Sunday, December 09, 2012

Week 18 National Prep Football Poll released



^National Prep Football Poll – Week 18=
^By Jamie DeMoney=
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The National Prep Football Poll is compiled by Jamie DeMoney of XOS Digital with input from sportswriters, experts, and coaches. The national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss-tie records:
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#1. River Ridge, La., Curtis (14-0-0), 25th state title in last 44 years
#2. Katy, Texas (14-0-0), up 49-0 at half in dominant 5A/II quarterfinal win
#3. DeSoto, Texas (14-0-0), erased 24-6 deficit to beat regionally ranked Southlake Carroll, 49-45
#4. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (14-0-0), crushed previously unbeaten Folsom, 49-15
#5. Wexford, Pa., North Allegheny (15-0-0), advanced to 4A state finals
#6. Bellevue, Wash. (14-0-0), fifth consecutive state title; 10th in 12 years
#7. Matthews, N.C., Butler (15-0-0), third 4AA title in four seasons
#8. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., University (12-0-0), overcame 17-point deficit to win first state title
#9. Norcross, Ga. (14-0-0), RB Alvin Kamara surpassed 2,000 rushing yards in 6A semifinals
#10. Hoover, Ala. (15-0-0), seven state titles since 2000
#11. Nashville, Tenn., Ensworth (13-0-0), third straight II-AA state crown
#12. Cibolo, Texas, Steele (14-0-0), plays No. 2 Katy in state semis
#13. Miami, Washington (13-1-0), first state championship since 2007
#14. Corona, Calif., Centennial (14-1-0), plays No. 4 De La Salle for Open Division state crown
#15. Gainesville, Fla. (14-0-0), advanced to 6A state final
#16. Harbor City, Calif., Narbonne (14-1-0), lost to No. 14 Centennial, 41-34, in Southern California final
#17. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas (12-2-0), upset then-No. 1 Manatee, 35-18
#18. Cincinnati, Moeller (12-3-0), first state title since 1997
#19. Greenwood, S.C. (15-0-0), Class 4A/II champion
#20. Sammamish, Wash., Skyline (14-0-0), fourth Class 4A crown in five seasons
#21. Louisville, Ky., Trinity (13-1-0), 10th state title in 12 years
#22. Indianapolis, Lawrence Central (15-0-0), 5A state crown is school’s first
#23. Memphis, Tenn., Whitehaven (15-0-0), captured 6A state crown
#24. Norfolk, Va., Lake Taylor (15-0-0), earned first Division 5 state title
#25. Olney, Md., Good Counsel (11-1-0), fourth straight Washington Catholic title
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^Northeast=
#1. Wexford, Pa., North Allegheny, 15-0-0
#2. Erie, Pa., Cathedral Prep, 14-0-0
#3. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional, 10-2-0
#4. Paramus, N.J., Paramus Catholic, 10-2-0
#5. Madison, Conn., Hand, 13-0-0
#6. Coatesville, Pa., 13-2-0
#7. Warminster, Pa., Archbishop Wood, 12-2-0
#8. Wyndmoor, Pa., La Salle, 12-2-0
#9. Elizabeth, N.J., 11-0-0
#10. Endwell, N.Y., Maine-Endwell, 13-0-0
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^East Coast=
#1. Matthews, N.C. Butler, 15-0-0
#2. Greenwood, S.C., 15-0-0
#3. Norfolk, Va., Lake Taylor, 15-0-0
#4. Olney, Md., Good Counsel, 11-1-0
#5. Chesterfield, Va., Bird, 14-0-0
#6. Baltimore, Gilman, 9-2-0
#7. Upper Marlboro, Md., Wise, 14-0-0
#8. Ashburn, Va., Briar Woods, 15-0-0
#9. New Bern, N.C., 15-0-0
#10. Gaffney, S.C., 12-3-0
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^Southeast=
#1. River Ridge, La., Curtis, 14-0-0
#2. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., University, 12-0-0
#3. Norcross, Ga., 14-0-0
#4. Hoover, Ala., 15-0-0
#5. Nashville, Tenn., Ensworth, 13-0-0
#6. Miami, Washington, 13-1-0
#7. Gainesville, Fla., 14-0-0
#8. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas, 12-2-0
#9. Memphis, Tenn., Whitehaven, 15-0-0
#10. New Orleans, Karr, 13-0-0
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^Midwest=
#1. Cincinnati, Moeller, 12-3-0
#2. Louisville, Ky., Trinity, 13-1-0
#3. Indianapolis, Lawrence Central, 15-0-0
#4. Hartland, Wis., Arrowhead, 13-0-0
#5. Glen Ellyn, Ill., Glenbard West, 14-0-0
#6. Grand Rapids, Mich., Christian, 13-1-0
#7. Toledo, Ohio, Whitmer, 14-1-0
#8. Chicago, Mount Carmel, 13-1-0
#9. Detroit, Cass Tech, 12-2-0
#10. Pickerington, Ohio, North, 12-2-0
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^Midlands=
#1. Sandy, Utah, Jordan, 12-1-0
