Scout High School Football Rankings Week 2

It may have only been the second week of the season for much of the country, but that didn't mean there weren't some terrific match ups that helped shakeup the Scout Top 50. Here is a look at the Top 50 High School Football teams in the country.

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Rank (Last) Team (Record) City, ST

1 (1)

St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0) Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

In a season where many of the national powers are rebuilding, there isn't much doubt in my mind who the top team in the country is right now. St. Thomas Aquinas mauled a good American Heritage squad last week. Transfer Jordan Scarlett, a Miami commitment was impressive with better than 130 yards and three touchdowns on only 18 carries. Aquinas is off this week before taking on an always powerful Don Bosco team in two weeks.

Last: Def American Heritage 39-7
Next: Idle

2 (2)
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Allen (1-0) Allen, Texas

Denton Guyer was bringing back a lot of defense, but Allen returns Kyler Murray. Advantage Allen. Murray threw for nearly 400 yards and rushed for over 100. If there's a better high school player in the country this year, I haven't seen him.

Last: Def No. 9 Denton Guyer 55-41
Next: 9/5 Dutch Fork (S.C.) (1-0)
3 (3)
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St. John Bosco (1-0) Bellflower, CA 

Bosco had the week off after their long trip to Hawaii to open the season against St. Louis. The Braves shouldn't have any trouble with Norwalk this week before getting into the teeth of their schedule.

: Idle
Next: 9/5 @ Norwalk (1-0)
4 (4)
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Washington (2-0) Miami, Fla.

Neither rain nor thunder nor lighting nor midnight games seem capable of slowing down the Tornadoes. A late kickoff and a weather delay pushed Saturday's game against Tucker into the wee hours of Sunday morning, but Washington prevailed. After two big road trips to Virginia and Georgia to open the season, Washington is well tested for the showdown with Miami Central on Friday.

Last: Def Tucker 19-7
Next: 9/5 Miami Central
5 (5)

St. Edward (1-0) Lakewood, Ohio

There might not be a tougher schedule in the country than St. Edward's, and the Eagles got off to a strong start by hammering Gilman (Md.) at home on Sunday. This Saturday brings a rival who is a little closer to home as St. Edward hosts Glenville on a short week.

Last: Def Gilman 38-7
Next: 9/6 Glenville (0-1)
6 (6)
Cedar Hill (1-0) Cedar Hill, Texas

Cedar Hill is going to put up points; that much is a given. USC commitment Aca'cedric Ware rushed for over 200 yards and four touchdowns in a big win over South Oak Cliff. It may be another track meet this week against Bowie who is coming off of a 72-49 win of their own.

Last: Def South Oak Cliff 56-34
Next: 9/5 Bowie (1-0)
7 (7)
Archbishop Wood (1-0) Warminster, Pa.

Archbishop Wood kept their winning streak in tact with a solid win over an always good DeMatha team out of Maryland. The Vikings should have little trouble with Martin Luther King this week.   

Last: Def DeMatha (Md.) 34-13
Next: 9/6 MLK (0-1)
8 (8)
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Miami Central (2-0) Miami, Fla.

The Rockets were expecting a fight from Stephenson after a trip to Alabama last week to knock off Hoover. They got one. Central has won two games by a combined four points against two of the best teams in Alabama and Georgia respectively. Now comes the big test. In what was essentially a Scout National Championship Game last year (Washington won and was Scout National Champion), Central takes on Washington.

Last: Def Stephenson 21-20
: 9/5 @ No. 4 Washington (2-0)
9 (34)
Bishop Gorman (2-0) Las Vegas, Nev.

With one minute left in the half, the Gaels had zero points on offense. Insert sophomore sensation Tate Martell (Washington) at quarterback and the last 25 minutes produced 41 points on offense. Yeah, he's good. The transfer window was good to Bishop Gorman as the two most dynamic players for the '14 Gaels squad are sophomore imports from Poway in Martell and playmaker Tyjon Lindsey. 

