LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three wins, including a 3-1 victory over top-ranked Norco in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division I championship game, vaulted Los Alamitos back to the No. 1 spot it occupied to open the season in the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll.
The (28-3) Griffins also defeated Santiago, 4-1, and Orange Lutheran, 1-0, en route to the CIF title. The loss snapped a stretch during which new No. 2 Norco (33-1) had won 44 of its last 45 contests and had been ranked first for the past 10 weeks, since the second week’s poll on March 23.
Oak Park-River Forest (35-1) moved up to third after winning its 14th straight game to reach the Illinois state 4A semis, while No. 4 Woodinville (26-0) and No. 5 Bishop O’Connell (27-0) previously won state titles.
Crown Point (29-2), Oshkosh North (27-3) and previously unranked Egg Harbor (23-0) and Hurricane (36-1) surged into spots 7-10 in the rankings. Egg Harbor won its first New Jersey state championship, while Hurricane captured its third straight West Virginia crown.
State rankings submitted by NFCA member coaches are used to compile the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25.
USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – June 8, 2017
|1||Los Alamitos (Calif.)||28-3||6|
|3||Oak Park-River Forest (Ill.)||35-1||7|
|5||Bishop O’Connell (Va.)||27-0||4|
|6||Coral Springs Charter (Fla.)||30-1||5|
|7||Crown Point (Ind.)||29-2||18|
|8||Oshkosh North (Wis.)||27-3||21|
|9||Egg Harbor (N.J.)||23-0||NR|
|10||Hurricane (W. Va.)||36-1||NR|
|12||La Cueva (N.M.)||28-0||10|
|15||Westminster Christian (Ala.)||51-4-1||15|
|19||Donovan Catholic (N.J.)||25-1||22|
|22||North Davidson (N.C.)||29-5||NR|
|25||Scott County (Ky.)||32-5||20|
Dropped out: Cape Fear (N.C.), Deer Park (Texas), Londonderry (N.H.) and South Granville (N.C.).