#2. Kirkwood, Mo., 13-0-0
#3. Blue Springs, Mo., 13-1-0
#4. Webb City, Mo., 15-0-0
#5. Ankeny, Iowa, 14-0-0
#6. Omaha, Neb., Millard North, 13-0-0
#7. Highlands Ranch, Colo., Valor Christian, 12-2-0
#8. Wichita, Kan., Bishop Carroll, 13-0-0
#9. Eden Prairie, Minn., 11-2-0
#10. Overland Park, Kan., Shawnee Mission West, 12-1-0
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^Southwest=
#1. Katy, Texas, 14-0-0
#2. DeSoto, Texas, 14-0-0
#3. Cibolo, Texas, Steele, 14-0-0
#4. Allen, Texas, 13-1-0
#5. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 13-1-0
#6. Jenks, Okla., 12-2-0
#7. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 12-2-0
#8. Cedar Hill, Texas, 10-4-0
#9. Fayetteville, Ark., 10-3-0
#10. Chandler, Ariz., Hamilton, 12-2-0
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^West Coast=
#1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 14-0-0
#2. Bellevue, Wash., 14-0-0
#3. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 14-1-0
#4. Sammamish, Wash., Skyline, 14-0-0
#5. Harbor City, Calif., Narbonne, 14-1-0
#6. Kahuku, Hawaii, 12-0-0
#7. Eugene, Ore., Sheldon, 14-0-0
#8. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 12-3-0
#9. Murrieta, Calif., Vista Murrieta, 13-1-0
#10. x-Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco, 8-5-0
x-Four losses by forfeit for using ineligible player
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FEATS OF THE WEEK: River Ridge, La., Curtis took over the No. 1 spot in this week's national rankings after beating Shreveport, Evangel Christian, 35-13, for the Class 2A state title. It was the Patriots' 28th consecutive win and second title in a row. They've won 25 championships in the 50-year history of the school. ... Bradenton, Fla., Manatee, which held the top spot in the national Top 25 the previous 10 weeks, was beaten, 35-18, by No. 17 Fort Lauderdale, St. Thomas Aquinas in the Class 7A state semifinals. ... Concord, Calif., De La Salle advanced to a state championship game for the seventh straight season. The No. 4 Spartans clobbered previously unbeaten Folsom, 49-15, for the Northern California Open Division title. Next up is No. 14 Corona, Centennial, which will play De La Salle with a state crown at stake for the third time in six years. The Huskies knocked off No. 16 Harbor City, Narbonne, 41-34 for the Southern California Open Division title. ... A crowd of nearly 36,000 at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium watched No. 10 Hoover, Ala., blank Opelika, 31-0, to capture its seventh state title since 2000. ... Treon Harris accounted for 319 yards of total offense and five touchdowns to lift No. 13 Miami, Washington to a 35-7 rout of perennial power Jacksonville, Bolles, in the Florida 4A championship game. ... No. 24 Lake Taylor brought the city of Norfolk, Va., its first state title in 45 seasons. The Titans beat previously unbeaten Ashburn, Stone Bridge, 20-14, to win the Division 5 state title, their first in school history.
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NOTE: This is the 26th consecutive season for World Features Syndicate's National Prep Poll. It is the 13th straight year the National Prep Poll has been  compiled by Jamie DeMoney.

About the National Prep Poll: Compiled weekly weekly since 1987 and distributed by World Features Syndicate and the Associated Press, the National Prep Poll is the nation's second oldest weekly high school sports rankings. Doug Huff compiled the rankings from 1987 until 1999. Jamie DeMoney has compiled the poll since the start of the 1999 basketball season to the present.

The National Prep Poll is the only high school poll distributed to newspapers and Web sites around the United States by the Associated Press national wire service.
Among the criteria used in the weekly compilation of the National Prep Poll rankings are strength of schedule, the ability to accomplish the ultimate goal on a team's schedule (i.e. winning a championship), impact players and performers, a team's coaching and recent tradition.

About PrepNation.com: PrepNation.com was originally launched August 1, 2001 by Jamie DeMoney for the purpose of creating a permanent online home for the National Prep Poll football and boys basketball rankings.

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