Last: Def No. 30 Servite 48-27
Next: 9/5 Bingham (Utah) (2-0)
10 (9)
Guyer (0-1) Denton, Texas

There's no shame in not beating No. 2 Allen; no one else has been able to do it in the last three years. Guyer's defense probably expected to hold up better than the 55 they gave up to the Eagles, but the offense led by sophomore Shawn Robinson had little trouble moving the ball. The going gets a little easier this week against Ennis.

Last: Lost to No. 2 Allen 55-41
Next: 9/5 @ Ennis (0-1)
11 (10)
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De La Salle (1-0) Concord, Calif.

De La Salle won't admit to looking past Serra of San Mateo this week, but we will. The Spartans hammered Jesuit last week, and should handle Serra this week. Then the schedule starts to get fun as De La Salle takes on Byrnes (S.C.), Del Oro, and Servite in consecutive weeks.

Last: Def Jesuit 63-0
Next: 9/5 Serra (San Mateo) (0-0)
12 (11)

Archbishop Moeller (1-0) Cincinnati, Ohio

Moeller got off to a good start against Pickerington North with a 21-7 win. Covington Catholic is a solid team, but should be handled by Moeller. We'll forgive the Crusaders if the next two weeks are a lighter load, because starting on 9/19 with St. Xavier of Kentucky, there are no breaks.

Last: Def Pickerington North 21-7
Next: 9/5 Covington Catholic (Ky.) (2-0)
13 (12)

Buford (2-0) Buford, Ga.

We knew Buford wouldn't have any trouble with Berkmar, and they didn't. The luster has come off the McEachern game this week a bit with speedy running back Taj Griffin going down with a knee injury, but the Indians have had a week off to adjust and will be a good test for Buford.

Last: Def Berkmar 56-0
Next: 9/5 McEachern (0-1)
14 (13)
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DeSoto (1-0) De Soto, Texas

DeSoto has been itching to get back on the field since a loss to Allen in the playoffs last year. The Eagles wasted little time putting up a big number on a good Arlington Martin team. They'll get a test from Eastern Christian Football Academy who claims a home of Maryland, but is playing three straight games in Texas including a loss to Trinity last week. 

: Def Martin 55-30
Next: 9/5 Eastern Christian Football Academy (1-1)

15 (21)
Ben Davis (2-0) Indianapolis, Ind.

If two weeks ago was a statement game against Indianapolis Cathedral, Ben Davis made another one in blowing out Avon 57-27 on the road. The Giants get another tough road test at Pike this weekend, but so far, Ben Davis has made a meal of Indian's top competition.

Last: Def Avon 57-27
Next: 9/5 @ Pike (2-0)
16 (15)
St. Joseph's Prep (1-0) Philadelphia, Pa.

St. Joseph's Prep got a strong early test from Mount Carmel of Illinois ahead of their battle with Don Bosco this week. Don Bosco is a perennial Scout Top 50 member and has a shot to climb back into the rankings quickly with consecutive games with St. Joseph's Prep and No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas.

Last: Def Mount Carmel (Ill.) 28-27
: 9/6 Don Bosco (0-0)
17 (17)

Punahou (1-0) Honolulu, Hawaii

Poor St. Louis. The Crusaders played host to No. 3 St. John Bosco two weeks ago (63-14) and got No. 17 Punahou last week. The results were predictable. If there was ever a year Punahou needed a road trip, this is it. The Buff n' Blue aren't likely to be challenged this year.

Last: Def St. Louis 55-7
Next: 9/5 Damien (1-1)
18 (18)
Male (2-0) Louisville, Ky.

The Bulldogs have run roughshod over their first two opponents with a combined 92-10 score. A trip to Fairdale this week isn't going to change that trend.

Last: Def Butler 43-7
Next: 9/5 @ Fairdale (0-1)
19 (14)
Centreville (0-0) Clifton, Va.

