Monday, December 05, 2016

Week 16 PrepNation National Prep Football Poll

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


1. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 15-0
2. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 11-0
3. St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower, Calif.), 12-2
4. Allen HS (Texas), 14-0
5. DeSoto HS (Texas), 14-0
6. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 13-1
7. Roswell HS (Ga.), 14-0
8. Grayson HS (Loganville, Ga.), 13-1
9. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 12-0
10. Cass Tech HS (Detroit), 13-0
11. St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia), 13-0
12. St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 11-2
13. Centennial HS (Corona, Calif.), 11-2
14. American Heritage HS (Plantation, Fla.), 13-0
15. Bingham HS (South Jordan, Utah), 14-0
16. East HS (Salt Lake City), 14-0
17. Trinity HS (Louisville, Ky.), 15-0
18. Chandler HS (Ariz.), 12-2
19. De La Salle HS (Concord, Calif.), 11-1
20. The Woodlands HS (Texas), 14-0
21. Hoover HS (Ala.), 12-2
22. Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 14-0
23. St. Louis HS (Honolulu), 10-1
24. St. Xavier HS (Cincinnati), 10-5
25. West Linn HS (Ore.), 14-0

1. St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia), 13-0
2. Central Catholic HS (Pittsburgh), 14-1
3. St. Joseph Regional HS (Montvale, N.J.), 9-2
4. Paramus Catholic HS (N.J.), 9-2
5. Archbishop Wood HS (Warminster, Pa.), 10-2-1
6. Harrisburg HS (Pa.), 11-3
7. Imhotep Charter HS (Philadelphia), 13-0
8. Timber Creek HS (Erial, N.J.), 12-0
9. Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa.), 13-0
10. Duxbury HS (Mass.), 12-1
11. St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City, N.J.), 8-4
12. North Penn HS (Lansdale, Pa.), 14-1
13. Bergen Catholic HS (Oradell, N.J.), 7-4
14. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 6-5
15. Darien HS (Conn.), 11-0


1. DeMatha HS (Hyattsville, Md.), 12-0
2. Dutch Fork HS (Irmo, S.C.), 13-0
3. Fort Dorchester HS (North Charleston, S.C.), 12-1
4. St. Frances Academy (Baltimore), 10-2
5. South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, S.C.), 12-1
6. St. John’s College HS (Washington), 8-4
7. Damascus HS (Md.), 13-0
8. Scotland HS (Laurinburg, N.C.), 14-0
9. Wise HS (Upper Marlboro, Md.), 13-0
10. Dinwiddie HS (Va.), 14-0
11. Middle Creek HS (Apex, N.C.), 14-0
12. Boiling Springs HS (S.C.), 12-1
13. Highland Springs HS (Va.), 13-1
14. Martinsburg HS (W.Va.), 14-0
15. Gonzaga College HS (Washington), 8-3

1. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 11-0
2. Roswell HS (Ga.), 14-0
3. Grayson HS (Loganville, Ga.), 13-1
4. St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 11-2
5. American Heritage HS (Plantation, Fla.), 13-0
6. Hoover HS (Ala.), 12-2
7. Plant HS (Tampa, Fla.), 13-0
8. Carol City HS (Miami), 10-3
9. Whitehaven HS (Memphis, Tenn.), 15-0
10. Cocoa HS (Fla.), 10-1
11. Neville HS (Monroe, La.), 13-0
12. Clinton HS (Miss.), 14-1
13. Cartersville HS (Ga.), 14-0
14. Southridge HS (Miami), 12-2
15. McGill-Toolen HS (Mobile, Ala.), 13-1

1. Cass Tech HS (Detroit), 14-0
2. Trinity HS (Louisville, Ky.), 15-0
3. St. Xavier HS (Cincinnati), 10-5
4. St. Ignatius HS (Cleveland), 13-2
5. Kimberly HS (Wis.), 14-0
6. East St. Louis HS (Ill.), 14-0
7. Detroit Catholic Central HS (Novi, Mich.), 13-1
8. Carmel HS (Ind.), 9-5
9. King HS (Detroit), 12-2
10. Maine South HS (Park Ridge, Ill.), 11-3
11. Center Grove HS (Greenwood, Ind.), 12-2
12. Wayne HS (Huber Heights, Ohio), 11-1-1
13. Bowling Green HS (Ky.), 15-0
14. Warren Central HS (Indianapolis), 10-2
15. Colerain HS (Cincinnati), 11-1


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

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

1. St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower, Calif.), 12-2
2. Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, Calif.), 13-1
3. Centennial HS (Corona, Calif.), 11-2
4. De La Salle HS (Concord, Calif.), 11-1
5. St. Louis HS (Honolulu), 10-1
6. West Linn HS (Ore.), 14-0
7. Camas HS (Wash.), 14-0
8. Narbonne HS (Harbor City, Calif.), 14-0
9. Cathedral Catholic HS (San Diego), 13-0
10. Rancho Cucamonga HS (Calif.), 12-1
11. Mission Viejo HS (Calif.), 11-1
12. Calabasas HS (Calif.), 14-0
13. Kahuku HS (Hawaii), 11-2
14. St. Mary’s HS (Stockton, Calif.), 13-1
15. Edison HS (Huntington Beach, Calif.), 13-1

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

Team of the Week
Team of the week? More like team of the year … or team of the 2010s. Top-ranked Bishop Gorman made an emphatic closing argument for claiming its second National Prep Poll title in three seasons by obliterating then-regionally ranked Liberty (Henderson), 84-8, in the Nevada 4A title game. It was the Gaels’ 86th straight win against in-state opponents and 54th win in a row overall. Bishop Gorman leads the nation currently with eight consecutive state championships. 

Worth Noting
Despite its less-than-perfect 10-5 record, St. Xavier (Cincinnati) entered the national poll at No. 24 after beating then-No. 25 St. Ignatius (Cleveland), 27-20, in double-overtime for the Ohio Division I championship. The Bombers closed the season with six straight wins after losing to St. Ignatius, 31-14, on Oct. 22 and became the first team with five losses to win an Ohio state championship. … Hoover (Ala.) went from just outside last week’s regional rankings to No. 21 in the national poll. The Bucs (12-2) earned their fourth state championship in five seasons and 12th overall by defeating then-No. 16 McGill-Toolen (Mobile), 17-7, for the 7A crown. … West Linn (Ore.) nosed into the national rankings at No. 25 after dismantling Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.), 62-7, for its first Class 6A state championship. Washington-bound senior running back Elijah Molden exploded for 186 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries. West Linn senior quarterback Tim Tawa, a Stanford baseball recruit, ended his career as the state’s all-time leader in passing yardage.

For the Record
No. 17 Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) set a state record by winning its 24th state championship. The Shamrocks thumped Lafayette (Lexington), 56-21, in the Class 6-A title game to end the season with a perfect 15-0 mark. It was coach Bob Beatty’s 12th state championship, which also set a state record. … Senior Nick Gerber of Levelland (Texas) finished the year with his state’s single-season passing yardage record. Gerber threw for 216 yards in a 49-14 loss to Wylie (Abilene) in the 4A-I playoffs to end the season with 5,617 yards. … Senior Sage Surratt of East Lincoln (Denver, N.C.) broke his state’s record for career touchdown catches during a 72-44 win against Hendersonville in the 2A playoffs. Surratt, a Harvard commit, caught four scoring passes in the game, upping his career total to 79. … Nate Cox of St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.) threw for a championship-game record 455 yards and had a record-tying six touchdown passes in a 54-29 win over Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge) for the Division II state title.

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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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