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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lake Creek and Oaks Christian — the two teams with Lion mascots atop the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 — kept winning to remain undefeated and in full control with playoff games looming.

No. 1 Lake Creek (32-0) has started the Texas 5A tournament already, beating Magnolia twice last week to set up a best-of-three with Weiss in the next round starting on Friday. The Lions have now won 70 of their last 72 contests.

Meanwhile, No. 2 Oaks Christian (28-0) opens the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section playoffs with a matchup against Valley View later today.

Fellow California school Clovis North (19-1) remains third in the rankings, while eight-time reigning Mississippi Class 5A champion and No. 4 team Neshoba Central (25-2) has Saltillo standing between itself and another state final four berth. Fifth-ranked Lakewood Ranch (24-2) has a Florida 7A, District 8 playoff contest today versus Venice.

No. 6 Roncalli (17-0) beat a pair of ranked teams — Marist and New Palestine — on Saturday to maintain its position, while undefeated newcomers Benton (27-0) and Anthony Wayne (20-0) both made a big statement by debuting in the top 10.

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 5, 2022

Rank

Team

2022 Record

Previous

1

Lake Creek (Texas)

32-0

1

2

Oaks Christian (Calif.)

28-0

2

3

Clovis North (Calif.)

19-1

3

4

Neshoba Central (Miss.)

25-2

4

5

Lakewood Ranch (Fla.)

24-2

5

6

Roncalli (Ind.)

17-0

6

7

Benton (Ark.)

27-0

NR

8

Anthony Wayne (Ohio)

20-0

NR

9

Riverton (Utah)

21-1

8

10

Villa Park (Calif.)

23-4

10

11

North Augusta (S.C.)

25-1

12

12

Eastern Alamance (N.C.)

18-1

13

13

Jackson (Wash.)

16-1

7

14

Lexington (S.C.)

20-2

11

15

Alexander Central (N.C.)

21-2

15

16

Deer Park (Texas)

33-2

16

17

Damascus (Md.)

16-0

17

18

Donovan Catholic (N.J.)

16-0

18

19

Monroe-Woodbury (N.Y.)

13-0

19

20

Allen Park (Mich.)

15-0-1

NR

21

New Palestine (Ind.)

13-2-1

14

22

Marist (Ill.)

15-4-1

9

23

John Curtis (La.)

29-3

21

24

South Caldwell (N.C.)

14-2

23

25

Lakota West (Ohio)

22-3

24

Dropped out: Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.), Pineville (La.) and South Lyon (Mich.).

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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