It was another great week in High School football around the country. Three previously ranked teams fell on their way to a state title. Manatee stays on top of the rankings as they continue to roll through the Florida playoffs. Desoto is making a big push to take over the top spot. Centennial (Corona, CA) make the highest debut in the rankings this week thanks to their win over previous #9 Vista Murrieta in the game of the week.
1) Manatee (13-0) Bradenton, FL – Defeated Fort Pierce Central 51-0. Play perennial power St. Thomas Aquinas this week in Florida 7A state semifinal.
2) John Curtis (13-0) River Ridge, LA – Defeated Springfield 55-0
3) Desoto (13-0) Desoto, TX – Defeated another really good Bowie team in the Texas state playoffs 24-6. Have a tough game against Southlake Carroll this week which could bump them up the rankings.
4) Bellevue (14-0) Bellevue, WA – Won the 3A Washington state championship 35-3 over Eastside Catholic. After the opening game with Trinity (Euless, TX) they were never really tested.
5) Hoover (14-0) Birmingham, AL – Defeated Clay-Chalkville 44-20. Face Opelika this week in state finals.
6) University (11-0) Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Defeated Central Catholic 42-0. Face Madison County in the Florida 3A state championship this week
7) Narbonne (14-0) Harbor City,CA – Defeated Crenshaw 25-0. Get a big test this week versus #14 Centennial to determine the best team in Southern California
8 ) Katy (13-0) Katy, TX – Defeated Laporte 55-10
9) De La Salle (13-0) Concord, CA – Defeated Logan 52-7
10) Butler (15-0) Matthews, NC – Defeated Britt 56-28 to bring home North Carolina 4AA championship
11) Ensworth (13-0) Nashville, TN – Idle – Defeated Memphis University School 31-14 to win Tennessee Division 2 AA state championship.
12) Norcross (13-0) Norcross, GA – Defeated Camden County 34-20. Now they move onto the Georgia 6A semifinals to face Colquitt County.
13) Our Lady of Good Counsel (11-1) Olney, MD – Season over WCAC champions.
14) Steele (13-0) Cibolo, TX – Defeated Edinburg North 38-0
15) Centennial(13-1) Corona, CA – Defeated previous #9 Vista Murrieta 30-28 in the game of the week. Now face #7 Narbonne.
16) Central (10-2) Miami, FL – Defeated Palm Bay 56-28
17) Bishop Gorman (13-1) Las Vegas, NV – Defeated Liberty 63-10 to win Nevada Division 1 state championship
18) North Allegheny (14-0) Wexford, PA – Defeated McDowell 56-6
19) Allen (12-1) Allen, TX – Defeated Westwood 56-24. Big game this week versus Skyline.
20) Archbishop Moeller (12-3) Cincinnati, OH – Defeated previous #16 Whitmer 20-12 to bring home Ohio Division 1 state championship. Even with 3 losses they make the rankings for the impressive run to the title. They get this spot for beating Trinity on the field.
21) Trinity (12-1) Louisville, KY – Defeated Pleasure Park Ridge 67-7 to bring home the Kentucky 6A state championship.
22) Edna Karr (13-0) New Orleans, LA – Defeated Holy Cross 28-16. Play Neville this week to see who will bring home the Louisiana 4A crown and end the year in the rankings.
23) Gainesville (13-0) Gainesville, FL – Defeated Armwood 42-10. Play a good Navarre team in the Florida 6A state semifinals.
24) Jordan (12-1) Sandy, UT – Defeated Syracuse 58-2 to win Utah state championship. The only loss of the season was a 1 point loss to a very good St. John Bosco team.
25) Whitehaven (15-0) Memphis, TN – Defeated Maryville 36-35 to bring home the Tennessee 6A state championship.
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