FOX Sports Next Top 50 - Week 15

State Champions are being crowned and teams are getting bounced from the playoffs. Here is a look at the Top 50 High School Football teams in the country.

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1 (1)
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Manatee (13-0) Bradenton, FL

Fort Pierce Central brought an undefeated record into its game with Manatee. They left, defeated. Things start to get interesting this week as Manatee takes on South Florida heavyweight St. Thomas Aquinas.

Last: Def Central (Fort Pierce) 51-0
: 12/7 St. Thomas Aquinas (11-2)
2 (2)
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John Curtis (13-0) River Ridge, LA

Curtis beat Springfield 55-0 and will take on Evangel Christian in the State Championship.

Last: Def Springfield 55-0
Next: 12/8 Evangel Christian (12-2)
3 (4)
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Katy (13-0) Katy, TX

Katy had waited all year to exact revenge on La Porte who bounced the Tigers last year, and it showed. Katy left no doubt as they beat La Porte 55-10. Cypress Ranch brings a 10-4 record to the table and could be in deep trouble against a surging Katy team.

Last: Def La Porte 55-10
Next: 12/8 Cypress Ranch (10-4)
4 (5)
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DeSoto (13-0) DeSoto, TX

After beating No. 23 Coppell 42-14, DeSoto may have been ripe for a letdown against a good Bowie team. Nope. The Eagles continue to roll through the Texas playoffs with a solid 24-6 win. Southlake Carroll will be DeSoto's toughest challenge to date. 

Last: Def Bowie 24-6
Next: 12/8 Southlake Carroll (12-1)
5 (6)
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University (11-0) Ft. Lauderdale

University was another team poised for a let down after beating Top 50 American Heritage two weeks ago and facing a tough opponent this week. Turns out, the Suns only got better. University shellacked a good Clearwater Central Catholic team. University must face an always tough Madison County squad this week. 

Last: Def Central Catholic 42-0
Next: 12/8 Madison County (12-1)
6 (7) Bellevue Logo Bellevue (15-0) Bellevue, WA

Bellevue cruised to another State Championship with a 35-3 win over Eastside Catholic.

Last: Def Eastside Catholic 35-3
Next: State Champions
7 (8)
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North Allegheny (14-0) Wexford, PA

McDowell was supposed to be a lighter opponent than the Woodland Hills team that North Allegheny beat two weeks ago, but I don't know if it was expected to be this lopsided. North Allegheny hammered McDowell 56-6 and faces a tough Wilson team this week.

Last: Def McDowell 56-6
Next: 12/8 Wilson (13-1)
8 (9)
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Butler (15-0) Matthews, NC

Butler put the cherry on top of a terrific season with a convincing 56-28 win over Jack Britt to claim its State Championship.

Last: Def Jack Britt 56-28
Next: State Champions

9 (11)
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Good Counsel (11-1) Olney, MD

(11/19) Good Counsel made good on its rematch with DeMatha for the WCAC Championship in a 26-14 win.  Good Counsel lost its first game of the season before running off 11 straight including wins over Gilman, Dematha (twice), and St. Joseph Regional (N.J.).

Last: 11/18 Def DeMatha 26-14
: Season Over
10 (12)
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De La Salle (13-0) Concord, CA

De La Salle beat Logan 52-7 and will face off with Folsom for a spot in California's Open Division Bowl Game.

Last: Def De La Salle 52-7
Next: 12/8 Folsom (14-0)
11 (13)
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Steele (13-0) Cibolo, Texas

Steele took care of an outmatched Edinburg North team, but the Knights should get more friction from Brandeis as they roll through the playoffs.

Last: Def Edinburg North 38-0
Next: 12/8 Brandeis (11-1)
12 (14)
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Narbonne (14-0) Harbor City, CA

Narbonne hadn't played a meaningful game in two months, but the rust didn't show as the Gauchos stifled a good Crenshaw team in the City-Section Final. They take on Corona Centennial this week for the chance to face the winner of the De La Salle / Folsom game in California's Open Division Bowl Game.

