Tom Smart, Deseret News
Bingham quarterback Kyle Gearig runs for a 79 yard touchdown as Bingham High School and Lone Peak High School play in the 5A State football semi-final Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

Bingham High School opens at No. 23 in the USA Today Super 25 Expert Rankings released Tuesday. The poll ranks the top high school football programs in nation.

The writers note the return of quarterback Kyle Gearig, who combined for 2,606 total yards and 41 touchdowns through the ground and air last season, is a big boost for the Miners.

"The Miners should be solid again on defense, with six defensive starters returning," USA Today also wrote.

Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas opens the 2014 season with the top ranking. St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower, California), St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida), Allen High School (Allen, Texas) and Centreville High School (Clifton, Virginia) round out the top five.

The Miners will open their 2014 campaign at Davis High School on Aug. 22.