Gilman, the defending MIAA A Conference champion, is 16th in the USA Today preseason Super 25 national rankings, which were released Wednesday.

The Greyhounds will play two other teams listed in the Super 25, including No. 14 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) to begin the season Aug. 26 in Cincinnati. The matchup will be televised on ESPNU as part of the third annual ESPN High School Football Kickoff.

Gilman also plays on the road against No. 9 Good Counsel on Aug. 31, and Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), the No. 1 team in the final 2011 Super 25 poll, on Sept. 8 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Here is the USA Today analysis of Gilman:

The Greyhounds won their first MIAA A Conference title last season and return 13 starters. Defense loaded with Div. I recruits: LB Micah Kiser (Virginia); DT/TE Henry Poggi, son of coach Biff Poggi and a Michigan commit; CB Troy Vincent, son of the former NFL player of the same name; and junior LB Melvin Keihn. The offense is led by QB Shane Cockerille, who has said he will sign with Maryland. Schedule includes No. 9 Good Counsel (Olney), No. 14 Moeller (Cincinnati) and last year's Super 25 top team, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.).

Gilman was recently ranked No. 72 in the nation by Rivals.com.

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