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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lake Creek won three more playoff games to remain the No. 1 team in the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 for a ninth-straight week.

The (36-0) Lions defeated Waller twice late last week, then shut out Friendswood, 8-0, on Wednesday in the first game of their best-of-three Texas Class 5A regional semifinal series.

Meanwhile, there was plenty of movement below them following Oaks Christian’s 4-0 loss to Los Alamitos on Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 semis.

Undefeated squads Roncalli (24-0), Benton (31-0) and Anthony Wayne (27-0), plus one-loss Riverton (21-1) comprise the rest of the revised first five. Lakewood Ranch (27-2) and Clovis North (21-2) are next, followed by No. 8 Neshoba Central (31-3) — which beat East Central, 13-4, on Wednesday to capture a ninth-straight Mississippi state 5A title — and Donovan Catholic (23-0).

Patterson Mill (19-0) replaced fellow Maryland school Damascus in the 15th spot this week, while Minnesota’s Rosemount (17-2) at No. 20 and Missouri’s Diamond (27-3) at No. 24 round out the Super 25 newcomers.

State rankings submitted by the 2022 NFCA High School Steering Committee are used to compile the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25. Teams are chosen based on performance, roster quality, strength of schedule, and active NFCA membership.

USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – May 19, 2022

Rank

Team

2022 Record

Previous

1

Lake Creek (Texas)

36-0

1

2

Roncalli (Ind.)

24-0

4

3

Benton (Ark.)

31-0

5

4

Anthony Wayne (Ohio)

27-0

6

5

Riverton (Utah)

21-1

7

6

Lakewood Ranch (Fla.)

27-2

3

7

Clovis North (Calif.)

21-2

8

8

Neshoba Central (Miss.)

31-3

9

9

Donovan Catholic (N.J.)

23-0

17

10

Oaks Christian (Calif.)

31-1

2

11

Eastern Alamance (N.C.)

23-1

11

12

North Augusta (S.C.)

29-2

10

13

Lexington (S.C.)

25-2

13

14

Alexander Central (N.C.)

25-2

14

15

Patterson Mill (Md.)

19-0

NR

16

Jackson (Wash.)

20-2

12

17

Immaculate Heart Academy (N.J.)

23-1

16

18

Monroe-Woodbury (N.Y.)

17-0

18

19

Concord (N.H.)

20-0

19

20

Rosemount (Minn.)

17-2

NR

21

Allen Park (Mich.)

26-1-1

20

22

New Palestine (Ind.)

20-3-1

24

23

John Curtis (La.)

29-3

23

24

Diamond (Mo.)

27-3

NR

25

Lakota West (Ohio)

24-3

25

Dropped out: Damascus (Md.), Deer Park (Texas) and Marist (Ill.).

State rankings submitted by the 2022 NFCA High School Steering Committee are used to compile the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25. Teams are chosen based on performance, roster quality, strength of schedule, and active NFCA membership.

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