FOX Sports 50 - Week 12
Chad Thomas and Washington enter playoffs No. 1
Chad Thomas and Washington enter playoffs No. 1
Director of Scouting
Posted Nov 11, 2013
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As playoffs kick into gear across the country, here is a look at the Top 50 High School Football teams in the nation.

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Rank (Last)

Team (Record) City, ST

1 (1)
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Washington (10-0) Miami, FL

Glades Central is coming off of a Muck Bowl win against heated rival Pahokee, and I have feeling the Gladiators might enjoy that win a little longer than usual, because it will be their last this season as they open the playoffs against Washington.

Last: Idle
Next: 11/15 Glades Central (5-5)
2 (2)
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Allen (10-0) Allen, TX

Allen cruised into the playoffs with an easy win over Plano. They've already shellacked tougher teams than they'll meet in round one this week.

Last: Def Plano 42-13
Next: 11/15 Lake Highlands (5-5)
3 (3)
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Miami Central (9-1) Miami, FL

Central left little doubt as they dominated a very good University team in all phases of the game. Central enters the playoffs against a good Boynton Beach team who has only lost once, but the Rockets should deliver a second this weekend.

Last: Def University 28-3
: 11/15 Boynton Beach (9-1)
4 (4)
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DeSoto (10-0) De Soto, TX

DeSoto completed their 10-0 season in style with another high scoring win over Mansfield. The Texas Playoffs can be a six week marathon, and the Eagles get the first leg started against a very beatable Copperas Cover team.

Last: Def Mansfield 54-35
Next: 11/15 Copperas Cover (6-4)

5 (5)
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De La Salle (10-0) Concord, CA

De La Salle didn't have any trouble with Monte Vista, and the Spartans should be OK against an 8-1 California High School squad.

Last: Def California 55-0
Next: Playoffs
6 (6)
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St. Joseph Regional (8-0) Montvale, NJ

St. Joseph Regional finished their regular season 8-0, now the Green Knights have some time off before a series of rematches in the playoffs.

Last: Def Ramapo 40-21
Next: Playoffs
7 (7)
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St. John Bosco (10-0) Bellflower, CA

Bosco did the seemingly impossible, running the table in the Trinity League... with ease. The Braves are are rewarded with a No. 1 seed in one of the nation's best playoff brackets, the Pac-5.

Last: Def Servite 42-21
Next: 11/15 Agoura (6-4)

8 (8)
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Manatee (10-0) Bradenton, FL

Manatee earned a week off with a 10-0 record, but it's back to work against a solid Vero Beach team. The Hurricanes should advance with relative ease.

Last: Idle
: 11/15 Vero Beach (10-1)
9 (9)
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Katy (10-0) Katy, TX

Katy took it easy on Memorial to close out their perfect season. Katy shouldn't have any trouble in the first round against Madison.

Last: Def Memorial 35-0
Next: 11/15 Madison (4-6)
10 (10)
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Colerain (11-0) Cincinnati, OH

Colerain dispatched Springboro in their first round matchup, but Pickering Central provides the Cardinals with a more difficult test in round two.

Last: Def Springboro 41-14
Next: 11/16 Pickerington Central (8-2)
11 (11)
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Hoover (11-0) Hoover, AL

Hoover blew out Huntsville to open their playoff run. Shades Valley brings an impressive record to the game next week, but Hoover should move on to round three.

Last: Def Huntsville 41-7
: 11/15 Shades Valley (10-1)
12 (12)
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Northwestern (11-0) Rock Hill, SC

Northwestern will look forward to better challenges in the playoffs, but they'll have to wait at least one more week.

Last: Def Rock Hill 66-19
Next: 11/15 West Florence (6-5)
13 (13)
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Serra (10-0) Gardena, CA

Serra would be right at home in California's highest division, but since they're not, it will be a few weeks before we see the Cavaliers play a compelling game. This week against 4-6 Pacifica is actually a playoff game.

Last: Def St. Paul 56-10
Next: 11/15 Pacifica (4-6)
14 (14)
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Byrnes (10-1) Duncan, SC

I guess when you go 4-7 you can't complain about drawing Byrnes in the first round, but it begs the question, why is there a 4-7 team in the playoffs?

Last: Def Wade Hampton 45-21
Next: 11/15 Wando (4-7)
15 (15)
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Bellevue (10-0) Bellevue, WA

Bellevue shut out Ferndale. They'll blowout Glacier Peak this week.

Last: Def Ferndale 44-0
Next: 11/15 Glacier Peak (8-2)
16 (16)
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Oscar Smith (10-0) Chesapeake, VA

Oscar Smith may have been looking ahead to the playoffs, because their game against Hickory was closer than the Tigers would have liked.

Last: Def Hickory 60-7
Next: Playoffs
17 (17)
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Lamar (9-0) Houston, TX

Lamar was back on task after playing lackluster two weeks ago. The Redskins are primed for another deep playoff run.

