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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Katy kept up its winning ways and benefitted from Los Alamitos’ first loss of the season to take over the No. 1 spot in the latest USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll.

The (23-1) Tigers routed Seven Lakes, 12-1, on Friday to run its win streak to 13 straight. They have outscored their last seven opponents, 86-7, including a home-and-away sweep of Seven Lakes by a combined 25-5 margin.

Los Alamitos (17-1), meanwhile, dropped to 10th in the rankings despite four straight wins since being edged 3-2 by unranked Mater Dei Catholic last Thursday. The Griffins had been the top team the past eight weeks, including the last two rankings of 2017.

Keller (24-1-1) won twice to take over the No. 2 position, while unbeaten schools Hurricane (8-0), Johnson (24-0), Neshoba Central (21-0), Bishop O’Connell (11-0) and North Davidson (16-0) all jumped ahead of teams that lost last week.

Fellow California schools Orange Lutheran (18-2) and Norco (15-2) joined Los Alamitos in the middle of the pack of this week’s rankings at No. 11 and 12, respectively, following their second losses. Three wins each, meanwhile, advanced Hamilton (24-1) to eighth and Eagle (15-0-1) to ninth.

New Jersey’s Donovan Catholic (5-0) makes the rankings for the first time this season at No. 21 after an unbeaten start, and fellow unbeaten East Carter (11-0) debuts at 23rd, just ahead of the other poll newcomer Chiles (17-1). Immaculate Heart Academy, Land O’ Lakes and Pembroke Pines dropped out this week.

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 12, 2018

Rank

Team

2018 Record

Previous

1

Katy (Texas)

23-1

2

2

Keller (Texas)

24-1-1

3

3

Hurricane (W. Va.)

8-0

6

4

Johnson (Texas)

24-0

7

5

Neshoba Central (Miss.)

21-0

8

6

Bishop O’Connell (Va.)

11-0

9

7

North Davidson (N.C.)

16-0

10

8

Hamilton (Ariz.)

24-1

11

9

Eagle (Idaho)

15-0-1

13

10

Los Alamitos (Calif.)

17-1

1

11

Orange Lutheran (Calif.)

18-2

4

12

Norco (Calif.)

15-2

5

13

Cibola (Ariz.)

25-1

16

14

Madison (Va.)

7-0

18

15

Jackson (Wash.)

10-0

19

16

Crown Point (Ind.)

3-0

21

17

Siegel (Tenn.)

23-1

22

18

Tualatin (Ore.)

9-0

23

19

Spanish Fork (Utah)

13-1

25

20

Clovis (Calif.)

18-2

17

21

Donovan Catholic (N.J.)

5-0

NR

22

Huntingtown (Md.)

5-0

20

23

East Carter (Ky.)

11-0

NR

24

Chiles (Fla.)

17-1

NR

25

Scott County (Ky.)

6-1

24

Dropped out: Immaculate Heart Academy (Fla.), Land O’ Lakes (Fla.) and Pembroke Pines (Fla.).

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