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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Unbeaten Lake Creek won two more games to remain the top team in the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 for a second-straight week.

The (22-0) Lions rocked Cleveland, 17-0, last Friday, then rolled past Caney Creek, 12-1, on Tuesday to keep roaring. Lake Creek, which captured the NFCA Texas High School Leadoff Classic earlier this season, has now won 60 of its last 62 games, with just a pair of playoff losses last May to eventual Texas 5A state champion Barbers Hill over that span.

Clovis North (10-0) kept pace at No. 2, defeating Madera, 13-1, last Thursday in its lone action. Fellow California schools Oaks Christian (14-0) and Villa Park (14-0) both stayed perfect and jumped past perennial powers Neshoba Central (9-2) and Lakewood Ranch (10-2) — who each lost again — to give the Golden State three teams in the first four.

Elsewhere, No. 11 Alexander Central (12-0) and No. 12 Lexington (10-0) continued to climb the rankings, gaining nine and 10 places, respectively, to get tantalizingly close to the top 10, while No. 9 Marist (2-0) and No. 10 Jackson (8-0) got there this week.

Pineville (24-1), North Augusta (14-1), Eastern Alamance (7-1), Hermiston (6-0) and Damascus (4-0) are this week’s poll 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 – March 31, 2022

Rank

Team

2022 Record

Previous

1

Lake Creek (Texas)

22-0

1

2

Clovis North (Calif.)

10-0

2

3

Oaks Christian (Calif.)

14-0

6

4

Villa Park (Calif.)

14-0

7

5

Neshoba Central (Miss.)

9-2

4

6

Lakewood Ranch (Fla.)

10-2

5

7

Riverton (Utah)

11-0

10

8

Roncalli (Ind.)

0-0

9

9

Marist (Ill.)

2-0

11

10

Jackson (Wash.)

8-0

16

11

Alexander Central (N.C.)

12-0

20

12

Lexington (S.C.)

10-0

22

13

Pineville (La.)

24-1

NR

14

John Curtis (La.)

23-2

8

15

Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.)

22-2-1

14

16

Deer Park (Texas)

25-2

13

17

North Augusta (S.C.)

14-1

NR

18

Eastern Alamance (N.C.)

7-1

NR

19

New Palestine (Ind.)

0-0-1

15

20

South Caldwell (N.C.)

6-1

18

21

Lakota West (Ohio)

4-0

19

22

Hermiston (Ore.)

6-0

NR

23

Damascus (Md.)

4-0

NR

24

Donovan Catholic (N.J.)

0-0

24

25

Owosso (Mich.)

0-0

25

Dropped out: Bentonville (Ark.), Byrnes (S.C.), Keystone (Ohio), South (Calif.) and West Monroe (La.).

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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