Video: Top 25 high school football rankings
Mater Dei and St. John Bosco both win in CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals setting up 1 vs. 2 showdown.
No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) handed Mission Viejo (Calif.) its first loss of the season, cruising to a 49-24 win to advance to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship for the fourth consecutive year.
2020 Alabama commit Bryce Young
threw for 520 yards and seven touchdowns and Kody Epps
had another huge night hauling in 10 receptions for 339 yards and five scores. The 3-star wide receiver now has 21 grabs for 507 yards and 10 touchdowns in two playoff games.
No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) won in the other semifinal rolling to a dominant 52-14 win over previously ranked Centennial (Corona, Calif.). DJ Uiagalelei
threw for four touchdowns and the defense forced four turnovers. The Braves have now made the section championship game seven consecutive years.
These two played on Oct. 25 and Mater Dei won 38-24. Expect the Nov. 30 rematch to be even closer. This is the fourth straight year these two Southern California powers meet in the championship game. Mater Dei has won the last two while St. John Bosco won in 2016.
There were plenty of upsets over the weekend and that led to seven new teams joining this week's rankings.
Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) went from unranked to No. 19 after beating St. John's (Washington, D.C.) in the WCAC championship 16-14. Sol-Jay Maiava
found 5-star wide receiver Rakim Jarrett
for a go-ahead touchdown for the Cadets with just over a minute left but that left too much time on the clock for the Falcons. Sophomore quarterback Chase Williams
found Sy'veon Wilkerson
out of the backfield for a 50-yard gain setting up the game-winning 32-yard field goal for Vince Errigo
Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) knocked off the defending 7A state champs and previously ranked Lakeland (Fla.) 23-10 to advance to the 7A semifinals. The Hawks go from unranked to No. 20 and up next is Edgewater (Orlando) with a spot in the state championship game on the line.
Central (Phenix City, Ala.), Elder (Cincinnati), Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.), North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.), and Northwestern (Miami) are the other new teams to join the Top 25.
Mentor (Ohio) moved up a couple spots to No. 11 after beating the defending Division 1 state champs St. Edward (Lakewood) in overtime. The Eagles scored a touchdown on its opening possession in overtime and the Cardinals answered with a two-yard touchdown run from Ian Kipp
and instead of kicking an extra point they went for two and the win. Kipp found Luke Floriea
and Mentor pulled off the comeback with a 36-35 win to advance to the Ohio Division 1 semifinals.
No. 18 Corner Canyon (Draper, Utah) won its second consecutive state title beating American Fork (Utah) 49-14 in the 6A state championship game. Cole Hagen
had another huge night accounting for 442 yards and four touchdowns.
MaxPreps Top 25 High School Football Rankings
Last week: Beat Mission Viejo (Calif.) 49-24
Next game: Nov. 30 vs. No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower)
Last week: Beat Centennial (Corona) 52-14
Next game: Nov. 30 vs. No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana)
Last week: Beat Flower Mound (Texas) 59-13
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Martin (Arlington)
Last week: Idle
Last week: Beat Atlantic (Delray Beach) 26-0
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Venice (Fla.)
Last week: Beat Mililani (Hawaii) 35-0
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Kahuku (Hawaii)
Last week: Beat Cy-Fair (Texas) 27-14
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. No. 8 North Shore (Houston)
Last week: Beat Dawson (Pearland) 58-35
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. No. 7 Katy (Texas)
Last week: Beat Monte Vista (Danville) 49-13
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Pittsburg (Calif.)
Last week: Beat Norcross (Ga.) 44-14
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Grayson (Loganville)
Last week: Beat St. Edward (Lakewood) 36-35
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Pickerington Central (Pickerington)
Last week: Idle
Last week: Beat Fort Dorchester (North Charleston) 48-0
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Carolina Forest (Myrtle Beach)
Last week: Beat Salpointe Catholic (Tucson) 24-16
Next game: Dec. 7 vs. Saguaro (Scottsdale)
Last week: Beat North Forsyth (Cumming) 42-14
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. No. 24 North Gwinnett (Suwanee)
Last week: Beat Nazareth (Pa.) 45-24
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh)
Last week: Beat DeSoto (Texas) 37-15
Next game: Nov. 30 vs. Midland Lee (Midland)
Last week: Beat American Fork (Utah) 49-14
Last week: Beat St. John's (Washington, D.C.) 16-14
Last week: Beat Lakeland (Fla.) 23-10
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Edgewater (Orlando)
Last week: Beat Auburn (Ala.) 38-0
Next game: Dec. 4 vs. Thompson (Alabaster)
Last week: Beat Colerain (Cincinnati) 28-21
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Springfield (Ohio)
Last week: Beat St. Augustine (New Orleans) 35-34
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Brother Martin (New Orleans)
Last week: Beat Walton (Marietta) 60-10
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. No. 15 McEachern (Powder Springs)
Last week: Beat American Heritage (Plantation) 23-20
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Jesuit (Tampa)
Last week: Beat Jesuit (New Orleans) 34-27
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Catholic-B.R. (Baton Rouge)
Last week: Beat Hamilton (Chandler) 20-16
Next game: Dec. 7 vs. No. 14 Chandler (Ariz.)
Last week: Beat Colquitt County (Moultrie) 40-21
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Archer (Lawrenceville)
Last week: Beat Ardrey Kell (Charlotte) 48-7
Next game: Nov. 29 vs. Richmond (Rockingham)
Last week: Beat Allen (Texas) 60-59
Next game: Nov. 30 vs. Klein Oak (Spring)