Monday, November 24, 2014

Week 15 National Prep Football Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- The 15th National Prep Poll of the football season includes the return to the Top 25 of two teams that were nationally ranked earlier this season. No. 24 Hudson (Ohio) inched back into the national poll after advancing to the Division I state semifinals. The Explorers would likely move much higher if they defeat No. 20 St. Edward (Lakewood) this Saturday. Also returning was No. 25 Chandler (Ariz.). The Wolves are playing in their first state championship game against rival Hamilton (Chandler) on Friday. 

^National Prep Football Poll – Week 15=^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 (13-0), hasn’t lost to a Nev. opponent since 2008
#2. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (11-0), crushed San Ramon Valley, 65-16, to open postseason
#3. Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County (12-0), into state quarterfinals for sixth straight year
#4. Allen, Texas (12-0), edged regionally-ranked DeSoto, 25-22, on game-ending FG
#5. Miami, Booker T. Washington (12-0), 38 straight wins a Miami-Dade County record
#6. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco (11-1), plays regionally-ranked Long Beach Poly in next round of Pac-5 playoffs
#7. Bellevue, Wash. (12-0), only 31 points allowed in last nine games
#8. Manvel, Texas (12-0), averaging 52 points per game
#9. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham (13-1), fourth Class 5A title in six years
#10. Buford, Ga. (12-0), seeks 10th state title since 2001
#11. Starkville, Miss. (13-0), advanced to 6A North state title game
#12. Miami, Central (11-1), only loss to No. 5 Booker T. Washington
#13. Pinson, Ala., Clay-Chalkville (13-0), headed to 6A state semifinals
#14. Folsom, Calif. (12-0), Washington-bound sr. Jake Browning 70 TD passes this season
#15. Dallas, Skyline (12-0), clobbered Belton, 49-7, in round two of playoffs
#16. Daytona Beach, Fla., Mainland (12-0), nearly upset by Edgewater, 30-28 
#17. Metairie, La., Archbishop Rummel (11-0), shooting for third consecutive state title
#18. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter’s Prep (10-1), will play for Non-Public IV state crown
#19. Southlake, Texas, Carroll (12-0), beat then-regionally-ranked Guyer, 58-42
#20. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward (11-2), blanked state quarterfinal foe Westerville Central, 41-0
#21. Paramus, N.J., Paramus Catholic (9-1), nipped regionally-ranked Don Bosco, 18-17
#22. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas (11-1), unbeaten against Fla. teams
#23. Carmel, Ind. (13-0), plays Friday for 6A state championship
#24. Hudson, Ohio (13-0), faces No. 20 St. Edward in Division I state semis
#25. Chandler, Ariz. (12-1), avenged lone loss to Mountain Pointe and reached Division I state final
#1. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter's Prep, 10-1
#2. Paramus, N.J., Paramus Catholic, 9-1
#3. Gibsonia, Pa., Pine-Richland, 13-0
#4. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 7-3
#5. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic, 8-3
#6. Buffalo, N.Y., Canisius, 10-0
#7. Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s Prep, 8-3
#8. Warminster, Pa., Archbishop Wood, 11-1
#9. Red Bank, N.J., Red Bank Catholic, 10-1
#10. Westwood, Mass., Xaverian Brothers, 10-0
^East Coast=
#1. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 12-1
#2. Virginia Beach, Va., Ocean Lakes, 12-0
#3. Irmo, S.C., Dutch Fork, 11-2
#4. Chesapeake, Va., Oscar Smith, 11-1
#5. Durham, N.C., Southern, 13-0
#6. New Bern, N.C., 13-0
#7. Charlotte, N.C., Mallard Creek, 12-1
#8. Charleston, W.Va., Capital, 11-0
#9. Damascus, Md., 12-0
#10. Germantown, Md., Northwest, 11-1
#1. Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County, 12-0
