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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Top-ranked Katy rolled through another playoff series to continue as the leader in the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 for a sixth straight week.

The (36-1-1) Tigers blanked Cesar E. Chavez twice — 10-0 and 15-0 — in their best-of-three Texas Class 6A matchup, and will face Cinco Ranch next in a regional quarterfinal later today.

Meanwhile, No. 2 Northwest Rankin (31-0) cruised through both games of its Class 7A playoff series against D’Iberville, then routed Ocean Springs, 11-2, on Wednesday in the opener of their Mississippi state semifinal. The second game of that best-of-three series is set for Friday.

The next six teams in the Super 25 also remained the same this week, with seventh-ranked Orange Beach (42-1) performing particularly impressively. The Makos beat their three opponents by a 36-1 combined margin.

The first change came at No. 9, with Walsh Jesuit (19-0) moving up a spot after winning more four games. Fellow Ohio school Austintown-Fitch (17-1) won its three games by a 46-0 margin to join them in the top 10.

New York schools were the top movers. Unbeaten St. Anthony’s (19-0) gained five places to 11th, while Shenendehowa slipped six spots to No. 15.

One-loss Thunder Ridge (21-1) is the lone newcomer to the rankings at No. 23, replacing Roncalli, which dropped out this week after a pair of defeats.

State rankings submitted by the 2024 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 and strength of schedule.

USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll

May 9, 2024

Rank

Team

2024 Record

Previous

1

Katy (Texas)

36-1-1

1

2

Northwest Rankin (Miss.)

31-0

2

3

Jackson (Wash.)

18-1

3

4

Calvary Baptist (La.)

35-2

4

5

Sterlington (La.)

33-1

5

6

Saint Francis (Calif.)

23-0

6

7

Orange Beach (Ala.)

42-1

7

8

Lake Central (Ind.)

27-0

8

9

Walsh Jesuit (Ohio)

19-0

10

10

Austintown-Fitch (Ohio)

17-1

11

11

St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)

19-0

15

12

Watkins Memorial (Ohio)

25-1

12

13

Anthony Wayne (Ohio)

20-1

13

14

Diamond (Mo.)

35-1

16

15

Shenendehowa (N.Y.)

15-2

9

16

Lancaster (Ohio)

21-2

17

17

Bartow (Fla.)

26-1

18

18

Oak Grove (N.C.)

22-2

14

19

Owyhee (Idaho)

19-2

19

20

Sheridan (Ark.)

25-2

20

21

Mount St. Dominic (N.J.)

19-1

21

22

Notre Dame (N.J.)

18-1

22

23

Thunder Ridge (Idaho)

21-1

NR

24

Pacifica (Calif.)

24-2

24

T25

St. Thomas More (La.)

31-4-1

T25

T25

North DeSoto (La.)

31-5

T25

Dropped out: Roncalli (Ind.).

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