Monday, August 05, 2013

Preseason National Prep Football Poll - 2013

^National Prep Football Poll – Preseason=
^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 2012 won-loss records:
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#1. Miami, Central (12-2), seeks third 6A state championship in four years
#2. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (15-0), four-time defending Open Division state champ
#3. Allen, Texas (15-1), reigning 5A/I state titlist
#4. Miami, Booker T. Washington (13-1), plays No. 1 Central on Sept. 6
#5. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas (13-2), two Prep Poll titles and four state crowns since ‘07
#6. Norcross, Ga. (15-0), opens Aug. 24 versus No. 4 Booker T. Washington on ESPN2
#7. Corona, Calif., Centennial (14-2), seven straight seasons with 10+ wins
#8. New Orleans, Karr (14-0), plays No. 10 John Curtis on Sept. 26
#9. Katy, Texas (16-0), won 5A/II state crown last year
#10. River Ridge, La., John Curtis (14-0), reigning Prep Poll titlist
#11. Bellevue, Wash. (14-0), 10 state championships since 2001
#12. Hoover, Ala. (15-0), seventh state title since 2000 last season
#13. Paramus, N.J., Paramus Catholic (10-2), defending Non-Public IV state champ
#14. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco (8-5), 10 players have FBS scholarship offers-x
#15. Lakewood, Ohio. St. Edward (11-1), seeks second Division I title in four years
#16. Apopka, Fla. (13-2), defending 8A state champion
#17. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (9-3), eight Washington Catholic crowns since 2000
#18. Cibolo, Texas, Steele (14-1), three straight seasons with at least 14 wins
#19. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., University (12-0), eight players signed with FBS colleges last year
#20. Charlotte, N.C., Mallard Creek (12-2), favored to win first state title in school history
#21. Nashville, Tenn., Ensworth (13-0), 21-game winning streak
#22. Gardena, Calif., Serra (14-2), Division II state champ last year
#23. Chandler, Ariz., Hamilton (12-2), seven state crowns since 2003
#24. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman (13-1), unbeaten versus Nev. opponents since 2009
#25. Cincinnati, St. Xavier (6-5), opponents had .750 winning percentage last year
x-Four losses by forfeit for use of ineligible player
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^Northeast=
#1. Paramus, N.J., Paramus Catholic, 10-2
#2. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional, 10-2
#3. Pittsburgh, Woodland Hills, 10-3
#4. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 8-3
#5. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic, 8-4
#6. Wyndmoor, Pa., La Salle, 12-2
#7. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter’s, 9-2
#8. Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s, 10-1
#9. Buffalo, N.Y., Canisius, 11-0
#10. Ansonia, Conn., 14-0
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^East Coast=
#1. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 9-3
#2. Charlotte, N.C., Mallard Creek, 12-2
#3. Rock Hill, S.C., Northwestern, 12-3
#4. Olney, Md., Good Counsel, 11-1
#5. Virginia Beach, Va., Ocean Lakes, 14-1
#6. Gaffney, S.C., 12-3
#7. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 11-3
#8. Baltimore, Gilman, 9-2
#9. Ashburn, Va., Briar Woods, 15-0
#10. Norfolk, Va., Lake Taylor, 15-0
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^Southeast=
#1. Miami, Central, 12-2
#2. Miami, Booker T. Washington, 13-1
#3. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas, 13-2
#4. Norcross, Ga., 15-0
#5. New Orleans, Karr, 14-0
#6. River Ridge, La., John Curtis, 14-0
#7. Hoover, Ala., 15-0
#8. Apopka, Fla., 13-2
#9. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., University, 12-0
#10. Nashville, Tenn., Ensworth, 13-0
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^Midwest=
#1. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 11-1
#2. Cincinnati, St. Xavier, 6-5
#3. Cleveland, St. Ignatius, 11-2
#4. Chicago, Mount Carmel, 13-1
#5. Mentor, Ohio, 12-2
#6. Grand Rapids, Mich., Grand Rapids Christian, 13-1
#7. Cincinnati, Moeller, 12-3
#8. Louisville, Ky., Trinity, 13-1
#9. Hartland, Wis., Arrowhead, 13-0
#10. Carmel, Ind., 8-2
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^Midlands=
#1. Blue Springs, Mo., 13-1
#2. Highlands Ranch, Colo., Valor Christian, 12-2
#3. Sandy, Utah, Jordan, 12-1
#4. Lee’s Summit, Mo., West, 11-1
#5. Eden Prairie, Minn., 11-2
#6. Overland Park, Kan., Shawnee Mission West, 12-1
#7. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst, 9-3
#8. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Xavier, 13-1
#9. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 9-3
#10. Lincoln, Neb., Southeast, 9-2
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^Southwest=
#1. Allen, Texas, 15-1
#2. Katy, Texas, 16-0
#3. Cibolo, Texas, Steele, 14-1
#4. Chandler, Ariz., Hamilton, 12-2
#5. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 13-1
#6. DeSoto, Texas, 14-1
#7. Euless, Texas, Trinity, 10-3
#8. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 12-2
#9. Jenks, Okla., 12-2
#10. Houston, Lamar, 15-1
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^West Coast=
#1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 15-0
#2. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 14-2
#3. Bellevue, Wash., 14-0
#4. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco, 8-5-x
#5. Gardena, Calif., Serra, 14-2
#6. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 12-4
#7. Folsom, Calif., 14-1
#8. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 11-3
#9. Murrieta, Calif., Vista Murrieta, 13-1
#10. Portland, Ore., Central Catholic, 9-3
x-Four losses by forfeit for use of ineligible player
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     FEATS OF THE WEEK: For the third time in five years, the preseason No. 1 football team in Florida is also the top-ranked squad in the National Prep Poll. Miami, Central will try to become the fourth Florida team since 2006 to win a Prep Poll title. The Rockets would also snap a streak of six consecutive years in which the national champion was a non-public school. Standing between Central and its lofty goals is one of the toughest schedules in the country. The Rockets will play a pair of preseason Top 25 teams (No. 4 Miami, Booker T. Washington and No. 19 Fort Lauderdale, Fla., University) and travel to New Jersey to face regionally-ranked Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco -- the Prep Poll champion in 2009 and 2011. The dynamic duo of senior running backs Joseph Yearby (a Miami recruit) and Dalvin Cook (Florida) are among 16 returning starters from Central’s 2012 Class 6A state championship team. The two combined for 42 rushing touchdowns and nearly 3,000 yards. Paving their way up front is an offensive line anchored by four likely BCS recruits including blue chip tackle Trevor Darling (Miami). Guiding the Rockets from the sidelines this season is first-year coach Roland Smith, who had been out of coaching since leading Miami, Northwestern to the 6A state championship and No. 5 ranking in the final National Prep Poll in 2006. 

