2004 National Prep Poll – Week 5

Week No. 5

Despite having a tough time getting started this season with all the hurricanes in the state, Florida still showing some impressive performances.

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. Southlake, Texas, Carroll (3-0-0), coach Todd Dodge starred at Texas

#2. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (2-0-0), smothered first two foes 117-6

#3. Jenks, Okla. (2-0-0), downed regionally ranked rival Tulsa t-font-family: 'MS Mincho'">#2. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (2-0-0), smothered first two foes 117-6

#3. Jenks, Okla. (2-0-0), downed regionally ranked rival Tulsa Union

#4. Cincinnati, Colerain (3-0-0), led by all-state LB Andre Revels

#5. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic (3-0-0), RB Eugene Jarvis 343 yards in win

#6. Mission Viejo, Calif. (1-0-0), impressive in 55-21 rout of Los Alamitos

#7. Bellevue, Wash. (2-0-0), crushed South Kitsap, 64-20

#8. Orlando, Fla., Edgewater (0-0-0), second game canceled due to hurricanes

#9. Blue Springs, Mo. (2-0-0), DE Jaron Baston will play at Missouri

#10. Hoover, Ala. (3-0-0), DB Jahi' Word-Daniels headed to Georgia Tech

#11. Lockport, Ill. (3-0-0), QB Jake Christensen 16 TDs in three games

#12. Kingsland, Ga., Camden County (3-0-0), reigning AAAAA state titlist

#13. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco (1-0-0), soph QB Matt Simms son of Phil Simms

#14. Denton, Texas, Ryan (3-0-0), LB Xavier Kelley an Arizona recruit

#15. Los Angeles, Loyola (1-0-0), thumped Colo.'s Regis Jesuit, 48-0

#16. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Riverdale (3-0-0), 169-22 under coach Gary Rankin

#17. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes (3-0-0), no losses to in-state foes since 2001

#18. Lansdale, Pa., North Penn (2-0-0), stars Syracuse recruit QB Adam Hearns

#19. Naples, Fla. (1-0-0), in state final two of last three seasons

#20. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward (3-0-0), boasts Ohio State recruit OT Alex Boone

#21. Joliet, Ill., Catholic (3-0-0), 81-14 under coach Dan Sharp

#22. St. Paul, Minn., Cretin-Derham Hall (2-0-0), 14 straight playoff spots

#23. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (2-0-0), CB Anthony Wiseman a Maryland recruit

#24. LaGrange, Ga., (4-0-0), outscored foes 152-31

#25. Richmond, Va., Varina (2-0-0), 370-pound DT Joseph Johnson a major force

NORTHEAST
#1. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic, 3-0-0
#2. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 1-0-0
#3. Lansdale, Pa., North Penn, 2-0-0
#4. Monroeville, Pa., Gateway, 2-1-0
#5. Ridgewood, N.J., 1-0-0
#6. Everett, Mass., 1-0-0
#7. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional, 1-0-0
#8. Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, 3-0-0
#9. New Rochelle, N.Y., 2-0-0
#10. New Britain, Conn., 0-0-0

EAST COAST
#1. Charlotte, N.C., Independence, 2-0-0
#2. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 3-0-0
#3. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 2-0-0
#4. Richmond, Va., Varina, 2-0-0
#5. Clifton, Va., Centreville, 1-0-0
#6. Hampton, Va., Phoebus, 1-0-0
#7. Conway, S.C., 3-0-0
#8. Wheaton, Md., Good Counsel, 2-0-0
#9. Greenville, S.C., 3-0-0
#10. Durham, N.C., Southern, 3-0-0

SOUTHEAST
#1. Orlando, Fla., Edgewater, 0-0-0
#2. Hoover, Ala., 3-0-0
#3. Kingsland, Ga., Camden County, 3-0-0
#4. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Riverdale, 3-0-0
#5. Naples, Fla., 1-0-0
#6. LaGrange, Ga., 4-0-0
#7. Miami, Northwestern, 1-0-0
#8. Seffner, Fla., Armwood, 1-0-0

#9. Boutte, La., Hahnville, 2-0-0
#10. River Ridge, La., John Curtis, 2-0-0

MIDWEST
#1. Cincinnati, Colerain, 3-0-0
#2. Lockport, Ill., 3-0-0
#3. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 3-0-0
#4. Joliet, Ill., Joliet Catholic, 3-0-0
#5. Cleveland, St. Ignatius, 3-0-0
#6. Indianapolis, Warren Central, 4-0-0
#7. Warren, Ohio, Warren Harding, 3-0-0
#8. Park Ridge, Ill., Maine South, 3-0-0
#9. Schofield, Wis., D.C. Everest, 3-0-0
#10. Lowell, Mich., 3-0-0

MIDLANDS
#1. Blue Springs, Mo., 2-0-0
#2. St. Paul, Minn., Cretin-Derham Hall, 2-0-0
#3. Omaha, Neb., Creighton Prep, 2-0-0
#4. Hastings, Minn., 2-0-0
#5. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst, 1-1-0
#6. Eden Prairie, Minn., 2-0-0
#7. Bettendorf, Iowa, 2-0-0
#8. Olathe, Kan., North, 2-0-0
#9. Columbia, Mo., Hickman, 1-1-0
#10. Englewood, Colo., Cherry Creek, 2-0-0

SOUTHWEST #1. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 3-0-0
#2. Jenks, Okla., 2-0-0
#3. Denton, Texas, Ryan, 3-0-0
#4. Katy, Texas, 3-0-0
#5. Lufkin, Texas, 2-0-0
#6. Longview, Texas, 3-0-0
#7. Galena Park, Texas, North Shore, 3-0-0
#8. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 1-1-0
#9. Chandler, Ariz., Hamilton, 2-0-0
#10. Springdale, Ark., 2-0-0

WEST COAST
#1. Mission Viejo, Calif., 1-0-0
#2. Bellevue, Wash., 2-0-0
#3. Los Angeles, Loyola, 1-0-0
#4. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 1-0-0
#5. Pasco, Wash., 2-0-0
#6. Newhall, Calif., Hart, 1-0-0
#7. Fresno, Calif., Clovis West, 1-0-0
#8. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame, 1-0-0
#9. Valencia, Calif., 1-0-0
#10. Vista, Calif., 2-0-0

FEATS OF THE WEEK: Regionally ranked Fresno, Calif., Clovis West whipped then-No. 13 Concord, De La Salle, 30-13, and ended a few more of the Spartans' streaks. Entering the game, De La Salle had won 149 straight versus in-state teams and 86 consecutive home games. And with a national-record 151-game winning streak entering this year, the Spartans had been in the national Top 25 every week since mid-way through the 1992 season. No. 2 Charlotte, N.C., Independence now holds the nation's current longest win streak at 64 games.

More than 23,000 fans watched No. 3 Jenks, Okla., escape with a 17-13 win over regionally ranked Tulsa Union at the University of Tulsa's Skelley Stadium. The teams have combined to win the last eight Oklahoma big-school state championships.

Midwest No. 5 Cleveland, St. Ignatius stymied Philadelphia, Saint Joseph's Prep, 26-6. The Hawks had won 35 straight games before losses to St. Ignatius and No. 5 Pittsburgh, Central Catholic the last two weeks.

Copyright 2004 World Features Syndicate, Inc.

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