Last: Def Chavez 63-0
Next: 11/14 @ Morton Ranch (7-3)
18 (18)
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Brother Rice (11-0) Bloomfield Hills, MI

Brother Rice is finding the playoffs considerably easier than much of their regular season. They should get another double digit win this week.

Last: Def Seaholm 34-7
Next: 11/15 Detroit Jesuit (7-4)
19 (19)
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Miramar (10-0) Miramar, FL

Miramar concluded a perfect season two weeks ago and took the week off to get ready for the stretch run which opens with South Plantation in the first round.

Last:  Idle
Next: 11/15 South Plantation (7-3)

20 (20)
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Mountain Pointe (11-0) Phoenix, AZ

Mountain Pointe is another team in need of a challenge in the playoffs. Maybe next week.

Last: Def Boulder Creek 55-7
Next: 11/15 Red Mountain (6-5)
21 (23)
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Karr (8-1) New Orleans, LA

Karr took care of business against a good Easton team and is playing their best ball as they head to the playoffs this week.

Last: Def Easton 47-26
Next: Playoffs
22 (24)
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John Curtis (7-2) River Ridge, LA

Curtis has to feel like they're running down hill the way their schedule sets up. The Patriots played an impressive early season slate, but the last few opponents haven't been up to snuff.

Last: Def McMain 45-6
Next: Playoffs
23 (25)
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Punahou (9-0) Honolulu, HI

Punahou has proven to be the class of Hawaii, and they'll get the chance to prove it again against many of the same teams in the playoffs.

Last: Idle
Next: 11/14 Farrington (9-3)
24 (26)
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Folsom (10-0) Folsom, CA

Folsom had one of the most impressive performances of last week as they dominated a very good Pleasant Grove team. This week's first round game against Lincoln is going to get ugly.

Last: Def Pleasant Grove 63-39
Next: 11/15 Lincoln (4-6)
25 (27)
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Mission Viejo (10-0) Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo beat all of their league opponents by at least five touchdowns as they head into the playoffs. This week features a game against a 4-6 team who was chosen for the playoffs.

Last: Def El Toro 60-25
: 11/15 Crespi (4-6)
26 (28)
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Coppell (8-1) Coppell, TX

Coppell's only blemish on the season came against No. 2 Allen in September. The Cowboys have been rolling since and will be a tough out in the playoffs.
Last: Def Lewisville 49-6
Next: Playoffs
27 (29)
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Aledo (10-0) Aledo, TX

Aledo is in dire need of an opponent who can play with them. Unfortunately it will be at least another week before that happens.

Last: Def Trimble Tech 66-10
Next: 11/15 Burleson (5-3)

28 (30)
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Saint Augustine (8-1) New Orleans, LA

St. Augustine did a good job on a short week having to play on Saturday and then again on Thursday. With the early game last week the Purple Knights should be well rested headed to the playoffs.

Last: Def Jesuit 34-14
Next: Playoffs
29 (31)
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Jenks (10-0) Jenks, OK

Jenks has been dominating in Oklahoma this year, and the Trojans should continue their impressive run against Owasso this week.

Last: Def Putnam City 56-7
Next: 11/15 Owasso (5-5)
30 (32)
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Blue Springs (11-0) Blue Springs, MO

Blue Springs dispatched Lee's Summit 49-7 three weeks ago to close out the regular season. The rematch might be a little tougher.

Last: Def Blue Springs North 40-0
Next: 11/15 Lee's Summit (10-1)
31 (33)
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Salpointe Catholic (11-0) Tucson, AZ

Salpointe Catholic made quick work of their first round opponent last week. They should win handily again this week, but Liberty should at least make them break a sweat.  

Last: Def Cibola 54-7
Next: 11/15 Liberty (8-3)
32 (34)
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DeMatha (10-1) Hyattsville, MD

DeMatha knew they were going to get Good Counsel's best shot in the rivalry game on Sunday, but the Stags survived. The playoffs bring a rematch from 9/21 that saw DeMatha beat St. John's 26-21.

Last: Def Good Counsel 29-28
: 11/16 St. John's (9-2)
33 (35)
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Apopka (9-1) Apopka, FL

Apopka doesn't need the rest to beat University of Orlando, but the Blue Darters welcomed the off week for the stretch run nonetheless.  

Last: Idle
Next: 11/15 University (Orlando) (8-2)
34 (36)
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Carroll (9-1) Southlake, TX

Carroll dominated an out manned Haltom team on Friday, and the Dragons have been playing well on both sides of the ball this year. Carroll has held half of their opponents to single digits this year. 

Last: Def Haltom 65-7
: Playoffs
35 (37)
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Ocean Lakes (10-0) Virginia Beach, VA

The Dolphins badly needed to be challenged before they got into the playoffs, and they passed their test against a good Salem team last week. Woodside won't be nearly as tough.

