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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — State playoffs caused some jostling in the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll this week.

Neshoba Central and Norco are both finished for the season, but have several active teams nipping at their heels, especially No. 3 Louisville Male (35-0), which won its sixth regional title in seven years on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs, who have outscored their opponents 321-37 this season, have 24 wins in which they have held the opposition under two runs, and 19 victories by double digits, play Oldham County in Saturday’s Kentucky semistate round.

Fourth-ranked Foothill (28-0) beat Heritage in their California section final, while fellow unbeaten Winter Springs (31-0) leapfrogged Lakewood Ranch (30-1) into the No. 5 spot after dealing the Mustangs their lone loss of the season in the Florida state 8A final.

Elsewhere, eighth-ranked Shawnee Heights (22-1) wrapped up its third-straight Kansas 5A title by avenging its only loss with a 12-1 victory over Bishop Carroll, and No. 12 New Palestine (26-3) moved up one place this week after capturing its third straight Indiana 3A regional crown.

On Friday, in a matchup of ranked Texas squads, No. 21 Forney (29-3) plays No. 14 Angleton in the 5A state semis. Angleton (37-2) knocked Barbers Hill out of the Super 25 with a 2-1 win in the regional finals.

New teams in the poll this week are Ridgeview (18-1), Jackson (28-2) and Eastern Alamance (23-2). No. 17 Ridgeview plays Dallas in Saturday’s Oregon 5A state final, while 18th-ranked Jackson won four games last Saturday to repeat as Washington 4A champion, and No. 25 Eastern Alamance (23-2) faces Central Cabarrus on Friday in the first game of the North Carolina 3A state finals.

State rankings submitted by NFCA member coaches 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 30, 2019

Rank

Team

2019 Record

Previous

1

Neshoba Central (Miss.)

33-2

1

2

Norco (Calif.)

31-1

2

3

Louisville Male (Ky.)

35-0

3

4

Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.)

28-0

4

5

Winter Springs (Fla.)

31-0

6

6

Lakewood Ranch (Fla.)

30-1

5

7

Cedar Ridge (Texas)

30-1

7

8

Shawnee Heights (Kan.)

22-1

8

9

Keystone (Ohio)

28-0

10

10

Hartsville (S.C.).

30-0

11

11

Oshkosh North (Wis.)

26-0

12

12

New Palestine (Ind.)

26-3

13

13

Clarksville (Tenn.)

42-2

13

14

Angleton (Texas)

37-2

9

15

St. Joseph (Conn.)

23-0

17

16

Marist (Ill.)

33-2

18

17

Ridgeview (Redmond, Ore.)

18-1

NR

18

Jackson (Wash.)

28-2

NR

19

Keller (Texas)

35-3-1

20

20

St. John Vianney (N.J.)

20-0

21

21

Forney (Texas)

29-3

22

22

Immaculate Heart Acad. (N.J.)

23-1

23

23

Donovan Catholic (N.J.)

24-1

24

24

Coral Springs Charter (Fla.)

29-1

25

25

Eastern Alamance (N.C.)

23-2

NR

Dropped out: Barbers Hill (Texas), North Davidson (N.C.) and Richland (Wash.).

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