Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
remains the nation's No. 1 team in this week's Xcellent 25 presented by the Army National Guard, but competition for the top spot is extremely close.
The five teams behind Don Bosco Prep each have a case for the top spot after the Ironmen came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Manatee 22-16
.Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)
remains at No. 2 after beating Tampa Bay Tech 40-7.
The nation's new No. 3 team, Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
, jumps from No. 5 after a 17-7 victory over then-No. 16 St. Xavier
. The Shamrocks have demonstrated an impressive offense and a punishing defense so far this season.
Joining the fray of the country's top teams is DeSoto (Texas)
. Up from No. 10, DeSoto checks in at No. 6 this week after a 42-7 win over Stony Point.
In addition to DeSoto, three other Texas schools reside in the Top 11: Allen, Trinity and Katy.
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 presented by the Army National Guard1. (1) Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 2-0
The Ironmen traveled to Florida and came away with a 22-16 victory over Manatee. 2. (2) Armwood (Seffner, Fla.), 3-0Wade Edwards
had two long touchdown runs as Armwood blasted Tampa Bay Tech 40-7.3. (5) Trinity (Louisville, Ky.), 4-0
Trinity beat St. Xavier, previously ranked No. 16, 17-7 on the road. Travis Wright
threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns.4. (3) Allen (Texas), 3-0
Bye. Next game: Sept. 23 vs. Plano.5. (4) St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 2-0
Bye. Next game: Sept. 23 vs. De La Salle.