LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Unbeaten Lake Creek scored two more lopsided victories to remain the No. 1 team in the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 for a third-straight week.

The (24-0) Lions defeated New Caney, 13-2, last Friday, then breezed by Dayton, 9-1, on Tuesday. NFCA Texas High School Leadoff Classic titlist Lake Creek has now won 62 of its last 64 games, with just a pair of playoff losses last May to eventual Texas 5A state champion Barbers Hill over that span. The Lions have outscored their opponents 195-26 this season.

Undefeated California schools Oaks Christian and Clovis North swapped places at No. 2 and 3 this week. Oaks Christian (17-0) won three games, while Clovis North (11-0) captured the only game on its schedule. The two have combined to outscore opponents 207-10 over 28 contests.

Villa Park (17-3) dropped from fourth to sixth after losing three of its last five, moving perennial powers Neshoba Central (15-2) and Lakewood Ranch (13-2) back up one place apiece.

Meanwhile, Marist’s 11-10 slugfest loss to Minooka on Wednesday allowed Jackson (9-0) to leapfrog into the No. 9 spot, and Lincoln-Way Central (5-1-1), which tied Marist 5-5 in nine innings on Monday, joins the poll at No. 24.

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 – April 7, 2022

Rank

Team

2022 Record

Previous

1

Lake Creek (Texas)

24-0

1

2

Oaks Christian (Calif.)

17-0

3

3

Clovis North (Calif.)

11-0

2

4

Neshoba Central (Miss.)

15-2

5

5

Lakewood Ranch (Fla.)

13-2

6

6

Villa Park (Calif.)

17-3

4

7

Riverton (Utah)

12-0

7

8

Roncalli (Ind.)

0-0

8

9

Jackson (Wash.)

9-0

10

10

Marist (Ill.)

3-1-1

9

11

Pineville (La.)

28-1

13

12

Alexander Central (N.C.)

14-1

11

13

Lexington (S.C.)

16-1

12

14

John Curtis (La.)

26-2

14

15

Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.)

26-2-1

15

16

North Augusta (S.C.)

19-1

17

17

Deer Park (Texas)

26-2

16

18

Eastern Alamance (N.C.)

8-1

18

19

New Palestine (Ind.)

0-0-1

19

20

Lakota West (Ohio)

8-0

21

21

Damascus (Md.)

7-0

23

22

Donovan Catholic (N.J.)

2-0

24

23

South Caldwell (N.C.)

7-1

20

24

Lincoln-Way Central (Ill.)

5-1-1

NR

25

Owosso (Mich.)

0-0

25

Dropped out: Hermiston (Ore.)

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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