Mater Dei (CA) moves to No. 1 in new High School Football America Top 100

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Mater Dei (California), which started the season within a thousandth of a percentage point of preseason and Trinity League foe St. John Bosco (California), is the new No. 1 in the latest High School Football America Top 100 that is created with our proprietary algorithm.  The Monarchs move-up thanks to St. Thomas Aquinas’ 9-3 overtime victory over Bosco.

Also moving-up this week is our defending national champ Bishop Gorman from No. 4 to No. 2, which sets-up a 1 versus 2 match-up this weekend between the Monarchs and the Gaels in Santa Ana, California.  Gorman won its 55th straight game Friday beating former No. 13 DeMatha.

STA’s win moves them nine spots in the latest rankings to No. 5, while Bosco drops to No. 8.

Southern California will have two big Top 10 showdowns this week. Aside from Mater Dei and Bishop Gorman, No. 4 IMG Academy (Florida) will square-off against No. 9 Corona Centennial (California) in a rematch of last year’s heart-stopping 50-49 win by IMG.  The Ascenders, who have won 30 straight, moved up one spot after beating former No. 11 Chandler on national television Saturday.

Defending Kentucky 6A champ Trinity continues to rocked-up in the rankings. The Shamrocks 42-41 win over former No. 17 Warren Central (Indiana) moves them to No. 12 this week.  Trinity began the season ranked No. 52, but has had two impressive wins against ranked teams to start the season.

There are seven new teams in the rankings this week — Deerfield Beach (Florida) at No. 68, Starkville (Mississippi) at No. 69, Owasso (Oklahoma) at No. 81, Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania) at No. 85, Venice (Florida) at No. 94, Helix (California) at No. 99 and Edna Karr (Louisiana) at No. 100.

Expect lots of changes next week as New Jersey and Texas open their regular seasons.  There are 18 all-Top games this coming weekend.

