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Bishop Gorman ranked No. 4 nationally to begin season

The preseason Super 25 rankings from USA Today were released Tuesday, and fans of the three-time defending national champions might be surprised to see where their team landed.

Bishop Gorman’s football team was ranked No. 4 to begin the year after finishing the last three seasons No. 1.

Gorman lost quarterback and Gatorade National Football Player of the Year Tate Martell to graduation, but return plenty of talent. Linebacker Palaie Gaoteote and tight end Brevin Jordan rank No. 1 in their respective positions for the Class of 2018 nationally, according to some scouting services.

Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who has yet to start a game, is ranked as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Scout. The four-star prospect is committed to UCLA.

Gorman’s Week 2 opponent, Mater Dei (California), was ranked No. 1. DeMatha Catholic (Maryland), which Gorman will play to open the season, was ranked No. 6. Gorman will also play No. 11 De La Salle (California) on Sept. 16. Gorman will also play No. 11 De La Salle (California) on Sept. 16.

Liberty saw a national ranking for most of last season, but is unranked to begin the season.

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