The nation's top three teams all enjoyed nice victories to keep their spots in this week's Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Texas powers Cedar Hill (No. 1) and Allen (No. 2) took down South Oak Cliff and Guyer, respectively, in high-scoring shootouts. No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas was most impressive of all, dominating American Heritage 38-7. If it keeps up that pace, it will ascend even higher up the rankings.
Fresh off a decisive 38-18 victory over Centennial, Mater Dei surged higher in the rankings to 16th from 23rd. Mater Dei led 28-0 at one point. A second SoCal team, Long Beach Poly, also enters the fray, along with Utah power Bingham.See the Top 25 scoreboard from the weekend
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard
1. (1 last week) Cedar Hill (Texas), 1-0
The Longhorns' offense looked the part of a nationally elite unit, leading Cedar Hill to a 56-34 win over South Oak Cliff. Qwixcore2. (2) Allen (Texas), 1-0Kyler Murray
looked dominant in Allen's 55-41 win over Denton Guyer. Qwixcore
/ Story3. (3) St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 1-0
The Raiders opened the season with an impressive 38-7 win over American Heritage. Qwixcore
/ Photos of Dan Marino at the game4. (4) Washington (Miami), 2-0
Pouring rain and a 10:30 p.m. start time couldn't slow down Washington, which traveled to beat Tucker (Ga.), 19-7. Qwixcore5. (6) St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio), 1-0
In a Sunday affair, St. Edward downed Gilman, 38-7. Qwixcore