High School Football America Top 100 welcomes four new teams

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The one thing certain about the High School Football America Top 100 this year is that nothing is certain.  For the third straight week, a Top 10 team tasted defeat, which shuffles the deck in the latest rankings.

Former No. 5 DeSoto (Texas) tumbles to No. 47 after dropping a 24-14 decision to Duncanville (Texas), which climbs from No. 77 to No. 44 after beating the defending Class 6A Division II state champs.

In Ohio, St. Ignatius continued its bounce-back from its upset loss to Archbishop Moeller three week ago.  The Wildcats climb to No. 10 this week after knocking-off arch-rival and previously unbeaten St. Edward 17-10.  The Wildcats were No. 9 before the Moller loss, but after wins over St. Xavier and St. Ed on back-to-back weekends, their back in the Top 10.  St. Ed drops from No. 18 to No. 25 in the new rankings created with our proprietary algorithm.

There are four head-to-head Top 100 match-ups this week.

No. 2 IMG Academy (Florida) faces defending Alabama 7A state champ Hoover, which dropped from No. 30 to No. 70 after losing to Thompson (Alabama) on Friday.  Thompson with a perfect 9-0 mark enters the rankings at No. 84.

In Indiana, No. 8 Ben Davis will square-off with No. 96 Warren Central in the second round of the 6A playoffs.  During the regular season, the Giants beat WC 45-16.

No. 23 St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.) will try to wrap-up the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference regular season championship when it faces Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.).  The Eagles enter the game ranked No. 98 after losing its first conference game to Good Counsel on Friday.

And, in New Jersey, No. 38 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) will battle No. 43 DePaul Catholic.

Joining Thompson as a new team in the Top 100 this week are North Little Rock (Arkansas) at No. 95 after beating former No. 92 Bryant (Arkansas) on Friday, Mallard Creek (North Carolina) at No. 97 and Utica Eisenhower (Michigan) is new at No. 100.