Last: Def Crenshaw 25-0
Next: 12/8 Centennial (13-1)
13  (22)
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Hoover (14-0) Hoover, AL

Hoover left little doubt in beating a tough Clay-Chalkville team 44-20. The Bucs get a surprising Opelika team they beat 30-7 on 11/1, that  has already avenged one regular season loss knocking off Auburn two weeks ago. Opelika knocked No. 46 Carver out of the playoffs last week.

Last: Def Clay-Chalkville 44-20
: 12/7 Opelika (10-4)
14 (23)
Norcross (13-0) Norcross, GA

Norcross lost the coin toss but won the battle. The Blue Devils lost a coin toss that forced them to travel 350 miles to Kingsland, Ga. to take on No. 18 Camden County. The Blue Devils' ride home was much easier after a 34-20 win. Norcross shouldn't won't have to travel moving forward. They host Colquitt County this week, and should they advance, the finals are in the Georgia Dome roughly 20 miles from campus.

Last: Def No. 18 Camden County 34-20
Next: 12/7 Colquitt County (10-3)
15 (36)
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Archbishop Moeller (12-3) Cincinnati, OH

Archbishop Moeller completed its own 2012 season comeback. After being ranked in the Top 10 early in the season, the Crusaders dropped three games before coming together as a team to beat powerhouses such as Louisville Trinity, Colerain, and Whitmer.

Last: Def No. 10 Whitmer 20-12
Next: State Champions
16 (10)
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Whitmer (14-1) Toledo, OH

Whitmer found out what Louisville Trinity and a host of others already knew, that the Archbishop Moeller playing after Halloween is a different team than what was playing early in the season. Whitmer lost its first game of the season in a hardfought 20-12 loss in the State Championship.

Last: Lost to No. 36 Archbishop Moeller 20-12 
Next: Season Over
17 (17)
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Trinity (13-1) Louisville, KY

Trinity slogged its way through the playoffs before exploding on Pleasure Ridge Park in the State Championship.

Last: Def Pleasure Ridge Park 67-7
: State Champions
18 (19)
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Bishop Gorman (13-1) Las Vegas, NV

Bishop Gorman beat Liberty 63-10 for its State Championship.

Last: Def Liberty 63-10
: State Champions
19 (20)
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Miami Central (10-2) Miami, FL

Central is playing some of its best ball of the season including its dominating 38-2 victory over Palm Bay last week. The Rockets are going to have their hands full with Naples this week.

Last: Def Palm Bay 38-2
: 12/7 Naples (13-0)
20 (15)
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Mentor (12-2) Mentor (OH)

(11/26) Mentor knocked off two straight Top 10 opponents in the Ohio playoffs, but a third Top 50 game was too much for the Cardinals after its 3OT classic with St. Ignatius two weeks ago. Mentor fell to No. 46 Whitmer 62-34 to end its season. 

Last: 11/24 Lost to No. 46 Whitmer 62-34
Next: Season Over

21 (21)
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Washington (12-1) Miami, FL

Speaking of playing its best ball of the season, Washington's first two rounds of blowouts was expected. The Tornadoes beating Cocoa by four touchdowns however was its most impressive performance to date. Up next is perennial power Bolles.

Last: Def Cocoa 41-13
Next: 12/8 Bolles (12-1)
22 (24)
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Skyline (14-0) Sammamish, WA

Skyline won its State Championship by beating Bellarmine Prep 49-24.

Last: Def Bellarmine Prep 49-24
Next: State Champions
23 (28)
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Centennial (13-1) Corona, CA

An underdog for sure against No. 3 Vista Murrieta, but this was hardly a colossal upset as the Huskies held on to a 30-28 lead knocking away a two-point conversion in the final minutes. The battle tested Huskies were selected to take on Narbonne as representatives for the Open Division from Southern California.

Last: Def No. 3 Vista Murrieta 30-28
Next: 12/8 No. Narbonne (14-0)
24 (16)
St. Edward (11-1) Lakewood, OH

(11/19) St. Edward fell to Mentor in Week 2 of the Ohio State Playoffs. 

Last: 11/9 Lost to Mentor 63-56
Next: Season Over
25 (35)
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Poly (11-3) Long Beach,CA

Poly should change its mascot for the 2012 season to the Phoenix. The Jackrabbits rose from the ashes to run off 10 straight losses including being the only team to beat either Mission Viejo or St. John Bosco on the field. Poly was selected for the Regional Bowl game for the chance to play in the Division 1 State Bowl game in two weeks.

