Back-to-back wins by less than 10 points, including a 30-22 victory over an unranked Kapolei team in the state of Hawaii on Friday, has caused Saint Louis to plummet in the USA Today Super 25 released today.
The Crusaders, winners of 20 consecutive games, dropped all the way down to No. 17 in the poll. Saint Louis dropped just one spot in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 to No. 11.
Six undefeated teams jumped ahead of Saint Louis, including Pickering Central (Ohio), which moved up a spot with a 17-14 win over unranked Hilliard Davidson (Ohio).
The Crusaders were No. 11 in last week’s poll and played Friday’s game without starting quarterback Jayden de Laura.
It was an interesting week in the poll with Bingham (Utah) dropping five spots to No. 22 despite a 45-7 win over Westlake (Calif.). Good Counsel (Md.) fell five spots to No. 24 despite winning 55-0.
The reigning national champion, Mater Dei (Calif.), took over the top spot ahead of St. John Bosco (Calif.) after its 28-24 win over IMG Academy (Fla.), which dropped to No. 3.
Up next for Saint Louis is a trip out to Ewa Beach to play Campbell on Friday night. It’s the first meeting ever between the two schools.