With its overtime win at DeMatha, Good Counsel jumps back into the top 10. The Stags were the only ranked team to lose this weekend and drop to No. 14 ahead of a visit to No. 4 St. John’s.
Stone Bridge enters the top five for the first time this season. After consecutive losses in the Virginia 5A state championship, the Bulldogs have yet to be tested this season.
In the bottom half of the rankings, Freedom-Woodbridge has been arguably the area’s most dominant team so far this season. The Eagles have scored at least 40 points in all seven of their wins. On Sept. 29, they held five-star running back recruit Ricky Slade to negative yards rushing. On Friday night, they beat previously undefeated Woodbridge by 27. This week, Freedom-Woodbridge jumps from No. 20 to No. 15.
The only new addition to this week’s rankings is Flint Hill, who joins the bubble following a 42-0 win over Bishop Ireton.
1. Wise (7-0) LR: 1
Quinton Williams threw four touchdown passes in the Pumas’ 58-14 win over Oxon Hill. Wise is averaging 55 points a game since its 15-13 win over Calvert Hall five weeks ago.
Next: Friday at Eleanor Roosevelt, 7 p.m.
2. Gonzaga (7-1) LR: 2
On senior day, the Eagles beat Carroll 41-8 to improve to 3-0 in the WCAC.
Next: Oct. 27 at Good Counsel, 7 p.m.
3. Damascus (7-0) LR: 3
In their closest game since the season opener, the Swarmin’ Hornets beat Watkins Mill, 42-18.
Next: Friday at Walter Johnson, 6:30 p.m.
4. St. John's (4-2) LR: 4
The Cadets led 28-0 after the first quarter of a 49-0 win over McNamara for their first shutout of the season.
Next: Friday vs. DeMatha, 7 p.m.
5. Stone Bridge (7-0) LR: 6
Senior wide receiver Daniel Thompson caught his 12th touchdown of the year as the Bulldogs pummeled Rock Ridge 48-7.
Next: Friday at Tuscarora, 7 p.m.
6. Westfield (7-0) LW: 7
Sophomore quarterback Noah Kim beat threw for 238 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat Oakton 34-14.
Next: Friday at Centreville, 7 p.m.
7. Centreville (6-1) LW: 8
The Wildcats did not play this weekend ahead of next week’s showdown with Westfield.
Next: Friday vs. Westfield, 7 p.m.
8. Good Counsel (5-2) LW: 13
After the Falcons tied the game on a 44-yard touchdown catch by Sy’Veon Wilkerson, Latrele Palmer’s overtime touchdown run sealed a 20-14 win at DeMatha.
Next: Friday vs. Carroll, 7 p.m.
9. Spalding (4-2) LW: 9
Junior quarterback Jayden Umbarger rushed for nearly 200 yards as the Cavaliers beat Calvert Hall 34-17.
Next: Friday at Calvert Hall, 7 p.m.
10. North Point (7-0) LR: 10
In a 35-0 win over St. Charles, the Eagles allowed 72 yards of total offense for their third shutout victory of the season.
Next: Friday vs. Leonardtown, 7 p.m.
11. C.H. Flowers (7-0) LR: 11
The Jaguars narrowly avoided a stunning defeat to a Friendly team with one win but picked up a 14-12 victory.
Next: Saturday vs. Suitland, 2 p.m.
12. Madison (6-2) LW: 12
The Warhawks did all of their scoring in the first half of a 49-7 win over Chantilly.
Next: Oct. 27 vs. Oakton, 7 p.m.
13. South Lakes (6-1) LW: 14
Next: Friday vs. McLean, 7 p.m.
14. DeMatha (4-3) LR: 5
The Stags led late but dropped to 0-2 at home in the WCAC after an overtime loss to Good Counsel.
Next: Friday at St. John’s, 7 p.m.
15. Freedom-Woodbridge (7-0) LW: 20
Senior quarterback A.J. Felton accounted for five touchdowns for the second straight week in a 41-14 win over Woodbridge.
Next: Friday at Potomac, 7 p.m.
16. Friendship Collegiate (4-3) LR: 15
After three straight losses, the Knights beat Riverdale Baptist 16-13 on Saturday
Next: Saturday vs. Fort Hill, 1 p.m.
17. H.D. Woodson (5-2) LW: 16
Senior running back Mychale Salahuddinbeat ran for 155 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries as the Warriors beat Eastern 32-0.
Next: Saturday vs. Dunbar, 6 p.m.
18. Bullis (6-0) LW: 17
Eric McKan carried the ball 21 times for 96 yards and a touchdown as the Bullis defense dominated in a 21-6 win over Landon on Saturday.
Next: Saturday at Episcopal, 2 p.m.
19. Quince Orchard (6-1) LW: 18
Seven different players recorded a rushing attempt as the Cougars ran for 194 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-0 victory over Einstein.
Next: Friday at Wheaton, 6:30 p.m.
20. Broad Run (7-0) LW: 19
Sophomore running back Tim Baldwin surpassed 1,000 rushing yards on the season as the Spartans beat Parkdale 44-6.
Next: Friday vs. Freedom-South Riding, 7 p.m.
Dropped out: None