Monday, September 12, 2016

Week 4 PrepNation National Prep Football Poll

WAUKEE, Iowa – After defeating a then-top-five team for the second time in three weeks – to the surprise of no one – Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) maintains a firm grasp of the No. 1 ranking in the fourth National Prep Football Poll of the season.

The top-ranked Gaels could further strengthen their resume for a second Prep Poll crown in three years with wins against regionally ranked Kahuku (Hawaii) this coming week and later this month against No. 12 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – the No. 1 team in the preseason poll.
This week’s poll also includes two teams making their season debut in the top five. Miami Central moved up seven spots to No. 4. The Rockets have beaten their first three opponents by a combined score of 176-14. No. 5 St. John’s (Washington) elevated five spots this week after topping then-No. 23 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.), 21-10. The Cadets, who have already beaten two then-Top 25 teams, will play at No. 2 IMG Academy (Fla.) this Saturday.

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


1. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 3-0

2. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 3-0

3. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 3-0

4. Central HS (Miami), 3-0

5. St. John’s HS (Washington), 3-0

6. Roswell HS (Ga.), 3-0

7. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 3-0

8. Allen HS (Texas), 3-0

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

10. St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia), 2-0

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

12. Mountain Pointe HS (Phoenix), 3-0

13. St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 2-1

14. American Heritage HS (Plantation, Fla.), 3-0

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

16. Colerain HS (Cincinnati), 3-0

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

18. Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah), 4-0

19. Centennial HS (Corona, Calif.), 2-1

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

21. Cass Tech HS (Detroit), 3-0

22. DeSoto HS (Texas), 3-0

23. Trinity HS (Louisville, Ky.), 4-0

24. Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 4-0

25. Clinton HS (Miss.), 4-0


1. St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia), 2-0

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

3. Central Catholic HS (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 2-1

4. Bergen Catholic HS (Oradell, N.J.), 2-0

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

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

7. Xaverian Brothers HS (Westwood, Mass.), 1-0

8. Archbishop Stepinac HS (White Plains, N.Y.), 1-0

9. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 0-2

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

11. Paramus Catholic HS (N.J.), 2-0

12. Pine-Richland HS (Gibsonia, Pa.), 2-1

13. Neshaminy HS (Langhorne, Pa.), 3-0

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

15. Darien HS (Conn.), 1-0


1. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 3-0

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

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

4. Bishop Sullivan Catholic HS (Virginia Beach, Va.), 3-0

5. Westfield HS (Chantilly, Va.), 2-0

6. McDonogh HS (Owings Mills, Md.), 3-0

7. Dutch Fork HS (Irmo, S.C.), 3-0

8. St. Frances Academy (Baltimore), 2-1

9. South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, S.C.), 3-1

10. Northwestern HS (Rock Hill, S.C.), 3-1

11. Good Counsel HS (Olney, Md.), 2-0

12. Damascus HS (Md.), 2-0

13. Scotland HS (Laurinburg, N.C.), 4-0

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

15. Dudley HS (Greensboro, N.C.), 4-0


1. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 3-0

2. Central HS (Miami), 3-0

3. Roswell HS (Ga.), 3-0

4. St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 2-1

5. American Heritage HS (Plantation, Fla.), 3-0

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

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

8. Clinton HS (Miss.), 4-0

9. Booker T. Washington HS (Miami), 2-1

10. Mill Creek HS (Hoschton, Ga.), 4-0

11. Catholic HS (Baton Rouge, La.), 2-0

12. Armwood HS (Seffner, Fla.), 2-0

13. Cartersville HS (Ga.), 3-0

14. Apopka HS (Fla.), 3-0

15. Brother Martin HS (New Orleans), 2-0


1. Colerain HS (Cincinnati), 3-0

2. Cass Tech HS (Detroit), 3-0

