ESPN 25 Power Rankings: Week 4

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After games of Sept. 15

Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) looked every bit like the No. 1 team in the country after its first two weeks of the season. Then the bye week came, and the Rams followed it with a flat performance this past weekend against Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.), falling 22-7. The loss drops the Rams all the way to No. 20.

Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), which is led by Nebraska QB commit Johnny Stanton, moves into the top spot. The Eagles are 4-0 after cruising past Carson (Calif.) 72-0.

Meanwhile, No. 4 Skyline (Dallas), No. 15 Miami Central, No. 23 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and No. 25 Booker T. Washington (Miami) all dropped out of the rankings. While Booker T. enjoyed a big win over Cedar Hill (Texas), it's loss to Miami Central the previous weekend looks even worse now that Central has two losses.

Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) -- which defeated then-No. 12 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) -- Lassiter (Marietta, Ga.), DeSoto (Texas) and University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) are the four new squads in this week's rankings.

ESPN 25 Power Rankings: Week 4
RANKSCHOOL/REC (CITY, STATE)TRENDINGCOMMENT
1Santa Margarita Catholic (4-0)
RanchoStMargarita, CA
1

Last Week: 2
Last Week: Defeated Carson (Calif.) 72-0
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.)
2Manatee (3-0)
Bradenton, FL
1

Last Week: 3
Last Week: Defeated No. 15 Miami Central (Miami) 44-34
Next Game: Sept. 28 vs. Southeast (Bradenton, Fla.)
3Trinity For Boys (4-0)
Louisville, KY
2

Last Week: 5
Last Week: Defeated St. Xavier (Cincinnati) 14-13
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Cathedral (Indianapolis) on ESPN2
4Bellevue (3-0)
Bellevue, WA
2

Last Week: 6
Last Week: Defeated Sammamish (Wash.) 69-0
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Lake Washington (Kirkland, Wash.)
5John Curtis Christian (3-0)
River Ridge, LA
2

Last Week: 7
Last Week: Defeated East St. John (Reserve, La.) 34-7
First Game: Sept. 20 vs. Cohen (New Orleans)
6De La Salle (3-0)
Concord, CA
2

Last Week: 8
Last Week: Defeated St. Mary's (Stockton, Calif.) 21-13
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Granada (Livermore, Calif.)
7Lake Travis (3-0)
Austin, TX
2

Last Week: 9
Last Week: Defeated Westwood (Austin, Texas) 28-24
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Consolidated (College Station, Texas)
8James Byrnes (4-0)
Duncan, SC
2

Last Week: 10
Last Week: Defeated Clinton (S.C.) 41-0
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Boiling Springs (S.C.)
9Moeller (4-0)
Cincinnati, OH
2

Last Week: 11
Last Week: Defeated St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) 34-27
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. St. Xavier (Cincinnati)
10Butler (4-0)
Matthews, NC
3

Last Week: 13
Last Week: Defeated Myers Park (Charlotte, N.C.) 49-7
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Rocky River (Mint Hill, N.C.)
11Hoover (3-0)
Birmingham, AL
3

Last Week: 14
Last Week: Defeated Jackson-Olin (Birmingham, Ala.) 50-0
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Northridge (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
12Cass Technical (4-0)
Detroit, MI
4

Last Week: 16
Last Week: Defeated Cody (Detroit) 46-20
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. St. Mary's Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
13Saint Ignatius (4-0)
Cleveland, OH
4

Last Week: 17
Last Week: Defeated Strong Vincent (Erie, Pa.) 40-0
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. McDowell (Erie, Pa.)
14Vista Murrieta (3-0)
Murrieta, CA
4

Last Week: 18
Last Week: Defeated Redlands East Valley (Redlands, Calif.) 59-14
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Cathedral (San Diego)
15Katy (3-0)
Katy, TX
4

Last Week: 19
Last Week: Defeated The Woodlands (Texas) 63-10
Next Game: Sept. 27 vs. Morton Ranch (Katy, Texas)
16Camden (4-0)
Kingsland, GA
4

Last Week: 20
Last Week: Defeated Beach (Savannah, Ga.) 48-12
Next Game: Sept. 28 vs. Valdosta (Ga.)
17Allen (3-0)
Allen, TX
4

Last Week: 21
Last Week: Defeated Richardson (Texas) 52-17
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Hebron (Carrollton, Texas)
18Lassiter (3-0)
Marietta, GA
--

Last Week: --
Last Week: Defeated Kell (Marietta, Ga.) 42-13
Next Game Sept. 21 vs. Cherokee (Canton, Ga.)
19Bergen Catholic (2-0)
Oradell, NJ
--

Last Week: --
Last Week: Defeated then-No. 12 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) 42-35
Next Game Sept. 22 vs. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.)
20Grayson (2-1)
Loganville, GA
19

Last Week: 1
Last Week: Lost to Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) 22-7
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Dacula (Ga.)
21DeSoto (3-0)
DeSoto, TX
--

Last Week: --
Last Week: Defeated Trinity (Euless, Texas) 42-21
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Cedar Hill (Texas)
22Bishop Gorman (2-1)
Las Vegas, NV
10

Last Week: 12
Last Week: Lost to Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) 42-35
Next Game Sept. 21 vs. Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)
23Good Counsel (3-1)
Olney, MD
1

Last Week: 22
Last Week: Defeated H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) 49-0
Next Game: Sept. 22 vs. Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
24Ensworth (5-0)
Nashville, TN
--

Last Week: 24
Last Week: Defeated Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 42-17
Next Game: Sept. 21 vs. Battle Ground Academy (Franklin, Tenn.)
25University (3-0)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
--

Last Week: --
Last Week: Defeated Cocoa (Fla.) 49-3
Next Game Sept. 21 vs. Treasure Coast (Port St. Lucie, Fla.)
Dropped out: No. 4 Skyline (Dallas); No. 15 Miami Central (Miami); No. 23 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.); No. 25 Booker T. Washington (Miami)