After an impressive playoff run through one of the country's most difficult brackets, Grayson jumps three spots to No. 3 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Grayson completed an unblemished season, punctuated in style with a dominant 24-0 effort over Walton, which entered the contest unbeaten.
Making an impressive debut in the rankings is Carroll. The Dallas-area program, which won three consecutive 5A state titles in the 2000s, could ascend to the top of the Texas football scene once again with a victory over Fort Bend Hightower.
Also entering the rankings is Lake Oswego, which pounded Sheldon 47-14 in the Class 6A final.MaxPreps national football state champions
/ MaxPreps national football playoff bracketsXcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (1) Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 11-0
Season complete. Non-Public Group IV
2. (2) Trinity (Louisville, Ky.), 14-0
Season complete. Kentucky Class 6A
state champions.3. (6) Grayson (Loganville, Ga.), 15-0
Grayson capped off a flawless run through one of the country's toughest playoff brackets with a 24-0 drubbing of previously-unbeaten Walton in Georgia's AAAAA state final
. Story4. (3) Miramar (Fla.), 13-0
With a hard-fought, 14-6 victory over Columbus, Miramar earned a spot in the Florida Class 8A final
where it will take on Plant.
5. (4) Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.), 11-0
Season complete. WCAC