Last: Def Mater Dei 35-17
Next: 12/7 Clovis North (12-1)
26 (25)
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Allen (12-1) Allen, TX

Allen's third round opponent was easier than its second round, and the Eagles stayed focused in beating Round Rock Westwood. Up next is a showdown with Skyline.

Last: Def Round Rock Westwood 56-24
Next: 12/8 Skyline 
27 (27)
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Skyline (12-1) Dallas, TX

Westfield was undefeated heading into its game with Skyline, and the Raiders got all they could handle from Westfield before moving on to the next round to face Allen.

Last: Def Westfield 38-33
: 12/8 Allen (12-1)
28 (3)
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Vista Murrieta (13-1) Murrieta, CA

Vista Murrieta was a two-point conversion away from forcing overtime with No. 28 Corona Centennial. Instead the Broncos saw their season end as the pass attempt fell to the ground.

Last: Lost to No. 28 Centennial 30-28
Next: Season Over
29 (29)
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American Heritage (11-1) Delray Beach, FL

(11/26) American Heritage saw its season come to and end, but there's no shame in losing to a team as good as University. The highlight of the Stallions' season was its 9/7 win over Armwood. 

Last: 11/23 Lost to No. 7 University 34-17
Next: Season Over

30 (31)
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Ensworth (14-0) Nashville, TN

The games were played three months apart, but the results stayed the same. Ensworth won their State Championship beating Memphis University 31-14 after beating them 35-28 the first week of the season.

Last: Def Memphis University 31-14
Next: State Champions
31 (32)
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Carroll (12-1) Southlake, TX

Carroll hadn't been challenged since its Week 1 opening loss to Allen, but the Dragons remembered what it was like to be in a fight. Carroll won a 16-7 slugfest with Trinity. It only gets tougher as Carroll takes on No. 4 DeSoto this week.

Last: Def Trinity 16-7
: 12/8 No. 4 DeSoto (13-0)
32 (33)
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St. Ignatius (11-2) Cleveland, OH

(11/19) St. Ignatius found out what St. Edward found out two weeks ago, that Mentor is for real. It took three overtimes to out the Wildcats who finish their season at 11-2.

Last: (11/16) Lost to No. 22 Mentor 57-56 (3OT)
: Season Over
33 (34)
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Gilman (9-2) Baltimore, MD

(11/19) Gilman left little doubt this time. Calvert Hall gave the Greyhounds a scare in a 24-14 Gilman win on 10/22. This time Gilman left little doubt in a convincing 35-7 victory to claim the MIAA 'A' Title. 

Last: Def Calvert Hall 35-7
Next: Season Over
34 (37)
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Glenbard West (14-0) Glen Ellyn, IL

(11/26) In an old-fashioned slugfest, Glenbard West edged No. 41 Lincoln-Way East 10-8. What the game lacked in firepower it made up for in drama as the teams West survived a 4th and 10 from the 13 in the closing minutes, and that stop proved to be the difference.

Last: Def Lake Zurich 19-13
Next: State Champions

35 (38)
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Ocean Lakes (14-1) Ocean Lakes, VA

Ocean Lakes knew better than to rest on its laurels after beating Oscar Smith in the quarter finals. The Dolphins won a hard fought semi-final with Hylton and face an undefeated Bird team for the State Championship.

Last: Def Hlton 21-14
Next: 12/8 Byrd (14-0) 
36 (39)
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Goose Creek (12-1) Goose Creek, SC

(11/26) Goose Creek was forced to forfeit its win over Bluffton, effectively ending its season unbeaten, yet unfulfilled.

Last: 11/17 Def Bluffton 35-25 (win subsequently forfeited)
Next: Season Over
37 (43)
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Mission Viejo (11-1) Mission Viejo, CA

(11/19) Mission Viejo caught a hot Long Beach Poly team at the wrong time. Poly lost three straight games early in the season by a combined score of 105-18. The Jackrabbits have it rolling now though and have won eight straight, knocking off one of the nation's top teams. 

Last: 11/16 Lost to Long Beach Poly 21-16
Next: Season Over
38 (NR)
Whitehaven (15-0) Memphis, TN

The Tigers avenged last year's State Championship loss to Maryville by winning an epic 36-35 clash to cap a perfect season in Memphis.

