High school football: Top 25

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Published: Monday, Sept. 17 2012 6:47 p.m. MDT

Was: 12. Last week: Beat Cyprus, 56-10. Outlook: After steamrolling two easy opponents, the schedule gets much tougher this week as Bountiful travels to region rival Highland. Next up: at Highland, Friday.

13. Lone Peak (3-2)

Class: 5A

Was: 13. Last week: Beat West, 27-14. Outlook: Following an up-and-down preseason, the Knights head into region play with several question marks still to be answered. Next up: at American Fork, Friday.

14. Mountain Crest (3-2)

Class: 4A

Was: 14. Last week: Beat Sky View, 44-24. Outlook: Trailing 17-14 late in the first half last week, the Mustangs outscored Sky View 27-10 the rest of the way to open region play with a win. Next up: at Bonneville, Friday.

15. Herriman (4-1)

Class: 4A

Was: 16. Last week: Beat Hillcrest, 56-7. Outlook: Rushed for a whopping 478 yards in a convincing region-opening victory last week, and did it without injured Francis Bernard as well. Next up: at Skyline, Friday.

16. Juan Diego (5-0)

Class: 3A

Was: 17. Last week: Beat Granger, 49-7. Outlook: Rolled to a surprisingly easy victory over Granger last week by forcing four turnovers and slowing down Granger's ground game. Next up: at Union, Friday.

17. Riverton (3-2)

Class: 5A

Was: 19. Last week: Beat Kearns, 41-13. Outlook: Coming off a solid win over Kearns, Riverton looks to snap eight-game losing streak against Bingham in region opener this week. Next up: at Bingham, Friday.

18. Timpanogos (5-0)

Class: 4A

Was: 20. Last week: Beat Springville, 29-2. Outlook: Defense has been vastly improved this season, but this week it faces by far its toughest test of the season against Timpview. Next up: vs. Timpview, Friday.

19. Davis (3-2)

Class: 5A

Was: 15. Last week: Lost to Syracuse, 28-14. Outlook: After dropping region opener to Syracuse, Darts are in a virtual must-win situation if they hope to host a playoff game later this season. Next up: vs. Fremont, Friday.

20. Highland (3-2)

Class: 4A

Was: 21. Last week: Beat Clearfield, 56-14. Outlook: Following expected easy victory over Clearfield, dives into heart of region schedule with Bountiful and Woods Cross upcoming. Next up: vs. Bountiful, Friday.

21. Box Elder (4-1)

Class: 4A

Was: 22. Last week: Beat Roy, 39-17. Outlook: Defense will face arguably its toughest tests to date the next two weeks with games against Sky View and Mountain Crest. Next up: vs. Sky View, Thursday.

22. Stansbury (5-0)

Class: 3A

Was: 24. Last week: Beat Tooele, 55-0. Outlook: The next two weeks against Morgan and Desert Hills will be the first measuring sticks of the season for undefeated Stansbury. Next up: at Morgan, Friday.

23. Pleasant Grove (3-2)

Class: 5A

Was: 23. Last week: Lost to Brighton, 17-16. Outlook: Couldn't close the deal at Pleasant Grove last week, which would've been the Vikings' most impressive win of the season. Next up: vs. Lehi, Friday.

24. Dixie (4-1)

Class: 3A

Was: —. Last week: Lost to Hurricane, 34-32. Outlook: Can't dwell on narrow loss to Hurricane, because Desert Hills looms this week in another huge Region 9 tilt. Next up: vs. Desert Hills, Friday.

25. Granger (4-1)

Class: 5A

Was: 18. Last week: Lost to Juan Diego, 49-7. Outlook: Neither the offense or defense came to play against Juan Diego in a surprising blowout loss. Next up: at Viewmont, Friday.

Dropped out: No. 25 Roy

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