Monday, December 7, 2009

Butler jumps to No. 5 in National Prep Poll

Following Friday's dominant 38-14 win over nationally ranked Independence, Butler has jumped 10 spots in the National Prep Poll to No. 5.

The Bulldogs are the highest ranked high school football team in the Carolinas and are No. 1 in the poll's rankings of East Coast teams, ahead of S.C. Big 16 champion Roebuck Dorman (14-1). Dorman, which beat nationally ranked Byrnes in the S.C. state final Saturday, is No. 7 in the National Poll.

Butler (14-0) will play Fayetteville Britt (15-0) in the N.C. 4AA championship Saturday at N.C. State. The game will be shown live on Time Warner Cable.


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 (13-0-0), six consecutive 5A semifinal berths
#2. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco (12-0-0), four straight Non-Public 4 titles
#3. Huntington Beach, Calif., Edison (13-0-0), advanced to CIF-SS Pac-5 final
#4. Westlake Village, Calif., Oaks Christian (13-0-0), seeks seventh straight section title
#5. Matthews, N.C., Butler (14-0-0), beat rival Independence, 38-14, in 4AA semis
#6. Miami, Central (12-1-0), advanced to 6A semis
#7. Roebuck, S.C., Dorman (14-1-0), beat then-No. 2 Byrnes for 4A/I title
#8. Abilene, Texas (13-0-0), moved into 5A/II semis
#9. Denver, Mullen (14-0-0), back-to-back 5A champion
#10. Memphis, Tenn., University (13-0-0), repeat Division II-AA titlist
#11. Batesville, Miss., South Panola (14-1-0), won record eighth state title
#12. Youngstown, Ohio, Mooney (15-0-0), captured seventh state crown
#13. Katy, Texas (13-1-0), seeks third consecutive 5A championship
#14. Tulsa, Okla., Union (13-1-0), drubbed then-No. 12 Jenks, 52-19, for 6A crown
#15. Olney, Md., Good Counsel (11-1-0), avenged only loss, won WCAC crown
#16. Park Ridge, Ill., Maine South (14-0-0), repeat 8A champion
#17. Lakeland, Fla. (13-0-0), fifth state semis berth in six years
#18. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes (13-2-0), both losses to Top 10 teams
#19. Warner Robins, Ga., Northside (13-1-0), coach Conrad Nix got 300th win
#20. Anaheim, Calif., Servite (12-1-0), plays No. 3 Edison for Pac-5 title
#21. West Monroe, La. (14-0-0), earned 12th state finals trip
#22. Ijamsville, Md., Linganore (14-0-0), won fifth state championship
#23. Chandler, Ariz., Hamilton (13-0-0), seeks third 5A crown in four years
#24. Wyndmoor, Pa., La Salle (12-1-0), advanced to 4A semis
#25. Fort Thomas, Ky., Highlands (15-0-0), rolled to third straight 5A crown
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^Northeast=
#1. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 12-0-0
#2. Wyndmoor, Pa., La Salle, 12-1-0
#3. Folsom, Pa., Ridley, 13-1-0
#4. Mechanicsburg, Pa., Cumberland Valley, 13-2-0
#5. Selinsgrove, Pa., 14-0-0
#6. Manheim, Pa., Central, 14-0-0
#7. State College, Pa., 11-2-0
#8. Westwood, Mass., Xaverian, 13-0-0
#9. North Tonawanda, N.Y., 13-0-0
#10. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter’s, 9-3-0
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^East Coast=
#1. Matthews, N.C., Butler, 14-0-0
#2. Roebuck, S.C., Dorman, 14-1-0
#3. Olney, Md., Good Counsel, 11-1-0
#4. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 13-2-0
#5. Ijamsville, Md., Linganore, 14-0-0
#6. Haymarket, Va., Battlefield, 12-0-0
#7. Hampton, Va., Phoebus, 14-0-0
#8. Moncks Corner, S.C., Berkeley, 14-1-0
#9. Millersville, Md., Old Mill, 12-2-0
#10. Charleston, W.Va., South Charleston, 13-1-0
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^Southeast=
#1. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Aquinas, 13-0-0
#2. Miami, Central, 12-1-0
#3. Memphis, Tenn., University, 13-0-0
#4. Batesville, Miss., South Panola, 14-1-0
