National Prep Football Poll - Week 13

Poll Editors
Posted Nov 12, 2003


In This week's national poll, Miami Northwestern and Miami Carol City – district foes – are rated among the nation's best.

The National Prep Football Poll is compiled by high school sports experts Jamie DeMoney and Jeremy Plowman and a panel of sportswriters. The national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss-tie records:

#1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (9-0-0), recorded fifth shutout of season

#2. Tulsa, Okla., Union (10-0-0), winning streak at 24 games

#3. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (12-0-0), junior QB Joe Cox 34 TD passes this year

#4. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco (8-0-0), outscored last two foes by combined 117-17

#5. Miami, Northwestern (10-0-0), defeated rival Miami Jackson, 24-14, in annual "Soul Bowl"

#6. Mission Viejo, Calif. (9-0-0), will play No. 1 De La Salle in 2005 and 2006

#7. Galena Park, Texas, North Shore (10-0-0), hammered regular-season foes by a combined 501-49

#8. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes (11-0-0), unbeaten versus in-state rivals since 2001

#9. Mentor, Ohio (12-0-0), blasted once nationally ranked Cleveland St. Ignatius, 31-0, in playoffs

#10. Ennis, Texas (10-0-0), won eighth straight district crown

#11. Lansdale, Pa., North Penn (11-0-0), 30 players on varsity roster over 200 pounds

#12. Mesa, Ariz., Mountain View (10-0-0), allowed only one opponent over 20 points last two seasons

#13. Kingsland, Ga., Camden County (9-0-0), 16 points allowed in nine games

#14. Mundelein, Ill., Carmel (11-0-0), five different players rushed for TDs in playoff win

#15. Mechanicsburg, Pa., Cumberland Valley (11-0-0), beat rival Harrisburg to end season and in first week of playoffs

#16. Fairfax, Va., Robinson (10-0-0), five shutouts in 10 games

#17. Rockingham, N.C., Richmond County (12-0-0), in line to challenge No. 3 Charlotte Independence in state semifinals

#18. Southlake, Texas, Carroll (10-0-0), defending 5A/II state titlist

#19. Blue Springs, Mo. (10-0-0), downed regionally ranked Blue Springs South for district title

#20. Philadelphia, Saint Joseph's Prep (10-0-0), city record 33 straight wins

#21. Denver, Mullen (11-0-0), seeks first state title since 1998

#22. Cincinnati, Colerain (11-0-0), must defeat defending state champ Cincinnati Elder to reach state semifinals

#23. Prattville, Ala. (11-0-0), just three TDs allowed this season

#24. Westlake Village, Calif., Westlake (9-0-0), Houston Texans WR Billy Miller played here

#25. Everett, Mass. (7-0-0), will meet Cambridge on Thanksgiving for Greater Boston championship

NORTHEAST
#1. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 8-0-0
#2. Lansdale, Pa., North Penn, 11-0-0
#3. Mechanicsburg, Pa., Cumberland Valley, 11-0-0
#4. Philadelphia, Saint Joseph's Prep, 10-0-0
#5. Everett, Mass., 7-0-0
#6. Upper St. Clair, Pa., 11-0-0
#7. Webster, N.Y., Schroeder, 10-0-0
#8. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic, 10-1-0
#9. Manheim, Pa., Central, 11-0-0
#10. New Britain, Conn., 9-0-0

EAST COAST
#1. Charlotte, N.C., Independence, 12-0-0
#2. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 11-0-0
#3. Fairfax, Va., Robinson, 10-0-0
#4. Rockingham, N.C., Richmond County, 12-0-0
#5. Summerville, S.C., 11-0-0
#6. Virginia Beach, Va., Landstown, 9-0-0
#7. Chantilly, Va., Westfield, 10-0-0
#8. Hampton, Va., 9-0-0
#9. Chesapeake, Va., Western Branch, 9-0-0
#10. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 10-0-0
(tie) Greenbelt, Md., Eleanor Roosevelt, 10-0-0

SOUTHEAST
#1. Miami, Northwestern, 10-0-0

#2. Kingsland, Ga., Camden County, 9-0-0
#3. Prattville, Ala., 11-0-0
#4. Miami, Carol City, 9-1-0
#5. Snellville, Ga., South Gwinnett, 9-0-0
#6. Snellville, Ga., Brookwood, 8-1-0
#7. Daphne, Ala., 11-0-0
#8. Danville, Ky., Boyle County, 11-0-0
#9. Batesville, Miss., South Panola, 11-0-0
#10. Fayetteville, Tenn., Lincoln County, 11-0-0

