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Blue Star Media Elite 25 Football Rankings, Oct. 31, 2023

1. St. John Bosco, Bellflower, Calif. (9-1)

Previous rank: 1.

Recap: Defeated Orange Lutheran, 44-22. QB Caleb Sanchez passed for 396 yards and six touchdowns. The Braves won their first outright Trinity League crown since 2018.

Next: Nov. 10 vs. San Clemente in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 first round.

2. Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas (10-0)^

Previous: 2.

Recap: Idle. The Gaels need two wins for another Nevada state championship.

Next: Friday vs. Coronado (Henderson) in NIAA Class 5A, Division 1 semifinals.

3. Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif. (8-1)

Previous: 4.

Recap: Defeated Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita), 35-19. The Monarchs have a week off.

Next: Nov. 10 vs. JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano) in CIF-Southern Section Division 1 first round.

4. IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. (7-0)

Previous: 5.

Recap: Idle.

Next: Friday vs. St. Thomas More (Oakdale, Conn.).

5. Chaminade-Madonna College Prep, Hollywood, Fla. (9-0)

Previous: 6.

Recap: Defeated St. John Paul II Academy (Boca Raton), 70-0.

Next: Friday at Lakewood (St. Petersburg).

6. Mill Creek, Hoschton, Ga. (9-0)

Previous: 7.

Recap: Defeated Dacula, 41-0.

Next: Friday vs. Mountain View (Lawrenceville).

7. DeSoto, Texas (8-0)

Previous: 12.

Recap: Defeated then-No. 3 Duncanville, 49-35. QB Darius Bailey threw for four TDs and RB Marvin Duffey rushed for two more scores. The Eagles captured the District 11-6A title.

Next: Thursday at Mansfield.

8. North Shore, Galena Park, Texas (9-0)

Previous: 8.

Recap: Defeated Atascocita (Humble), 61-35. The Mustangs claimed the District 21-6A title.

Next: Thursday vs. Humble Kingwood.

9. St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (9-1)

Previous: 9.

Recap: Defeated Dillard (Fort Lauderdale), 58-0.

Next: Nov. 10 vs. TBD in Class 3M regional quarterfinals.

10. St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia (8-1)

Previous: 10.

Recap: Defeated Roman Catholic (Philadelphia), 45-7. The Hawks went 4-0 in the PCL Red Division.

Next: Nov. 10 or 11 vs. Father Judge (Philadelphia) or La Salle College High (Wyndmoor, Pa.) in Philadelphia Catholic League Class AAAAAA final.

11. Buford, Ga. (8-1)

Previous: 11.

Recap: Defeated Mountain View (Lawrenceville), 51-0.

Next: Friday vs. Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville).

12. Westlake, Austin, Texas (9-0)

Previous: 13.

Recap: Defeated Austin Bowie, 62-0. The Chaps clinched the District 26-6A title.

Next: Thursday at Buda Johnson.

13. Colquitt County, Norman Park, Ga. (9-0)

Previous: 14.

Recap: Defeated Valdosta, 44-28. The regular season ends this weekend.

Next: Friday vs. Richmond Hill.

14. Duncanville, Texas (7-1)

Previous: 3.

Recap: Lost to then-No. 12 DeSoto,  49-35. The Panthers had their win streak snapped at 22 games.

Next: Thursday vs. Mansfield Legacy.

15. Walton, Marietta, Ga. (9-0)

Previous: 15.

Recap: Defeated Osbourne (Marietta), 35-0. The Raiders sit atop Class AAAAAAA, Region 5 heading into the regular season finale.

Next: Friday at Wheeler (Marietta).

16. Sierra Canyon School, Chatsworth, Calif. (10-0)

Previous: 16.

Recap: Defeated Chaminade (Mission Hills), 44-6. The Trailblazers won the Mission League championship.

Next: Nov. 10 vs. Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita) in CIF-Southern Section Division 1 first round.

