Video: Xcellent 25 High School Football RankingsSee who moved up and what four teams moved into the Top 25.
See the video above for a complete breakdown of this week's Xcellent 25
High School Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Here's a look at developments that shaped this week's rankings:
• Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
became the first Top 25 team to win a state title knocking off East (Salt Lake City)
in the inaugural Utah Class 6A state championship. It was the Miners fourth state title over the last five years. Bingham finished the season 13-0 and won every game by at least 13 points.
• St. Louis (Honolulu)
and Kahuku (Hawaii)
played in an epic Open Division title game. Kahuku overcame a 17-point, second-half deficit and took a 28-24 lead in the fourth quarter. The Crusaders got the ball back with under a minute left trailing by four before Chevan Cordeiro
hit Jonah Panoke
on a 53-yard touchdown pass to give St. Louis its second consecutive state title with a 31-28 win.
• St. John's (Washington, D.C.)
did something its hasn't done since 1989 — win a conference championship. The Cadets knocked off Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
30-7 in the WCAC title game.
• St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)
finished a perfect 13-0 capping off the year beating Gilman (Baltimore)
in the MIAA-A championship game.
• The toughest playoff bracket in the country is down to the final four. No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
rolled past Long Beach Poly (Calif.)
to advance to the CIF Southern Section Open Division semifinals. Up next is a matchup against No. 15 Mission Viejo (Calif.)
• The other semifinal matchup will be our Game of the Week featuring No. 5 Centennial (Corona, Calif.)
and No. 7 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
. These two met in last year's semifinals and it was one of the best games of 2016. The Braves edged out the Huskies 49-47 en route to winning the CIF Open Division state title.