2016 Preseason Midwest Region Top 10

Midwest Region Top 10

Who are the best high school football teams in the Midwest?  According to the High School Football America algorithm, the state of Indiana is very strong heading into the 2016 season with five teams being in our preseason Midwest Region Top 10.

Heading the list is Center Grove, which is ranked #22 nationally.  The Trojans are Indiana’s defending 6A champs, finishing #10 in the nation last season.  Also in our preseason Top 50 is Warren Central at #41.  Other Hoosier State teams in the regional rankings are — Carmel at #5, Indianapolis Cathedral at #6 and Ben Davis at #10.

Loyola Academy from Illinois, which finished #21 in the nation last season is ranked #4 in the region.  The Ramblers and Glenbard West are the two teams from the state of Illinois in the Top 10.  Michigan also has two teams — Cass Tech and Lowell — in the Midwest Top 10.  Blue Springs South is the lone Missouri team in the preseason rankings.

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2016 Preseason Midwest Region Top 10

#1 Center Grove (Indiana)

#2 Warren Central (Indiana)

#3 Cass Tech (Michigan)

#4 Loyola Academy (Illinois)

#5 Carmel (Indiana)

#6 Indianapolis Cathedral (Indiana)

#7 Blue Springs South (Missouri)

#8 Glenbard West (Illinois)

#9 Lowell (Michigan)

#10 Ben Davis (Indiana)

For those of you unfamiliar with our rankings, this is the fourth straight year that High School Football America will be using its proprietary algorithm to rank teams nationally, regionally and locally.  What that means is, our computer does all the work, there’s no opinion involved.  Over the past three seasons, our preseason poll included some opinion, but this year marks the first time that our algorithm is completely in-charge of determining our “mythical” national champ from start to finish.

 

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Jeff Fisher

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