Monday, September 7, 2009

Independence No. 24 in national poll

The National Prep Football Poll is compiled by high school sports journalist Jamie DeMoney with input from sportswriters, experts, and coaches.

The national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss-tie records:
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#1. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Aquinas (1-0-0), seeks third straight 5A crown
#2. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes (2-0-0), whipped defending 3A champ Myrtle Beach, 65-14
#3. Miami, Northwestern (1-0-0), beat state-ranked Carol City, 27-6
#4. Valdosta, Ga., Lowndes (2-0-0), hammered state-ranked Peachtree Ridge, 51-17
#5. Cincinnati, Elder (2-0-0), beat rival Colerain, 20-7, on ESPN
#6. Cedar Hill, Texas (2-0-0), features Texas-bound LB Aaron Benson
#7. Chesapeake, Va., Smith (1-0-0), led by Alabama-committed QB Phillip Sims
#8. Bellevue, Wash. (1-0-0), plays defending Texas 5A champ Katy Saturday
#9. Sammamish, Wash., Skyline (1-0-0), shut out Ore. power Jesuit, 17-0
#10. Anaheim, Calif., Servite (1-0-0), blasted defending CIF-SS Pac-5 champ Poly, 30-7
#11. Cleveland, St. Ignatius (2-0-0), erased 20-point deficit to beat Northmont, 27-20
#12. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco (0-0-0), hosts No. 17 De La Salle Saturday
#13. Westlake Village, Calif., Oaks Christian (1-0-0), led by blue chip RB Malcolm Jones
#14. Lakeland, Fla. (0-0-0), seeks fourth 5A title in six years
#15. Peoria, Ariz., Centennial (2-0-0), 112 points in two games
#16. Miami, Central (1-0-0), thumped state-ranked Mainland, 34-3
#17. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (1-0-0), escaped Serra’s upset bid, 14-7
#18. Loganville, Ga., Grayson (2-0-0), 11 straight games of less than 14 points allowed
#19. Dallas, Skyline (1-0-0), bombed Kimball in opener, 51-2
#20. Tulsa, Okla., Union (1-0-0), beat state-ranked Broken Arrow, 17-6
#21. Cincinnati, St. Xavier (2-0-0), topped Indiana No. 1 Cathedral, 19-10
#22. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (1-0-0), six-time defending WCAC titlist
#23. River Ridge, La., John Curtis (1-0-0), 19 consecutive in-state wins
#24. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (3-0-0), nipped regionally ranked South Pointe, 35-32
#25. Garland, Texas (1-0-0), led by Iowa St.-bound QB Jared Barnett