Most everyone got started last week, but Centreville in Virginia is chomping at the bit to get going. They'll get a good first test against Gonzaga.

Last: Idle
: 9/5 No. 22 Gonzaga (D.C.)
20 (19)
St. Peter's Prep (0-0) Jersey City, N.J.

Penn State quarterback commitment Brandon Wimbush and St. Peter's Prep are getting a late start on the season with their first game this Saturday. They're easing into the schedule against an outmatched Wise team from Maryland. The competition improves quickly with a game against Bergen Catholic on 9/11.

Last: Idle.
Next: 9/6 Wise (Md.)
21 (20)
Franklin (0-0) Reisterstown, Md.

Franklin is another team looking to play it's first game of the season this week. The Indians should handle Calvert Hall this week.  

Last: Idle
Next: 9/5 @ Calvert Hall
22 (22)
Gonzaga (1-0) Washington, D.C.

The Eagles had a nice tuneup against Neshaminy to the tune of 42-3 as they get ready for this week's showdown with Centreville. Centreville hasn't played a game yet and will be looking to work out offseason kinks against a quality opponent. Advantage Gonzaga?

Last: Def Neshaminy 42-3
Next: 9/5 No. 14 Centreville (Va.)
23 (23)
Jenks (0-0) Jenks, Okla.

This is why high school schedules refer to the first week as Week 0, because not everyone is in action yet. Jenks kicks off against Bixby on Friday. Bixby is one of the top teams in Oklahoma, but last year the Trojans hammered them 45-7.

Last: Idle
Next: 9/5 Bixby
24 (24)
Lee's Summit West (2-0) Lee's Summit, Mo.

Park Hill South was never going to threaten Lee's Summit West. Winnetonka should provide a bit more resistance this week, but expect the Titans to win again comfortably.

Last: Def Park Hill South 38-7
Next: 9/5 @ Winnetonka (2-0)
25 (25)
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Katy (1-0) Katy, TX

Katy handled Kingwood with little difficulty last week, and they won't have any difficulty dispatching Fort Bend Travis this week. The Woodlands on 9/12 might be a better test for the Tigers.

Last: Def Kingwood 31-0
Next: 9/4 Fort Bend Travis (0-1)
26 (26)
Ensworth (2-0) Nashville, Tenn.

Ensworth had the perfect opponent last week after an emotional win over Louisville Trinity last week. Brainerd was always going to be an easy win for the Tigers. The Tigers are off this week, and in theory, they're off until they face McCallie on 9/26.

Last: Def Brainerd 55-7
Next: Idle
27 (27)
Oak Grove (1-0) Hattiesburg, Miss.

The 2013 State Champions certainly tested themselves in Week 1 with a tough Wayne County team. The going gets much easier this week against Pearl River Central. Expect the Warriors to win big. 

Last: Def Wayne County 17-7
Next: 9/5 Pearl River Central (1-1)
28 (28)

Aledo (1-0) Aledo, TX

Aledo has already played more entertaining games in 2014 than they did in 2013. Desperately in need of a scheduling upgrade, the Tigers got one in Cedar Park and a hard fought 21-17 win. Now they'll play host to a good Bishop Amat team looking for its first victory after a tough loss to Santa Margarita.    

Last: Def Cedar Park 21-17
Next: 9/5 Bishop Amat (Calif.) (0-1)
29 (29)
Coppell (9-2) Coppell, TX

Coppell had one of the more impressive score lines in the country with a decisive 52-30 win over a tough Hebron team.  If there's a concern for Coppell, the Cowboys gave up nearly 400 yards rushing last week. Coppell should handle Boyd this week, but the Broncos aren't pushovers. 

Last: Def Hebron 52-30
Next: 9/5 @ Boyd (0-1)
30 (43)
Mater Dei (1-0) Santa Ana, Calif.