3. Trinity HS (Louisville, Ky.), 4-0

4. Warren Central HS (Indianapolis), 3-1

5. Wayne HS (Huber Heights, Ohio), 2-0-1

6. Cathedral HS (Indianapolis), 3-0

7. Kimberly HS (Wis.), 4-0

8. Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.), 3-0

9. St. Edward HS (Lakewood, Ohio, 3-0

10. St. Ignatius HS (Cleveland, Ohio), 3-0

11. Center Grove HS (Greenwood, Ind.), 3-1

12. Pickerington Central HS (Ohio), 3-0

13. East St. Louis HS (Ill.), 3-0

14. Walled Lake Western HS (Mich.), 3-0

15. Palatine HS (Ill.), 3-0


1. Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah), 4-0

2. East HS (Salt Lake City), 4-0

3. Valley HS (West Des Moines, Iowa), 3-0

4. Christian Brothers HS (St. Louis), 3-1

5. Omaha North HS (Neb.), 3-0

6. Derby HS (Kan.), 2-0

7. Blue Springs HS (Mo.), 3-1

8. Totino-Grace HS (Fridley, Minn.), 2-0

9. Chaminade HS (St. Louis), 3-1

10. Dowling Catholic HS (West Des Moines, Iowa), 2-1

11. Grandview HS (Aurora, Colo.), 2-0

12. Shawnee Mission East HS (Prairie Village, Kan.), 2-0

13. Bellevue West HS (Neb.), 3-0

14. Lone Peak HS (Highland, Utah), 3-1

15. Rocky Mountain HS (Meridian, Id.), 3-0


1. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 3-0

2. Allen HS (Texas), 3-0

3. Mountain Pointe HS (Phoenix), 3-0

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

5. DeSoto HS (Texas), 3-0

6. Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 4-0

7. Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas), 2-1

8. Steele HS (Cibolo, Texas), 2-1

9. Cedar Hill HS (Texas), 2-1

10. Jenks HS (Okla.), 3-0

11. Fayetteville HS (Ark.), 2-0

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

13. The Woodlands HS (Texas), 3-0

14. Westlake HS (Austin, Texas), 2-1

15. Union HS (Tulsa, Okla.), 2-1


1. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 3-0
2. St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower, Calif.), 2-1

3. Centennial HS (Corona, Calif.), 2-1

4. De La Salle HS (Concord, Calif.), 3-0

5. Mission Viejo HS (Calif.), 3-0

6. Kahuku HS (Hawaii), 5-0

7. Narbonne HS (Harbor City, Calif.), 3-0

8. Eastside Catholic HS (Sammamish, Wash.), 2-0

9. Vista Murrieta HS (Murrieta, Calif.), 3-0

10. Folsom HS (Calif.), 3-0

11. West Linn HS (Ore.), 2-0

12. St. Louis School (Honolulu), 3-0

13. St. Mary’s HS (Stockton, Calif.), 3-0

14. Oaks Christian HS (Westlake Village, Calif.), 2-1

15. Chaminade HS (West Hills, Calif.), 2-1

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

View From the Top
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) strengthened its grip on the nation’s No. 1 ranking with a 35-20 win over then-No. 3 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.). The Gaels have opened the year with three consecutive wins over teams that were ranked – and still have regionally ranked Kahuku (Hawaii) and No. 13 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) left on the schedule.

South Florida Shakeup
The biggest dilemma in piecing together this week’s rankings was what to do with the South Florida trio of St. Thomas Aquinas, American Heritage (Plantation) and Booker T. Washington.

Booker T. Washington owns a regular season victory against No. 13 St. Thomas Aquinas and also beat No. 14 American Heritage (Plantation) in a preseason game. However, the Tornadoes were stunned, 12-9, by Miami Jackson on Saturday – a loss that plummeted them from No. 4 to just outside the national Top 25 in this week's rankings.   

For the Record
Lakatriona Brunson – Florida’s first female head coach – earned her first victory when Miami Jackson shocked regionally ranked Booker T. Washington, 12-9. Brunson, 39, is also known to some reality television fans as Bernice on Tru TV’s “South Beach Tow.” … A pair of Utah quarterbacks set a new state record with 11 total touchdowns apiece – in the same game. Crew Wakley of Jordan (Sandy) threw for seven scores and ran for four more in his team’s wild 91-83 win against Taylorsville. Dane Leituala, Taylorsville’s signal caller, matched Wakley’s total with eight passing touchdowns and three more on the ground. … Senior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa of regionally ranked St. Louis (Honolulu) totaled 586 yards of total offense and nine touchdowns in a 66-44 win against Punahou. Tagovailoa, an Alabama commit, moved up to eighth on Hawaii’s all-time passing chart. He needs about 1,600 more yards to set the state record.
All content Copyright 2016 Jamie DeMoney/

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.

No comments: