2004 National Prep Poll – Week 16
Week No. 16
Week No. 16
Poll Editors
Posted Nov 29, 2004


The Lakeland Dreadnaughts, who take on Daytona Beach Mainland this Friday night, have moved among the elite football teams in the nation this week. They join Seffner Armwood and Madison County.

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 (13-0-0), over 34,000 fans watched region semifinal win

#2. Mission Viejo, Calif. (12-0-0), bounced defending CIF-SS II champ Hart from playoffs

#3. Cincinnati, Colerain (14-0-0), just 12 points allowed in four playoff games

#4. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (13-0-0), up next regionally ranked Richmond County in 4AA state semifinals

#5. Hoover, Ala. (13-0-0), advanced to 6A state semifinals

#6. Jenks, Okla. (12-0-0), will face rival No. 22 Tulsa Union for 6A title

#7. Seffner, Fla., Armwood (11-1-0)-x, 8 rushing TDs in playoff win

#8. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic (14-0-0), RB Eugene Jarvis eclipsed 4,000 career yards

#9. Bellevue, Wash. (12-0-0), one win from fourth straight 3A crown

#10. Joliet, Ill., Catholic (14-0-0), repeated as 5A state champ

#11. Lufkin, Texas (13-0-0), downed then-unbeaten Longview in region semis

#12. Valdosta, Ga., Lowndes (14-0-0), ended then-No. 7 Camden County's 28-game win streak

#13. River Ridge, La., John Curtis (13-0-0), just 70 points allowed all year

#14. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame (12-0-0), seeks third straight CIF-SS III title

#15. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Riverdale (14-0-0), earned fifth straight state-title game berth

#16. Madison, Fla., Madison County (12-0-0), advanced to 2A state championship

#17. LaGrange, Ga., (14-0-0), win streak at 28

#18. Batesville, Miss., South Panola (14-0-0), one win from repeat 5A title

#19. Syracuse, N.Y., Christian Brothers (13-0-0), beat then-No. 22 New Rochelle for AA state crown

#20. Muskegon, Mich. (14-0-0), won Division 2 state title, first in 15 years

#21. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (10-1-0), repeat WCAC titlist

#22. Tulsa, Okla., Union (12-1-0), hopes to avenge its only loss to No. 6 Jenks

#23. Langhorne, Pa., Neshaminy (12-1-0), did avenge its only loss to North Penn in state quarterfinals

#24. Peculiar, Mo., Raymore-Peculiar (13-0-0), captured first state championship

#25. Bettendorf, Iowa (13-0-0), won first 4A title since 1992
x-Only loss by forfeit

NORTHEAST
#1. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic, 14-0-0
#2. Syracuse, N.Y., Christian Brothers, 13-0-0
#3. Langhorne, Pa., Neshaminy, 12-1-0
#4. Easton, Pa., 13-0-0
#5. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 9-1-0
#6. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic, 9-2-0
#7. Harrisburg, Pa., McDevitt, 10-2-0
#8. New Rochelle, N.Y., 11-1-0
#9. Everett, Mass., 9-0-0
#10. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional, 10-1-0

EAST COAST
#1. Charlotte, N.C., Independence, 13-0-0
#2. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 10-1-0
#3. Rock Hill, S.C., 12-1-0
#4. Fairfax, Va., Robinson, 12-0-0
#5. Wheaton, Md., Good Counsel, 11-1-0
#6. Virginia Beach, Va., Landstown, 12-0-0
#7. Hampton, Va., 12-0-0
#8. Rockingham, N.C., Richmond County, 14-0-0
#9. Morgantown, W. Va., 13-0-0
#10. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 12-1-0

