Monday, October 06, 2014

Week 8 National Prep Football Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- For the first time since early September, the top-ranked team in the National Prep Football Poll remained unchanged from week to the next. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) continues to hold the top spot after wiping out Shadow Ridge (Las Vegas) -- the first in-state opponent it's played all season -- by a score of 56-0. The key changes in the week eight national rankings are the season debuts of No. 22 Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.) and No. 25 Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.). Both squads have gone 5-0 against strong competition through the first half of the regular season. 

^National Prep Football Poll – Week 8=^By Jamie DeMoney=

     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 records:
#1. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman (7-0), undefeated versus Nev. teams since 2008
#2. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco (3-0), plays at No. 19 Paramus Catholic Saturday
#3. Allen, Texas (6-0), state-best 33-game winning streak
#4. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (6-0), averaging 55 points per game
#5. Miami, Booker T. Washington (6-0), two-time defending 4A state champ
#6. Bellevue, Wash. (5-0), unbeaten since Sept. 2010
#7. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco (4-1), crushed Crenshaw, 65-7
#8. Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County (6-0), handled then-unbeaten Lowndes, 45-27
#9. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas (4-1), pummeled last two foes by combined 129-0
#10. Manvel, Texas (5-0), led by blue chip jr. QB D’Eriq King
#11. Buford, Ga. (5-0), 33-game win streak is tops in Ga.
#12. Miami, Central (5-1), only loss to No. 5 Booker T. Washington
#13. DeSoto, Texas (5-0), sr. DT Bryce English headed to UCLA
#14. Folsom, Calif. (6-0), 46-point average win margin
#15. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (6-0), visits No. 7 St. John Bosco on Friday
#16. Daytona Beach, Fla., Mainland (6-0), 20 consecutive state playoff appearances  
#17. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham (6-1), no TDs allowed last four games
#18. Starkville, Miss. (6-0), outscored last four foes by combined 156-10
#19. Paramus, N.J., Paramus Catholic (5-0), clobbered regionally-ranked Bergen Catholic, 44-7
#20. Dallas, Skyline (5-0), jr. Da’Leon Ward 224 rushing yards in 56-30 win over Dallas Jesuit
#21. Cedar Hill, Texas (4-1), 128 straight games without being shut out
#22. Metairie, La., Archbishop Rummel (5-0), seeks third consecutive state title
#23. Honolulu, Punahou (5-0), average win margin is 58-7
#24. Carmel, Ind. (7-0), pounded then regionally-ranked Ben Davis, 37-14
#25. Mission Hills, Calif., Alemany (5-0), outdueled then regionally-ranked Chaminade, 55-38
#1. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 3-0
#2. Paramus, N.J., Catholic, 5-0
#3. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter's Prep, 3-1
#4. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic, 3-2
#5. Wyndmoor, Pa., La Salle, 5-1
#6. Warminster, Pa., Archbishop Wood, 5-1
#7. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic, 6-0
#8. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional, 3-1
#9. Hammonton, N.J., St. Joseph, 4-0
#10. Wayne, N.J., DePaul, 5-0
^East Coast=
#1. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 5-1
#2. Roebuck, S.C., Dorman, 7-0
#3. Virginia Beach, Va., Ocean Lakes, 5-0
#4. Irmo, S.C., Dutch Fork, 4-2
#5. Germantown, Md., Northwest, 5-0
#6. Clifton, Va., Centreville, 4-1
#7. Rockingham, N.C., Richmond, 6-0
#8. Goose Creek, S.C., 5-1
#9. Owings Mill, Md., McDonogh, 3-2
#10. Baltimore, Gilman, 4-2
#1. Miami, Booker T. Washington, 6-0
#2. Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County, 6-0
#3. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas, 4-1
#4. Buford, Ga., 5-0
#5. Miami, Central, 5-1
#6. Daytona Beach, Fla., Mainland, 6-0
#7. Starkville, Miss., 6-0
#8. Metairie, La., Archbishop Rummel, 5-0
#9. Hoover, Ala., 4-2
#10. Maryville, Tenn., 6-0
#1. Carmel, Ind., 7-0
#2. Indianapolis, Warren Central, 7-0
#3. Cincinnati, La Salle, 6-0
#4. Louisville, Ky., Male, 6-0