It was supposed to be a great game as Mater Dei was taking on fellow SoCal power Corona Centennial on Saturday. It was 21-0 Monarchs at the end of the first quarter, and it wasn’t THAT close. It was a combination of Mater Dei looking very good, and Centennial looking awful. The Monarchs’ new quarterback Jack Lowary had a solid performance, but the physical nature of Mater Dei overwhelmed the Huskies from the first snap. Mater Dei won’t be challenged for two more weeks with Villa Park and a bye week coming up.

Last: Def Corona Centennial 38-18
Next: 9/5 Villa Park (0-0)
31 (31)
Pearland (1-0) Pearland, Texas

Pearland looked uninspired in a win over College Park, a team that the Oilers should have put away early. Pearland will have to step it up against Memorial this week.

Last: Def College Park 25-14
Next: 9/5 Memorial (1-0)
32 (32)
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John Curtis (1-0) River Ridge, La.

Curtis kicked off the season with a convincing 28-7 win over Covington. The Patriots should cruise this week as well at Mandeville before beefing up the schedule starting in two weeks vs. the likes of Lufkin (Texas) and East St. John.  

Last: Def Covington 28-7
Next: 9/5 @ Mandeville
33 (33)
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Bellevue (0-0) Bellevue, Wash.

Bellevue is coming to California for the game that would have been spectacular in 2013. The Wolverines may hammer a rebuilding, but talented Serra squad this week. The Cavaliers still represent a good opponent for Bellevue and a tough roadtrip. 

Last: Idle
Next: 9/6 @ Serra (Calif.)
34 (36)
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Mentor (1-0) Mentor, Ohio

Mentor barely broke a sweat against Boardman last week, but the Cardinals. The pleasantries are over now that Mentor faces rival St. Ignatius who is coming off of a 28-21 win over Lawrence Central (Ind.).

Last: Def Boardman 48-14
Next: 9/6 @ St. Ignatius (1-0)
35 (37)
Chandler (1-0) Chandler, Ariz.

Chandler didn't look very good against Centennial, but came away with a win. The Wolves have a week to right the ship against an overmatched Buena team before their showdown at Valor Christian in two weeks. 

Last: Def Centennial 28-24
Next: 9/5 Buena (0-2)
36 (38)

Byrnes (2-0) Duncan, S.C.

Hannah was a sandwich game for Byrnes between Northwestern (win) and a road trip to De La Salle in two weeks. The Rebels took care of business and will take the next week to try and figure out how to stop De La Salle's option attack. Few have done it successfully.

Def Hannah 50-0
Next: Idle

37 (47)

Folsom (1-0) Folsom, CA

A trip to San Diego to take on Cathedral Catholic can prove to be treacherous for many, but the Bulldogs wiped out Cathedral Catholic. Folsom gets another good game this week from Clovis North who is coming off of a gritty 19-16 win over Reed (Nevada). 

Last: Def Cathedral (San Diego) 55-10
Next: 9/5 Clovis North (1-0)
38 (40)
Brother Rice (1-0) Bloomfield Hills, MI

It was Brother on Brother as the Michigan version of Brother Rice won a shootout over Brother Rice of Illinois. Michigan commitment Alex Malzone had a big night as he threw for over 360 yards and four touchdowns. He'll get another chance to put up a big number at St. Jesuit (Ohio) on Friday. 

Last: Def Brother Rice (Ill.) 40-34
Next: 9/5 @ St. John Jesuit (Ohio) (0-1)
39 (41)
Maryville (2-0) Maryville, Tenn.

Alcoa was supposed to represent a test for Maryville. Give the Rebels and A+. Maryville hammered Alcoa to the tune of 41-14. West (Knoxville) should provide much more opposition in a game that pits Rebel on Rebel. 

Last: Def Alcoa 41-14
Next: 9/4 @ West (1-0)
40 (NR)
Butler (2-0) Matthews, N.C.