SOUTHEAST
#1. Hoover, Ala., 13-0-0
#2. Seffner, Fla., Armwood, 12-1-0-x
#3. Valdosta, Ga., Lowndes, 14-0-0
#4. River Ridge, La., John Curtis, 13-0-0
#5. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Riverdale, 14-0-0
#6. Madison, Fla., Madison County, 12-0-0
#7. LaGrange, Ga., 14-0-0
#8. Batesville, Miss., South Panola, 14-0-0
#9. Lakeland, Fla., 13-0-0
#10. Monroe, La., West Monroe, 13-0-0
x-Only loss by forfeit

MIDWEST
#1. Cincinnati, Colerain, 14-0-0
#2. Joliet, Ill., Joliet Catholic, 14-0-0
#3. Muskegon, Mich., 14-0-0
#4. Libertyville, Ill., 14-0-0
#5. Avon Lake, Ohio, 14-0-0
#6. Lowell, Mich., 14-0-0
#7. New Lenox, Ill., Providence 13-1-0
#8. Indianapolis, Warren Central, 14-1-0
#9. Mukwonago, Wis., 14-0-0
#10. Downers Grove, Ill., North, 12-2-0

MIDLANDS
#1. Peculiar, Mo., Raymore-Peculiar, 13-0-0
#2. Bettendorf, Iowa, 13-0-0
#3. Columbia, Mo., Hickman, 11-1-0
#4. Minnetonka, Minn., 13-1-0
#5. Omaha, Neb., Creighton Prep, 12-1-0
#6. Denver, Mullen, 12-1-0
#7. Englewood, Colo., Cherry Creek, 12-1-0
#8. Harlan, Iowa, 13-0-0
#9. Provo, Utah, Timpview, 12-1-0
#10. Salina, Kan., South, 10-3-0

SOUTHWEST
#1. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 13-0-0
#2. Jenks, Okla., 12-0-0
#3. Lufkin, Texas, 13-0-0
#4. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 12-1-0
#5. Converse, Texas, Judson, 13-0-0
#6. Denton, Texas, Ryan, 12-1-0
#7. Katy, Texas, 12-1-0
#8. Spring, Texas, Westfield, 12-1-0
#9. Little Rock, Ark., Central, 12-1-0
#10. Chandler, Ariz., Hamilton, 12-1-0

WEST COAST
#1. Mission Viejo, Calif., 12-0-0
#2. Bellevue, Wash., 12-0-0
#3. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame, 12-0-0
#4. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 11-1-0
#5. Los Alamitos, Calif., 11-1-0
#6. Valencia, Calif., 11-1-0
#7. Orange, Calif., Lutheran, 11-1-0
#8. Oceanside, Calif., 11-0-0-xx
#9. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 11-1-0
#10. San Jose, Calif., Valley Christian, 11-1-0
xx-Includes one win by forfeit

FEATS OF THE WEEK: The nation's second-longest active winning streak ended at 66 when Smith Center, Kan., upset Pittsburg, St. Mary's-Colgan, 36-14, in the 2A state championship game. No. 4 Charlotte, N.C., Independence maintains the longest current streak at 75 games without a loss.

Catawissa, Pa., Southern Columbia rushed for a national-record 768 yards in a wild 76-47 Class A state quarterfinal win over Bangor, Pius X. Henry Hynoski led the way individually for the Tigers with 409 yards on 27 carries.

Also in the Keystone State, LeSean McCoy rushed for 352 yards and seven touchdowns in regionally ranked Harrisburg, McDevitt's 48-28 Class AAAA state quarterfinal win over Carlisle. The junior now has 1,097 yards and 15 touchdowns in three playoff games.

Senior Spencer Farley rushed for his 51st touchdown of the season (a new state record) to lead regionally ranked Morgantown, W. Va., to a 38-14 Class AAA state semifinals rout of Belle, Riverside.

The oldest current rivalry in prep football was played for the 143rd time on Thanksgiving Day between New London, Conn., and Norwich, Free Academy. New London was victorious, 20-14, for its first win in the series since 1996. NFA still leads the series all-time 73-59-11.

Copyright 2004 World Features Syndicate, Inc.


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