Regional Football Rankings
Pat Devlin of East No. 8 Downington East (Pa.)
Pat Devlin of East No. 8 Downington East (Pa.)

Posted Nov 22, 2005


Find out who the top 10 high school football teams are in the East, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West in our regional football rankings.

Rankings as of Nov. 21, 2005


East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 12-0
2. Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) – 13-0
3. Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.) – 11-0
4. Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) – 12-0
5. Gilman (Baltimore, Md.) – 9-0*
6. St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.) – 10-1
7. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) – 9-0
8. Downingtown East (Exton, Pa.) – 11-1
9. Brockton (Brockton, Mass.) – 10-0
10. Richmond (Rockingham, N.C.) – 13-0

On the Bubble: North Penn (Lansdale, Pa.) – 11-1; South (Middletown, N.J.) – 10-0; St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) – 10-1; Thomas (Webster, N.Y.) – 12-0

Notes: Downingtown East (Exton, Pa.) debuts at No. 8 in the regional rankings after it defeated then-No. 7 Neshaminy (Langhorne, Pa.), 45-38, in the District 1 AAAA semifinals. Senior quarterback Pat Devlin provided the game-winner on a 1-yard touchdown run with 19 seconds left. Devlin passed for 338 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 70 yards. He has committed to Miami and is rated the nation's No. 48 recruit by SchoolSports.com. East will play "On the Bubble" North Penn in the district finals. In other news, "On the Bubble" Thomas (Webster, N.Y.) defeated defending Class AA state champ Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) in the Class AA semifinals.


Southeast

1. Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) – 12-0
2. Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) – 13-0
3. Brookwood (Brookwood, Ga.) – 13-0
4. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – 11-0
5. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – 12-0
6. Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.) – 13-0
7. Booker T. Washington (Miami, Fla.) – 9-0
8. Prattville (Prattville, Ala.) – 11-0
9. West Monroe (West Monroe, La.) – 10-1
10. Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) – 12-1

On the Bubble: Statesboro (Statesboro, Ga.) – 13-0; St. Augustine (St. Augustine, Fla.) – 12-0; Dacula (Dacula, Ga.) – 12-1

Notes: No. 10 Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) upended Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, Ga.), 38-0, in the Class AAAAA state quarterfinals. Fullback Devaris Leonard ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries. The defending state champs will play Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.) in the state semifinals.


Midwest

1. St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 13-0
2. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) – 12-0
3. Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 13-1
4. Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort, Ill.) – 13-0
5. Morris (Morris, Ill.) – 13-0
6. St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) – 13-0
7. Mount Carmel (Chicago, Ill.) – 13-0
8. Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa) – 13-0*
9. Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.) – 12-1
10. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) – 12-1

On the Bubble: Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) – 11-1*; Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio) – 12-1*; St. Mary's (Orchard Lake, Mich.) – 11-1*; Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) – 11-2

Notes: No. 8 Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa) defeated Cedar Falls (Cedar Falls, Iowa), 24-21, in the Class 4-A state championship. It was Valley's third championship in the past four years. Ryan Beer kicked a 33-yard field goal with 4:01 left to give Valley the win. Senior running back Zac Sandvig, an Iowa State recruit, ran for 153 yards on 39 carries.


Southwest

1. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) – 12-0
2. Springdale (Springdale, Ark.) – 12-0
3. La Marque (La Marque, Texas) – 11-0
4. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) – 12-0
5. Abilene (Abilene, Texas) – 12-0
6. Westfield (Houston, Texas) – 10-0
7. Highland Park (Dallas, Texas) – 12-0
8. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) – 11-1
9. Raymore-Peculiar (Peculiar, Mo.) – 12-0
10. Katy (Katy, Texas) – 11-0

On the Bubble: Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) – 12-1*; Plano (Plano, Texas) – 12-0; Salina Central (Salina, Kan.) – 12-0; Olathe East (Olathe, Kan.) – 12-0; Berkner (Richardson, Texas) – 12-0

Notes: "On the Bubble" Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) defeated Southwest (Lincoln, Neb.) in the Class A state championship. It was the Mustangs' second state title in the last three years. Senior quarterback Jeff Tarpinian, who has committed to Iowa, ran for 239 yards and three touchdowns. Senior linebacker/fullback Paul Homer had 12 solo tackles and a fumble recovery on defense and ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns on offense.


West

1. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – 11-0
2. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) – 12-0
3. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – 11-0
4. St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) – 11-0
5. Ferndale (Ferndale, Wash.) – 12-0
6. Westwood (Mesa, Ariz.) – 12-0
7. Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) – 12-0
9. Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.) – 11-0
10. Prosser (Prosser, Wash.) – 12-1

On the Bubble: Tualatin (Tualatin, Ore.) – 11-0; De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) – 9-2; ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) – 12-0; Barlow (Gresham, Ore.) – 11-0

Notes: No. 10 Prosser (Prosser, Wash.) defeated then-No. 3 and nationally ranked Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.), 38-35, in the Class 3A state quarterfinals. Junior quarterback Kellen Moore threw for 277 yards and six touchdowns against the Wolverines, who had won the past four Class 3A state crowns.

* season over


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