Super 25 computer rankings have returned to USATODAYHSS.com with the release of our preseason rankings courtesy of Ken Massey. And the computer is going way behind just the top 25.
You can see where every team ranks nationally by clicking here and then sort by state using the navigation bar at the top.
To start the season, the computer and our expert rankings see the same team at the top: De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
De La Salle leads a group of six California schools in the top 15, including No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower), No. 6 Mater Dei (Santa Ana), No. 12 Bishop Amat (La Puente), No. 13 Centennial (Corona) and No. 14 JSerra (Gardena).
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Following De La Salle and St. John Bosco in the top 5 are St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) at No. 3, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) at No. 4 and Chandler (Ariz.) at No. 5. To match those teams up with where they stand in the Super 25 Expert rankings, Bosco is No. 13, St. Edward is No. 19, Gorman is No. 4, and Chandler is No. 20.
IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), which is No. 2 in the Super 25 Expert rankings, is No. 9 in the computer rankings.
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Because some of the data is based on past performances, the computer will be more accurate as the season progresses. Generally, once a team plays three games, the computer can better slot how it stacks up against teams nationally. 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.