ESPN 25 Power Rankings: Week 15

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After games of Dec. 1

It's been a crazy postseason so far for ESPN 25 Power Rankings teams. Five more teams fell out this week, paving the way for some interesting newcomers, including No. 23 Moeller.

At first glance, there might be some questions about how a three-loss team can crack this list. Well, that three-loss team, No. 23 Moeller (Cincinnati), which started the year at No. 16 in the Power Rankings and was at No. 9 at one point, ended up beating then-No. 13 Whitmer (Toledo, Ohio) in the Division I state championship.

In addition to that title, in Ohio's highest classification, Moeller also owns victories over four state champions and one state runner-up. One of those state champs, Trinity (Louisville, Ky.), was No. 2 in the Power Rankings when Moeller earned a three-point win in October.

Norcross (Ga.), Centennial (Corona, Calif.), Booker T. Washington (Miami) and Whitehaven (Memphis, Tenn.) round out the new squads.

ESPN 25 Power Rankings: Week 15
RANKSCHOOL/REC (CITY, STATE)TRENDINGCOMMENT
1Manatee (13-0)
Bradenton, FL
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Last Week: 1
Last Week: Defeated Fort Pierce Central (Fort Pierce, Fla.) 51-0 in the Class 7A regional finals
Next Game: Dec. 7 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in the Class 7A state semifinals
2Bellevue (14-0)
Bellevue, WA
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Last Week: 2
Last Week: Defeated Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.) 35-3 in the Class 3A state championship
Next Game: Season complete
3John Curtis Christian (13-0)
River Ridge, LA
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Last Week: 3
Last Week: Defeated Springfield (La.) 55-0 in the Class 2A state semifinals
Next Game: Dec. 8 vs. Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) in the Class 2A state championship
4De La Salle (13-0)
Concord, CA
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Last Week: 4
Last Week: Defeated James Logan (Union City, Calif.) 52-7 in the Division I North Coast Section championship
Next Game: Dec. 8 vs. Folsom (Calif.) in a CIF Open Division State Regional Championship Bowl Game
5Katy (13-0)
Katy, TX
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Last Week: 5
Last Week: Defeated La Porte (Texas) 55-10 in the regional semifinals of the Class 5A, Division II state playoffs
Next Game: Dec. 8 vs. Cypress Ranch (Cypress, Texas) in the regional finals of the Class 5A, Division II state playoffs
6DeSoto (13-0)
DeSoto, TX
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Last Week: 6
Last Week: Defeated Bowie (Arlington, Texas) 24-6 in the regional semifinals of the Class 5A, Division I state playoffs
Next Game: Dec. 8 vs. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) in the regional finals of the Class 5A, Division I state playoffs
7Butler (15-0)
Matthews, NC
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Last Week: 7
Last Week: Defeated Jack Britt (Fayetteville, N.C.) 56-28 in the Class 4AA state championship
Next Game: Season complete
8Narbonne (14-0)
Harbor City, CA
2

Last Week: 10
Last Week: Defeated Crenshaw (Los Angeles) 25-0 in the Los Angeles City Section championship
Next Game Dec. 8 vs. No. 20 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) in a CIF Open Division State Regional Championship Bowl Game
9Hoover (14-0)
Birmingham, AL
1

Last Week: 8
Last Week: Defeated Clay-Chalkville (Pinson, Ala.) 44-20 in the Class 6A state semifinals
Next Game: Dec. 7 vs. Opelika (Ala.) in the Class 6A state championship
10University (10-0)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
1

Last Week: 11
Last Week: Defeated Central Catholic (Clearwater, Fla.) 42-0 in the Class 3A state semifinals
Next Game: Dec. 8 vs. Madison County (Madison, Fla.) in the Class 3A state championship
11North Allegheny Sr. (14-0)
Wexford, PA
1

Last Week: 12
Last Week: Defeated McDowell (Eria, Pa.) 56-6 in the Class AAAA state quarterfinals
Next Game: Dec. 8 vs. Wilson (West Lawn, Pa.) in the Class AAAA state semifinals
12Bishop Gorman (13-1)
Las Vegas, NV
2

Last Week: 14
Last Week: Defeated Liberty (Henderson, Nev.) 63-10 in the Division I state championship
Next Game: Season complete
13Good Counsel (11-1)
Olney, MD
2

Last Week: 15
Last Game: Defeated DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) 26-14 in the WCAC championship
Next Game: Season complete
14Ensworth (13-0)
Nashville, TN
2

Last Week: 16
Last Week: Defeated Memphis University School (Memphis, Tenn.) 31-14 in the Division II Class AA state championship
Next Game: Season complete
15Steele (13-0)
Cibolo, TX
4

Last Week: 19
Last Week: Defeated Edinburg North (Edinburg, Texas) 38-0 in the regional semifinals of the Class 5A, Division II state playoffs
Next Game: Dec. 8 vs. Brandeis (San Antonio) in the regional finals of the Class 5A, Division II state playoffs
16Gainesville (13-0)
Gainesville, FL
4

Last Week: 20
Last Week: Defeated Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) 42-10 in the Class 6A regional finals
Next Game: Dec. 7 vs. Navarre (Fla.) in the Class 6A state semifinals
17Dr. Phillips (13-0)
Orlando, FL
5

Last Week: 22
Last Week: Defeated East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) 31-21 in the Class 8A regional finals
Next Game: Dec. 7 vs. Apopka (Fla.) in the Class 8A state semifinals
18Allen (12-1)
Allen, TX
5

Last Week: 23
Last Week: Defeated Westwood (Austin, Texas) 56-24 in the regional semifinals of the Class 5A, Division I state playoffs
Next Game: Dec. 8 vs. Skyline (Dallas) in the regional finals of the Class 5A, Division I state playoffs
19Norcross (13-0)
Norcross, GA
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Last Week: --
Last Week: Defeated then-No. 18 Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) 34-20 in the Class AAAAAA state quarterfinals.
Next Game: Dec. 7 vs. Colquitt County (Moultrie, Ga.) in the Class AAAAAA state semifinals
20Centennial (13-1)
Corona, CA
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Last Week: --
Last Week: Defeated then-No. 9 Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.) 30-28 in Southern Section Inland Division championship
Next Game: Dec. 8 vs. No. 8 Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.) in a CIF Open Division State Regional Championship Bowl Game
21Booker T. Washington (13-1)
Miami, FL
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Last Week: --
Last Week: Defeated Cocoa (Fla.) 41-13 in the Class 4A state semifinals
Next Game: Dec. 8 vs. Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.) in the Class 4A state championship
22Skyline (14-0)
Sammamish, WA
2

Last Week: 24
Last Week: Defeated Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma, Wash.) 49-24 in the Class 4A state championship
Next Game: Season complete
23Moeller (12-3)
Cincinnati, OH
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Last Week: --
Last Week: Defeated then-No. 13 Whitmer (Toledo, Ohio) 20-12 in the Division I state championship
Next Game: Season complete
24Lawrence Central (15-0)
Indianapolis, IN
1

Last Week: 25
Last Game: Defeated Snider (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 39-14 in the Class 5A state championship
Next Game: Season complete
25Whitehaven (15-0)
Memphis, TN
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Last Week: --
Last Week: Defeated Maryville (Tenn.) 36-35 in overtime of the Class 6A state championship
Next Game: Season complete
Dropped out: No. 9 Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.); No. 13 Whitmer (Toledo, Ohio); No. 17 Bentonville (Ark.); No. 18 Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.); No. 21 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)