Monday, December 22, 2014

Final (Week 19) National Prep Football Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- For the first time in the 28-year history of the National Prep Football Poll, the No. 1 team in the final rankings hails from the state of Nevada. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) held on to the top spot for the 13th consecutive week, followed closely behind by three-time defending Texas champion Allen at No. 2 and six-time Prep Poll titlist De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) at No. 3. The Gaels join Findlay Prep (Henderson) as Nevada's only mythical national champions in high school sports. Findlay claimed the National Prep Basketball Poll title in 2009. 

^National Prep Football Poll – Final=^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 final won-loss records:
#1. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman (15-0), 3-0 versus Top 25 teams
#2. Allen, Texas (16-0), third consecutive state crown; 43-game win streak
#3. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (14-0), Open Division state champ; sixth title in eight years
#4. Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County (15-0), 6A state champ; first title since 1994
#5. Miami, Booker T. Washington (14-0), third 4A state championship in a row
#6. Miami, Central (14-1), third straight 6A state title
#7. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward (13-2), Division I state champ
#8. Folsom, Calif. (16-0), won Division I state crown
#9. Cedar Hill, Texas (14-2), earned second straight state title
#10. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham (13-1), 5A state champ; only loss in OT to No. 1 Bishop Gorman
#11. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas (14-1), fifth state title in eight years
#12. Corona, Calif., Centennial (12-3), won SoCal’s tough Pac-5 Division
#13. Buford, Ga. (15-0), seventh state crown in eight years
#14. Pinson, Ala., Clay-Chalkville (15-0), 6A state champion
#15. Batesville, Miss., South Panola (15-0), won 11th state title
#16. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco (12-2), both losses to Top 25 teams
#17. Cincinnati, La Salle (14-1), earned Division II state crown
#18. Virginia Beach, Va., Ocean Lakes (15-0), captured first 6A state title
#19. Chandler, Ariz. (13-1), Division I state champ; avenged only loss
#20. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter’s Prep (11-1), Non-Public IV state champion
#21. Hoover, Ala. (12-2), 7A state champ; both losses against Top 10 teams
#22. Maryville, Tenn. (15-0), 12th state championship in 17 years
#23. Webb City, Mo. (15-0), fifth consecutive state title
#24. Bothell, Wash. (14-0), 4A state champ; first title in school history
#25. Indianapolis, Ben Davis (12-2), 6A state titlist; avenged both losses
#1. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter's Prep, 11-1
#2. Paramus, N.J., Paramus Catholic, 9-2
#3. Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s Prep, 11-3
#4. Gibsonia, Pa., Pine-Richland, 15-1
#5. Warminster, Pa., Archbishop Wood, 14-1
#6. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic, 8-3
#7. Buffalo, N.Y., Canisius, 12-0
#8. Red Bank, N.J., Red Bank Catholic, 12-1
#9. Westwood, Mass., Xaverian Brothers, 12-0
#10. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional, 8-3
^East Coast=
#1. Virginia Beach, Va., Ocean Lakes, 15-0
#2. Simpsonville, S.C., Hillcrest, 14-1
#3. Charlotte, N.C., Mallard Creek, 15-1
#4. New Bern, N.C., 16-0
#5. Norfolk, Va., Lake Taylor, 15-0
#6. Charleston, W.Va., Capital, 13-0
#7. Irmo, S.C., Dutch Fork, 12-3
#8. Germantown, Md., Northwest, 13-1
#9. Chesterfield, Va., Bird, 13-2
#10. Clifton, Va., Centreville, 12-3
#1. Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County, 15-0
#2. Miami, Booker T. Washington, 14-0
#3. Miami, Central, 14-1
#4. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas, 14-1
#5. Buford, Ga., 15-0
#6. Pinson, Ala., Clay-Chalkville, 15-0
#7. Batesville, Miss., South Panola, 15-0
#8. Hoover, Ala., 12-2
#9. Maryville, Tenn., 15-0
#10. New Orleans, Jesuit, 12-2
#1. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 13-2
#2. Cincinnati, La Salle, 14-1
#3. Indianapolis, Ben Davis, 12-2
#4. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 14-0
#5. Kimberly, Wis., 14-0
#6. Clarkston, Mich., 14-0
#7. Huber Heights, Ohio, Wayne, 13-2
