Posted: 11:01 am Monday, December 9th, 2013

Football: Dwyer moves up in national rankings 

By Anthony Chiang

Dwyer moved one step closer to a state title with a victory over Tarpon Springs-East Lake on Friday and moved up three spots in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national football rankings.

The Panthers are ranked No. 17 in the latest poll.

Here’s the full Top 25:

1. (1) Booker T. Washington (Miami), 14-0
2. (2) Allen (Texas), 14-0
3. (3) St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), 14-0
4. (4) DeSoto (Texas), 13-0
5. (5) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 13-0
6. (6) Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.), 15-0
7. (7) Miami Central (Fla.), 12-1
8. (8) Mountain Pointe (Phoenix), 14-0
9. (9) Katy (Texas), 14-0
10. (11) Bellevue (Wash.), 14-0
11. (17) Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati), 14-1
12. (12) Hoover (Ala.), 15-0
13. (13) St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.), 10-1
14. (14) Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.), 15-0
15. (15) Jenks (Okla.), 13-0
16. (16) Folsom (Calif.), 14-0
17. (20) Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), 14-0
18. (18) Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 13-2
19. (19) Blue Springs (Mo.), 14-0
20. (21) Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), 14-0
21. (23) Bingham (South Jordan, Utah), 14-0
22. (25) North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.), 13-1
23. (NR) Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.), 14-0
24. (NR) Edna Karr (New Orleans), 13-1
25. (NR) Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pa.), 15-0