Monday, September 05, 2016

Week 3 PrepNation National Prep Football Poll

Bishop Gorman QB Tate Martell

WAUKEE, Iowa – The top five teams are unchanged in the third PrepNation National Prep Football Poll of the season.

Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) held steady in the top spot after blasting then-regionally ranked Cocoa (Fla.), 46-10. IMG Academy (Fla.) is still No. 2 after its wild 50-49 win against No. 19 Centennial (Corona, Calif.). St. John Bosco (Calif.) stays at No. 3 after its second consecutive 34-0 victory.

Booker T. Washington (Miami) and DeMatha (Md.) swapped the Nos. 4 and 5 positions. BTW made a small move up after defeating Monsignor Pace (Miami), 28-6. The Tornadoes also have a regular-season win over No. 6 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) and a preseason scrimmage win against No. 12 American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.).

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 3 national Top 25 and regional Top 15's follow with current won-loss records:


1. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 2-0

2. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 2-0

3. St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower, Calif.), 2-0

4. Booker T. Washington HS (Miami), 2-0

5. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 2-0

6. St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 1-1

7. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 2-0

8. Allen HS (Texas), 2-0

9. Mallard Creek HS (Charlotte, N.C.), 3-0

10. St. John’s HS (Washington), 2-0

11. Central HS (Miami), 2-0

12. American Heritage HS (Plantation, Fla.), 2-0

13. St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia), 1-0

14. Grayson HS (Loganville, Ga.), 1-1

15. Colerain HS (Cincinnati), 2-0

16. McGill-Toolen HS (Mobile, Ala.), 3-0

17. Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah), 3-0

18. Roswell HS (Ga.), 2-0

19. Centennial HS (Corona, Calif.), 1-1

20. Judson HS (Converse, Texas), 2-0

21. Cass Tech HS (Detroit), 2-0

22. DeSoto HS (Texas), 2-0

23. St. Joseph Regional HS (Montvale, N.J.), 1-0

24. Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 2-0

25. Clinton HS (Miss.), 3-0


1. St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia), 1-0

2. St. Joseph Regional HS (Montvale, N.J.), 1-0

3. Central Catholic HS (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1-1

4. St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City, N.J.), 1-0

5. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 0-1

6. Bergen Catholic HS (Oradell, N.J.), 1-0

7. Archbishop Wood HS (Warminster, Pa.), 0-1

8. Xaverian Brothers HS (Westwood, Mass.), 0-0

9. Archbishop Stepinac HS (White Plains, N.Y.), 0-0

10. Upper St. Clair HS (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 2-0

11. Pine-Richland HS (Gibsonia, Pa.), 1-1

12. Imhotep Charter HS (Philadelphia), 2-0

13. Paramus Catholic HS (N.J.), 1-0

14. Darien HS (Conn.), 0-0

15. Bishop Hendricken HS (Warwick, R.I.), 0-0


1. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 2-0

2. Mallard Creek HS (Charlotte, N.C.), 3-0

3. St. John’s College HS (Washington), 2-0

4. South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, S.C.), 3-0

5. Westfield HS (Chantilly, Va.), 1-0

6. Bishop Sullivan Catholic HS (Virginia Beach, Va.), 2-0

7. Highland Springs HS (Va.), 2-0

8. McDonogh HS (Owings Mills, Md.), 2-0

9. Northwestern HS (Rock Hill, S.C.), 2-1

10. Dutch Fork HS (Irmo, S.C.), 2-0

11. Good Counsel HS (Olney, Md.), 1-0

12. Damascus HS (Md.), 1-0

13. Scotland HS (Laurinburg, N.C.), 3-0

14. Fort Dorchester HS (North Charleston, S.C.), 2-1

15. Dudley HS (Greensboro, N.C.), 3-0


1. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 2-0

2. Booker T. Washington HS (Miami), 2-0

3. St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 1-1

4. Central HS (Miami), 2-0

5. American Heritage HS (Plantation, Fla.), 2-0

6. Grayson HS (Loganville, Ga.), 1-1

7. McGill-Toolen HS (Mobile, Ala.), 3-0

8. Roswell HS (Ga.), 2-0

9. Clinton HS (Miss.), 3-0

10. Mill Creek HS (Hoschton, Ga.), 3-0

11. Catholic HS (Baton Rouge, La.), 1-0

12. Armwood HS (Seffner, Fla.), 1-0

13. Cartersville HS (Ga.), 2-0

14. Apopka HS (Fla.), 2-0

15. Brother Martin HS (New Orleans), 1-0


1. Colerain HS (Cincinnati), 2-0

2. Cass Tech HS (Detroit), 2-0

3. Trinity HS (Louisville, Ky.), 3-0

4. Warren Central HS (Indianapolis), 2-1

5. Wayne HS (Huber Heights, Ohio), 1-0

6. Cathedral HS (Indianapolis), 3-0