#8. Carmel, Ind., 13-1
#9. New Lenox, Ill., Providence Catholic, 13-1
#10. LaGrange Park, Ill., Nazareth Academy, 14-0
#1. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham, 13-1
#2. Webb City, Mo., 15-0
#3. St. Louis, Christian Brothers, 14-0
#4. Omaha, Neb., North, 13-0
#5. Prairie Village, Kan., Shawnee Mission East, 13-0
#6. Provo, Utah, Timpview, 14-0
#7. Wichita, Kan., Bishop Carroll, 13-0
#8. Pocatello, Idaho, Highland, 12-0
#9. Greenwood Village, Colo., Cherry Creek, 11-3
#10. Eden Prairie, Minn., 13-0
#1. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 15-0
#2. Allen, Texas, 16-0
#3. Cedar Hill, Texas, 14-2
#4. Chandler, Ariz., 13-1
#5. Dallas, Skyline, 14-1
#6. DeSoto, Texas, 10-2
#7. Katy, Texas, 14-2
#8. Jenks, Okla., 11-2
#9. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 13-1
#10. Euless, Texas, Trinity, 12-2
^West Coast=
#1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 14-0
#2. Folsom, Calif., 16-0
#3. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 12-3
#4. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco, 12-2
#5. Bothell, Wash., 14-0
#6. Mililani, Hawaii, 12-0
#7. Portland, Ore., Central Catholic, 13-1
#8. Sammamish, Wash., Eastside Catholic, 13-1
#9. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 11-2
#10. La Puente, Calif., Bishop Amat, 9-4
     FEATS OF THE WEEK: For the first time in the 28-year history of the National Prep Poll, the No. 1 team in the final football rankings is from Nevada. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman -- which held the top spot the final 13 weeks of the season -- closed the deal with a 15-0 record against a schedule that included six quality out-of-state opponents, including three that finished the year in the Top 25. In their nine games against Nevada competition, the Gaels won by an average margin of 54 points and captured their sixth straight large-school state title. It was the final year at the helm for coach Tony Sanchez, who went 85-5 in six seasons at Bishop Gorman. Sanchez, 40, is making the jump to the college ranks as UNLV’s head coach next season. ... A crowd of 52,308 was on hand at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to see No. 2 Allen, Texas, thump Cypress, Texas, Cypress Ranch, 47-16, for the Class 6A Division I championship -- the Eagles’ third state title in a row. Senior quarterback Kyler Murray (a Texas A&M commit) threw for 317 yards and five touchdowns as Allen ended the year with a 43-game winning streak. ... No. 3 Concord, Calif., De La Salle added its sixth state title in the last eight years with a 63-42 win over No. 12 Corona, Calif., Centennial. As a team, De La Salle rushed for 448 yards and seven touchdowns. Centennial is the first team to score 40 or more points against De La Salle in the last 35 seasons. 

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
2013--Miami, Booker T. Washington (14-0), Tim Harris
2014--Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman (15-0), Tony Sanchez

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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.


Anonymous said...

Will the Bingham vs BTW game on Sunday be factored into your ratings? Bishop Gorman went into OT agains them. I could se an underwhelming Bingham performance impacting the final polls.

Anonymous said...

Utah not playing for 6 weeks with starting quarterback sidelined since semifinal playoff game with severe injury and Utah traveling 3000 miles causing little fan support for an otherwise "home" game for Washington should impact who? BG had fluke fumble with a min to go in that game on a kneel down that caused game to eventually go into OT which they still won. Bingham used 3 fake punt conversions for first downs and 4 additional trick plays that kept game close. BG started sophomore QB in his first full start and he endured many first game flubs including the fumble. Bingham great team but the better team BG won that game. Regardless of score by 3 or 30..4 starters from BG including OL didn't play

Anonymous said...

Folsom is better than both Moultrie and Lakewood. There's no way you can have a 2 loss team in the top 10 either, unless they lost to 2 teams in the top 10 by 1 point or in overtime. Your ranking don't matter.

Jamie DeMoney said...

The Burger King Bowl Series games were not figured into the final rankings.