After a brutal start of the season schedule, Iona Prep, with wins over Rhode Island-power Bishop Hendricken, Archbishop Stepinac, Cardinal Hayes and Monsignor Farrell, finds itself No. 1 in the latest High School Football America New York Top 10, a statewide ranking that is created with our proprietary algorithm.
The Gaels impressive 49-14 win over No. 3 Farrell, coupled with St. Anthony’s heartbreaking one-point loss to Maryland’s Archbishop Spalding, vaults Iona into the top spot with a 4-0 record. St. Anthony’s, who will face Iona in two weeks for regular season supremacy in the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York, drops to No. 2. However, before the Iona/St. Anthony’s showdown, the Friars need to take care of No. 5 Cardinal Hayes this weekend.
Chaminade’s surprising win over Stepinac, drops the Crusaders just outside of the Top 10. Things don’t get any easier for Stepinac that will matchup this week against No. 3 Farrell, which will be looking for get back to its winning ways after its loss to Iona Prep.
Aquinas Institute climbs one spot to No. 4 after its win over No. 9 McQuaid Jesuit.
With Stepinac dropping out of the Top 10, South Shore, fresh off its big win over Tottenville, moves into the statewide rankings at No. 7.
High School Football America New York Top 20
No. 1 Iona Prep (4-0), LW: #2
No. 2 St. Anthony’s (4-1), LW: #1
No. 3 Monsignor Farrell (4-1), LW: #3
No. 4 Aquinas Institute (5-1), LW: #5
No. 5 Cardinal Hayes (1-2), LW: #4
No. 6 Cicero-North Syracuse (6-0), LW: #6
No. 7 South Shore (5-0), LW: NR
No. 8 Chenango Forks (6-0), LW: #8
No. 9 McQuaid Jesuit (5-1), LW: #9
No. 10 Elmira/Southside (5-0), LW: #10
Dropped-out: No. 7 Archbishop Stepinac
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.