7. Kimberly HS (Wis.), 3-0

8. Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.), 2-0

9. St. Edward HS (Lakewood, Ohio, 2-0

10. St. Ignatius HS (Cleveland, Ohio), 2-0

11. Ben Davis HS (Indianapolis), 3-0

12. Pickerington Central HS (Ohio), 2-0

13. East St. Louis HS (Ill.), 2-0

14. Maine South HS (Park Ridge, Ill.), 1-1

15. Walled Lake Western HS (Mich.), 2-0


1. Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah), 3-0

2. East HS (Salt Lake City), 3-0

3. Chaminade HS (St. Louis), 3-0

4. Valley HS (West Des Moines, Iowa), 2-0

5. Omaha North HS (Neb.), 2-0

6. Christian Brothers HS (St. Louis), 2-1

7. Dowling Catholic HS (West Des Moines, Iowa), 2-0

8. Derby HS (Kan.), 1-0

9. Blue Springs HS (Mo.), 2-1

10. Totino-Grace HS (Fridley, Minn.), 1-0

11. Grandview HS (Aurora, Colo.), 1-0

12. Shawnee Mission East HS (Prairie Village, Kan.), 1-0

13. Bellevue West HS (Neb.), 2-0

14. Lone Peak HS (Highland, Utah), 1-1

15. Rocky Mountain HS (Meridian, Id.), 2-0


1. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 2-0

2. Allen HS (Texas), 2-0

3. Judson HS (Converse, Texas), 2-0

4. DeSoto HS (Texas), 2-0

5. Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 3-0

6. Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas), 1-1

7. Mountain Pointe HS (Phoenix), 2-0

8. Steele HS (Cibolo, Texas), 1-1

9. Cedar Hill HS (Texas), 1-1

10. Union HS (Tulsa, Okla.), 2-0

11. Fayetteville HS (Ark.), 1-0

12. Liberty HS (Henderson, Nev.), 2-0

13. Westlake HS (Austin, Texas), 1-1

14. Jenks HS (Okla.), 2-0

15. Chandler HS (Ariz.), 2-1


1. St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower, Calif.), 2-0

2. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 2-0

3. Centennial HS (Corona, Calif.), 1-1

4. De La Salle HS (Concord, Calif.), 2-0

5. Mission Viejo HS (Calif.), 2-0

6. Kahuku HS (Hawaii), 4-0

7. Narbonne HS (Harbor City, Calif.), 2-0

8. Eastside Catholic HS (Sammamish, Wash.), 1-0

9. Vista Murrieta HS (Murrieta, Calif.), 2-0

10. Folsom HS (Calif.), 2-0

11. West Linn HS (Ore.), 1-0

12. St. Louis School (Honolulu), 2-0

13. St. Mary’s HS (Stockton, Calif.), 2-0

14. Oaks Christian HS (Westlake Village, Calif.), 1-1

15. Chaminade HS (West Hills, Calif.), 1-1

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

View From the Top

The nation’s top two teams beat ranked opponents for the second straight week. Ohio State-committed quarterback Tate Martell accounted for five touchdowns to lift No. 1 Bishop Gorman to a 46-10 rout of then-regionally ranked Cocoa (Fla.). The Gaels opened the season with a 44-14 blowout of then-No. 4 Cedar Hill (Texas) two weeks ago.

No. 2 IMG Academy got its second win in as many weeks against a Top 25 foe. The Ascenders converted a late two-point conversion for a thrilling 50-49 win over No. 19 Centennial (Calif.). Texas A&M-bound quarterback Kellen Mond accounted for five touchdowns after finding the end zone three times in the season-opening win over then-No. 5 Grayson (Ga.).

Welcome to the Show

Philadelphia Catholic power St. Joseph’s Prep leads a trio of teams making their Top 25 debut of the season. The No. 13 Hawks made a big jump on the strength of a 49-17 drubbing of regionally ranked Oaks Christian (Calif.). Recent Georgia commit D’Andre Swift had nearly 300 combined receiving and rushing yards with four touchdowns.

Also joining the Top 25 this week are No. 24 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) and No. 25 Clinton (Miss.). St. Joseph Regional opened with a 17-7 win over Southern California power Serra (Gardena). Clinton improved to 3-0 with a 28-21 defeat of Brandon, which was ranked No. 1 in the state of Mississippi.

For the Record

Bob Milloy of regionally ranked Good Counsel (Md.) collected his 400th career coaching victory in a 23-21 season-opening win over Mount St. Joseph (Md.). Milloy is the winningest coach in Maryland prep football history. … Waldron (Ark.) ended a 43-game losing streak in emphatic fashion. The Bulldogs got their first win since 2011 with a 45-0 rout of Mansfield. … Charlestown (Ind.) recorded the 10th-highest point total for one half in prep football history – according to the National High School Sports Record Book. The Pirates led Clarksville, 72-0, at intermission and the game ended with a 92-6 final. Clarksville has been outscored 203-13 in three games this season.

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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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