Only one Super 25 football team lost last week, but it was a big upset and it had reverberations throughout the rankings.
Unranked Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) defeated then-No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) 12-0 on Friday as running back Zidane Thomas had a 56-yard touchdown run. The win improved the Coyotes to 6-0 and they are the No. 13 team in the new Super 25 football rankings.
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Aquinas, which was playing three time zones away on three days’ rest (the Raiders defeated Stranahan of Fort Lauderdale 44-0 on Monday), drops to No. 14. The Raiders’ loss also bounced St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), from No. 4 to No. 15 as the Braves’ only loss was to St. Thomas Aquinas.
No. 25 St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) is the only other new team in the rankings. The Eagles improved to 6-0 as they won 34-24 Saturday at Naperville Central (Naperville, Ill.).
While Aquinas stayed in the rankings, two Super 25 teams that struggled to win fell out of the Super 25: then-No. 19 St. Xavier (Cincinnati) and then-No. 25 Union (Tulsa).
St. X (6-0) won 14-6 on Friday vs. Elder (Cincinnati), a team St. Edward defeated 40-7 earlier this season. Union (5-0) needed double overtime to defeat Owasso 44-41 on Friday.