Tuesday, August 03, 2010

PrepNation.com Releases It's Pre-Season High School Football Rankings

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

Over the next several weeks there will be quite a few national polls released that will cause lots of conversation about which team or state is the best when it comes to high school football.

Earlier this year, MaxPreps.com got out of the box early with it's pre-preseason Top 25.  Last month ESPNRise unveiled its Fab 50.  Today we'll look at one of the oldest polls in the nation, the National Prep Poll by PrepNation.com.  The National Prep Poll has been around since 1987.

Below you'll find the Top 25, but if you go to PrepNation.com, founder and editor Jamie DeMoney has actually ranked the Top 100, plus he also has regional rankings.

In DeMoney's story about his pre-season poll, he mentions that #1 Euless Trinity is in the top spot of his pre-season rankings for the second time in the last three years.  He also notes that California, Florida and Texas have four teams each in the Top 25.  Fourteen different states are represented in the Top 25.

1. Euless Trinity (TX) 14-2
2. Plant (Tampa, FL) 14-1
3. Abilene (TX) 15-0
4. Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 16-0
5. South Panola (Batesville, MS) 14-1
6. Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) 14-1
7. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 13-1
8. Glenville (Cleveland, OH) 13-2
9. Grant (Sacramento, CA) 12-1
10. Hoover (AL) 14-1
11. Hamilton (Chandler, AZ) 14-0
12. Good Counsel (Olney, MD) 11-1
13. St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH) 9-3
14. De La Salle (Concord, CA) 12-2
15. Servite (Anaheim, CA) 14-1
16. West Monroe (LA) 15-0
17. Phoebus (Hampton, VA) 15-0
18. Camden County (Kingsland, GA) 13-2
19. Stony Point (Round Rock, TX) 13-2
20. Dorman (Roebuck, SC) 14-1
21. Manatee (Bradenton, FL) 13-2
22. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) 12-0
23. LaSalle College (Wyndmoor, PA) 14-1
24. Mission Viejo (CA) 12-1
25. Wheaton-Warrenville South (Wheaton, IL) 13-1

My two centers, I want to mentioned that I provided a link above to ESPNRise's Fab 50, but haven't posted on The High School Football Huddle because I feel the website uses its rankings to hype its television broadcasts.  Example being that Abilene is #1 and Plant is #2....and surprise, surprise, the two will meet on ESPNU on September 16th.

I can hear the promo now....#1 Versus #2 ONLY on ESPNU!

Don't get me wrong, I know both teams are good.  My regular readers know I'm not a big fan of "made for TV" match-ups.

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