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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Another undefeated week kept California’s Norco the clear No. 1 team in the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll.

The (23-0) Cougars dispatched Santiago, which had won five straight, 6-1, on Tuesday and rolled past King, 10-2, last Thursday. Over its last 10 games, Norco has outscored its opponents 51-8.

The Highlanders have now won 34 of their last 35 contests, with the lone loss during that stretch being an 1-0 loss to Mater Dei in the CIF Southern Section playoffs to close the 2016 season.

Every team in the top seven went undefeated last week, with No. 2 Pinnacle (28-1), No. 6 Coral Springs (21-1) and No. 7 La Cueva (19-0) joining Norco in each winning twice. Fourth-ranked Bishop O’Connell (16-0), meanwhile, was idle.

Four teams — Woodinville (11-0), Bentonville (22-1), South Granville (15-0) and Hendrickson (24-1) — all moved up a poll-best two places apiece while each going 2-0.

Unbeaten Lakewood (11-0), Oak Park-River Forest (9-0) and Penn (9-0), plus one-loss North Augusta (18-1-1) lead six newcomers to the rankings. Two-loss Florida schools Oakleaf (22-2) and West Orange (20-2) are the others.

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 – April 20, 2017

Rank Team 2017 Record Previous
1 Norco (Calif.) 23-0 1
2 Pinnacle (Ariz.) 28-1 2
3 Cape Fear (N.C.) 17-0 3
4 Bishop O’Connell (Va.) 16-0 4
5 Los Alamitos (Calif.) 18-3 5
6 Coral Springs Charter (Fla.) 21-1 6
7 La Cueva (N.M.) 19-0 8
8 Woodinville (Wash.) 11-0 10
9 Bentonville (Ark.) 22-1 11
10 Stockdale (Calif.) 17-0 9
11 South Granville (N.C.) 15-0 13
12 Lakewood (Ohio) 11-0 NR
13 Deer Park (Texas) 26-4 14
14 Gahr (Calif.) 17-0 15
15 Oak Park-River Forest (Ill.) 9-0 NR
16 Oakleaf (Fla.) 22-2 NR
17 West Orange (Fla.) 20-2 NR
18 Westminster Christian (Ala.) 34-2-1 18
19 Lexington (Tenn.) 31-2 19
20 Cibola (Ariz.) 29-0 20
21 Ballard (Ky.) 17-1 21
22 Carroll (Texas) 27-2-1 22
23 Hendrickson (Texas) 24-1 25
24 Penn (Ind.) 9-0 NR
25 North Augusta (S.C.) 18-1-1 NR

Dropped out: Desert Ridge (Ariz.), Johnson (Texas), Kingwood (Texas), Orange (N.C.) and Willis (Texas).

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