The Show Me State makes its debut in this week's Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Blue Springs (Mo.), which boasts an 11-0 record, checks in at No. 25 this week, following a 40-0 playoff victory over Blue Springs South.
Led by running back Dalvin Warmack, Blue Springs has outscored opponents 427-107 on the season.
Jumping one spot in the rankings is Serra (Gardena, Calif.), which is No. 9 this week.
Serra, which features explosive two-way star Adoree' Jackson
, followed up a 35-21 win over Chaminade (West Hills, Calif.) with a 56-10 road victory over St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, Calif.).
The rankings will be more fluid in coming weeks, as playoff action intensifies around the country.
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (1) Washington (Miami), 10-0
Idle.2. (2) DeSoto (Texas), 10-0
Claude Mathis' squad dominated in a 54-14 win over Mansfield.3. (3) Allen (Texas), 10-0
Allen moved one step closer to repeating as state champs with a 42-13 win over Plano.4. (4) St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.), 8-0
Playing only its third public school of the season, St Joseph Regional dominated a well-coached Ramapo squad.5. (5) St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), 10-0
St. John Bosco pulled away from Servite to win 42-21.