Last: Def Salem 35-23
Next: 11/15 Woodside (6-4)
36 (38)
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Sandy Creek (9-0-1) Sandy Creek, GA

Sandy Creek took care of Columbus while getting some younger player experience. This week brings a much tougher game against Cedartown.

Last: Def Columbus 56-0
Next: 11/15 Cedartown (9-1)
37 (39)
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Mentor (10-1) Mentor, OH

There are very few easy games in Ohio's playoffs. Mentor got one last week, but that will be their last. 

Last: Def Brunswick 42-0
Next: 11/15 Stow-Munroe Falls (10-1)

38 (40)
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St. Edward (10-1) Lakewood, OH

St. Edward got a breather in their tough schedule to open up the playoffs, but now it's back to work against a very good Cleveland Heights team whose only loss came to Glenville two months ago.

Last: Def Shaker Heights 49-0
Next: 11/15 Cleveland Heights (10-1)
39 (42)
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Mallard Creek (11-0) Charlotte, NC

Mallard Creek is in another too many regions and playoff participant state. Their first round opponent was blown out; their second round opponent will be as well.

Last: Def North Mecklenburg 55-7
Next: 11/15 Ardrey Kell (6-5)
40 (43)
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Archbishop Moeller (10-1) Cincinnati, OH

Moeller made a statement to open up the playoffs by blowing out St. Xavier. Yes St. Xavier was 5-5, but St. X beat St. Ignatius just three weeks ago, and played Moeller within a field goal in September. The road doesn't get any easier this week against Elder in a 10/11 rematch that Moeller won 35-14.

Last: Def St. Xavier 42-17
Next: 11/16 Elder (9-2)
41 (44)
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Poly (9-1) Long Beach, CA

In one of the more intriguing matchups in California's first round, Long Beach Poly will get a dangerous Orange Lutheran team that can score a lot of points if their triple option is working. 

Last: Def Woodrow Wilson 57-0
Next: 11/15 Orange Lutheran (7-3)
42 (NR)
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Deerfield Beach (10-0) Deerfield Beach, FL

Deerfield Beach showed their perfect record was no fluke after knocking off St. Thomas Aquinas last week. The Bucks open the playoffs with a solid Flanagan team that put a scare into Miramar three weeks ago.

Last: Def St. Thomas Aquinas 22-7
Next: 11/15 Flanagan (9-1)
43 (45)
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Collins Hill (9-1) Suwannee, GA

Collins Hill wrapped up their region championship with a tough game against Mill Creek. The Eagles open the playoffs against a disappointing, but dangerous Walton team.

Last: Lost Mill Creek 35-28
Next: 11/15 Walton (6-4)
44 (21)
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Aquinas (8-2) Fort Lauderdale, FL

We can't say Aquinas got caught looking ahead to the playoffs. Not with 9-0 Deerfield Beach coming to play. Deerfield Beach just announced that they are contenders. Aquinas we'll lick their wounds then lick Miami Springs on Friday.

Last: Lost to Deerfield Beach 22-7
Next: 11/16 Miami Springs (7-4)
45 (46)
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Paramus Catholic (7-2) Paramus, NJ

Paramus Catholic heaped a little more misery on Bergen Catholic's tough year. Expect the Paladins to crush Notre Dame this week.

Last: Def Bergen Catholic 44-6
Next: 11/16 Notre Dame (4-4)
46 (47)
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Bingham (12-0) South Jordan, UT

We thought Bingham might get a better game from Riverton, but the Miners drilled Riverton as well. lone Peak is coming off of two good playoff wins including Syracuse and Alta.

Last: Def Riverton 43-10
Next: 11/15 Lone Peak (8-4)
47 (48)
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North Gwinnett (9-1) Suwanee, GA

The loss to Collins Hill several weeks ago was a costly one s the Bulldogs must start their playoff drive on the road against a good Milton team.

Last: Def Peachtree Ridge 44-22
Next: 11/15 @ Milton (8-2)

48 (49)
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Brandon (10-1) Brandon, MS

Brandon got back on track after a lackadaisical game against Jim Hill two weeks ago by wiping out Provine. Harrison Central will be a better game for the Bulldogs.

Last: Def Provine 42-0
Next: 11/15 Harrison Central (7-4) 
49 (50)
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Spanish Fort (11-0) Spanish Fort, AL

Spanish Fort got their playoff season started with a bang by blowing out Selma. The Toros must travel to Sylacauga this week, but should come back victorious.   

Last: Def Selma 66-0
Next: 11/15 @ Sylacauga (8-3)
50 (NR)
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Muskegon (10-1) Muskegon, MI

Muskegon was beaten by Lowell in the regular season, but the Big Reds got the last laugh by knocking Lowell out of the playoffs. This week brings another challenge in once beaten Midland.    

Last: Def Lowell 28-21
Next: 11/15 Midland (10-1)

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Out: Lowell (MI), University (FL)

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