Friday, December 01, 2006

USA Today Super 25 High School Football Rankings

1. De La Salle, Concord, Calif. (12-0)
Previous rank: 1. Result: d. San Ramon Valley (Danville) 41-25 in CIF-North Coast Section 4A East Bay semifinals. Next: Dec. 9 vs. Foothill (Pleasanton) in final at Oakland-Alameda County McAfee Coliseum.

2. John Curtis, River Ridge, La. (12-0)
Previous: 3. Result: d. Homer 47-6 in Class 2A state quarterfinals. Next: Friday vs. Clinton in semifinals.

3. Southlake (Texas) Carroll (12-0)
Previous: 5. Result: d. then-No. 16 Euless Trinity 22-21 in Class 5A, Division I Area playoff. Next: Saturday vs. Odessa Permian in Region 1 semifinals at Jones Stadium in Lubbock.

4. Lakeland, Fla. (13-0)
Previous: 4. Result: d. Lake Gibson (Lakeland) 24-3 in Class 5A, Region 2 final. Next: Friday vs. Mainland (Daytona Beach) in 5 A state semifinals.

5. Warren Central, Indianapolis (15-0)
Previous: 6. Result: d. Carmel 35-14 in Class 5A final. Season complete.

6. Oaks Christian, Westlake Village, Calif. (12-0)
Previous: 7. Result: d. Morro Bay 49-17 in CIF-Southern Section, Northwest Division quarterfinals. Next: Saturday at Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood) in semifinals.

7. Northwestern, Miami (13-0)
Previous: 8. Result: d. Central (Miami) 39-12 in Class 6A, Region 4 final. Next: Friday vs. North Miami Beach in 6A state semifinals at Miami's Orange Bowl.

8. Hoover, Ala. (12-1)
Previous: 9. Result: d. Homewood 37-14 in Class 6A quarterfinals. Next: Friday vs. Vestavia Hills in 6A semifinals.

9. Independence, Charlotte (14-0)
Previous: 10. Result: d. Davie County (Mocksville, N.C.) 40-19 in Class 4AA quarterfinals. Next: Friday vs. Butler (Charlotte) in 4AA semifinals.

10. St. Peter's Prep, Jersey City (11-0)
Previous: 11. Result: d. Hoboken (N.J.) 35-21 in regular season. Next: Friday vs. No. 13 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey) in Non-Public, Group 4 final at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford.

11. South Panola, Batesville, Miss. (14-0)
Previous: 13. Result: d. Olive Branch 35-13 in Class 5A semifinals. Next: Friday vs. Meridian in 5A final at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson.

12. DeMatha, Hyattsville, Md. (12-0)
Previous: 14. Season complete.

13. Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J. (11-0)
Previous: 15. Result: d. Paramus Catholic 55-0 in regular season. Next: Friday vs. No. 10 St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City) in Non-Public, Group 4 final.

14. Gaffney, S.C. (14-0)
Previous: 17. Result: d. Stratford (Goose Creek) 26-17 in Class 4A, Division I semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Irmo (Columbia) in final at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.

15. Norcross, Ga. (12-0)
Previous: 19. Result: d. Grayson (Loganville) 27-21 in double overtime in Class 5A second round. Next: Friday vs. Warner Robins in 5A quarters.

16. Jesuit, Portland, Ore. (11-0)
Previous: 21. Result: d. Sheldon (Eugene) 65-7 in Class 6A quarterfinals. Next: Friday vs. Canby in semifinals at Portland's PGE Park.

17. Mullen, Denver (13-0)
Previous: 22. Result: d. Douglas County (Castle Rock, Colo.) 41-38 in Class 5A semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Columbine (Littleton) in final at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver.

18. Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South (14-0)
Previous: 23. Result: d. Mount Carmel (Chicago) 44-21 in Class 8A final. Season complete.

19. Hilliard (Ohio) Davidson (14-0)
Previous: Not ranked. Result: d. then-No. 12 Colerain (Cincinnati) 10-6 in Division I state semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Mentor in Division I final at Canton's Fawcett Stadium.

20. Lufkin, Texas (11-1)
Previous: 2. Result: Lost to Round Rock 38-25 in Class 5A, Division I Area playoff. Season complete.

21. Orange (Calif.) Lutheran (11-1)
Previous: 24. Result: d. Compton 26-12 in CIF-Southern Section, Pac-5 Division quarterfinals. Next: Friday vs. Poly (Long Beach) in semifinals at Home Depot Center in Carson.

22. Upper St. Clair, Pittsburgh (13-0)
Previous: Not ranked. Result: d. Penn Hills (Pittsburgh) 18-12 in WPIAL Class 4A final. Next: Friday vs. Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa.) in PIAA 4A quarterfinals in Wexford.

23. Colerain, Cincinnati (13-1)
Previous: 12. Result: Lost to Hilliard (Ohio) Davidson 10-6 in Division I state semifinals. Season complete.

24. Jenks, Okla. (12-1)
Previous: Not ranked. Result: d. Muskogee 52-35 in Class 6A state semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Enid in 6A final in Tulsa.

25. St. Anthony's, South Huntington, N.Y. (11-0)
Previous: 25. Season complete.

Dropped out: No. 16 Euless (Texas) Trinity (11-1) lost to then-No. 5 Southlake Carroll 22-21 in Class 5A, Division I Area playoff; No. 18 East St. John, Reserve, La. (12-1) lost to Archbishop Rummel (Metairie) 59-7 in Class 5A state quarterfinals; and No. 20 St. Xavier, Cincinnati (10-2) lost two weeks ago to then-No. 14 Colerain (Cincinnati) 24-7 in Division I, Region 4 final.

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