LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Norco scored three more victories this week to keep rolling and stay atop the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll.
The (14-0) Cougars outscored opponents 26-0 over those three games, including Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of Los Osos (6-0 and 11-0) and Tuesday’s 9-0 shutout of Mater Dei.
The top four in the rankings stayed intact, with second-ranked Spain Park (26-1) going 4-0, Hendrickson (21-0) winning its lone game and Pinnacle (21-1) taking all three of its contests.
North Carolina’s Cape Fear (13-0) moved up three spots, to fifth, on the strength of a 5-0 week, while No. 6 Willis (23-1) gained four places and the trio of No. 7 Los Alamitos (10-2), No. 8 Sheldon (8-1) and No. 9 Bishop O’Connell all surged five positions. Coral Springs (15-1) rounds out the first 10.
The biggest movers of the week, though, were No. 12 Scott County (9-0) —which added six victories — and No. 16 Orange (7-0) — which won twice — to advance eight spots apiece.
California’s Gahr (11-0) and St. Mary’s (10-0), plus Woodinville (6-0) in the state of Washington are new to the poll this week, while California schools La Habra and Mater Dei dropped out.
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 – March 30, 2017
|2||Spain Park (Ala.)||26-1||2|
|5||Cape Fear (N.C.)||13-0||8|
|7||Los Alamitos (Calif.)||10-2||12|
|9||Bishop O’Connell (Va.)||7-0||14|
|10||Coral Springs Charter (Fla.)||15-1||17|
|12||Scott County (Ky.)||9-0||20|
|14||St. Mary’s (Calif.)||10-0||NR|
|18||South Granville (N.C.)||8-0||25|
|19||Lakewood Ranch (Fla.)||12-1||6|
|20||Deer Park (Texas)||16-3||19|
|21||Desert Ridge (Ariz.)||12-2||5|
|22||Immaculate Heart Academy (N.J.)||0-0||23|
|23||Amador Valley (Calif.)||7-1||7|
|24||D.H. Conley (N.C.)||7-1||16|
Dropped out: La Habra (Calif.) and Mater Dei (Calif.).