Long before the fans chose Hartford (Vt.) as the nation's top team, USA TODAY Sports already picked its own No. 1 - and here are the top 10 teams in the final USA TODAY Sports Super 25 poll:
1. John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.), 14-0, state 2A champ.
The Patriots have won 25 state titles under longtime coach J.T. Curtis.
Computer ranking: No. 51
2. Katy (Texas), 16-0, state 5A-II champ.
Tigers won their seventh state title overall.
Computer ranking: No. 19
3. Butler (Matthews, N.C.), 15-0, state 4AA champ.
Bulldogs have won three 4-AA state titles in the past four years.
Computer ranking: No. 7
4. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 15-0, Open Division champ.
Spartans captured fourth consecutive Open Division Bowl.
Computer ranking: No. 1
5. Allen (Texas), 15-1, state 5A-I champ.
The Eagles took the 5A-I title and christen a new $59.6 million stadium.
Computer ranking: No. 3
6. Hoover (Birmingham, Ala.), 15-0, state 6A champ
The Buccaneers have won seven state titles since 2000.
Computer ranking: No. 25
7. Bellevue (Wash.), 14-0, state 3A champ
The Wolverines have won 40 straight games, and five consecutive state championships.
Computer ranking: No. 4
8. Ensworth (Nashville, Tenn.), 14-0, state II-AA champ
RB Corn Elder led team to third-straight title.
Computer ranking: No. 5
9. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.), 13-1, state Division I champ
Gaels won their fourth-straight state title, and haven't lost to a local foe since 2008.
Computer ranking: No. 44
10. Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.), 11-1, WCAC champ
The Falcons have won four Washington Catholic Athletic Association titles in a row.
Computer ranking: No. 41