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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Unbeaten Texas state 5A titlist Lake Creek is No. 1 in the final USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 of the 2022 season.

In all, unbeaten teams comprise half of the top 10 teams, including five of the first seven. The (41-0) Lions lead the way with their 15th week in the top spot, followed by Indiana titlist Roncalli (33-0) at No. 2 and Arkansas state champ Benton (32-0) in the third spot.

No. 6 Rockridge (35-0) and seventh-ranked Monroe-Woodbury (26-0) are the other two teams in the poll who did not lose a game this season. Rockridge is the first Illinois team to have back-to-back unbeaten seasons, while the Crusaders rode senior pitcher Brianna Roberts to New York’s Class AA title.

Utah’s Riverton (28-1) and Ohio’s Anthony Wayne (30-1) had just one blemish on their record in the fourth and fifth positions, respectively, while No. 8 Donovan Catholic (30-1) suffered its lone loss to fellow state titlist Haddon Heights in New Jersey’s Tournament of Champions. The Griffins had just won a third-straight state Non-Public A crown and were riding a 48-game win streak at the time.

Ninth-ranked Lakewood Ranch (30-2) avenged two early losses to Lake Brantley with a 8-2 victory over the Patriots in the Florida state Class 7A championship, and No. 10 Oaks Christian (34-1) closed the year with three California playoff triumphs after a mid-May loss to Los Alamitos snapped the Lions’ 31-game win streak.

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 – June 30, 2022

Rank

Team

2022 Record

Previous

1

Lake Creek (Texas)

41-0

1

2

Roncalli (Ind.)

33-0

2

3

Benton (Ark.)

32-0

3

4

Riverton (Utah)

28-1

4

5

Anthony Wayne (Ohio)

30-1

5

6

Rockridge (Ill.)

35-0

6

7

Monroe-Woodbury (N.Y.)

26-0

7

8

Donovan Catholic (N.J.)

30-1

8

9

Lakewood Ranch (Fla.)

30-2

9

10

Oaks Christian (Calif.)

34-1

10

11

Neshoba Central (Miss.)

31-3

11

12

Clovis North (Calif.)

21-3

12

13

North Augusta (S.C.)

33-2

13

14

Eastern Alamance (N.C.)

28-2

14

15

Patterson Mill (Md.)

21-1

16

16

Immaculate Heart Academy (N.J.)

27-2

17

17

Concord (N.H.)

26-2

15

18

Lakota West (Ohio)

29-3

18

19

Watkins Memorial (Ohio)

28-3

19

20

Alexander Central (N.C.)

25-3

20

21

Lexington (S.C.)

27-4

21

22

New Palestine (Ind.)

23-4-1

22

23

John Curtis (La.)

29-3

23

24

Diamond (Mo.)

29-3

24

25

Rosemount (Minn.)

21-4

25

Dropped out: None.

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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