Tuesday, December 05, 2006

USA Today Super 25 High School Football Rankings

Three weeks to go in the season, and De La Salle is one win away from another mythical national championship. Here's the latest rankings

1. De La Salle, Concord, Calif. (12-0)
Previous: 1. Result: Idle. Next: Saturday vs. Foothill (Pleasanton) in CIF-North Coast Section 4A East Bay final at Oakland-Alameda County McAfee Coliseum.

2. John Curtis, River Ridge, La. (13-0)
Previous: 2. Result: d. Clinton 59-12 in Class 2A state semifinals. Next: Friday vs. St. Charles in final at the Louisiana Super Dome in New Orleans.

3. Southlake (Texas) Carroll (13-0)
Previous: 3. Result: d. Odessa Permian 42-6 in Class 5A, Division I, Region 1 semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Colleyville Heritage in Region 1 final at Irving's Texas Stadium.

4. Lakeland, Fla. (14-0)
Previous: 4. Result: d. Mainland (Daytona Beach) 35-24 in Class 5A state semifinals. Next: Friday vs. No..19 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) in state final at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

5. Warren Central, Indianapolis (15-0)
Previous: 5. Season complete.

6. Oaks Christian, Westlake Village, Calif. (13-0)
Previous: 6. Result: d. Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood) 48-14 in CIF-Southern Section, Northwest Division semifinals. Next: Friday vs. Oak Park in sectional final.

7. Northwestern, Miami (14-0)
Previous: 7. Result: d. North Miami Beach 42-20 in Class 6A state semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs) in 6A final at Dolphins Stadium in Miami.

8. Hoover, Ala. (13-1)
Previous: 8. Result: d. Vestavia Hills 42-37 in Class 6A semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Prattville in Super 6 5A final at Legion Field in Birmingham.

9. Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J. (12-0)
Previous: 13. Result: d. then-No..10 St. Peters Prep (Jersey City) 41-0 in Non-Public, Group 4 final. Season complete.

10. Independence, Charlotte (15-0)
Previous: 9. Result: d. Butler (Charlotte) 49-23 in Class 4AA semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Riverside Durham in 4AA final at Duke University's Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham.

11. South Panola, Batesville, Miss. (15-0)
Previous: 11. Result: d. Meridian 28-21 in Class 5A final. Season complete.

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

13. Gaffney, S.C. (15-0)
Previous: 14. Result: d. Irmo (Columbia) 45-0 in Class 4A, Division I final. Season complete.

14. Hilliard (Ohio) Davidson (15-0)
Previous: 19. Result: d. Mentor 36-35 in overtime in Division I final. Season complete.

15. Jesuit, Portland, Ore. (12-0)
Previous: 16. Result: d. Canby 63-21 in Class 6A semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Southridge (Beaverton) in 6A final in Eugene.

16. Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South (14-0)
Previous: 18. Season complete.

17. Orange (Calif.) Lutheran, Orange (12-1)
Previous: 21. Result: d. Poly (Long Beach) 23-22 in CIF-Southern Section, Pac-5 Division semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Edison (Huntington) in Pac-5 final at Home Depot Center in Carson.

18. Upper St. Clair, Pittsburgh (14-0)
Previous: 22. Result: d. Cathedral Prep (Erie) 30-7 in PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals. Next: Saturday vs. State College in 4A semifinals at Altoona's Mansion Park Stadium.

19. St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale (12-1)
Previous: Not ranked. Result: d. Manatee (Bradenton) 36-29 in double overtime in Class 5A semifinals. Next: Friday vs. No. 4 Lakeland in 5A final.

20. Liberty, Bethlehem, Pa. (13-1)
Previous: Not ranked. Result: d. Frankford (Philadelphia) 35-15 in PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals. Next: Saturday vs. Pennsbury (Fairless Hills) in semifinals at Central Bucks West High in Doylestown.

21. Lufkin, Texas (11-1)
Previous: 20. Season complete.

22. Jenks, Okla. (12-1)
Previous: 24. Result: Idle. Next: Today vs. Enid in Class 6A final in Tulsa.

23. Colerain, Cincinnati (13-1)
Previous: 23. Season complete.

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

25. Katy, Texas (13-0)
Previous: Not ranked. Result: d. Brazoswood (Clute) 38-7 in Class 5A, Division II, Region 3 semifinals. Next: Saturday vs. Cy Falls (Houston) in Region 3 final.

Dropped out: No. 10 St. Peter's Prep, Jersey City (11-1) lost to then-No. 13 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey) 41-0 in Non-Public Group 4 final; No. 15 Norcross, Ga. (12-1) lost to Warner Robins 14-3 in Class 5A quarterfinals; and No. 17 Mullen, Denver (13-1) lost to Columbine (Littleton, Colo.) 13-10 in Class 5A final.

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