While most of the nation completes its football season over these final few weeks, three-time defending Open Division state champion Saint Louis continues its climb up the national rankings.
Saint Louis was jumped by North Shore (Tex.) in the USA Today rankings but moved ahead of idle Centennial-Carona (Calif.) and University Lab (La.).
As many as eight of the 12 teams ahead of Saint Louis could still play at least one more game this season. The GEICO State Champions Bowl Series hasn’t yet selected its four teams to compete in the doubleheader on Dec. 22.
Saint Louis declined an invite to play last week.