I’ll have a few more stories to share on Mount Vernon tomorrow on the blog, but here’s one reward for the victor: The Knights have returned to the Top 25.
Mount Vernon was ranked No. 18 in the latest USA Today Super 25 after upending last week’s No. 14 Boys & Girls and unranked Christ the King this weekend to the the program’s fifth Federation championship.
From a ranking standpoint, the Knights came full circle. They began the year No. 14 in USA Today’s original Super 25 but were bounced in midseason. Of course, they suffered five losses during the regular season but rallied to win their last 10, including the first state title since 2007 and the first Federation crown since 2006.
It should also be noted that two of Mount Vernon’s losses came against Top 25 teams: No. 1 St. Anthony’s and No. 14 Montverde Academy.
USA Today will release its final Super 25 on April 5th.
Mount Vernon was unranked when Rivals released its last Top 100 on March 16. Boys & Girls was No. 37 and Christ the King was No. 56. St. Anthony’s was No. 1, Montverde was No. 26 and Taft, another team the Knights lost to, was No. 41.