Monday, September 15, 2008

Week 5 National Prep Football Poll released

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five teams in last week's national rankings were upset victims, paving the way for five new teams to enter this week's National Prep Poll Top 25.

Among the debut teams is No. 19 Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County, which scored a surprisingly easy 44-16 win at Alabama 6A power Hoover over the weekend . . . No. 21 Allen (Texas) could rapidly shoot up the poll or see its stay in the Top 25 be brief, depending on how the Eagles fare on Saturday against top-ranked Euless Trinity . . . No. 23 Cleveland St. Ignatius begins its second stint of the season in the national rankings. It's only loss came in week 1 to No. 15 Glenville . . . Defending Virginia D-5 champ Ashburn Stone Bridge is in at No. 24 after outscoring its first three opponents by a combined 154-35 . . . No. 25 Maryville (Tenn.), which owns the nation's second longest current win streak (64), is in the national rankings for the third consecutive season.

6 comments:

Michael said...

"For the second time this season -- and fourth in two years -- defending Prep Poll champion Cincinnati, St. Xavier defeated a Top 25 team. The Bombers beat then-No. 20 Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 17-10, in a game played at St. Xavier. In four games this season -- including three against nationally ranked foes -- St. Xavier has not allowed any opponent to score more than 13 points."

Just curious, Jamie, but why hasn't X made it back into the poll yet? A 5 point loss to Colerain while missing the only two returning offensive starters (QB and LT) and then subsequent wins over top 25 teams sounds pretty impressive to me. I've come to respect your evaluation of teams, so I'd like to hear your reasoning.

In any case, a game *at* #14 Louisville Trinity should answer a few more questions (it's not at X, as your schedule says).

Anonymous said...

I was at the St. X vs Don Bosco Prep game and I cant wait to here all the whining from NJ.
Was that the team that gives up less than 9 PPG and scores +35 PPG, has 10-12 returning starters from last yr state champs, and kills everyone the East coast??.
At half time it was 14-0 St.X and
Don Bosco had less than 30 yds total offense. Second half DBP scored TD on an interception. DBP actually did kick a field goal in the 4th qtr.
Guess that is what legends are made of in NJ.

St. X lost their 1st game to Colerain without their returning QB and OT.
Week #2 beat Prattville (Alabama State Champs '07, '06),
Week #3 beat #2 team in Indiana, Week #4 beat DBP (NJ state champs 4 of last 6 yrs and 24 game winning streak)
FYI: week #5 they will play Lousville Trinity '07 KY state champs in Louisville.

Good Luck,Don Bosco for the rest of the year but the team I saw today would be consistantly in the lower half of the St.X league GCL.

Anonymous said...

BYRNES HIGH SCHOOL IS RANKED #1 BY USA TODAY AND MAX PREPS. THEY WILL PLAY LINCOLN FLA THIS WEEK. THEN AT GAFFNEY IN THEIR NEW STADIUM. THE ONLY TEAM TO BEAT THE REBELS IN 6 YEARS. THE FOLLWING WEEK PAHOKKE FLA COMES TO DUNCAN SC FOR A ESPN2 GAME OCT 3RD. THEN WAITING WILL BE REGION RANKED DORMAN STILL TO PLAY. THIS ALL AFTER WINNING 63-0 AGAINST GREER. GO REBELS!!

Anonymous said...

it is laughable that St. Xavier isn't in the top 25

Anonymous said...

BYRNES HIGH SCHOOL IS RANKED #1 BY USA TODAY AND MAX PREPS. THIS ALL AFTER WINNING 63-0 AGAINST GREER.

Way to go Byrnes coach.
Great show of Sportsmanship, JERK

Something like this makes me want to vote you #1 JERK TEAM in the Nation.

Anonymous said...

Don't know about "St. X beating the number 2 team in Indiana", but they did beat a very solid team. I would definitely rate Carmel, Warren Central, and Center Grove as definitely better. That number #2 you speak of is probably 4-6. Size-wise they're borderline Div 1/Div 2 for Ohio. The turnover at the goal line was definitely a momentum changer in that Cathedral game. Hats off to St. X though and good luck for the rest of the year.

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