Video: Xcellent 25 High School Football RankingsZack Poff takes a look at this week's Top 25 with Carol City the only new team.
Three teams from Southern California are now in the Top 10. Centennial (Corona, Calif.)
moved up this week to No. 10 after earning its second consecutive quality win beating Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.), 45-28. The Huskies outscored the Lancers 35-7 in the second half and finished the night with nearly 250 yards rushing. Centennial's defense dominated the final 24 minutes and could be Matt Logan's best defense since Vontaze Burfict
led them to a state title in 2008. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
and Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
stayed at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.
The Braves shutout their second consecutive opponent to start the 2018 season beating Garces Memorial (Bakersfield, Calif.), 56-0. They allowed nine total yards and 5-star quarterback DJ Uiagalelei
finishing the night completing 11-of-13 passes for nearly 150 yards and three scores while only playing a quarter and a half. See the video for a complete look at this week's Xcellent 25 rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Mater Dei, the defending national champs, had the most impressive win of the weekend handing Las Vegas power Bishop Gorman its first shutout loss since 2006.
, a 2020 USC commit, accounted for five touchdowns and 2019 Oregon commit Sean Dollars
had three touchdowns of at least 49 yards.
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The other big-time win was St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
. They blanked DMV power DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.), 38-0. Carol City (Miami)
is the only new team to join the Xcellent 25 after snapping American Heritage's (Plantation, Fla.) 28-game winning streak. Nayquan Wright
rushed for over 150 yards and two scores in the Chiefs 34-16 win.
All four Texas teams ranked in the Top 25 get started this week.
No. 3 Allen (Texas)
hosts Horn (Mesquite, Texas), No. 9 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
visits Martin (Arlington, Texas), No. 14 Katy (Texas)
takes on North Shore (Houston) at Legacy Stadium, and No. 23 Duncanville (Texas)
hosts Lancaster (Texas).