#5. Lakeland, Fla., 13-0-0
#6. Warner Robins, Ga., Northside, 13-1-0
#7. West Monroe, La., 14-0-0
#8. River Ridge, La., Curtis, 13-0-0
#7. Tampa, Fla., Plant, 12-1-0
#10. Niceville, Fla., 12-0-0
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^Midwest=
#1. Youngstown, Ohio, Mooney, 15-0-0
#2. Park Ridge, Ill., Maine South, 14-0-0
#3. Fort Thomas, Ky., Highlands, 15-0-0
#4. Hilliard, Ohio, Davidson, 13-1-0
#5. Cleveland, Glenville, 13-2-0
#6. Novi, Mich., Detroit Catholic Central, 14-0-0
#7. Cleveland, St. Ignatius, 11-1-0
#8. Evansville, Ind., Reitz, 15-0-0
#9. Milwaukee, Marquette, 14-0-0
#10. Wheaton, Ill., Wheaton-Warrenville South, 13-1-0
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^Midlands=
#1. Denver, Mullen, 14-0-0
#2. Hutchinson, Kan., 13-0-0
#3. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham, 13-1-0
#4. Omaha, Neb., Millard South, 13-0-0
#5. St. Paul, Minn., Cretin-Derham Hall, 12-1-0
#6. Iowa City, Iowa, City, 14-0-0
#7. Webster Groves, Mo., 13-0-0
#8. Florissant, Mo., Hazelwood Central, 13-1-0
#9. Olathe, Kan., North, 13-0-0
#10. Eden Prairie, Minn., 12-1-0
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^Southwest=
#1. Abilene, Texas, 13-0-0
#2. Katy, Texas, 13-1-0
#3. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 13-1-0
#4. Chandler, Ariz., Hamilton, 13-0-0
#5. Austin, Texas, Lake Travis, 14-0-0
#6. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 15-0-0
#7. Round Rock, Texas, Stony Point, 13-1-0
#8. Cedar Hill, Texas, 12-1-0
#9. Euless, Texas, Trinity, 12-2-0
#10. Springdale, Ark., Har-Ber, 12-1-0
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^West Coast=
#1. Huntington Beach, Calif., Edison, 13-0-0
#2. Westlake Village, Calif., Oaks Christian, 13-0-0
#3. Anaheim, Calif., Servite, 12-1-0
#4. Oceanside, Calif., 12-0-0
#5. Mission Viejo, Calif., 12-1-0
#6. Los Angeles, Crenshaw, 13-0-0
#7. Murrieta, Calif., Vista Murrieta, 13-0-0
#8. Rocklin, Calif., 13-0-0
#9. Westlake Village, Calif., Westlake, 13-0-0
#10. Sammamish, Wash., Skyline, 12-2-0
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FEATS OF THE WEEK: No. 2 Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco clinched its third Top-10 finish in seven years, routing regionally ranked Jersey City, St. Peter’s, 35-15, for the Non-Public Group 4 state title at Giants Stadium. State player of the year Tony Jones (uncommitted) ran for 215 yards and five touchdowns for the Ironmen, who have won 37 straight against in-state competition . . . For the second time in four seasons, regionally ranked Hilliard, Ohio, Davidson scored a late two-point conversion to capture the Division I state championship. Senior Jake Trubiano plunged in for the deciding score as the Wildcats upset then-No. 4 Cleveland, Glenville, 16-15, at Fawcett Stadium . . . The most surprising result of the weekend came in the Arizona Class 5A/II semifinals, where Tempe, Marcos de Niza stunned then-No. 8 Peoria, Centennial, 16-14. It ended the Coyotes’ 39-game winning streak, which was the fifth longest in the nation . . . A record crowd of 21,661 at Aloha Stadium watched Honolulu, Kamehameha beat then-regionally ranked Kahuku, 34-21, for the Hawaii Division I title . . . No. 14 Tulsa, Okla., Union avenged its only loss and hammered then-No. 12 rival Jenks, 52-19, for its second straight 6A title. Union and Jenks have combined to win the last 14 Oklahoma 6A crowns.
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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crazy! How can Butler, which had three games go to the wire, be ranked that high? You telling me they would be every team in Texas? Their defense gave up over 1000 yards to Indy in two games. Not deserving at all nationally, state yes.