin, TX
18De La SalleConcord, CA
19Colquitt CountyMoultrie, GA
20BinghamSouth Jordan, UT
21Katy, TXKaty, TX
22Orange LutheranOrange, CA
23Bishop GormanLas Vegas, NV
24HooverHoover, AL
25RomeRome, GA

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