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SBLive/Sports Illustrated Top 25 national high school football rankings: Bishop Gorman new No. 1 team (10/16/2023)

Mater Dei, Buford losses shake up the national football rankings

There is a new No. 1 in this week’s SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25 national high school football rankings after St. John Bosco’s 28-0 victory over former No. 1 Mater Dei on Friday night.

Bishop Gorman takes over the top spot in the rankings as the Las Vegas school continues to reap the rewards of its grueling opening stretch.

St. John Bosco jumps four spots to No. 3 behind the Gaels and IMG Academy, which figures to get a stern test this week against Gray Collegiate Academy of West Columbia, S.C. Mater Dei falls five spots to No. 6.

The other marquee matchup of Week 9 was in Georgia, where Mill Creek held off Buford 31-24. The Hawks move up three spots to No. 9 this week, while the Wolves drop eight spots to No. 12.

That wasn’t the most precipitous drop of the week, though. Miami Central fell from No. 11 to No. 25 following its third defeat to a Power 25 team this season — this time to debutant Miami Norland, which rallied from a 20-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Rockets 29-26 in overtime and enter the rankings at No. 23.

Miami Norland’s big win dropped in-state rival Cocoa out of the rankings. 

Here's the complete breakdown of our Week 10 SBLive/SI Power 25 national high school football rankings. 

-- René Ferrán | | @sblivesports