ALLEN CLIMBS to #1 in NATIONAL POLL

After winning a thriller over Rockwall to advance in the Texas 6A playoffs, powerhouse Allen High becomes the fourth team this season to ascend to the No. 1 spot in the Super 25, joining IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.). The win — which included some incredible highlight-reel plays from Chosen 25 wide receiver and Oklahoma commit Theo Wease Jr. — was buoyed by a stunning loss from then-No. 1 Bosco to then-No. 2 Mater Dei in the CIF Southern Section D1 Final, avenging Bosco’s rout of their Trinity League rivals a month earlier.


TOP 25 Football Rankings


1)Allen

Allen, TX 12 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous Rank (PR): 3. Last week: Beat Rockwall (Texas) 52-40. Next: Saturday vs. The Woodlands (Texas), 2 p.m. EST


2)St John Bosco

Bellflower, CA 13 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 1. Last week: Lost to then-ranked No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 17-14. Next: Season Complete


3)Mater Dei (Santa Ana)

Santa Ana, CA 12 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 2. Last week: Beat then-ranked No. 1 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) 17-14. Next: TBD


4)IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 7 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 4. Last week: Idle. Next: Season Complete.


5)St Frances Academy

Baltimore, MD 9 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 5. Last week: Idle. Next: Eligible for GEICO State Champions Bowl Series, Dec. 22.


6)De LaSalle

Concord, CA 11 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 6. Last week: Idle. Next: Saturday vs. Liberty (Brentwood, Calif.) North County Section Open Division final in Dublin.


7)St Thomas Aquinas

Fort Lauderdale, FL 12 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Last week: Beat Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) 35-0. Next: vs. Venice (Venice, Fla.) in Class 7A semifinal, 7:30 p.m. EST


8)Colerain

Cincinnati, OH 14 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 9. Last Week: Beat Pickerington (Ohio) Central 28-14. Next: Friday vs. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) in Division 1 final, 8 p.m. ET.


9)St Joseph's (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia, PA 11 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Last week: Beat Freedom (Bethlehem, Pa.) 42-14. Next: Saturday vs. Pine-Richland (Gibsonia, Pa.) in Class 6A semifinal, 1 p.m. EST


10)University Lab

Baton Rouge, LA 12 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Last week: Beat De La Salle (New Orleans, La.) 43-14. Next: 12/7 vs. St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.) Division II final, 3:30 p.m. EST


11)Warren Central

Indianapolis, IN 14 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 11. Last week: Beat Carmel (Ind.) 27-7 in Class 6A state championship in Indianapolis. Next: Season Complete


12)Akron Hoban

Akron, OH 14 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 12. Last week: Beat Avon (Ohio) 41-7 in Division II semifinal. Next: Thursday vs. Washington (Massillon, Ohio) in Division II state championship, 7:30 p.m. EST.


13)Rome

Rome, GA 13 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 13. Last week: Beat Mt. Zion (Jonesboro, Ga.) 70-0 in AAAAA regional. Next: Friday vs. Warner Robins (Warner Robins, Ga.) in AAAAA semifinal, 7 p.m. EST


14)Colquitt County

Moultrie, GA 13 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 14. Beat North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.) 45-0 in AAAAAAA regional. Next: Friday vs. Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.) in AAAAAAA semifinal, 7 p.m. EST.


15)Saint Louis

Honolulu, HI 12 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Last week: Beat Mililani (Hawaii) 38-17 in Division I Open championship. Next: Eligible for GEICO State Champions Bowl Series, Dec. 22.


16)Centennial-Corona

Corona, CA 12 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 15. Last week: Idle. Next: Season Complete


17)Dutch Fork

Irmo, SC 11 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Last week: Beat West Florence (Florence, S.C.) 59-14 in Class AAAAA Lower State regional. Next: Friday vs. Summerville (Summerville, S.C.) in Class AAAAA semifinal, 7:30 p.m. EST


18)Chandler

Chandler, AZ 12 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Last Week: Idle. Next: Saturday vs. Perry (Gilbert, Ariz.) in 6A state championship, 6:30 p.m. EST


19)Gonzaga

Washington, DC 9 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 20. Last Week: WCAC champions. Next: Season Complete


20)St Joseph-Montvale

Montvale, NJ 10 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: Not Ranked. Last Week: Beat Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) 13-0 in Non-Public Group 4 championship. Next: Season Complete


21)Duncanville

Duncanville, TX 11 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Last week: Beat Lewisville (Texas) 38-0 in 6A-1 regional. Next: vs. Lamar (Arlington, Texas), TBD


22)Saint John's

Washington, DC 9 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Last week: Idle. Next: Season Complete


23)North Shore

Houston, TX 12 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Last Week: Beat Dickinson (Texas) 65-21 in 6A-I area playoff. Next: Friday vs. Katy (Texas) in 6A-I regional playoff, 8 p.m. EST.


24)Folsom

Folsom, CA 11 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 24. Last Week: Beat St. Mary's (Stockton, Calif.) 52-7 in a Sac-Joaquin Div. I semifinal. Next: Saturday vs. Monterey Trail (Elk Grove, Calif.) in Sac-Joaquin Div. 1 championship, 10:30 p.m. EST.


25)Christian Brothers

St. Louis, MO 13 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: Not Ranked. Last Week: Beat Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) 45-21 in Class 6 state championship. Next: Season Complete


by USA TODAY