High school football rankings: No. 1 Mater Dei, No. 2 St. John Bosco set for rematch in CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship

The stage is set for a No. 1 vs. no 2 rematch in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship as Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) each gained huge in the semifinals final week. The top-ranked Monarchs gained their twenty ninth sport in a row with a dominant 52-0 win over Los Alamitos. The Braves, who jumped again to No. 2, took down Mission Viejo 41-6 and have outscored their final 5 opponents 225-34 since a 17-7 loss towards Mater Dei on Oct. 7.

St. John Bosco’s transfer to No. 2 in this week’s MaxPreps Top 25 excessive school football rankings comes after St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) misplaced 27-16 towards IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and No. 3 Central (Miami) struggled towards rival Northwestern (Miami) earlier than pulling out a 34-30 win.

The Panthers dropped from No. 2 to No. 13 after the loss whereas the Rockets stayed at No. 3.

It would be the second No. 1 vs. no 2 showdown of the yr, solely this time the roles are reversed because the Monarchs, then ranked No. 2, beat then-No. 1 John Bosco 17-7 in October. Mater Dei has made it to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship six consecutive years and will probably be going for its fourth part title since 2016. They gained it in 2017, 2018 and 2021.

The Braves will probably be enjoying in their eighth part championship sport since 2013. They gained it in 2013, 2016 and 2019.

IMG Academy was one of many greatest movers transferring up from No. 10 to No. 6 after snapping the Panthers’ 16-game successful streak. Five-star Ohio State commit Carnell Tate had a monster evening hauling in two touchdowns and junior defensive again Jordon Johnson-Rubell made one of many greatest performs of the sport with a close to 100-yard pick-six proper earlier than halftime to take a 20- 8 leads It was the ultimate sport of the season for each groups.
no 4 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) gained its thirteenth state title since 2007 with a one-sided 70-6 rout of Bishop Manogue (Reno) in the 5A championship. The Gaels scored touchdowns on all eight of their first-half possessions.
The greatest upset final week was Walton (Marietta, Ga.) taking down beforehand ranked Buford (Ga.) 42-35 in the second spherical of the AAAAAAA playoffs. The Wolves have been ranked at No. 6 however dropped out of the after the loss. Walton is near becoming a member of the MaxPreps Top 25 and if the Raiders maintain successful they’ll be part of the nationwide rankings. Up subsequent is Julian Lewis and Carrollton (Ga.) in the quarterfinals.

Los Alamitos and Mission Viejo dropped out of the MaxPreps Top 25 together with Buford making room for three new groups.

Southlake Carroll (Southlake, TX), Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) and St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia) test in at Nos. 23, 24 and 25, respectively.

The Dragons improved to 12-0 with a 69-14 win over Frenship (Wolfforth) to advance to the third spherical of the 6A Division 2 playoffs. Moeller superior to the Ohio Division 1 semifinals with a 38-20 win over Lakota West (West Chester) and it was its third win towards a group in our expanded high 100 checklist. The Hawks have gained 9 in a row since a season-opening loss towards No. 7 Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). They are three wins away from successful their fourth 6A state title since 2018.
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Mater Dei’s Ajon Bryant eludes a Los Alamitos defender on Friday because the No. 1 Monarchs gained to set up a rematch with No. 2 St. John Bosco on Friday for the CIF Southern Section Division 1 title. (Photo: Louis Lopez)

MaxPreps Top 25 football rankings

Records: 12-0 | Last week: 1

Last week: Beat Los Alamitos 52-0

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. no 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower)

Records: 11-1 | Last week: 4

Last week: Beat Mission Viejo 41-6

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. no 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana)

Records: 11-0 | Last week: 3

Last week: Beat Northwestern (Miami) 34-30

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Norland (Miami)

Records: 13-1 | Last week: 5

Last week: Beat Bishop Manogue (Reno) 70-6

Season full

Records: 10-0 | Last week: 7

Last week: Beat Avant Garde Academy (Hollywood) 48-0

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Cardinal Newman (West Palm Beach)

Records: 8-1 | Last week: 10

Last week: Beat St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) 27-16

Season full

Records: 11-0 | Last week: 8

Last week: Beat Atlantic (Delray Beach) 63-14

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach)

Records: 12-0 | Last week: 9

Last week: Beat Dickinson 43-34

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Cinco Ranch (Katy)

Records: 12-0 | Last week: 11

Last week: Beat New Braunfels 45-14

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. San Benito

Records: 11-1 | Last week: 12

Last week: Beat Boynton Beach 49-0

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale)

Records: 11-0 | Last week: 13

Last week: Beat Wylie 41-0

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. The Woodlands

Records: 12-0 | Last week: 14

Last week: Beat Highland Park (Dallas) 63-42

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Byron Nelson (Trophy Club)

Records: 8-1 | Last week: 2

Last week: Lost 27-16 to IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

Season full

Records: 10-0 | Last week: 15

Last week: Idle

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. O’Connor (Phoenix)

Records: 12-0 | Last week: 16

Last week: Beat Webb (Knoxville) 44-7

Next week: Idle

Records: 11-0 | Last week: 17

Last week: Beat Mitchell (New Port Richey) 47-10

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Lake Minneola (Minneola)

Records: 12-0 | Last week: 18

Last week: Beat Memorial (Houston) 62-21

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Summer Creek (Houston)

Records: 12-0 | Last week: 19

Last week: Beat North Forsyth (Cumming) 77-16

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Woodward Academy (College Park)

Records: 11-1 | Last week: 20

Last week: Beat North Cobb (Kennesaw) 43-7

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Westlake (Atlanta)

Records: 13-1 | Last week: 21

Last week: Beat Mentor 27-0

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Lincoln (Gahanna)

Records: 12-0 | Last week: 22

Last week: Beat Harrison (Kennesaw) 49-28

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. North Gwinnett (Suwanee)

Records: 9-1 | Last week: 23

Last week: Idle

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. American Leadership Academy (Queen Creek)

Records: 12-0 | Last week: No

Last week: Beat Frenship (Wolfforth) 69-14

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. McKinney

Records: 13-1 | Last week: No

Last week: Beat Lakota West (West Chester) 38-20

Next week: Nov. 25 vs. Springfield

Records: 9-1 | Last week: No

Last week: Beat Northeast (Philadelphia) 49-6

Next week: Nov. 26 vs. Parkland (Allentown)

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