Neshoba stays put at No. 1 in USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Six-time defending Mississippi 5A state champion Neshoba Central, which has been idle since completing its perfect season three weeks ago, continued to be the top-ranked team in the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll.

Madison (26-0) added three wins to remain second for a fourth-straight week, while Hamilton (33-2) and Keystone (34-0) each moved up a spot, and Champion (31-0) broke into the top five.  

New Palestine (29-1) outscored its two Indiana state tournament opponents, 20-1, to surge eight spots to No. 11, and extend its win streak to 18. Canyon (29-2), however, went the other direction, dropping from third to 17th after seven-loss Atascocita upset them in the Texas 6A state final.

Three schools joined the rankings — North Carolina state 2A champ South Granville (28-0) and fellow unbeaten school Wachusett (22-0) of Massachusetts at Nos. 8 and 9, respectively, and Virginia’s Prince George (22-1) at No. 12.

West Virginia’s Hurricane, Texas’ Keller and Massachusetts’ Milford dropped out.

State rankings submitted by NFCA member coaches are used to compile the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25.

USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – June 7, 2018

Rank

Team

2018 Record

Previous

1

Neshoba Central (Miss.)

34-0

1

2

Madison (Va.)

26-0

2

3

Hamilton (Ariz.)

33-2

4

4

Keystone (Ohio)

34-0

5

5

Champion (Ohio)

31-0

6

6

Tualatin (Ore.)

30-0

8

7

East Carter (Ky.)

37-0

9

8

South Granville (N.C.)

28-0

NR

9

Wachusett (Mass.)

22-0

NR

10

Donovan Catholic (N.J.)

30-1

10

11

New Palestine (Ind.)

29-1

19

12

Prince George (Va.)

22-1

NR

13

Huntingtown (Md.)

19-0

15

14

Center Grove (Ind.)

30-2

11

15

Norco (Calif.)

29-3

12

16

Clovis (Calif.)

31-2

14

17

Freedom (Calif.)

21-2

13

18

Canyon (Texas)

29-2

3

19

Shawnee Heights (Kan.)

25-0

17

20

Scott County (Ky.)

33-2

18

21

Orange Lutheran (Calif.)

26-5

20

22

Jackson (Wash.)

25-1

21

23

Smyrna (Del.)

23-1

22

24

Middleton (Idaho)

29-2

23

25

Katy (Texas)

39-4

24

Dropped out: Hurricane (W. Va.), Keller (Texas) and Milford (Mass.)

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