The 2012 high school football season has already proved to be unpredictable, as upsets stunned three Top 10 teams in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
That led to plenty of movement in the rankings, including Louisiana power John Curtis rising to No. 2 and New Jersey's top team, Bergen Catholic, jumping to No. 6 after a victory over Bishop Gorman.
Camden County is the new No. 1 team in Georgia following an easy victory over Beach and a loss by Grayson.
DeSoto enters the rankings on the strength of an impressive victory over Euless Trinity, while top teams from Arizona and South Florida also crack the list.Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (1) Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.), 3-0
Against a talented Central (Miami) team, Manatee took a 23-7 lead into the half and eventually won 44-34. Story
/ Photos2. (3) Curtis (River Ridge, La.), 3-0
There was no letdown for Curtis after beating Plant, as the Patriots downed East St. John 34-7.
3. (5) Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), 4-0
Santa Margarita continued its hot start with a 72-0 romp over Carson. Game recap
/ Qwixcore4. (6) Bellevue (Wash.), 3-0
Bellevue cruised to a 69-0 victory over Sammamish. Game recap
5. (7) Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.), 4-0
After a close game against Northwestern, Byrnes enjoyed a 41-0 shutout over Clinton.