Calif. Powers Mater Dei, Bosco Top Preseason Power 25 Rankings

Spring football provides a first glimpse of what can happen on the high school football field during the fall months when it matters most.

With coast-to-coast prep forces beginning to wrap up the showcases, SBLive and Sports Illustrated have partnered to launch the Power 25 preseason high school football rankings. Thirteen states were represented in the final, far too early tally, with Los Angeles-area rivals Mater Dei and St. John Bosco taking the top two spots. The schools were followed by long-running hit IMG Academy, which played its spring game Thursday night as a split-squad scrimmage.

The Top 10

1. Santa Ana (California) Mater Dei

The Power 25 champions of 2021, in another unbeaten campaign under Bruce Rollinson, will pick up where they left off over the winter. Class of 2024 quarterback Elijah Brown is back armed with new offers from Georgia and Alabama after scoring 30 touchdowns as a sophomore. The offensive line will be a strength while many stars on defense, including two SI99 recruits, need replacing.

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