MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three new schools—Carmel (Indiana) at No. 22, La Salle (Wyndmoor, PA) at No. 24, and Ensworth School (Nashville, TN) at No. 25—make their first appearances of the season in this week's USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national high school editorial football rankings, which appear in today's print edition of USA TODAY Sports and are also available online at USA TODAY High School Sports (www.usatodayhss.com).
Manatee (FL), which prepares to face Southeast (Bradenton, FL) this Friday, continues to hold down the number one spot in the Super 25 for the fourth straight week, while 4-0 John Curtis (River Ridge, LA) moves up to number 2.
The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 is now in its 30th year as the most prestigious high school ranking platform in the nation. Gatorade is the Official Fuel of the Super 25 rankings platform, which includes computer rankings of every major high school football, baseball, boys and girls basketball and boys and girls lacrosse team in the nation.
Carmel (6-0) enters the rankings at No. 22 after QB John Lampe threw for two TDs in a 24-0 defeat of North Central (Indianapolis) on Saturday. Carmel is joined in the Super 25 for the first time by La Salle (4-0), which dominated Malvern (PA) Prep, 38-6, and also by No. 25 Ensworth School, which improved to 6-0 behind running back Corn Elder's 193 rushing yards and three TDs Friday in a 34-7 defeat of Battle Ground Academy (Franklin, TN).
John Curtis moved up just behind Manatee to No. 2 after rolling past Cohen (New Orleans), 56-0, Thursday night in a game where seven different John Curtis players reached the end zone. Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA), which slid slightly from No. 2 to No. 4 this week, beat St. Bonaventure (Ventura, CA), 35-27, on Friday, but may have lost standout QB Johnny Stanton for the season to a knee injury.
Following is the complete listing of this week's USA TODAY High School Sports football rankings.
High School Football Super 25
For Week of September 24, 2012
- Manatee, Bradenton, Fla. (3-0)
- John Curtis, River Ridge, La. (4-0)
- Byrnes, Duncan, S.C. (5-0)
- Santa Margarita, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (5-0)
- DeSoto, Texas (4-0)
- Bellevue, Wash. (4-0)
- De La Salle, Concord, Calif. (4-0)
- Katy, Texas (3-0)
- Camden County, Kingsland, Ga. (4-0)
- Butler, Matthews, N.C. (5-0)
- Colerain, Cincinnati (5-0)
- Vista Murrieta, Murrieta, Calif. (4-0)
- Eden Prairie, Minn. (4-0)
- Trinity, Louisville (5-0)
- Goose Creek, S.C. (5-0)
- Allen, Texas (4-0)
- Hoover, Ala. (4-0)
- St. Ignatius, Cleveland (5-0)
- Bolingbrook, Ill. (5-0)
- Bergen Catholic, Oradell, N.J. (2-1)
- Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas (3-1)
- Carmel, Ind. (6-0)
- Good Counsel, Olney, Md. (4-1)
- La Salle, Wyndmoor, Pa. (4-0)
- Ensworth School, Nashville (6-0)
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