2004 National Prep Poll – Week 13

Week No. 13

Naples, Seffner Armwood and Madison County remain in the national spotlight after 13 weeks of the high school football season.

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.

The National Prep Poll has been compiled weekly since 1987 and are the only national high school rankings distributed on the Associated Press national wire service.

1. Southlake, Texas, Carroll 10-0-0 30 straight regular season wins 1

2. Mission Viejo, Calif. 9-0-0 seeks third CIF title in four years 2

3. Charlotte, N.C., Independence 10-0-0 72 straight wins, tied for 2nd most all-time 3

4. Cincinnati, Ohio, Colerain 11-0-0 thumped two-time defending state champ Elder, 38-3 4

5. Hoover, Ala. 10-0-0 whipped state-ranked Decatur, 49-21 6

6. Jenks, Okla. 9-0-0 aims for ninth state title in 10 years 5

7. Naples, Fla. 9-0-0 just 56 points allowed on the season 7

8. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Riverdale 11-0-0 no TDs allowed last nine games 10

9. Kingsland, Ga., Camden County 11-0-0 opened playoffs with sixth shutout 11

10. Bellevue, Wash. 9-0-0 three straight 3-A state titles 8

11. Seffner, Fla., Armwood 8-1-0-x six wins by over 40 points 12

12. River Ridge, La., John Curtis 10-0-0 only 51 points allowed all year 13

13. Pittsburgh, Pa., Central Catholic 11-0-0 up next regionally ranked Upper St. Clair 14

14. Lufkin, Texas 10-0-0 first unbeaten regular season in 40 years 15

15. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame 9-0-0 led by blue chip RB/DB Cary Harris 16

16. Wheaton, Md., Good Counsel 10-0-0 outscoring foes 351-78 17

17. Galena Park, Texas, North Shore 10-0-0 winning streak at 25 NR

18. Joliet, Ill., Joliet Catholic 11-0-0 145 points in first two playoff games 25

19. Springdale, Ark. 10-0-0 got fifth shutout of season 24

20. Richmond, Va., Varina 9-0-0 state title would be school's first 18

21. Madison, Fla., Madison County 9-0-0 third straight unbeaten regular season 22

22. Pasco, Wash. 9-0-0 led by Nebraska-bound RB/DB Leon Jackson NR

23. Olathe, Kan., North 10-0-0 seven state crowns in last eight years 21

24. Rock Hill, S.C., Northwestern 11-0-0 beat then-No. 23 Rock Hill, 14-9 NR

25. New Rochelle, N.Y. 10-0-0 only 32 points allowed this season NR

NORTHEAST REGION
1. Pittsburgh, Pa., Central Catholic (11-0-0) (1)
2. New Rochelle, N.Y. (10-0-0) (7)
3. Monroeville, Pa., Gateway (10-1-0) (3)
4. Easton, Pa. (9-0-0) (5)
5. Upper St. Clair, Pa. (11-0-0) (6)
6. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco Prep (7-1-0) (4)
7. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic (7-2-0) --
8. Syracuse, N.Y., Christian Brothers (10-0-0) (9) 9. Everett, Mass. (7-0-0) (8)
10. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter's (9-0-0) (10)

EAST COAST REGION
1. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (10-0-0) (1)
2. Wheaton, Md., Good Counsel (10-0-0) (2)
3. Richmond, Va., Varina (9-0-0) (3)
4. Rock Hill, S.C., Northwestern (11-0-0) (10)
5. Fairfax, Va., Robinson (9-0-0) (5)
6. Chesapeake, Va., Oscar Smith (9-0-0) (6)
7. Hampton, Va. (9-0-0) (7)
8. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (8-1-0) (8)
9. Rockingham, N.C., Richmond County (11-0-0) (9)
10. Rock Hill, S.C. (9-1-0) (4)

SOUTHEAST REGION
1. Hoover, Ala. (10-0-0) (1)
2. Naples, Fla. (9-0-0) (2)
3. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Riverdale (11-0-0) (3)
4. Kingsland, Ga., Camden County (11-0-0) (4)
5. Seffner, Fla., Armwood (8-1-0-x) (5)
6. River Ridge, La., John Curtis (10-0-0) (6)
7. Madison, Fla., Madison County (9-0-0) (7)
8. LaGrange, Ga. (11-0-0) (8)
9. Boutte, La., Hahnville (10-0-0) (9)
10. Batesville, Miss., South Panola (11-0-0) (10)

MIDWEST REGION
1. Cincinnati, Ohio, Colerain (11-0-0) (1)
2. Joliet, Ill., Joliet Catholic (11-0-0) (2)
3. Cincinnati, Ohio, St. Xavier (11-0-0-xx) (3)
4. Park Ridge, Ill., Maine South (11-0-0) (4)
5. Centerville, Ohio (11-0-0) --
6. Avon Lake, Ohio (11-0-0) (5)
7. Lowell, Mich. (11-0-0) (6)
8. Libertyville, Ill. (11-0-0) --
9. Fort Wayne, Ind., Snider (12-0-0) (9)
10. Mukwonago, Wis. (12-0-0) (10)

MIDLANDS REGION
1. Olathe, Kan., North (10-0-0) (2)
2. Columbia, Mo., Hickman (8-1-0) (3)
3. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst (8-1-0) (4)
4. Bettendorf, Iowa (10-0-0) (5)
5. West Des Moines, Iowa, Valley (10-0-0) (6)
6. Blue Springs, Mo. (9-1-0) (7)
7. Champlin, Minn., Champlin Park (10-0-0) (10)
8. Minnetonka, Minn. (10-1-0) --
9. Denver, Colo., Mullen Prep (9-1-0) (8)
10. Omaha, Neb., Creighton Prep (9-1-0) (9)

SOUTHWEST REGION
1. Southlake, Texas, Carroll (10-0-0) (1)
2. Jenks, Okla. (9-0-0) (2)
3. Lufkin, Texas (10-0-0) (4)
4. Galena Park, Texas, North Shore (10-0-0) (6)
5. Springdale, Ark. (10-0-0) (5)
6. Longview, Texas (10-0-0) (7)
7. Abilene, Texas (10-0-0) (8)
8. Tulsa, Okla., Union (9-1-0) (9)
9. Converse, Texas, Judson (10-0-0) --
10. Phoenix, Ariz., Paradise Valley (10-0-0) (10)

WEST COAST REGION
1. Mission Viejo, Calif. (9-0-0) (1)
2. Bellevue, Wash. (9-0-0) (2)
3. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame (9-0-0) (3)
4. Pasco, Wash. (9-0-0) (5)
5. Long Beach, Calif., Poly (8-1-0) (6)
6. Los Alamitos, Calif. (8-1-0) --
7. Los Angeles, Calif., Loyola (8-1-0) (8)
8. San Jose, Calif., Valley Christian (9-0-0) (9)
9. Valencia, Calif. (8-1-0) (10)
10. Oceanside, Calif. (8-1-0) --
x-Only loss by forfeit
xx-Includes one win by forfeit


FEATS OF THE WEEK: Georgia's Class AAAAA playoffs opened with Suwanee, Collins Hill outlasting Austell, South Cobb, 70-68, in seven overtimes. The teams combined for 18 touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards of offense.

Brent Gulledge of Bessemer, Ala., Victory Christian tossed a state-record nine touchdown passes in a 70-6 drubbing of Camp Hill, Lyman Ward Military.

No. 25 New Rochelle, N.Y., becomes the first Empire State team to enter the Top 25 since 1995 (Jamestown). Led by Syracuse recruit RB Ray Rice, the Huguenots crushed Mount Vernon, 46-0, for their 22nd consecutive win. It is their second straight section title in defense of last year's Class AA state championship.

Regionally ranked Long Beach, Calif., Poly stopped then-regionally ranked Lakewood, 22-9. The Jackrabbits' 54th consecutive league win clinched their 13th straight league title.

Rock Hill, S.C., Northwestern entered the national poll at No. 24 after defeating its crosstown rival, then-No. 23 Rock Hill, 14-9. More than 13,000 fans watched as the Trojans sealed the win with a goal-line stand in the closing minutes.

Copyright 2004 World Features Syndicate, Inc.

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