MIDWEST
#1. Mentor, Ohio, 12-0-0
#2. Mundelein, Ill., Carmel, 11-0-0
#3. Cincinnati, Colerain, 12-0-0
#4. Park Ridge, Ill., Maine South, 11-0-0
#5. Cincinnati, Elder, 11-1-0
#6. Downers Grove, Ill., North, 11-0-0
#7. Grand Rapids, Mich., East Grand Rapids, 11-0-0
#8. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 10-2-0
#9. Oak Creek, Wis., 12-0-0
#10. Indianapolis, Ben Davis, 11-1-0

MIDLANDS
#1. Blue Springs, Mo., 10-0-0
#2. Denver, Mullen, 11-0-0
#3. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst, 8-2-0
#4. West Des Moines, Iowa, Valley, 10-0-0
#5. Omaha, Neb., Millard North, 10-0-0
#6. Lakeville, Minn., 12-0-0
#7. St. Louis, Hazelwood East, 10-0-0
#8. Layton, Utah, Northridge, 11-0-0
#9. Blue Springs, Mo., South, 8-2-0
#10. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Washington, 10-0-0

SOUTHWEST
#1. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 10-0-0
#2. Galena Park, Texas, North Shore, 10-0-0
#3. Ennis, Texas, 10-0-0
#4. Mesa, Ariz., Mountain View, 10-0-0
#5. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 10-0-0
#6. Arlington, Texas, Lamar, 10-0-0
#7. Lufkin, Texas, 9-1-0
#8. Katy, Texas, 9-1-0
#9. The Woodlands, Texas, 10-0-0
#10. Texarkana, Texas, Texas High, 10-0-0

WEST COAST
#1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 9-0-0
#2. Mission Viejo, Calif., 9-0-0
#3. Westlake Village, Calif., Westlake, 9-0-0
#4. San Diego, Marian Catholic, 8-0-0
#5. Riverside, Calif., North, 9-0-0
#6. Ventura, Calif., St. Bonaventure, 9-0-0
#7. Los Alamitos, Calif., 8-1-0
#8. Kahuku, Hawaii, 11-0-0
#9. Orange, Calif., Lutheran, 8-0-0
#10. Issaquah, Wash., 10-0-0

FEATS OF THE WEEK: Xavier Lee of Daytona Beach, Seabreeze became Florida's all-time leader in passing touchdowns with 94 during a 56-42 loss to Madison, Madison County. Lee, who is rated as the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the country by one recruiting service, also set state marks for career passing yards and completions earlier this season.

Elan Lewis scored six TDs and rushed for 200 yards to lead Hampton, Va., Phoebus to a 56-7 rout of Bethel. The junior running back scored TDs on five of the Phantoms' first six drives.

Vancouver, Wash., Mountain View defeated Port Orchard, South Kitsap, 26-19, to eliminate the Wolves from the playoffs for the first time in 24 seasons. South Kitsap's playoff run, which began in 1980, was the longest in state history and included one state championship and three runner-up finishes.

The program with the nation's third-longest active winning streak, Platte City, Mo., Platte County, defeated Kansas City, Southeast, 41-6, for its 52nd consecutive victory. The Pirates begin their quest for a fourth consecutive Class 3 state championship this week. The two longest winning streaks in the nation belong to No. 1-ranked Concord, Calif., De La Salle (147 games) and third-ranked Charlotte, N.C., Independence (58).

Copyright 2003 World Features Syndicate, Inc.

About the National Prep Poll: Compiled weekly since 1987, the National Prep Poll is the nation's second oldest weekly high school sports rankings package and is the only high school rankings distributed by the Associated Press national wire service. Determinations of rankings and team selection is formulated by DeMoney, Plowman and the pollsters viewing each and every team in the rankings either in person or on tape during the season. DeMoney accumulates a library of over 600 game tapes (provided by the high school coaches) through the course of the season.

The National Prep Poll is the first of the three major high school football/boys basketball polls to released each week during the season, and can be read in many of the nation's top newspapers including The Dallas Morning News. NPP also appears weekly on the Internet at PrepNation.com and on the Nando Sports Server. DeMoney's rankings -- including the nation's first and only Public and Private Top 25 rankings -- are published in American Football Monthly and the upcoming American Basketball Quarterly magazine.



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