DeSoto (TX) Jumps Two Spots to No. 3 While Unbeaten Manatee (Bradenton, FL) Remains No. 1 for Sixth Consecutive Week in the USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 Football Rankings

Five new teams introduced to rankings this week; full Super 25 in today's print edition of USA TODAY and online at usatodayhss.com

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DeSoto HS (TX) recorded another win this weekend, improving its record to 6-0 on the season and moving up two positions to No. 3 in the USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national high school football editorial rankings. Manatee HS (Bradenton, FL) continues to keep a stronghold at No.1 for the sixth straight week, improving to 6-0, followed by John Curtis (7-0, River Ridge, LA) which held its No. 2 position with a 50-0 shutout of Newman (New Orleans).

The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 rankings appear in today's print edition of USA TODAY Sports and are also available online at USA TODAY High School Sports (www.usatodayhss.com).

The five previously unranked teams cracking the Super 25 this week include No. 19 St. Joseph's Prep (6-0, Philadelphia, PA), No. 20 Bentonville (7-0, AR), No. 23 Kirkwood (7-0, MO), No. 24 Narbonne (7-0, Harbor City, CA) and No. 25 Dwyer (6-0, Palm Beach Gardens, FL) -- each of which remain unbeaten for the season.

Last week's No. 3, Byrnes (7-1, Duncan, SC), dropped to No. 15 with a 22-18 loss Friday at Gaffney, opening the gates to DeSoto, which dominated at Mansfield Timberview by a score of 61-7, supported by 124 rushing yards and four TDs from RB Dontre Wilson.

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.

Following is the complete listing of this week's USA TODAY High School Sports football rankings.

USA TODAY High School Sports
High School Football Super 25
For Week of October 15, 2012

1. Manatee, Bradenton, Fla. (6-0)
2. John Curtis, River Ridge, La. (7-0)
3. DeSoto, Texas (6-0)
4. Bellevue, Wash. (7-0)
5. De La Salle, Concord, Calif. (7-0)
6. Katy, Texas (6-0)
7. Camden County, Kingsland, Ga. (7-0)
8. Butler, Matthews, N.C. (8-0)
9. Colerain, Cincinnati (8-0)
10. Vista Murrieta, Murrieta, Calif. (7-0)
11. Trinity, Louisville, Ky. (8-0)
12. Goose Creek, S.C. (8-0)
13. Hoover, Ala. (7-0)
14. St. Ignatius, Cleveland (8-0)
15. Byrnes, Duncan, S.C. (7-1)
16. Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas (6-1)
17. Coppell, Texas (6-0)
18. Ensworth School, Nashville (8-0)
19. St. Joseph's Prep, Philadelphia (6-0)
20. Bentonville, Ark. (7-0)
21. Good Counsel, Olney, Md. (6-1)
22. Dr. Phillips, Orlando (7-0)
23. Kirkwood, Mo. (7-0)
24. Narbonne, Harbor City, Calif. (7-0)
25. Dwyer, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (6-0)

For more information on the Super 25, visit USA TODAY High School Sports.

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