Prep Rally Poll Championship Series: Washington still riding high

Cameron Smith

The Desoto football team continues to move it's way toward the top of the PCS rankings — Facebook
The Desoto football team continues to move it's way toward the top of the PCS rankings — Facebook

By now you probably know the drill. Prep Rally goes through the top-25 rankings of the three most notable national polls -- the RivalsHigh 100, 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 precisely who the nation's top teams are.

Here’s how the national contenders stack up this week, with Miami Washington still sitting pretty in the top spot:

1) Washington (Miami, Fla.) — 98
2) Allen (Allen, Texas) — 93
3) DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) — 89
4) St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) — 83
5) St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) — 80
6) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) — 74
7) Central (Miami, Fla.) — 70
8) Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.) — 68
9) Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, Ariz.) — 57
10) Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) — 53
11) Katy (Katy, Texas) — 52
12) Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) — 48
13) Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.) — 45
14) Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) — 42
15) Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) — 37
16) Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) — 32
17) Miramar (Miramar, Fla.) — 30
18) Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) — 28
19) Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) — 21
20) Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) — 16
21) Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.) — 12
21) Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) — 12
21) University School (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) — 12
24) Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) — 10
25) Folsom (Folsom, Calif.) — 10

Others in the running: St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio), Lamar (Houston, Texas), Carroll (Southlake, Texas), Norcross (Norcross, Ga.), Bingham (South Jordan, Utah), Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.), Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio), Cass Tech (Detroit, Mich.), North Shore (Houston, Texas), Edna Karr (New Orleans, La.)

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