Bishop Gorman’s football team enters the season ranked No. 11, according to USA Today’s Super 25 released Monday.
The Gaels finished last season No. 10 after a 13-2 campaign. They opened as No. 4, climbed to No. 3 after defeating No. 6 DeMatha Catholic (Maryland), then lost to No. 1 Mater Dei (California) and No. 16 Miami Central in consecutive weeks. They defeated No. 6 De La Salle (California) the following week.
Gorman opens the season on Aug. 24 against Mater Dei, which finished last year No. 1 to begin the year.
Gorman finished No. 1 from 2014-16, claiming all three mythical national championships. No. 11 is the lowest preseason ranking for the Gaels since they were unranked to begin the 2013 season.