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Top 25: Prep football

1. Northridge (3-0) Class: 5A

Was: 1. Last week: Beat Copper Hills 49-10

Outlook: The Knights finally stopped playing with fire and routed someone they were supposed to. Next up: vs. Layton Friday.

2. Hunter (3-0) Class: 5A

Was: 2. Last week: Beat Cyprus 42-3

Outlook: Forget about the Wolverines' potent offense, how about a defense that's surrendered a state-low 13 points in three games? Next up: vs. Lone Peak Friday.

3. Clearfield (3-0) Class: 5A

Was: 3. Last week: Beat Brighton 19-7

Outlook: After dispatching three Region 2 teams, the Falcons turn their attention to their own region. Next up: vs. Weber Friday.

4. Bountiful (3-0) Class: 4A

Was: 4. Last week: Beat Viewmont 23-3

Outlook: Who needs returning starters? Despite just two starters back from last year's title team, the Braves are off to a great start. Next up: vs. Cyprus Friday.

5. Timpview (3-0) Class: 4A

Was: 5. Last week: Beat Timpview 34-23

Outlook: T-Birds better be careful against upset-minded Grizzlies. Next up: vs. Logan Friday.

6. Alta (2-0) Class: 5A

Was: 6. Last week: Beat Bonneville 49-42 (2OT)

Outlook: Intense win over Lakers should prepare Alta well for frustrated Brighton. Next up: at Brighton Friday.

7. Skyline (2-1) Class: 5A

Was: 8. Last week: Beat Highland 21-14

Outlook: Can't continue to fumble the ball away at critical moments. Next up: at Mountain Crest Friday.

8. Box Elder (3-0) Class: 4A

Was: 9. Last week: Beat Bear River 37-7

Outlook: After destroying Bears for Golden Spike, the Bees appear unstoppable. Next up: at Granger Friday.

9. Bingham (2-1) Class: 5A

Was: 13. Last week: Beat Fremont 27-14

Outlook: Offense started to put things together in win over Fremont. Next up: at West Jordan Friday.

10. Hillcrest (3-0) Class: 5A

Was: 14. Last week: Beat Uintah 34-0

Outlook: After one-week hiatus against 3A softie, Huskies eager to prove themselves against region foes. Next up: vs. Riverton Friday.

11. Bonneville (2-1) Class: 4A

Was: 11. Last week: Lost to Alta 49-42 (2OT)

Outlook: Could have easily beaten Alta if the Lakers had caught a break during double-overtime thriller. Next up: at Mountain View Friday.

12. Highland (2-1) Class: 4A

Was: 12. Last week: Lost to Skyline 21-14

Outlook: Can't dwell on Skyline loss with Region 5 schedule beginning. Next up: at Murray Friday.

13. East (2-1) Class: 4A

Was: --. Last week: Beat Granger 53-35

Outlook: With their triple-back threat, the Leopards are for real. Defense can't consistently surrender 35 points though. Next up: vs. West Friday.

14. Olympus (2-1) Class: 4A

Was: 7. Last week: Lost to Logan 49-14

Outlook: Was dismantling at Logan an aberration? Probably. Next up: vs. Woods Cross Friday.

15. Pine View (2-0) Class: 3A

Was: 17. Last week: Beat Delta 22-14

Outlook: Wins over Lehi and Delta are proof enough of the Panthers' great start. Next up: vs. Roy Friday.

16. Viewmont (2-1) Class: 5A

Was: 10. Last week: Lost to Bountiful 23-3

Outlook: Offense must regroup after just one measly field goal against rival Braves. Next up: at Davis Friday.

17. Weber (2-1) Class: 5A

Was: 19. Last week: Beat Roy 21-0

Outlook: Like it or not, Weber will find out just how good it is Friday. Next up: at Clearfield Friday.

18. Sn. Canyon (3-0) Class: 3A

Was: 23. Last week: Beat Green Valley, Nev., 38-7

Outlook: Warriors are flying high thanks to potent offense. Next up: vs. Uintah Friday.

19. Brighton (1-2) Class: 5A

Was: 18. Last week: Lost to Clearfield 19-7

Outlook: Three down and one to go in Brighton's brutal opening month of the season. Next up: vs. Alta Friday.

20. Juan Diego (3-0) Class: 2A

Was: 20. Last week: Beat South Sevier 42-21

Outlook: At this rate, Soaring Eagle will be 10-0 come playoff time. Next up: vs. South Summit Friday.

21. Davis (1-2) Class: 5A

Was: 21. Last week: Beat Riverton 34-14

Outlook: After some close calls, the Darts finally found the victory column. Next up: vs. Viewmont Friday.

22. Am. Fork (2-1) Class: 4A

Was: 24. Last week: Beat Pl. Grove 21-19

Outlook: Cavemen off to a great start, but they can't look past 3A's Lehi. Next up: vs. Lehi Friday.

23. N. Sanpete (3-0) Class: 3A

Was: --. Last week: Beat Wasatch 20-6

Outlook: Appears poised for run at 3A title. Next up: vs. Sky View Friday.

24. Bear River (2-1) Class: 3A

Was: 16. Last week: Lost to Box Elder 37-7

Outlook: Bears' resiliency will get put to the test after humble loss to Bees. Next up: at Preston, Idaho, Friday.

25. Lone Peak (0-3) Class: 4A

Was: 15. Last week: Lost to Timpview 34-23

Outlook: The worst could be yet to come for the Knights. Next up: at Hunter Friday.