High School Football America Top 100

Rank, Team, State Record Last Week Next Week
#1 Mater Dei (California) 9-0 1 Servite (CA)
#2 IMG Academy (Florida) 6-0 2 #71 Hoover (AL)
#3 Allen (Texas) 8-0 3 Plano East (TX)
#4 Trinity (Kentucky) 10-0 4 Seneca (KY)
#5 South Pointe (South Carolina) 10-0 6 Midland Valley (SC)
#6 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) 7-0 7 Coconut Creek (FL)
#7 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) 8-0 8 Father Judge (PA)
#8 Ben Davis (Indiana) 10-0 9 #98 Warren Central (IN)
#9 Corona Centennial (CA) 7-1 10 King (CA)
#10 St. Ignatius (Ohio) 9-1 25 Perry (OH)
#11 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) 9-0 17 Silver Oak Academy (MD)
#12 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) 9-0 15 Brentwood (TN)
#13 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) 6-2 11 Jackson (FL)
#14 Miami Central (Florida) 8-2 12 Idle
#15 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 7-2 13 Palo Verde (NV)
#16 De La Salle (California) 8-1 14 San Ramon Valley (CA)
#17 Bingham (Utah) 9-0 16 Cyprus (UT)
#18 Katy (Texas) 6-0 19 Strake Jesuit (TX)
#19 Union (Oklahoma) 9-0 20 Mustang (OK)
#20 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 8-1 21 Miramar (FL)
#21 St. John Bosco (California) 7-2 22 JSerra (CA)
#22 Mission Viejo (California) 9-0 23 San Clemente (CA)
#23 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) 7-2 24 #99 Gonzaga (DC)
#24 Fort Dorchester (South Carolina) 10-0 27 Socastee (SC)
#25 St. Edward (Ohio) 9-1 18 McKinley (OH)
#26 St. Xavier (Ohio) 9-1 26 Fairfield (OH)
#27 Cocoa (Florida) 8-0 28 Rockledge (FL)
#28 Grayson (Georgia) 8-1 29 South Gwinnett (GA)
#29 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) 6-2 31 Seton Hall Prep (NJ)
#30 Denton Ryan (Texas) 8-0 32 Denison (TX)
#31 John Curtis (Louisiana) 8-1 33 Archbishop Shaw (LA)
#32 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) 6-2 34 Don Bosco Prep (NJ)
#33 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania) 10-0 35 Norwin (PA)
#34 Judson (Texas) 8-0 36 Smithson Valley (TX)
#35 Chaminade (California) 8-1 37 Bishop Amat (CA)
#36 East (Utah) 9-2 38 American Fork (UT)
#37 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) 5-3 39 #44 DePaul Catholic (NJ)
#38 Aledo (Texas) 8-0 40 Northwest (TX)
#39 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania) 10-0 41 Idle
#40 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania) 7-2 42 Idle
#41 Archer (Georgia) 9-0 43 Shiloh (GA)
#42 Armwood (Florida) 9-0 44 Durant (FL)
#43 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) 6-2 47 #39 St. Joseph Regional (NJ)
#44 Duncanville (Texas) 8-0 77 Irving MacArthur
#45 Mountain Pointe (Arizona) 8-2 45 Cibola (AZ)
#46 Chandler (Arizona) 8-2 46 Mountain View (AZ)
#47 DeSoto (Texas) 7-1 6 Nimitz (TX)
#48 Cartersville (Georgia) 9-0 48 Troup County (GA)
#49 Westlake (Texas) 8-0 49 Leander (TX)
#50 Lake Travis (Texas) 6-2 50 Vista Ridge (TX)
#51 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) 8-1 52 Stratford (SC)
#52 The Woodlands (Texas) 5-1 53 Montgomery (TX)
#53 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) 9-0 54 Florence (AL)
#54 Long Beach Poly (California) 8-1 51 Serra (Gardena, CA)
#55 Evangel Christian (Louisiana) 6-1 55 Captain Shreve (LA)
#56 Wake Forest (North Carolina) 10-0 56 Heritage (NC)
#57 Owasso (Oklahoma) 8-1 57 Edmond North (OK)
#58 East St. Louis (Illinois) 9-1 58 Buffalo Grove (IL)
#59 West Point (Mississippi) 10-0 59 Lewisburg (MS)
#60 Buford (Georgia) 7-1 60 Flowery Branch (GA)
#61 Lowndes (Georgia) 10-0 62 Idle
#62 Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) 10-0 64 Elida (OH)
#63 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) 9-0 61 Idle
#64 Manvel (Texas) 7-0 63 Santa Fe (TX)
#65 Valor Christian (Colorado) 9-0 66 Fountain-Fort Carson (CO)
#66 Klein Collins (Texas) 7-0 67 Klein (TX)
#67 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas) 9-0 68 Miles University Studies (AR)
#68 Pearl (Mississippi) 11-0 69 Brandon (MS)
#69 Deerfield Beach (Florida) 7-2 70 Coral Springs (FL)
#70 Hoover (Alabama) 7-2 30 #2 IMG Academy (FL)
#71 Carol City (Florida) 5-3 71 American (FL)
#72 Pickerington Central (Ohio) 9-1 72 Northmont (OH)
#73 Prairie Ridge (Illinois) 10-0 74 Cary-Grove (IL)
#74 Liberty (Nevada) 8-1 75 Eldorado (NV)
#75 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois) 10-0 76 St. Charles East (IL)
#76 Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) 9-0 78 Cumberland Valley (PA)
#77 Kahuku (Hawaii) 9-1 79 Mililani (HI)
#78 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) 9-1 80 Mayfield (OH)
#79 Midway (Texas) 8-0 81 Shoemaker (TX)
#80 Saint Louis (Hawaii) 8-0 82 Idle
#81 Maine South (Illinois) 9-1 83 Warren (IL)
#82 Oakland (Tennessee) 10-0 84 Lebanon (TN
#83 Good Counsel (Maryland) 7-2 88 Bishop McNamara (MD)
#84 Thompson (Alabama) 9-0 NR Hillcrest (AL)
#85 Centennial (Arizona) 8-1 65 Sunnyslope (AZ)
#86 Venice (Florida) 8-1 87 Manatee (FL)
#87 Viera (Florida) 6-1 85 Heritage (FL)
#88 Lamar (Houston, Texas) 5-1 89 Bellaire (TX)
#89 Saguaro (Arizona) 7-2 90 Mingus (AZ)
#90 Plant (Florida) 8-1 91 Newsome (FL)
#91 Narbonne (California) 6-3 93 Gardena (CA)
#92 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) 7-1 94 Dillard (FL)
#93 Columbus (Florida) 7-1 95 Idle
#94 Folsom (California) 9-0 96 Oak Ridge (CA)
#95 North Little Rock (Arkansas) 9-0 NR Cabot (AR)
#96 Warren Central (Indiana) 7-3 98 #8 Ben Davis (IN)
#97 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) 10-0 NR Mooresville (NC)
#98 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) 7-2 86 #24 St. John’s (DC)
#99 Phillips Academy (Illinois) 10-0 100 Solorio (IL)
#100 Utica Eisnhower (Michigan) 10-0 NR Adams (MI)

Dropped-out: No. 73 Starkville (Mississippi), No. 92 Bryant (Arkansas), No. 97 Lawrence Central (Indiana), No. 99 Pope John XXIII (New Jersey)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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