Mater Dei, our 2017 National Champs

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It’s now officially official, Mater Dei (California) is our 2017 national champion with the release of our final Top 100 for the season.  The Monarchs had an outstanding season…maybe one of the best of all-time.

Mater Dei was a perfect 15-0 in winning California’s Open Division championship last weekend, which really clinched our “mythical” national championship.  The Monarchs began the season ranked No. 2 in our Preseason Top 100.

High School Football America Top 100

Rank, Team, StateRecordLast Week
#1 Mater Dei (California)15-01
#2 Allen (Texas)16-03
#3 IMG Academy (Florida)8-02
#4 Trinity (Kentucky)15-04
#5 South Pointe (South Carolina)15-05
#6 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)13-06
#7 Ben Davis (Indiana)14-07
#8 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)12-09
#9 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)13-210
#10 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)16-015
#11 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)12-012
#12 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)10-215
#13 St. John Bosco (California)11-316
#14 De La Salle (California)11-217
#15 Lake Travis (Texas)13-314
#16 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)10-218
#17 Venice (Florida)14-121
#18 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)13-122
#19 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)13-123
#20 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania)12-224
#21 Chandler (Arizona)13-230
#22 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania)14-025
#23 Trotwood-Madison (Ohio)15-026
#24 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)12-38
#25 Owasso (Oklahoma)12-127
#26 Armwood (Florida)14-126
#27 Pickerington Central (Ohio)14-128
#28 Bingham (Utah)13-111
#29 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey)8-329
#30 Miami Central (Florida)9-320
#31 Centennial (Arizona)12-133
#32 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)9-334
#33 Corona Centennial (California)10-231
#34 Wake Forest (North Carolina)15-035
#35 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)11-336
#36 Union (Oklahoma)12-137
#37 Mission Viejo (California)12-138
#38 Katy (Texas)12-139
#39 West Point (Mississippi)15-040
#40 Pearl (Mississippi)16-041
#41 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)8-442
#42 Hoover (Alabama)11-343
#43 Fort Dorchester (South Carolina)13-144
#44 Mentor (Ohio)13-245
#45 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)14-146
#46 Folsom (California)16-047
#47 North Gwinnett (Georgia)14-148
#48 Cy-Fair (Texas)15-081
#49 Prairie Ridge (Illinois)14-049
#50 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois)14-050
#51 Highland Park (Texas)15-179
#52 Westlake (Texas)14-120
#53 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)14-053
#54 Narbonne (California)12-363
#55 Euless Trinity (Texas)11-355
#56 Duncanville (Texas)11-156
#57 St. Ignatius (Ohio)11-257
#58 East (Utah)10-358
#59 St. Xavier (Ohio)10-259
#60 St. Edward (Ohio)10-260
#61 Saint Louis (Hawaii)10-061
#62 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)11-264
#63 Colquitt County (Georgia)10-465
#64 Thompson (Alabama)12-166
#65 McGill-Toolen (Alabama)13-167
#66 Liberty (Nevada)11-268
#67 Maryville (Tennessee)14-169
#68 Saguaro (Arizona)11-270
#69 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)11-171
#70 Phillips Academy (Illinois)14-072
#71 North Little Rock (Arkansas)13-073
#72 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)10-274
#73 Manvel (Texas)14-149
#74 Archer (Georgia)12-175
#75 Grayson (Georgia)10-276
#76 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)11-377
#77 John Curtis (Louisiana)11-278
#78 Rome (Georgia)15-079
#79 College Station (Texas)14-2NR
#80 Aledo (Texas)15-132
#81 Oakland (Tennessee)13-180
#82 Midway (Texas)15-154
#83 Maine South (Illinois)12-282
#84 Judson (Texas)10-283
#85 Longview (Texas)14-284
#86 Klein Collins (Texas)11-185
#87 Plant (Florida)12-286
#88 Cocoa (Florida)11-287
#89 Denton Ryan (Texas)14-188
#90 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)14-089
#91 Kahuku (Hawaii)11-290
#92 Blessed Trinity (Georgia)13-291
#93 Carol City (Florida)8-492
#94 Viera (Florida)9-293
#95 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)8-494
#96 Good Counsel (Maryland)8-395
#97 Edna Karr (Louisiana)14-196
#98 Winton Woods (Ohio)13-297
#99 Buford (Georgia)10-298
#100 Cartersville (Georgia)11-199

Dropped-out: No. 100 Colerain (Ohio)

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

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