During The Week St John Bosco Topped The Composite Top 25 Schools Football Rankings.

  • Posted on October 23, 2023
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  • By sumon

St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) claimed the top spot in the Top 25 Media Composite high school football rankings after a 28-0 victory over former No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.). The Braves average rating rose from 7 to 1.8 after defeating their Trinity League rival.

CalPreps and High School Football America, both computer-driven rankings, elevated the Southern California powerhouse to No. 1 despite falling outside the top 5 last week. Blue Star Media also recognized their prowess, moving up four places to confirm their overall No.1 position.

Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) maintained its second-place finish in the composite poll but emerged as the top team in both MaxPreps and SB Live's expert rankings. Even so, the Gaels didn't make it to No. 1 in the top 25 composite as the National HSFB pushed them to fifth overall. In the same ranking, National HSFB was crowned the leader in the top 25 rankings by IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.).

A newcomer to this year's top 25 is Norland (Miami), who enters after a notable win over Central (Miami). The Vikings were ranked last week by Blue Star Media while MaxPreps, SB Live and National HSFB recognized their 29-26 win this week.

The composite top 25 takes into account a wide range of approaches to high school football rankings by six different media outlets. That includes computer algorithms by CalPreps and High School Football America as well as expert rankings from MaxPreps, SBLive, Blue Star Media and National HSFB.

A team must be recognized by two or more media outlets to be considered for rankings. Teams were assigned 40 points for each media outlet that did not recognize them as part of the top 25, awarding teams that received unanimous acclaim.