Monday, August 29, 2016

Week 2 PrepNation National Prep Football Poll

WAUKEE, Iowa – Bishop Gorman, on the strength of an impressive 44-14 road win over then-No. 4 Cedar Hill (Texas), elevated one spot to No. 1 in this week’s Top 25 rankings.

The Gaels replaced preseason No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), which was upset by then-No. 17 Booker T. Washington (Miami), 27-23, last week. Booker T. Washington is now ranked fifth. Aquinas slid five spots to No. 6.

The nation’s No. 2 team is now IMG Academy. The Ascenders rose a single spot after an emphatic 26-7 win at then-No. 5 Grayson (Ga.). The third spot belongs to St. John Bosco (Calif.), which traveled to Ohio to blank perennial Buckeye Statepower St. Xavier, 34-0. The fourth spot belongs to DeMatha (Md.), a 42-7 winner over Oscar Smith (Va.).

The National Prep Football Poll is compiled by high school sports expert Jamie DeMoney of XOS Digital with input from sportswriters, experts, and coaches. The Week 2 national Top 25 and regional Top 15's follow with current won-loss records:

1. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 1-0
2. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 1-0
3. St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower, Calif.), 1-0
4. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 1-0
5. Booker T. Washington HS (Miami), 1-0
6. St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 0-1
7. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 1-0
8. Allen HS (Texas), 1-0
9. Mallard Creek HS (Charlotte, N.C.), 2-0
10. St. John’s HS (Washington), 1-0
11. Central HS (Miami), 1-0
12. Westlake HS (Austin, Texas), 1-0
13. Grayson HS (Loganville, Ga.), 0-1
14. Colerain HS (Cincinnati), 1-0
15. McGill-Toolen HS (Mobile, Ala.), 2-0
16. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 0-0
17. Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah), 1-0
18. Roswell HS (Ga.), 1-0
19. American Heritage HS (Plantation, Fla.), 1-0
20. Steele HS (Cibolo, Texas), 1-0
21. Centennial HS (Corona, Calif.), 1-0
22. Judson HS (Converse, Texas), 1-0
23. Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 2-0
24. Cass Tech HS (Detroit), 1-0
25. DeSoto HS (Texas), 1-0

1. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 0-0
2. St. Joseph Regional HS (Montvale, N.J.), 0-0
3. St. Joseph Prep (Philadelphia), 0-0
4. North Penn HS (Lansdale, Pa.), 1-0
5. Archbishop Wood HS (Warminster, Pa.), 0-0
6. Central Catholic HS (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 0-1
7. Xaverian Brothers HS (Westwood, Mass.), 0-0
8. St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.), 0-0
9. Archbishop Stepinac HS (White Plains, N.Y.), 0-0
10. Imhotep Charter HS (Philadelphia), 1-0
11. Paramus Catholic HS (N.J.), 0-0
12. Bergen Catholic HS (Oradell, N.J.), 0-0
13. Pine-Richland HS (Gibsonia, Pa.), 0-1
14. New Canaan HS (Conn.), 0-0
15. Bishop Hendricken HS (Warwick, R.I.), 0-0

1. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 1-0
2. Mallard Creek HS (Charlotte, N.C.), 2-0
3. St. John’s College HS (Washington), 1-0
4. Fort Dorchester HS (North Charleston, S.C.), 2-0
5. Westfield HS (Chantilly, Va.), 0-0
6. South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, S.C.), 2-0
7. Bishop Sullivan Catholic HS (Virginia Beach, Va.), 1-0
8. Good Counsel HS (Olney, Md.), 0-0
9. Highland Springs HS (Va.), 1-0
10. McDonogh HS (Owings Mills, Md.), 1-0
11. Northwestern HS (Rock Hill, S.C.), 1-1
12. Scotland HS (Laurinburg, N.C.), 2-0
13. Dudley HS (Greensboro, N.C.), 2-0
14. Quince Orchard HS (Md.), 0-0
15. Martinsburg HS (W.Va.), 1-0

1. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 1-0
2. Booker T. Washington HS (Miami), 1-0
3. St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 0-1
4. Central HS (Miami), 1-0
5. Grayson HS (Loganville, Ga.), 0-1
6. McGill-Toolen HS (Mobile, Ala.), 2-0
7. Roswell HS (Ga.), 1-0
8. American Heritage HS (Plantation, Fla.), 1-0
9. Mill Creek HS (Hoschton, Ga.), 2-0
10. Catholic HS (Baton Rouge, La.), 0-0
11. Brandon HS (Miss.), 2-0
12. Colquitt County HS (Moultrie, Ga.), 0-2
13. Armwood HS (Seffner, Fla.), 1-0
14. Cocoa HS (Fla.), 1-0
15. McEachern HS (Powder Springs, Ga.), 1-0

1. Colerain HS (Cincinnati), 1-0
2. Cass Tech HS (Detroit), 1-0
3. Trinity HS (Louisville, Ky.), 2-0
4. Warren Central HS (Indianapolis), 1-1
5. Cathedral HS (Indianapolis), 2-0
6. Wayne HS (Huber Heights, Ohio), 0-0
7. Kimberly HS (Wis.), 2-0
8. Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.), 1-0
9. Moeller HS (Cincinnati), 1-0
10. Mentor HS (Ohio), 1-0
11. Ben Davis HS (Indianapolis), 2-0
12. St. Edward HS (Lakewood, Ohio), 1-0
13. Walled Lake Western HS (Mich.), 1-0
14. Pickerington Central HS (Ohio), 1-0
15. Muskegon HS (Mich.), 1-0

1. Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah), 1-0
2. Christian Brothers HS (St. Louis), 2-0
3. East HS (Salt Lake City), 2-0
4. Chaminade HS (St. Louis), 2-0
5. Bishop Miege HS (Roeland Park, Kan.), 0-0
6. Omaha North HS (Neb.), 1-0
7. Valley HS (West Des Moines, Iowa), 1-0
8. Valor Christian HS (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 0-1
9. Blue Springs HS (Mo.), 2-0
10. Dowling Catholic HS (West Des Moines, Iowa), 1-0
11. Pomona HS (Arvada, Colo.), 1-0
12. Lone Peak HS (Highland, Utah), 1-0
13. Derby HS (Kan.), 0-0
14. Eden Prairie HS (Minn.), 0-0
15. Rocky Mountain HS (Meridian, Id.), 1-0

1. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 1-0
2. Allen HS (Texas), 1-0
3. Westlake HS (Austin, Texas), 1-0
4. Steele HS (Cibolo, Texas), 1-0
5. Judson HS (Converse, Texas), 1-0
6. Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 2-0
7. DeSoto HS (Texas), 1-0
8. Katy HS (Texas), 0-1
9. Cedar Hill HS (Texas), 0-1
10. Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas), 0-1
11. Mountain Pointe HS (Phoenix), 2-0
12. Union HS (Tulsa, Okla.), 1-0
13. Fayetteville HS (Ark.), 0-0
14. Jenks HS (Okla.), 1-0
15. Chandler HS (Ariz.), 1-1

1. St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower, Calif.), 1-0
2. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 1-0
3. Centennial HS (Corona, Calif.), 1-0
4. De La Salle HS (Concord, Calif.), 1-0
5. Mission Viejo HS (Calif.), 1-0
6. Kahuku HS (Hawaii), 3-0
7. Narbonne HS (Harbor City, Calif.), 1-0
8. Eastside Catholic HS (Sammamish, Wash.), 0-0
9. Vista Murrieta HS (Murrieta, Calif.), 1-0
10. Oaks Christian HS (Westlake Village, Calif.), 1-0
11. Folsom HS (Calif.), 1-0
12. West Linn HS (Ore.), 0-0
13. St. Louis School (Honolulu), 1-0
14. Clayton Valley HS (Concord, Calif.), 1-0
15. Chaminade HS (West Hills, Calif.), 0-1

The top three storylines, news, notes and milestones from the week that was in high school football.

Katy, St. Thomas Aquinas upset in openers: Among the notable upset victims this past weekend were last season’s Prep Poll champion -- Katy (Texas) – and this year’s preseason No. 1 team, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.). Then-No. 9 Katy lost its first season opener since 2008 when it fell to regionally ranked Westlake (Austin), 32-29. Then-top-ranked St. Thomas Aquinas’ late rally fell just short of the goal line in its 27-23 road loss to No. 17 Booker T. Washington.

Bishop Gorman returns to top spot: In 2014, St. Thomas Aquinas started the season ranked No. 1. That year, Bishop Gorman finished the year in the top spot. Just sayin’. And we’re also saying virtually anyone who watched the Gaels dismantle then-No. 4 Cedar Hill (Texas), 44-14, on national television Saturday would be challenged to argue against their move up to No. 1 this week. Gorman, whose winning streak is now 40 games, will play three of its next four games against ranked teams – including dates against No. 3 St. John Bosco (Calif.) and now-No. 6 St. Thomas Aquinas.

For the record: Valdosta (Ga.) thumped rival Lowndes, 38-13, in its season opener to claim all-time victory No. 900. The Wildcats join the University of Michigan as the only teams in football history to hit 900. … What was the longest active winning streak among 11-man teams came to an abrupt end on opening night when Edgewood Academy (Ala.) was crushed, 46-0, by Morgan Academy. … Brad Anderson of Bob Jones (Ala.) became the first player in state history with two 99-yard runs from scrimmage in the same game. Anderson is only the 12th player in Alabama history with a touchdown run that long, period. The senior finished with 310 yards and three touchdowns only 17 carries in a 35-14 win against then-regionally ranked Dorman (S.C.). ... Pahranagat Valley (Nev.) drilled Wells, 54-8, to earn its 94th consecutive win. That's a new national record for eight-man football teams and it's the longest active unbeaten streak among all teams overall. 

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About the PrepNation National Prep Poll
The PrepNation National Prep Poll is a continuation of World Feature Syndicate’s National Prep Poll, which was published and distributed to the Associated Press and other news organizations from 1987 to 2015.

The National Prep Poll is second only to the USA Today Super 25 as the longest continually published weekly high school rankings. While a product of World Features Syndicate (1987-2015), the National Prep Poll was the only high school poll distributed to newspapers and websites around the United States by the Associated Press.

Before authoring rankings for Student Sports and ESPN, National High School Sports Hall of Fame journalist Doug Huff compiled the National Prep Poll rankings from 1987 until 1999. Current author Jamie DeMoney has compiled the poll since the start of the 1999 basketball season to the present.

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 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.

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