17. Bixby, Okla. (9-0)

Previous: 17.

Recap: Defeated Moore, 68-5. Huge rivalry game this weekend in the regular-season finale.

Next: Friday at Jenks.

18. Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village, Colo. (10-0)

Previous: 18.

Recap: Defeated Grandview (Aurora), 45-22. The Bruins won the Centennial League title with a 5-0 mark and earned the top seed in the large-school playoffs.

Next: Nov. 10 vs. Eaglecrest (Centennial) or Legacy (Broomfield) in Class 5A second round.

19. American Heritage, Plantation, Fla. (7-1)

Previous: 19.

Recap: Defeated Hallandale, 55-0.

Next: Nov. 10 vs. TBD in Class 2M regional quarterfinals.

20. Corner Canyon, Draper, Utah (10-1)

Previous: 20.

Recap: Defeated Layton, 52-0, in the Class 6A second round. Utah-bound QB Isaac Wilson tossed four TDs.

Next: Friday vs. Lone Peak (Highland) in Class 6A quarterfinals.

21. Norland, Miami (9-0)

Previous: 21.

Recap: Defeated North Miami Beach, 54-7.

Next: Thursday vs. Killian (Miami).

22. Massillon (Ohio) Washington (11-0)

Previous: 22.

Recap: Defeated Central Crossing (Grove City), 41-6, in Division II, Region 7 first round.

Next: Friday vs. Westerville (Ohio) South in Region 7 quarterfinals.

23. St. Edward, Lakewood, Ohio (10-1)

Previous: 23.

Recap: Defeated Elyria, 42-0, in Division I, Region 1 first round. The Eagles’ defense picked a great time to chalk up their first shutout of the season.

Next: Friday vs. GlenOak (Canton) in Region 1 quarterfinals.

24. Bergen Catholic, Oradell, N.J. (8-1)

Previous: 24.

Recap: Defeated Paramus Catholic, 42-13. Junior QB Dom Campanile threw for 157 yards and two TDs and Rutgers-bound RB Kaj Sanders rushed for three scores. The Crusaders are the top seed in the playoffs and earned a first-round bye.

Next: Nov. 11 vs. Notre Dame (Lawrenceville) or Paul VI (Haddonfield) in Non-Public A quarterfinals.

25. Corona (Calif.) Centennial (8-2)

Previous: 25.

Recap: Defeated Norco, 55-0. Junior QB Husan Longstreet threw for 438 yards and four TDs. The Huskies enter the postseason on a six-game winning streak.

Next: Nov. 10 vs. Orange Lutheran in CIF-Southern Section Division 1 first round.

Dropped: None.

High-Fives by Region


  • Imhotep Institute Prep, Philadelphia (9-0)
  • Freedom, Woodbridge, Va. (8-0)
  • Central Bucks West, Doylestown, Pa. (10-0)
  • Good Counsel, Olney, Md. (7-1)
  • DeMatha, Hyattsville, Md. (8-1)
  • Geography: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.


  • Belleville, Mich. (10-0)
  • Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill. (10-0)
  • Mount Carmel, Chicago (9-1)
  • Lincoln-Way East, Frankfort, Ill. (10-0)
  • Archbishop Hoban, Akron, Ohio (9-1)
  • Southland

  • Central, Miami (6-3)
  • Gainesville, Ga. (9-0)
  • Grimsley, Greensboro, N.C. (10-0)
  • Clay-Chalkville, Pinson, Ala. (9-0)
  • Edna Karr, New Orleans (8-0)
  • Geography: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

    Far West

  • Centennial, Peoria, Ariz. (9-0)
  • Kahuku, Hawaii (10-1)^
  • Serra, San Mateo, Calif. (9-0)
  • O’Dea, Seattle (8-0)
  • West Linn, Ore. (9-0)
  • Geography: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

    ^ Includes forfeit victories

    Records are through Sunday’s games.

    Geography: Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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