With many teams on a bye in Week 10 of the high school football season, and most playing nonregion games even if they did play, there was very little movement in final Deseret News top 25 high school football rankings.
In fact, there was no change in the top 10 as every spot held firm. Top-ranked Bingham had a bye in Week 10, and it heads into the 6A playoffs as the favorite to capture its 11th state title in school history.
East held onto the second spot despite losing to nationally-ranked IMG Academy out of Florida in Week 10. Corner Canyon remained at No. 3 in the rankings, but it garnered three second-place votes as it heads into the playoffs following a dominant regular season under first-year coach Eric Kjar.
Weber, Lone Peak, Dixie, Timpview, Sky View, Lehi and Kearns round out the top 10. Both Weber and Kearns ended decades-long region title droughts and hope to make a deep run in the 6A playoffs.
Dixie and Sky View went undefeated against Utah teams this year, and along with No. 12 Orem this year’s 4A state tournament figures to be wide open.
The biggest move in the final top 25 rankings was Jordan falling from No. 17 to No. 21 after a 31-14 loss to Corner Canyon in Week 10 — its third straight loss.
Spanish Fork fell out of the rankings after losing to Orem 35-20 in Week 10, and it was replaced by Northridge which makes its debut at No. 25.Comment on this story
Editor's Note: The Deseret News weekly top 25 rankings are based on voting from a variety of media members who cover high school sports each week. Here are the 11 voters this week: James Edward (Deseret News), Brandon Gurney (Deseret News), Trent Wood (Deseret News), Amy Donaldson (Deseret News), Randy Hollis (Deseret News), Bruce Smith (Deseret News contributor), Dane Stewart (Deseret News Rewind), Dusty Litster (Deseret News Rewind), Jeremiah Jensen (KSL), Dave Fox (KUTV), Kurt Johnson (Preps Utah Magazine).