Manatee (Bradenton, FL) Remains No. 1 for Seventh Straight Week In The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 Football Rankings
Undefeated Picayune HS (Mississippi) debuts at No. 24; full Super 25 in today's print edition of USA TODAY and online at usatodayhss.com
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manatee HS (Bradenton, FL) continues to hold down the number one spot in the USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national high school football editorial rankings this week, the seventh straight week the school has remained at the top.
Manatee ran its record to 7-0 this past weekend on the strength of QB Cord Sandberg, who ran for two TDs and passed for three more in a 56-27 win Friday at Venice.
In addition to Manatee, the rest of the top 15 schools in the USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 also held their positions in the rankings, with 7-0 John Curtis (River Ridge, LA) at No. 2, 7-0 DeSoto (TX) at No. 3, 8-0 Bellevue (WA) at No. 4, and 8-0 De La Salle (Concord, CA) rounding out the Top 5.
The only new addition to this week's list is Picayune (Mississippi), landing at No. 24 in the rankings. Picayune (8-0) broke into the Super 25 after rolling by East Central (Moss Point, Miss.) 48-7 on Friday as RB Doug Cross scored four TDs, including three rushing.
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.
High School Football Super 25
For Week of October 22, 2012
- Manatee, Bradenton, Fla. (7-0)
- John Curtis, River Ridge, La. (7-0)
- DeSoto, Texas (7-0)
- Bellevue, Wash. (8-0)
- De La Salle, Concord, Calif. (8-0)
- Katy, Texas (7-0)
- Camden County, Kingsland, Ga. (7-0)
- Butler, Matthews, N.C. (9-0)
- Colerain, Cincinnati (9-0)
- Vista Murrieta, Murrieta, Calif. (8-0)
- Trinity, Louisville (8-0)
- Goose Creek, S.C. (9-0)
- Hoover, Ala. (8-0)
- St. Ignatius, Cleveland (9-0)
- Byrnes, Duncan, S.C. (8-1)
- Ensworth School, Nashville (9-0)
- St. Joseph's Prep, Philadelphia (7-0)
- Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas (7-1)
- Coppell, Texas (7-0)
- Bentonville, Ark. (8-0)
- Good Counsel, Olney, Md. (7-1)
- Dr. Phillips, Orlando (8-0)
- Kirkwood, Mo. (8-0)
- Picayune, Miss. (8-0)
- Narbonne, Harbor City, Calif. (8-0)
For more information on the Super 25, visit USA TODAY High School Sports.
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