Butler won their showdown with Mallard Creek in an early candidate for Game of the Year in the South. The Bulldogs won 28-27, but not without some controversy. As Mallard Creek scored with one minute left in the game, the refs inserted themselves and flagged Mallard Creek 15 yards for excessive celebration. The extra point was missed... ball game. These two stand a good chance of meeting again in the playoffs.

Last: Def Mallard Creek 28-27
Next: 9/5 @ Page (0-2)
41 (42)
Warren Central (2-0) Indianapolis, Ind.

If we're playing the common opponent game, Ben Davis beat Indianapolis Cathedral by three touchdowns; Warren Central won by three points. A win is a win against who might be the best 0-2 team in the country. Warren Central gets their crack at Ben Davis on 9/19, but next up is an easy win over North Central.

Last: Def Indianapolis Cathedral 20-17
Next: 9/5 @ North Central (0-2)
42 (44)
Bentonville (0-0) Bentonville, Ark.

Bentonville kicks off the season this week against Rockhurst (Mo.). Rockhurst was beaten badly last week by Webb City, and it's not going to get any easier against the Tigers.

Last: Idle
Next: 9/5 Rockhurst (Mo.)
43 (45)
First Coast (1-0) Jacksonville, Fla. 

First Coast played like a powerful team playing their first game. There were mistakes, but the win in the end was never in doubt. First Coast will have to be sharper this week against Fletcher who won 54-7 last week.

Last: Def Ribault 41-6
Next: 9/5 @ Fletcher (1-0)
44 (46)
Acadiana (0-0) Lafayette, LA

Acadiana starts the defense of their 2013 State Championship this week. The Rams won't have any trouble against Northside this week, but they host a very good Shades Valley team from Birmingham on the 13th.   

Last: Idle
Next: 9/5 @ Northside
45 (48)
Blackman (2-0) Blackman, Tenn.

Blackman improved to 2-0 with a relatively easy win over Brentwood. The blaze get a tougher opponent in Riverdale this week.  

Last: Def Brentwood 42-21
Next: 9/5 @ Riverdale (2-0)
46 (49)
Bothell (0-0) Bothell, Wash.

Bothell kicks off their season this week against a solid opponent in Eastlake. Eastlake is looking to gain a little respect from last season after losing 45-18 last year.

Last: Idle
Next: 9/5 @ Eastlake
47 (50)
Valor Christian (2-0) Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Valor Christian took care of business against a dangerous Pomona squad in a 21-12 slugfest. They'll get another battle this week from East Salt Lake (Utah) before their showdown with Chandler (Ariz.) in two weeks.

Last: Def Pomona 21-12
Next: 9/5 East (Salt Lake City , Utah) (1-1)
48 (NR)
Colquitt County (2-0) Moultrie, Ga.

Colquitt County has been impressive in their first two wins including knocking Hoover (Ala.) out of the Top 50 this week as Head Coach Rush Propst gets a big win over his former team. The Packers have chance to put up a big number this week on Crisp County. 

Last: Def Hoover (Ala.) 35-14
Next: 9/5 Crisp County (0-1)
49 (NR)
Saguaro (1-0) Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Sabercats kicked their season off in style with a demolition of Chaparral, a team that beat them by 25 last season. Saguaro hasn't lost since that game last year against Chaparral, and they don't show any signs of slowing down. They'll blow out South Mountain this week.

Last: Def Chaparral 41-14
Next: 9/5 South Mountain (0-2)
50 (NR)
Kimberly (2-0) Kimberly, Wisc.

The Papermakers went undefeated on their way to a State Championship in 2013, and they look untouchable early on in 2014 including a 41-7 win over Hortonville. Expect Kimberly to win big again this week against Wausau East.

Last: Def Hortonville 41-7
Next: 9/5 Wausau East (1-1)

In: Butler (N.C.), Colquitt County (Ga.), Saguaro (Ariz), Kimberly (Wisc.)  
Out: Hoover (Ala.) Servite (Calif.), North Gwinnett (Ga.), Blue Springs (Mo.)

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