With the football playoffs beginning in Arizona this week, we're releasing our final SBLive Power 25 of the 2021 regular season. And Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) still sits atop our national high school football rankings.
Every Power 25 team is now into the postseason, except for No. 3 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and No. 15 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.), who aren't eligible to compete in their state's respective playoffs. The two teams meet on Friday though in a championship-esque showdown.
Once the playoffs wrap up in every state, we will release our final postseason SBLive Power 25 rankings on Monday, Dec. 20.
Get the complete breakdown of our final regular season SBLive Power 25 national high school football rankings below.
The SBLive Power 25 rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette based on observations and conversations with an extensive network of coaching and media sources across the country. The rankings will be released every Monday throughout the fall 2021 season.
SBLIVE POWER 25 NATIONAL FOOTBALL RANKINGS
Nov. 15, 2021
1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) (9-0)
Next game: Nov. 19 @ Corona Centennial (Calif.) (Division 1 Southern Section playoffs)
Last result: 49-14 win over Norco (Calif.) (Division 1 Southern Section playoffs)
Last week’s ranking: 1
Ranking rationale:In the first half last Friday, Norco fought hard against Mater Dei, but the No. 1 Monarchs went on to roll thanks to sophomore QB Elijah Brown throwing six touchdowns. Against a national schedule, Mater Dei has won every game they’ve played by at least two scores this season.
2. Westlake (Austin, Texas) (11-0)
Next game: Nov. 19 vs. New Braunfels (Texas) (6A D2 playoffs)
Last result: 54-9 win over Hutto (Texas) (6A D2 playoffs)
Last week’s ranking: 2
Ranking rationale: Senior Clemson QB commit Cade Klubnik returned from injury two weeks ago and threw three touchdowns in Westlake’s 63-21 win over rival Lake Travis. This past week, he threw three more TD's in the first round of the playoffs. Westlake, last year's 6A Division 1 state champ in Texas, has won all 11 of their games in blowouts this year.
3. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) (9-0)
Next game: Nov. 19 vs. No. 15 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.)