Two Top 5 teams in the Super 25 Computer rankings will square off Friday when No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) faces No. 5 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.).
Bosco moved up one spot to No. 2 in this week’s rankings. The Braves are 6-0 and have outscored the opposition 382-67 this season. Mater Dei, which remained in the same spot in the rankings, is also 6-0 and has scored at least 40 points in its last four games.
SUPER 25: National Expert Rankings
SUPER 25: Regional Expert Rankings
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), No. 1 in the Super 25 Expert rankings, also remains No. 1 according to the computers. Centennial (Corona, Calif.) continued its steady climb and moved up one spot to No. 3 and has outscored its opponents 294-61.
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) dropped two spots from No. 2 to No. 4.
Chandler (Ariz.) remained at No. 6, followed by IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) at No. 7 and DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) at No. 8.
Colerain (Cincinnati) jumped into the Top 10 at No. 9 and Allen moved up a spot to No. 11. Wayne (Huber Heights, Ohio), Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), Male (Louisville), Jenks (Okla.) and St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) round out the top 15.
The Super 25 Computer rankings are provided by Ken Massey. The ratings are designed to reward teams for their performance, and objectively quantify those performances. Strength of schedule is built into the model. The model also corrects for home field advantage. Teams lose less for a loss on the road and gain more for a win on the road. Margin of victory also is factored in.