#2. Miami, Booker T. Washington, 12-0
#3. Buford, Ga., 12-0
#4. Starkville, Miss., 13-0
#5. Miami, Central, 11-1
#6. Pinson, Ala., Clay-Chalkville, 13-0
#7. Daytona Beach, Fla., Mainland, 12-0
#8. Metairie, La., Archbishop Rummel, 11-0
#9. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas, 11-1
#10. Hoover, Ala., 11-2
#1. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 11-2
#2. Carmel, Ind., 13-0
#3. Hudson, Ohio, 13-0
#4. Kimberly, Wis., 14-0
#5. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 13-0
#6. Cincinnati, Moeller, 10-3
#7. Cincinnati, La Salle, 12-1
#8. Clarkston, Mich., 13-0
#9. Huber Heights, Ohio, Wayne, 12-1
#10. Macedonia, Ohio, Nordonia, 13-0
#1. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham, 13-1
#2. Webb City, Mo., 14-0
#3. St. Louis, Christian Brothers, 13-0
#4. Omaha, Neb., North, 12-0
#5. Prairie Village, Kan., Shawnee Mission East, 12-0
#6. Provo, Utah, Timpview, 14-0
#7. Eden Prairie, Minn., 13-0
#8. West Des Moines, Iowa, Dowling, 13-1
#9. Greenwood Village, Colo., Cherry Creek, 10-3
#10. Wichita, Kan., Bishop Carroll, 12-0
#1. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 13-0
#2. Allen, Texas, 12-0
#3. Manvel, Texas, 12-0
#4. Dallas, Skyline, 12-0
#5. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 12-0
#6. Chandler, Ariz., 12-1
#7. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 11-1
#8. Cedar Hill, Texas, 10-2
#9. Euless, Texas, Trinity, 11-1
#10. DeSoto, Texas, 10-2
^West Coast=
#1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 11-0
#2. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco, 11-1
#3. Bellevue, Wash., 12-0
#4. Folsom, Calif., 12-0
#5. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 10-2
#6. Mililani, Hawaii, 12-0
#7. Bothell, Wash., 12-0
#8. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 11-1
#9. La Puente, Calif., Bishop Amat, 9-3
#10. Oceanside, Calif., 11-0
     FEATS OF THE WEEK: South Jordan, Utah, Bingham became the first Top 25 team to post a state championship this season. The ninth-ranked Miners knocked off American Fork, Utah, 20-3, for their second consecutive 5A state crown and fourth in six years. ... Regionally-ranked Kimberly, Wis., notched its 28th straight win with a 31-6 blowout of Hartland, Wis., Arrowhead in the Division 1 state championship. It’s the fourth state title in eight years for the Papermakers. ... Regionally-ranked Eden Prairie, Minn., became the first large-school team in its state to win four state titles in a row. The Eagles held off Fridley, Minn., Totino-Grace, 28-27, in the 6A final. The game was played at TCF Bank Stadium, which was hosting Minnesota’s first outdoor football title games since 1981. ... West Des Moines, Iowa, Dowling re-joined the regional rankings after a 49-14 rout of previously-unbeaten Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Washington, for the Class 4A state title. It was the second straight crown for Dowling, which got 213 total yards and four touchdowns from Iowa-committed senior quarterback Ryan Boyle. ... Mililani, Hawaii, will finish the season ranked for the first time after upsetting then-No. 19 Honolulu, Punahou, 53-45, in the Division I state championship. Junior McKenzie Milton tossed seven touchdown passes to lead Mililani. ... Junior Mason Fine of Locust Grove, Okla., set his state’s single-season record for passing yards during a 40-32 win over Tulsa, Okla., Berryhill. Fine threw for 301 yards in the game, upping his season total to 4,261 yards. His 64 touchdown passes this year is also a state record.

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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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice to see Kimberly (Wis.) getting some love. That team is phenomenal. Kudos to PrepNation for giving credit where credit is due.