2004 National Prep Poll – Week 9

Week No. 9

While many Floridians believe that there are at least five schools that belong among the elite top 25 in the nation, only time will tell which ones will emerge. This week, Naples and Seffner Armwood are among the top 25 – while Madison County and Miami Monsignor Pace are mentioned as elite teams.

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 (6 Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss-tie records:

#2. Mission Viejo, Calif. (5-0-0), escaped with 17-14 win at preseason-No. 1 De La Salle

#3. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (6-0-0), pounding foes by a combined 323-31

#4. Cincinnati, Colerain (7-0-0), average score is 49-7

#5. Jenks, Okla. (5-0-0), coach Allan Trimble only 10 losses in 9 years

#6. Hoover, Ala. (6-0-0), three straight wins over state-ranked teams

#7. Naples, Fla. (5-0-0), thrashed first 5 opponents 251-29

#8. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward (3-4-0)-x, forfeited four wins for ineligible player

#9. Kingsland, Ga., Camden County (7-0-0), 13 shutouts in last 22 games

#10. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic (7-0-0), St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger an alum

#11. Bellevue, Wash. (5-0-0), RB J.R. Hasty 5 TDs in defeat of state-ranked Liberty

#12. Lockport, Ill. (7-0-0), QB Jake Christensen 33 TDs in 7 games

#13. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Riverdale (7-0-0), beat last 5 foes 231-2

#14. Lufkin, Texas (6-0-0), junior DB Leonard Hewitt has 8 INTs, 2 for TDs

#15. Seffner, Fla., Armwood (5-0-0), scored on 12 straight possessions in 84-0 romp

#16. River Ridge, La., John Curtis (6-0-0), routed Pensacola Escambia (Fla.) 48-6

#17. Katy, Texas (6-0-0), only team to defeat No. 1 Carroll since 2002

#18. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame (5-0-0), thumped state-ranked Valencia, 33-3

#19. Denton, Texas, Ryan (6-0-0), DB Ishie Oduegwu headed to Texas Tech

#20. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (5-0-0), five players have made Div. I college commitments

#21. Richmond, Va., Varina (6-0-0), averages over 50 points per game

#22. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional (5-0-0), ended Don Bosco Prep's 27-game win streak

#23. Eden Prairie, Minn. (6-0-0), four state titles since 1996

#24. Olathe, Kan., North (6-0-0), seven state titles in eight years

#25. Conway, S.C. (7-0-0), led by Oklahoma WR recruit Eric Huggins

x-all four losses from forfeits

NORTHEAST
#1. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic, 7-0-0
#2. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional, 5-0-0
#3. Langhorne, Pa., Nashaminy, 6-0-0
#4. Monroeville, Pa., Gateway, 6-1-0
#5. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 3-1-0
#6. New Rochelle, N.Y., 6-0-0
#7. Ridgewood, N.J., 4-0-0
#8. Philadelphia, Cardinal O'Hara, 6-0-0
#9. Webster, N.Y., Schroeder, 6-0-0
#10. Westwood, Mass., Xaverian, 5-0-0

EAST COAST
#1. Charlotte, N.C., Independence, 6-0-0
#2. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 5-0-0
#3. Richmond, Va., Varina, 6-0-0
#4. Conway, S.C., 7-0-0
#5. Chesapeake, Va., Oscar Smith, 5-0-0
#6. Wheaton, Md., Good Counsel, 6-0-0
#7. Rock Hill, S.C., 6-0-0
#8. Germantown, Md., Northwest, 6-0-0
#9. New Bern, N.C., 6-0-0
#10. Fairfax, Va., Robinson, 5-0-0

SOUTHEAST
#1. Hoover, Ala., 6-0-0
#2. Naples, Fla., 5-0-0
#3. Kingsland, Ga., Camden County, 7-0-0
#4. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Riverdale, 7-0-0
#5. Seffner, Fla., Armwood, 5-0-0
#6. River Ridge, La., John Curtis, 6-0-0
#7. Madison, Fla., Madison County, 5-0-0
#8. LaGrange, Ga., 7-0-0
#9. Boutte, La., Hahnville, 6-0-0
#10. Miami, Monsignor Pace, 4-0-0

MIDWEST
#1. Cincinnati, Colerain, 7-0-0
#2. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 3-4-0-x
#3. Lockport, Ill., 7-0-0
#4. Joliet, Ill., Joliet Catholic, 7-0-0
#5. Cincinnati, St. Xavier, 7-0-0-xx
#6. Park Ridge, Ill., Maine South, 7-0-0
#7. Avon Lake, Ohio, 7-0-0
#8. Lowell, Mich., 7-0-0
#9. Naperville, Ill., North, 7-0-0
#10. Schofield, Wis., D.C. Everest, 7-0-0
x-all four losses from forfeits
xx-includes forfeit win over No. 2 St. Edward

MIDLANDS
#1. Eden Prairie, Minn., 6-0-0
#2. Olathe, Kan., North, 6-0-0
#3. Columbia, Mo., Hickman, 4-1-0
#4. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst, 4-1-0
#5. Blue Springs, Mo., 5-1-0
#6. Bettendorf, Iowa, 6-0-0
#7. West Des Moines, Iowa, Valley, 6-0-0
#8. Englewood, Colo., Cherry Creek, 6-0-0
#9. Omaha, Neb., Westside, 6-0-0
#10. Champlin, Minn., Champlin Park, 6-0-0

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

WEST COAST
#1. Mission Viejo, Calif., 5-0-0
#2. Bellevue, Wash., 5-0-0
#3. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame, 5-0-0
#4. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 4-1-0
#5. Lakewood, Calif., 5-0-0
#6. Pasco, Wash., 5-0-0
#7. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 4-1-0
#8. Clovis, Calif., East, 4-1-0
#9. Ventura, Calif., St. Bonaventure, 4-1-0
#10. San Mateo, Calif., Serra, 5-0-0

FEATS OF THE WEEK: On the same night the movie "Friday Night Lights" opened to a nationwide audience, the 2004 edition of the Odessa, Texas, Permian Panthers were defeated by district nemesis, Midland, 42-34. Texas prep football will get more prime national attention this week with FOX Sports Net planning to televise Permian's match-up with Midland Lee and ESPN2 scheduled to show No. 1 Southlake Carroll's showdown with No. 19 Denton Ryan.

Tyrell Sutton of Akron, Ohio, Hoban rushed for 505 yards and eight touchdowns in a 61-28 rout of Youngstown, Ursuline. The Northwestern-bound senior's night tied the state-record for TDs and was third-best ever for rushing yards in a game.

No. 8 Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward remained ranked despite forfeiting four of its first five wins of the season. The ruling by the Ohio state association was made because school officials delayed submitting paperwork on a sophomore transfer student. St. Edward is appealing because the player in question, who is now eligible, played only sparingly in the games the Eagles were forced to forfeit. If the appeal is denied, St. Edward probably must win its last three games to hold onto any playoff hopes.

Copyright 2004 World Features Syndicate, Inc.

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