Rank, Team, StateRecordLast WeekNext Week
#1 Mater Dei (California)1-02#2 Bishop Gorman (NV)
#2 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)1-04#1 Mater Dei (CA)
#3 Allen (Texas)0-03#49 Cedar Hill (TX)
#4 IMG Academy (Florida)1-05#9 Corona Centennial (CA)
#5 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)1-014Piper (FL)
#6 Grayson (Georgia)1-016McEachern (GA)
#7 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)0-07#68 Deerfield Beach (FL)
#8 St. John Bosco (California)0-11Garces Memorial (CA)
#9 Corona Centennial (California)1-010#4 IMG Academy (FL)
#10 DeSoto (Texas)0-06Dallas Jesuit (TX)
#11 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)0-09Union City (NJ)
#12 Trinity (Kentucky)2-031Archbishop Moeller (OH)
#13 John Curtis (Louisiana)0-012#76 Landry-Walker
#14 St. Xavier (Ohio)1-018Colerain (OH)
#15 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)0-015#73 DePaul Catholic (NJ)
#16   South Pointe (South Carolina)2-020Rock Hill (SC)
#17 St. Ignatius (Ohio)1-023Mentor (OH)
#18 De La Salle (California)1-021#30 St. John’s (DC)
#19 Warren Central (Indiana)1-117North Central (IN)
#20 Katy (Texas)0-019Game Cancelled Hurricane Harvey
#21 DeMatha (Maryland)0-113Avalon (MD)
#22 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)2-028Pope John Paul II (TN)
#23 Hoover (Alabama)0-18Meridian (MS)
#24 Chandler (Arizona)1-111Pinnacle (AZ)
#25 St. Edward (Ohio)1-026Glenville (OH)
#26 Narbonne (California)0-027#45 Long Beach Poly (CA)
#27 Colquitt County2-029Tucker (GA)
#28 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)0-025Byrnes (SC)
#29 Cocoa (Florida)1-034Treasure Coast (FL)
#30 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)1-032#18 De La Salle (CA)
#31 Paramus Catholic (New Jersey)0-030#44 Archbishop Wood (PA)
#32 Ben Davis (Indiana)2-038Pike (IN)
#33 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)1-041#37 Liberty (NV)
#34 Bingham (Utah)2-062Herriman (UT)
#35 Highland Park (Texas)0-034Rockwall (TX)
#36 Lake Travis (Texas)0-037#98 Judson (TX)
#37 Liberty (Nevada)1-060#33 American Heritage (FL)
#38 Union (Oklahoma)1-040Euless Trinity (TX)
#39 Denton Ryan (Texas)0-039Lancaster (TX)
#40 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)1-042#47 Fort Dorchester (SC)
#41 Mountain Pointe (Arizona)1-043#87 Chaminade (CA)
#42 Mission Viejo (California)1-047Vista Murrieta (CA)
#43 La Salle (Ohio)1-046East Central (IN)
#44 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania)1-055#31 Paramus Catholic (NJ)
#45 Long Beach Poly (California)1-054#26 Narbonne (CA)
#46 Miami Central (Florida)1-063#92 Booker T. Washington (FL)
#47 Fort Dorchester (South Carolina)2-058#40 Dutch Fork (SC)
#48 Armwood (Florida)0-044Tampa Bay Tech (FL), Monday
#49 Cedar Hill (Texas)0-046#3 Allen (TX)
#50 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL)0-136Ribault
#51 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)1-051#61 Bishop Sullivan (VA)
#52 Center Grove (Indiana)1-152#64 Carmel (IN)
#53 Aledo (Texas)0-053Colleyville Heritage (TX)
#54 East (Utah)1-122#63 Saguaro (AZ)
#55 Pickerington Central (Ohio)1-079Cathedral (IN)
#56 The Woodlands (Texas)0-057Game Cancelled Hurricane Harvey
#57 Cibolo Steele (Texas)0-058San Antonio Madison (TX)
#58 Evangel Christian (Louisiana)0-059#78 East St. Louis (IL)
#59 Wake Forest (North Carolina)2-061Middle Creek (NC)
#60 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)0-065Jesuit (FL)
#61 Bishop Sullivan (Virginia)0-164#51 St. Frances Academy (MD)
#62 Cass Tech (Michigan)0-156Simeon (IL)
#63 Saguaro (Arizona)1-154#54 East (UT)
#64 Carmel (Indiana)1-166#52 Center Grove (IN)
#65 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)1-089Mount Lebanon (PA)
#66 Cartersville (Georgia)2-071Calhoun (GA)
#67 Manvel (Texas)0-068Game Cancelled Hurricane Harvey
#68 Deerfield Beach (Florida)1-0NR#7 St. Joseph Regional (NJ)
#69 Starkville (Mississippi)2-0NRWest Point (MS)
#70 Lamar (Houston, Texas)0-071Game Cancelled Hurricane Harvey
#71 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)1-072Fairfield (AL)
#72 Valor Christian (Colorado)1-074Mullen (CO
#73 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey)0-075#15 Bergen Catholic (NJ)
#74 Klein Collins (Texas)0-076Game Cancelled Hurricane Harvey
#75 Carol City (Florida)0-149Idle
#76 Landry-Walker (Louisiana)0-078#12 John Curtis (LA)
#77 Buford (Geogia)2-081Int. School of Broward (FL)
#78 East St. Louis (Iliinois)1-082#58 Evangel Christian (LA)
#79 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)1-083Miami Columbus (FL)
#80 Westlake (Texas)0-080Game Cancelled Hurricane Harvey
#81 Owasso (Oklahoma)1-0NRBartlesville (OK)
#82 Oxford (Mississippi)1-169Grenada (MS)
#83 Norman North (Oklahoma)0-085Norman (OK)
#84 Lowndes (Georgia)2-086Parkview (GA)
#85 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania)1-0NRErie (PA)
#86 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)0-090Callaway (MS)
#87 Chaminade (California)0-094#41 Mountain Pointe (AZ)
#88 Good Counsel (Maryland)0-088Gilman (MD)
#89 Plant (Florida)1-093Robinson (FL)
#90 Parkway (Louisiana)0-092Washington (LA)
#91 North Shore (Texas)0-092Game Cancelled Hurricane Harvey
#92 Booker T. Washington (Florida)1-099#46 Miami Central (FL)
#93 Kahuku (Hawaii)3-096Aiea (HI)
#94 Venice (Florida)1-0NRRiverview (FL)
#95 Kirkwood (Missouri)2-097Lafayette (MO)
#96 Denton Guyer (Texas)0-095Lake Ridge (TX)
#97 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)0-098Page (OK)
#98 Judson (Texas)0-0100#36 Lake Travis (TX)
#99 Helix (California)1-0NRParaclete (CA)
#100 Edna Karr (Louisiana)0-0NRSt. Paul’s (Louisiana)
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