Saint Louis made the most of its one game against a nationally-ranked opponent this season and was rewarded for it.
A 47-7 demolition of Narbonne (Calif.) on Friday night at Aloha Stadium was enough to push the Crusaders into the Top 10 of the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 released Sunday night.
Saint Louis jumped two spots to No. 10 and is now the third-highest ranked team in the West region behind No. 1 St. John Bosco and No. 2 Mater Dei.
St. John Bosco opened a brand new $7.2 million stadium with a 49-0 victory over Timpview (Utah) while Mater Dei defeated Bishop Amat 42-14 to extend its winning streak to 16 games dating back to 2016.
St. John Bosco will host Mililani on Aug. 31. The Trojans will host the Crusaders on Saturday night.
Saint Louis’ winning streak is at 17 games after a 40-point blowout of Narbonne. The Crusaders have outscored their two opponents this season by a combined score of 116-13.
Saint Louis is also ranked No. 14 by USA Today, which will release its latest rankings early Monday morning.
Narbonne dropped out of the Max Preps top 25. The Gauchos were ranked No. 24 to open the season.