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--Centennial ( Corona, Calif.); Skyline ( Issaquah, Wash.), Moeller (Cincinnati) and Norcross (Georgia) enter rankings --MCLEAN, Va.,
Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- No. 1-ranked
Manatee HS (
Bradenton, Fla.), No. 2
John Curtis (
River Ridge, La.) and No. 3
DeSoto (Texas), along with the rest of the top seven teams from last week's rankings, continue to hold strong in the
USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national high school football editorial rankings for the week of
Four previously ranked teams—No. 8
Vista Murrieta (
Murrieta, Calif), No. 12
Toledo, Ohio), No. 14
Bentonville (Ark.) and No. 20
Camden County (
Kingsland, Ga.)—suffered state playoff losses last week that knocked them out of the rankings.
USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 rankings appear in today's print edition of
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USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 is now in its 30
th 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.
The biggest shake-up in this week's Super 25 comes out of California, where
Corona, Calif.)—debuting in the No. 18 slot this week—defeated last week's eighth-ranked team,
Vista Murrieta, in the Inland Division final.
Centennial will now take on No. 13
Harbor City, Calif.) in the Southern California Open Division I bowl.
Also making its first appearance in this year's Super 25 is
Issaquah, Wash.), which wraps up its undefeated season at No. 23 and as the 4A state champion.
Moeller (Cincinnati) moved back into the Super 25 at No. 24 after defeating last week's No. 12 team,
Toledo, Ohio), for the Division I state championship title. Meanwhile,
Norcross (Ga.) debuts at No. 25 after defeating then-No. 20
Camden County (
Kingsland, Ga.) to advance to the state semifinals against
Colquitt County (
Moultrie, Ga.) this Friday.
Bellevue (Wash.) is ranked No. 4 after defeating
Eastside Catholic (
Sammamish, Wash.) in the 3A state championship last week, while
Katy (Texas) stayed solid at No. 5 moving into the 5A-II state quarterfinals against
Cypress Ranch (
Cypress, Texas) at Rice Stadium in
Houston this week.
Following is the complete listing of this week's USA TODAY High School Sports football rankings.