#5. Mentor, Ohio, 6-0
#6. Huber Heights, Ohio, Wayne, 6-0
#7. Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Brother Rice, 6-0
#8. Muskegon, Mich., 6-0
#9. Hudson, Ohio, 6-0
#10. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 6-0
#1. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham, 6-1
#2. Webb City, Mo., 7-0
#3. Omaha, Neb., North, 6-0
#4. Independence, Mo., Fort Osage, 7-0
#5. Eden Prairie, Minn., 6-0
#6. Prairie Village, Kan., Shawnee Mission East, 5-0
#7. Highlands Ranch, Colo., Valor Christian, 5-1
#8. Provo, Utah, Timpview, 7-0
#9. Olathe, Kan., North, 5-0
#10. St. Louis, Christian Brothers, 7-0
#1. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 7-0
#2. Allen, Texas, 6-0
#3. Manvel, Texas, 5-0
#4. DeSoto, Texas, 5-0
#5. Dallas, Skyline, 5-0
#6. Cedar Hill, Texas, 4-1
#7. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 5-0
#8. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 4-1
#9. Cypress, Texas, Cy-Fair, 5-0
#10. The Woodlands, Texas, 5-1
^West Coast=
#1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 6-0
#2. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco, 4-1
#3. Bellevue, Wash., 5-0
#4. Folsom, Calif., 6-0
#5. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 6-0
#6. Honolulu, Punahou, 5-0
#7. Mission Hills, Calif., Alemany, 5-0
#8. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 3-2
#9. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 5-1
#10. Anaheim, Calif., Servite, 3-2
     FEATS OF THE WEEK: Mission Hills, Calif., Alemany entered the national poll at No. 25 after a 55-38 win against then regionally-ranked West Hills, Calif., Chaminade. Alemany senior Blake Green (uncommitted) passed for a school-record 437 yards and three touchdowns. ... After falling behind 6-0 early in the first quarter, regionally-ranked Long Beach, Calif., Poly roared back to annihilate Compton, Calif., 99-9. The Jackrabbits had 63 points at halftime and added 36 more in the second half despite playing mostly reserves and throwing only one pass. ...  Senior Tucker Israel of Orlando, Fla., Lake Nona became his state’s all-time leader in touchdown passes. The Clemson recruit now has 127 after a pair of scoring strikes in a 28-6 win over Kissimmee, Fla., Gateway. Israel set the Florida record for career completions and passing yards earlier this season. ... McDonald, Pa., South Fayette senior Brett Brumbaugh is now Western Pennsylvania’s all-time leader in passing yardage and passing touchdowns. During a 42-14 rout of Munhall, Pa., Steel Valley, Brumbaugh (uncommitted) had 304 yards and three touchdowns, upping his career totals to 8,728 and 103. ... Junior quarterback Jordan Kitna accounted for eight first-half touchdowns in Tacoma, Wash., Lincoln’s 91-0 obliteration of Tacoma, Wash., Mount Tahoma. Kitna is the son of former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, who is Lincoln’s head coach.

Copyright 2014 World Features Syndicate, Inc...endit

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. 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.

The National Prep Poll is the only high school poll distributed to newspapers and websites around the United States by the Associated Press.

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.


Anonymous said...

It's so ridiculous that a Wisconsin team doesn't even get mentioned in the Midwest's top 10. Wisconsin high school football has produced arguably THEE two best football players in the NFL: Joe Thomas and J.J. Watt. Also Wisconsin high school football produced Tony Romo and Deondre Levy, the LB for Detroit. Travis Frederick of the Cowboys was a WI high school product as is Gabe Carimi and some other linemen. Chris Maragos, Jim Leonard, Nick Hayden and Lance Kendricks all played their high school football in Wisconsin. Yet a Wisconsin team doesn't deserve mention in the Midwest Top 10, it's absurd!

Anonymous said...

Melvin Gordon also played his high school football in Wisconsin. So did that excellent Dback for Michigan State: Trae Wayans.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts on NE:

1 and 2 are good. SPP is too high. Bergen is way too high.Wood and LaSalle are good teams. Not sold on PCC yet.

Buffalo (NY) Canisius should be regionally ranked. Strong OOC/OOS performances.