URBANDALE, Iowa -- The first Prep Poll of November brought with it five new faces to the national Top 25. At No. 17, Northwestern (Miami) is highest ranking for a team that was not in the national poll a week ago. The Bulls, who began the year No. 3, have lost only to No. 16 Washington (Miami).
Leading a pack of four teams who are in the Top 25 for the first time this season is No. 20 Madison Central (Madison, Miss.). The Jaguars are outscoring opponents by an average score of 42-9 this season.
The Woodlands (Texas) is No. 21. The Highlanders defeated perennial power Lufkin, 31-21, on Friday and beat regionally ranked Katy earlier this season.
Mission Viejo (Calif.), which has beaten every opponent by at least 19 points, is now No. 22.
Rounding out the Top 25 is North Penn (Lansdale), the Eastern Pennsylvania power which is allowing only 7 points per game and owns a victory against regionally ranked St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia) this season.