Last: Def No. 48 Maryville 36-35 
Next: State Champions

39 (41)
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Colerain (12-1) Cincinnati, OH

(11/19) Colerain fell victim to Archbishop Moeller who is playing like the Top 5 team that they were at one point during the season before losing three of five games mid-season. Colerain finished the season with wins over St. Xavier (twice), Elder, Lakota West, and Sycamore among others to finish 12-1. 

Last: Lost to Archbishop Moeller 24-21
Next: Season Over
40 (42)
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New Bern (15-0) New Bern, NC

New Bern played arguably the game of the year in North Carolina with its 39-38 win over Porter Ridge in the State Championship. New Bern won a back and forth contest with a touchdown with less than 30 seconds on the clock.

Last: Def Porter Ridge 39-28
Next: State Champions
41 (NR)
Archbishop Rummel (13-0) Metarie, LA

Rummel cruised through its regular season, but the Raiders have dug down deep to pull out close wins over Mandeville and Ouachita Parish in the playoffs.

Last: Def Mandeville 
Next: Barbe (13-1)
42 (18)
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Camden County (11-2) Kingsland, GA

Camden County cruised past East Coweta and will face its toughest test of the season in Norcross in a quarterfinal worthy of being a State Championship game.

Last: Def East Coweta 34-14
Next: 12/7 No. 23 Norcross (12-0)
43 (44)
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Lincoln-Way East (13-1) Frankfort, IL

(11/26) Lincoln-Way East lost a slugfest to No. 48 Glenbard West and finished runner up for the State Championship in Illinois.

Last: 11/24 Lost to Glenbard West 10-8
Next: Season Over

44 (40)
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St. John Bosco (8-5) Bellflower, CA

(11/26) Bosco ran into the wrong team at the wrong time for its first on-field loss of the season. Long Beach Poly rebounded from a disastrous start of the season to knock off two of California's best teams in back to back weeks in the playoffs. Last week, Bosco was the victim. Bosco returns nearly its entire roster and will be a National Title contender next year.

Last: 11/23 Lost to Long Beach Poly 13-10
Next: Season Over

45 (NR)

South Panola (13-2) Batesville, MS

South Panola lost two games rather badly at the beginning of the season, but the young Tigers have grown up and became the University of South Panola that we have gotten to know through the years winning another State Championship.

Last: Def Brandon 31-23
Next: State Champions
46 (NR)
Lawrence Central (15-0) Indianapolis, IN

The Bears won a State Championship after an undefeated season in an area that has become stronger in recent years for football. Lawrence Central dispatched of Warren Central in the first round before reeling off another four wins to claim the Championship.

Last: Def Snider 39-14
Next: State Champions
47 (45)
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Mesquite (11-1) Mesquite, TX

(11/26) The Skeeters put up a good fight against No. 28 Allen, but Allen proved to be the better team.  

Last: 11/23 Lost to No. 28 Allen 42-28
Next: Season Over
48 (47)
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Valor Christian (12-2) Highlands Ranch, CO

Valor Christian had to work a little this year in winning its State Championship. Last year the Eagles made a laugher out of the game with a 66-10 win. This year against Cherokee Trail, the game took on a different feel with a 9-0 win for Valor Christian.

Last: Def Cherokee Trail 9-0
Next: State Champions
49 (49)
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Christian (13-1) Grand Rapids, MI

(11/26) Christian dropped its second game of the season as they blew a lead against Archbishop Moeller, but the Eagles were perfect the rest of the way enroute to winning the Division 3 State Championship in Michigan.

Last: Def St. Mary Prep 40-37
Next: State Champions
50 (NR)
Northside (14-0) Warner Robins, GA

Northside Warner Robins is no stranger to the playoffs and they outed a familiar foe in Tucker last week.

Last: Def Tucker 23-20
Next: 12/7 Ware County (12-1)

Out: Bentonville (AR), Grayson (GA), Maryville (TN), Carver (AL), North Gwinnett (GA)

In: Whitehaven (TN), Archbishop Rummell (LA), Northside (GA), South Panola (MS), Lawrence Central (IN)

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