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Prep Rally Poll Championship Series: Another week with Allen at the apex

Cameron Smith
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St. John Bosco has moved into the Poll Championship Series top-2 — Bosco Football

St. John Bosco has moved into the Poll Championship Series top-2 — Bosco Football

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.

Holiday weekend or not, there was plenty of heated football action across America, with rivalry matchups taking their toll on the overall standings. Here's where we stand, with Allen High (Allen, Texas) strengthening its hold on the top spot and California power St. John Bosco moving into a tie with Washington for second in the rankings. This all despite the fact that Washington continues to lead all three human polls.

1) Allen (Allen, Texas) — 95
2) Washington (Miami, Fla.) — 92
2) St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) — 92
4) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) — 81
4) DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) — 81
6) Central (Miami, Fla.) — 76
7) Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, Ariz.) — 73
8) Katy (Katy, Texas) — 59
9) Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.) — 54
10) Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) — 51
11) Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) — 48
12) Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.) — 45
13) Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) — 42
14) Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) — 36
15) Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) — 28
16) Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) — 27
17) Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) — 24
18) St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) — 20
18) Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) — 19
20) Mentor (Mentor, Ohio) — 19
21) Archbishop Moeller — 17
22) William T Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) — 14
23) Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) — 12
24) Folsom (Folsom, Calif.) — 11
25) Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Penn.) — 9

Also in the running: Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.), Punahou (Honolulu, Hi.), DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.), Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), Buford (Buford, Ga.), Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.)

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