On the strength of its third-ever win over rival Independence (Charlotte, N.C.), Butler (Matthews) has earned its first-ever spot in the National Prep Poll's Top 25.
The Bulldogs capitalized on five turnovers to get the 31-24 win over the Patriots, who were ranked No. 18 last week. It was only the third time this season Butler did not beat an opponent by at least 21 points.
The remainder of the week 13 rankings went largely unchanged. The national Top 10 remained completely intact after every one of those teams won its last game by at least 17 points.