Past National Prep Poll champs, with records and coaches: 

1987--Fontana, Calif. (14-0), Dick Bruich
1988--Prichard, Ala., Vigor (13-0), Harold Clark
1989--Odessa, Texas, Permian (16-0), Gary Gaines
1990--Aldine, Texas (15-0), Bill Smith
1991--Indianapolis, Ben Davis (14-0), Dick Dullaghan
1992--Valdosta, Ga. (14-0), Nick Hyder
1993--Cleveland, St. Ignatius (14-0), Chuck Kyle
1994--Concord, Calif., De La Salle (13-0), Bob Ladouceur
1995--Cleveland, St. Ignatius (14-0), Chuck Kyle
1996--Hampton, Va. (14-0), Mike Smith
1997--Hampton, Va. (13-0), Mike Smith
1998--Concord, Calif., De La Salle (12-0), Bob Ladouceur
1999--Shreveport, La., Evangel (15-0), Dennis Dunn
2000--Concord, Calif., De La Salle (13-0), Bob Ladouceur
2001--Concord, Calif., De La Salle (12-0), Bob Ladouceur
2002--Concord, Calif., De La Salle (13-0), Bob Ladouceur
2003--Concord, Calif., De La Salle (13-0), Bob Ladouceur
2004--Southlake, Texas, Carroll (16-0), Todd Dodge
2005--Southlake, Texas, Carroll (16-0), Todd Dodge
2006--Lakeland, Fla. (15-0), Bill Castle
2007--Cincinnati, St. Xavier (15-0), Steve Specht
2008--Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas (15-0), George Smith
2009--Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco (12-0), Greg Toal
2010--Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas (15-0), George Smith
2011--Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco (12-0), Greg Toal
2012--River Ridge, La., John Curtis (14-0), J.T. Curtis.
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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 websites 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr. DeMoney, First, of all Mater Dei 12 & 2 not 11 & 3. Second, how can you have Corona Centennial, Serra, Gardena & Long Beach Poly in front of Mater Dei? The first two teams haven't played anybody considered a strong national team and the third Long Beach Poly lost to Mater Dei 30 to 0 last Friday nIght. Mater Dei plays in arguably the tougest League in America. The Trinity League were they have to play Servite, St John Bosco and Santa Margarita every year. Please let me know your thoughts.