National & Regional Team Rankings Debut This Week

Stay tuned this week as SchoolSports.com unveils its in-season rankings for the nation's top 25 football teams each region's top 10 football teams. Will Mission Viejo (Calif.)retain the top spot or has some other team taken over top billing? Check back Tuesday for complete national rankings, and Wednesday for complete regional rankings.

SchoolSports.com unveils its first in-season ranking of the nation's Top 25 football teams and each region's Top 10 football teams this week. To get even more information on the nation's top teams, SchoolSports and the Sporting News have combined forces on the 2006 High School Football Yearbook. Currently on newsstands nationwide, this annual preview includes Power 50 national team rankings and Top 20 regional team rankings as well as player rankings for the Class of 2006, 2007 and 2008 and features on some of the top prep players in the country.

Preseason Top 25

1. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
2. Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.)
3. Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.)
4. Carroll (Southlake, Texas)
5. Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.)
6. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio)
7. Union (Tulsa, Okla.)
8. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)
9. Neshaminy (Langhorne, Pa.)
10. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio)
11. Longview (Longview, Texas)
12. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.)
13. Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)
14. Springdale (Springdale, Ark.)
15. Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.)
16. Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.)
17. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.)
18. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)
19. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
20. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.)
21. Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.)
22. Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio)
23. Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.)
24. Joliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, Ill.)
25. La Marque (La Marque, Texas)



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