2016 Preseason Private Schools Top 25

Private Schools Top 25

A couple of year’s ago, High School Football America began breaking-out the publics from the private schools for another way to look at our national rankings.  We continue that tradition this year with our Preseason Private School Top 25, which follows the earlier release of our Preseason Public Schools Top 25.  We will also include teams on the bubble, just outside of the Top 25 in our The Other 25 Bubble.

Related: High School Football America Preseason National Top 25

Related: High School Football America Preseason The Other 25

It should be noted to all of you that believe there’s a private school bias when it comes to our national rankings, our 2016 Preseason Top 50 contains 27 publics and 23 privates.

Our national preseason #1, St. John Bosco leads the way in our Preseason Private Schools Top 25.

Florida leads the way with four teams in the Top 25, followed by California, New Jersey and Ohio with three teams each.  Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. have two teams each in the Top 25.

2016 Preseason Private Schools Top 25

#1 St. John Bosco (California)

#2 IMG Academy (Florida)

#3 Mater Dei (California)

#4 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

#5 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)

#6 DeMatha (Maryland)

#7 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania)

#8 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)

#9 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)

#10 Good Counsel (Maryland)

#11 McGill-Toolen (Alabama)

#12 Trinity Christian Academy (Florida)

#13 St. Edward (Ohio)

#14 La Salle (Ohio)

#15 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)

#16 De La Salle (California)

#17 American Heritage (Plantation, FL)

#18 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)

#19 Trinity (Kentucky)

#20 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

#21 St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.)

#22 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)

#23 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)

#24 Valor Christian (Colorado)

#25 Loyola Academy (Illinois)

The Other 25 Bubble

Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana)

Archbishop Moeller (Ohio)

Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania)

Bell Academy (Tennessee)

Bishop Dunne (Texas)

Bishop McDevitt (Pennsylvania)

Catholic-Baton Rouge (Louisiana)

Chaminade (California)

Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)

Christian Brothers College (Missouri)

Evangel Christian (Louisiana)

Gilman School (Maryland)

Gonzaga Prep (Washington)

Indianapolis Cathedral (Indiana)

Jesuit (Oregon)

John Curtis (Louisiana)

Montini Catholic (Illinois)

Oaks Christian (California)

Paramus Catholic (New Jersey)

St. Mary’s Prep (Michigan)

St. Paul’s Episcopal (Alabama)

St. Xavier (Ohio)

Servite (California)

Serra (Garden, California)

Xaverian Brothers (Massachusetts)

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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