LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two more victories kept California’s Norco the clear-cut No. 1 team again this week in the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll.
The (27-0) Cougars rolled past Corona, 11-3, and King, 7-0, to compete another perfect week and have Santiago — a team they defeated 6-1 on April 18 — up next later today. Norco has now outscored its opponents 191-36 this season, and has won 38 of its last 39 contests. The lone loss during that stretch was an 1-0 loss to Mater Dei in their 2016 finale — the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
There was actually no movement in the top 16 this week, with every team going unbeaten (La Cueva was idle). Oakleaf (27-2), Donovan Catholic (16-0), Londonderry (7-0) and Moniteau (14-0) all moved up one place apiece in positions 17-20, while No. 21 Stockdale (24-1) and No. 22 North Augusta (22-1-1) each advanced two spots.
Previously unranked Oshkosh North (13-2) of Wisconsin slides in as the new No. 23 team, and Kentucky schools Scott County (22-3) and Male (16-3) dropped to 24th and 25th, respectively, after both suffered their third loss. West Virginia’s Hurricane (23-3) rounds out the rankings, tied with the Bulldogs for the final spot.
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 – May 4, 2017
|3||Cape Fear (N.C.)||21-0||3|
|4||Bishop O’Connell (Va.)||22-0||4|
|5||Coral Springs Charter (Fla.)||25-1||5|
|6||Los Alamitos (Calif.)||22-3||6|
|7||La Cueva (N.M.)||21-0||7|
|11||Oak Park-River Forest (Ill.)||17-0||11|
|12||South Granville (N.C.)||18-0||12|
|13||Westminster Christian (Ala.)||43-2-1||13|
|15||Crown Point (Ind.)||15-0||15|
|18||Donovan Catholic (N.J.)||16-0||19|
|22||North Augusta (S.C.)||22-1-1||25|
|23||Oshkosh North (Wis.)||13-2||NR|
|24||Scott County (Ky.)||22-3||17|
|T25||Hurricane (W. Va.)||23-3||NR|
Dropped out: Lexington (Tenn.)