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St. Joe's Cody Sampson makes another big play during their opening game of the season against Absegami held at Absegami High School in Galloway. Photo/Dave Griffin

The ranking of three Cape-Atlantic League teams remains unchanged in this week's Press Elite 11 high school football rankings.

That will probably change next week.

Holy Spirit (No. 1), St. Joseph (No. 4) and Millville (No. 7) remain in the same spot after the first week of the season. St. Joe plays at Holy Spirit on Friday at 7 p.m. in one of the most anticipated games of the season. The loser will probably drop a spot or two in next week's ranking.

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Lacey Township moves up from No. 11 to No. 9. Shawnee and Toms River South join the ranking after impressive season-opening victories.

(The Press Elite 11 is a ranking of public school teams that compete for South Jersey titles and non-public teams in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties. Last week's ranking in parentheses)

1. Holy Spirit (1) 1-0: Beat Hammonton 30-0. Next: Friday vs. St. Joseph (1-0)

2. Timber Creek (2) 1-0: Beat Camden Catholic 34-7. Next: Friday vs. Eastern (1-0)

3. Williamstown (3) 1-0: Beat Cherry Hill East 67-6. Next: Friday at Shawnee (1-0)

4. St. Joseph (4) 1-0: Beat Absegami 48-6. Next: Friday at Holy Spirit (1-0)

5. West Deptford (5) 1-0: Beat Gateway 76-0. Next: Friday vs. Lindenwold (0-1)

6. Cherokee (6) 1-0: Beat Lenape 34-7. Next: Friday vs. Triton (1-0)

7. Millville (7) 1-0: Beat Atlantic City 20-6. Next: Friday vs. Mainland Regional (1-0)

8. Eastern (8) 1-0: Beat Washington Township 63-19. Next: Friday at Timber Creek (1-0

9. Lacey Township (11) 1-0: Beat Pinelands Regional 61-7. Next: Saturday at Toms River North (0-1).

10. Shawnee (unranked) 1-0: Beat Kingsway Regional 25-19. Next: Friday vs. Williamstown (1-0)

11. Toms River South (unranked) 1-0: Beat Central Regional 41-27. Next: Friday vs. Southern Regional (1-0)

Dropped out: Kingsway Regional (0-1) and Delsea Regional (0-1).

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