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High school football: Top 25

Published: Monday, Sept. 24 2012 6:21 p.m. MDT

1. Jordan (5-0)

Class: 5A

Was: 1. Last week: Beat Copper Hills, 56-0. Outlook: Following an unbelievably easy win over Copper Hills, the 'Diggers turn their attention toward nationally ranked St. John Bosco this weekend. Next up: vs. St. John Bosco, Calif., Saturday, at Rio Tinto Stadium.

2. East (5-0)

Class: 4A

Was: 2. Last week: Beat Clearfield, 47-0. Outlook: Hosts Cyprus in what should be an easy victory this weekend before difficult three-game road stretch at Bountiful, Highland and Logan to end season. Next up: vs. Cyprus, Friday.

3. Alta (5-1)

Class: 5A

Was: 3. Last week: Beat Brighton, 48-31. Outlook: Defense has allowed 30-plus points the past two games, which could be a problem against Don Bosco this weekend. Next up: vs. Don Bosco, N.J., Saturday, at Rio Tinto Stadium.

4. Syracuse (6-0)

Class: 5A

Was: 4. Last week: Beat Layton, 31-0. Outlook: Region 1 title is realistically up for grabs this Friday when the Titans visit fellow unbeaten Region 1 foe Northridge. Next up: at Northridge, Friday.

5. Bingham (5-1)

Class: 5A

Was: 5. Last week: Beat Riverton, 42-16. Outlook: Travels to Lone Peak for KJZZ game of the week this Thursday, a game that will likely determine Region 4 title. Next up: at Lone Peak, Thursday.

6. Northridge (6-0)

Class: 5A

Was: 6. Last week: Beat Weber, 27-3. Outlook: Northridge's high-flying offense will face its toughest test of the season against undefeated Syracuse. Next up: vs. Syracuse, Friday.

7. Timpview (5-1)

Class: 4A

Was: 7. Last week: Beat Timpanogos, 38-13. Outlook: A year ago Timpview struggled through early portion of Region 8 slate, but this season the T-Birds are dominating. Next up: vs. Orem, Friday.

8. Logan (5-1)

Class: 4A

Was: 8. Last week: Beat Roy, 30-23. Outlook: Survived a major scare last week against Roy as QB Luke Falk had a monster game passing. Next up: at Sky View, Friday.

9. Hurricane (6-0)

Class: 3A

Was: 10. Last week: Beat Snow Canyon, 38-7. Outlook: The 1-2 punch of Jared Edwards and Adam Thompson is becoming increasingly more and more difficult to slow down. Next up: at Pine View, Friday.

10. Brighton (5-1)

Class: 5A

Was: 9. Last week: Lost to Alta, 48-31. Outlook: Its secondary got torched in the second half against rival Alta last week as the Bengals dropped their first game of the season. Next up: vs. Cottonwood, Friday.

11. Woods Cross (5-1)

Class: 4A

Was: 11. Last week: Beat Cyprus, 54-7. Outlook: Offense got back on track in a big way last week in a very easy victory over Cyprus. Next up: vs. Highland, Friday.

12. Bountiful (5-1)

Class: 4A

Was: 12. Last week: Beat Highland, 30-27. Outlook: Rallied for the overtime victory against Highland last week, a victory that keeps the Braves in the hunt for the Region 6 title. Next up: vs. Clearfield, Friday.

13. Lone Peak (4-2)

Class: 5A

Was: 13. Last week: Beat American Fork, 38-21. Outlook: Faces its toughest test of the season against a Bingham team that will be out to avenge last year's loss to the Knights. Next up: vs. Bingham, Thursday.

14. Mountain Crest (4-2)

Class: 4A

Was: 14. Last week: Beat Bonneville, 42-0. Outlook: Following three easy victories, the Mustangs face a Box Elder team this week that will be able to match the Mustangs physically. Next up: vs. Box Elder, Friday.

15. Juan Diego (6-0)

Class: 3A

Was: 16. Last week: Beat Union, 35-0. Outlook: The next month will be pretty boring for Soaring Eagle as they go through the motions in a very subpar Region 10. Next up: vs. Uintah, Friday.

16. Davis (4-2)

Class: 5A

Was: 19. Last week: Beat Fremont, 35-21. Outlook: Got a scare from winless Fremont last week, but regrouped in the second half for the critical Region 1 victory. Next up: at Layton, Friday.

17. Box Elder (5-1)

Class: 4A

Was: 21. Last week: Beat Sky View, 40-22. Outlook: Following double-digit wins over Roy and Sky View to open region play, the Bees are a confident team heading into showdown with Mountain Crest. Next up: at Mountain Crest, Friday.

18. Timpanogos (5-1)

Class: 4A

Was: 18. Last week: Lost to Timpview, 38-13. Outlook: Defense had no answer for Timpview quarterback last week as the T-Wolves suffered their first loss of the season. Next up: at Mountain View, Friday.

19. Pleasant Grove (4-2)

Class: 5A

Was: 23. Last week: Beat Lehi, 46-11. Outlook: Rolled through an improved Lehi squad last week, setting stage for a very important Region 4 game at Riverton this week. Next up: at Riverton, Friday.

20. Riverton (3-3)

Class: 5A

Was: 17. Last week: Lost to Bingham, 42-16. Outlook: Couldn't find a way to get stops in dropping its ninth straight game to Bingham last week. Next up: vs. Pleasant Grove, Friday.

21. Skyline (3-3)

Class: 4A

Was: -. Last week: Beat Herriman, 24-22. Outlook: Tough preseason slate that included losses to Hurricane, Syracuse and Juan Diego benefited Eagles in win over Herriman. Next up: vs. Hillcrest, Friday.

22. Herriman (4-2)

Class: 4A

Was: 15. Last week: Lost to Skyline, 24-22. Outlook: Seemed like a good bet to run away with the Region 7 title, but that all changed with surprising loss at Skyline. Next up: vs. Olympus, Friday.

23. Highland (3-3)

Class: 4A

Was: 20. Last week: Lost to Bountiful, 30-27. Outlook: Following OT loss to Bountiful, it faces a huge game at Woods Cross knowing a loss likely drops it to a fourth seed for the playoffs. Next up: at Woods Cross, Friday.

24. Stansbury (6-0)

Class: 3A

Was: 22. Last week: Beat Morgan, 29-28. Outlook: The Stallions are still unbeaten after a gutsy call to go for two in overtime paid off. Next up: vs. Desert Hills, Friday.

25. Dixie (5-1)

Class: 3A

Was: 24. Last week: Beat Desert Hills, 30-27. Outlook: Finished most difficult stretch of Region 9 play with 2-1 record, and now has inside track at No. 2 seed for playoffs. Next up: at Canyon View, Friday.

Dropped out: No. 25 Granger

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