Monday, December 08, 2014

Week 17 National Prep Football Poll released

WAUKEE, Iowa -- There are still two more polls to be released this season, but Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) has made a strong case to hold on to its current No. 1 ranking through the end the year. The Gaels concluded a 15-0 campaign with a 70-28 win over Reed in the Nevada Division I championship game. It was their ninth win over an in-state opponent this season -- all by more than 40 points. In addition, Bishop Gorman's strongest case for their first-ever Prep Poll title is a 6-0 record against non-Nevada teams, including No. 8 Centennial (Corona, Calif.), No. 9 Bingham (South Jordan, Utah), and No. 13 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.). 

^National Prep Football Poll – Week 17=^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 (15-0), rolled to sixth consecutive state crown
#2. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (13-0), won 23rd straight North Coast section title
#3. Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County (14-0), plays Saturday for 6A state crown
#4. Allen, Texas (14-0), meets No. 14 Skyline in 6A Division I semifinals
#5. Miami, Booker T. Washington (14-0), captured third 4A state championship in a row
#6. Miami, Central (13-1), beat then-No. 16 Mainland, 31-21, to reach 6A state final
#7. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward (13-2), won second Division I state title
#8. Corona, Calif., Centennial (12-2), beat No. 13 St. John Bosco for Pac-5 Division championship
#9. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham (13-1), fourth Class 5A title in six years
#10. Buford, Ga. (14-0), seeks seventh state crown in eight years
#11. Pinson, Ala., Clay-Chalkville (15-0), captured 6A state championship
#12. Batesville, Miss., South Panola (15-0), notched 11th state title
#13. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco (12-2), both losses to Top 10 teams
#14. Dallas, Skyline (14-0), first state semifinal berth since 2011
#15. Cincinnati, La Salle (14-1), captured Division II state crown
#16. Folsom, Calif. (14-0), Washington-bound sr. QB Jake Browning broke national career passing TD mark
#17. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter’s Prep (11-1), won Non-Public IV state crown
#18. Chandler, Ariz. (13-1), Division I state champ; first title since 1949
#19. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas (13-1), crushed four playoff foes by combined 192-20
#20. Hoover, Ala. (12-2), 7A state champ; both losses against Top 10 teams
#21. Cedar Hill, Texas (12-2), advanced to Class 6A Division II semifinals
#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. Virginia Beach, Va., Ocean Lakes (14-0), playing for 6A state crown
#1. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter's Prep, 11-1
#2. Paramus, N.J., Paramus Catholic, 9-2
#3. Gibsonia, Pa., Pine-Richland, 15-0
#4. Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s Prep, 10-3
#5. Warminster, Pa., Archbishop Wood, 13-1
#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, 14-0
#2. Simpsonville, S.C., Hillcrest, 14-1
#3. Charlotte, N.C., Mallard Creek, 14-1
#4. Charleston, W.Va., Capital, 13-0
#5. New Bern, N.C., 15-0
#6. Irmo, S.C., Dutch Fork, 12-3
#7. Germantown, Md., Northwest, 13-1
#8. Reisterstown, Md., Franklin, 13-1
#9. Clifton, Va., Centreville, 12-2
#10. Leesburg, Va., Tuscarora, 14-0
#1. Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County, 14-0
#2. Miami, Booker T. Washington, 14-0
#3. Miami, Central, 13-1
#4. Buford, Ga., 14-0
#5. Pinson, Ala., Clay-Chalkville, 15-0
#6. Batesville, Miss., South Panola, 15-0
#7. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas, 13-1
#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. Lincolnshire, Ill., Stevenson, 14-0
#4. Indianapolis, Ben Davis, 12-2
#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, 14-0
#3. Dallas, Skyline, 14-0
#4. Chandler, Ariz., 13-1
#5. Cedar Hill, Texas, 12-2
#6. Katy, Texas, 13-1
#7. DeSoto, Texas, 10-2
#8. Jenks, Okla., 11-2
#9. Cibolo, Texas, Steele, 13-1
#10. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 13-1
^West Coast=
#1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 13-0
#2. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 12-2
#3. Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco, 12-2
#4. Folsom, Calif., 14-0
#5. Bothell, Wash., 14-0
#6. Mililani, Hawaii, 12-0
#7. Oceanside, Calif., 13-0
#8. Sacramento, Calif., Grant, 14-0
#9. Portland, Ore., Central Catholic, 13-1
#10. Sammamish, Wash., Eastside Catholic, 13-1
     FEATS OF THE WEEK: Top-ranked Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman secured its sixth straight state championship -- and likely its first Prep Poll title -- with a 70-28 blowout of Sparks, Nev., Reed in the Division I state final. Sophomore quarterback Tate Martell (a Washington commit) threw six touchdown passes as the Gaels remained unbeaten against Nevada opponents since 2008. ... For the second consecutive week, the longest winning streak in the nation (among 11-man teams) was snapped in a state-championship game. Then-No. 7 Bellevue, Wash., had its run of 67 straight wins -- and six consecutive state titles -- ended by regionally-ranked Sammamish, Wash., Eastside Catholic, 35-13, for the Class 3A crown. The longest win streak now belongs to Elmore, Ala., Edgewood Academy, which has 57 straight wins in the Alabama Independent School Association. ... Senior quarterback Jake Browning of No. 16 Folsom, Calif., broke the national record for career touchdown passes during a 55-7 rout of Tracy, Calif., for the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section title game. Browning (Washington) had six touchdown passes in the game to increase his career total to 220 with at least one more game left to play this season. ... For the 19th straight year, the state championship of Oklahoma’s largest classification was won by either Jenks, Okla., or Tulsa, Okla., Union. This year, regionally-ranked Jenks took the crown. The Trojans beat Union, 21-14, in the Class 6A-I championship game. It was their third title in a row and 12th since 1996.

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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.

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