Texas may have the best high school football in the nation, but only two teams made USA Today's way-too-early preseason Top 25.
Allen checked in at No. 8 while Austin Lake Travis landed at No. 15.
Ironically those two teams faced one another in last season's Class 6A Division I state title game.
Allen went 16-0 in 2017 and won its fifth state title in 10 years after beating Lake Travis 35-33. The Eagles were No. 5 in USA Today's Final Super 25 rankings. They were the only Texas team ranked.
Wease is an Oklahoma commit and 5-star prospect. He's ranked the No. 4 receiver in the nation and No. 28 overall prospect, per 247Sports. He caught 14 TDs in 2017.
Tisdale is committed to Ole Miss. The 4-star prospect is the No. 11 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. He accounted for 45 TDs.
Ndoma-Ogar is also an Oklahoma commit and ranked the No. 8 offensive guard in the country. Jernigan is committed to Oklahoma State and the No. 36 defensive tackle in the country.
Here's what USA Today said about Allen:
"Why them: The Eagles won their fifth state title last season and return starting QB Grant Tisdale (2,100 yards and 30 TDs with three INTs passing and 1,090 yards and 15 TDs rushing).
His top target will be Oklahoma commit Theo Wease (879 yards and 14 TDs receiving), a 6-3 senior wide receiver.
Senior RB Andrew Henry will get a chance to shine with the graduation of Brock Sturges.
Elite senior EJ Ndoma-Ogar, who is 6-3 and 305 pounds, is the top player on the offensive line and keep an eye on sophomore OL Eddie Cao.
Senior DT Jayden Jernigan is the top returnee on the defensive line."
Lake Travis, which wasn't ranked in the Final Super 25, came up short vs. Allen, but has been a state power for the past decade.
The Cavaliers have gone 151-14 since 2007. They won five-straight UIL state titles from 2007-11, and again in 2016.
Lake Travis, which has played in the state title games three consecutive season, were led by Heisman trophy winner and No. 1 draft pick Baker Mayfield in 2011.
Four-star Texas quarterback commit Hudson Card will enter his junior season as the starter after serving as a backup QB and star WR in 2017.. He threw for 600 yards and six TDs, rushed for 460 yards and six TDs, and caught 69 passes for 1,137 yards and 13 TDs.
Garrett Wilson, a 2019 WR and Ohio State commit, recorded 1,764 yards receiving and 26 TDs. The 5-star recruit is the No. 5 receiver in the nation and No. 31 overall prospect, per 247Sports.
Here's what USA Today said about Lake Travis:
"Why them: The Cavaliers have played for the state championship the past three seasons and won the 2016 title.
As usual, the alma mater of Baker Mayfield has a stellar QB in junior Hudson Card, who, as a backup, threw for 604 yards and six TDs and ran 66 times for 459 yards and six TDs and also caught 69 passes for 1,137 yards and 13 TDs.
He won’t need to catch many receptions this year as he can throw to senior Garrett Wilson (1,764 yards, 26 TDs receiving), who recently committed to Ohio State.
The offensive line, led by senior Chad Wolf, is solid. The defense is led by DT Kaleb Wenson and keep an eye on sophomore DE Austin Spille."
IMG Academy (Fla.) is ranked No. 1 followed by St. John Bosco (Calif.).
USA Today Way-too-early preseason Super 25 football rankings
1. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
3. Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
4. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
5. St. John's College (Washington, D.C.)
6. Chandler (Ariz.)
7. St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)
9. Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)
10. Hoover (Ala.)
11. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
12. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
13. St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia)
14. South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.)
15. Austin Lake Travis