REGIONAL RANKINGS

^Northeast=

#1. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 0-0-0

#2. Lansdale, Pa., North Penn 1-0-0

#3. Harrisburg, Pa., McDevitt, 1-0-0

#4. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph’s, 0-0-0

#5. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic, 0-0-0

#6. State College, Pa., 1-0-0

#7. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic, 1-0-0

#8. Wayne, N.J., Wayne Hills, 0-0-0

#9. Monroeville, Pa., Gateway, 1-0-0

#10. Central Valley, N.Y., Monroe-Woodbury, 1-0-0

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^East Coast=

#1. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 2-0-0

#2. Chesapeake, Va., Oscar Smith, 1—0-0

#3. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 1-0-0

#4. Charlotte, N.C., Independence, 3-0-0

#5. Olney, Md., Good Counsel, 1-0-0

#6. Matthews, N.C., Butler, 2-0-0

#7. Rock Hill, S.C., South Pointe, 1-1-0

#8. Hampton, Va., Phoebus, 1-0-0

#9. Rock Hill, S.C., 2-0-0

#10. Vienna, Va., Oakton, 1-0-0

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^Southeast=

#1. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Aquinas, 1-0-0

#2. Miami, Northwestern, 1-0-0

#3. Valdosta, Ga., Lowndes, 2-0-0

#4. Lakeland, Fla., 0-0-0

#5. Miami, Central, 1-0-0

#6. Loganville, Ga., Grayson, 2-0-0

#7. River Ridge, La., John Curtis, 1-0-0

#8. Jacksonville, Fla., Bolles, 1-0-0

#9. Madison, Miss., Madison Central, 3-0-0

#10. Memphis, Tenn., University, 3-0-0

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^Midwest=

#1. Cincinnati, Elder, 2-0-0

#2. Cleveland, St. Ignatius, 2-0-0

#3. Cincinnati, St. Xavier, 2-0-0

#4. Cleveland, Glenville, 1-1-0

#5. Cincinnati, Moeller, 2-0-0

#6. Park Ridge, Ill., Maine South, 2-0-0

#7. Louisville, Ky., St. Xavier, 2-0-0

#8. Indianapolis, Cathedral, 2-1-0

#9. Chicago, Mount Carmel, 2-0-0

#10. Warren, Mich., De La Salle, 2-0-0

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^Midlands=

#1. Denver, Mullen, 2-0-0

#2. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham, 2-0-0

#3. Blue Springs, Mo., 2-0-0

#4. Hutchinson, Kan., 1-0-0

#5. Sandy, Utah, Alta, 2-1-0

#6. Eden Prairie, Minn., 1-0-0

#7. Plymouth, Minn., Wayzata, 1-0-0

#8. Florissant, Mo., Hazelwood Central, 2-0-0

#9. Littleton, Colo., Columbine, 1-0-0

#10. Iowa City, Iowa, 2-0-0

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^Southwest=

#1. Cedar Hill, Texas, 2-0-0

#2. Peoria, Ariz., Centennial, 2-0-0

#3. Dallas, Skyline, 1-0-0

#4. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 1-0-0

#5. Garland, Texas, 1-0-0

#6. Round Rock, Texas, Stony Point, 2-0-0

#7. The Woodlands, Texas, 2-0-0

#8. Longview, Texas, 2-0-0

#9. Jenks, Okla., 1-0-0

#10. Springdale, Ark., Shiloh Christian, 1-0-0

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^West Coast=

#1. Bellevue, Wash., 1-0-0

#2. Sammamish, Wash., Skyline, 1-0-0

#3. Anaheim, Calif., Servite, 1-0-0

#4. Westlake Village, Calif., Oaks Christian, 1-0-0

#5. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 1-0-0

#6. Mission Viejo, Calif., 1-0-0

#7. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame, 0-0-0

#8. Huntington Beach, Calif., Edison, 1-0-0

#9. Ventura, Calif., St. Bonaventure, 1-0-0

#10. Kahuku, Hawaii, 4-0-0

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FEATS OF THE WEEK: Cincinnati, St. Xavier -- Prep Poll champion in 2007 -- returned to the national Top 25 after defeating Indianapolis, Cathedral, 19-10, at Lucas Oil Stadium. The No. 21 Bombers held Cathedral and its standout quarterback Kofi Hughes (Indiana) without a first down in the final quarter of the game. St. Xavier will play its third consecutive regionally ranked opponent to start the season when it travels to Louisville, Ky., St. Xavier Friday . . . Miami, Central entered the national rankings after a 34-3 road blowout of state-ranked Daytona Beach, Mainland. Quarterback Jeffrey Godfrey (uncommitted) threw three touchdown passes and running back Brandon Gainer (uncommitted) ran for 173 yards to lead the No. 16 Rockets . . . Senior kicker Kip Smith (Minnesota) of Broomfield, Colo., Legacy kicked a state-record 67-yard field goal in a 29-7 defeat of Westminster, Mountain Range. According to the National High School Sports Record Book, Smith’s boot was one yard shy of the national record . . . West St. Paul, Minn., St. Croix Lutheran steamrolled St. Paul, St. Paul/Mounds Park, 81-38. Lutheran’s point total wasn’t enough for a state record but the 119 combined points was, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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1 comments:

mravan said...

Go Byrnes Rebels! Bring on the #1 boys from St. Tommy. Can't wait until October.