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Prep Rally Poll Championship Series: Allen hanging tough on top

Cameron Smith
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Calling them America's team might be a bit much, but traditional power Carroll is back in the rankings — Carroll Athletic Booster Club

Calling them America's team might be a bit much, but traditional power Carroll is back in the rankings — Carroll …

The time has come for Prep Rally to go through the top-25 rankings of the three most notable national polls — the Prep Nation National Poll, MaxPreps XCellent 25 and USA Today Super 25 — as well as the longest-running computer ranking system, the Massey Ratings, and combine them all to come up with an amalgamated score. The goal is to provide the most balanced view of who the nation's top teams are.

Here's where we stand, with Allen High (Allen, Texas) still on top despite not leading in any of the human polls. Go figure.

1) Allen (Allen, Texas) — 94
2) Washington (Miami, Fla.) — 92
3) St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) — 90
4) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) — 81
4) DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) — 81
6) St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) — 78
7) Central (Miami, Fla.) — 72
8) Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, Ariz.) — 65
9) Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.) — 63
10) Katy (Katy, Texas) — 58
11) Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) — 48
12) Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) — 46
13) Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.) — 41
14) Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) — 39
15) Miramar (Miramar, Fla.) — 38
16) Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) — 29
17) Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) — 26
18) Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) — 25
19) Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) — 22
20) Folsom (Folsom, Calif.) — 15
21) Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) — 15
22) Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) — 12
23) St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) — 10
24) Davidson (Hilliard, Ohio) — 7
25) Carroll (Southlake, Texas) — 6

Also in the running: Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio), Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.), DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.), Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.), Punahou (Honolulu, Hi.), Mentor (Mentor, Ohio), Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Fort Pierce Central (Fort Pierce, Fla.)

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Cameron Smith is the editor of Prep Rally on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at preprallyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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