NEW High School Football America Top 100 welcomes Six New Teams

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Now that we’re a month into the season, the High School Football America proprietary algorithm is doing what it does best, compare on-field results, which results in our Top 100.  And, with so many great head-to-head match-ups within the Top 100 so far, we’re now getting a clear picture of what the national championship chase now looks like.

Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) remains the top team in the nation this week and the Monarchs strengthened their hold on the top spot with an impressive 62-14 crushing of former No. 34 Bergen Catholic from New Jersey Saturday night at the Under Armour Brothers in Arms Classic at Mission Viejo, California.

Mater Dei now owns wins over Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nevada) and BC, which were highly-ranked at the time of the games.  Looming on the horizon is the October 13th showdown with No. 6 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California), which should decide the Trinity League championship.  Beyond that, Mater Dei could face several Top 100 teams in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.  Bottom line, right now, the Monarchs control their own destiny, but we have a long way to go between now and mid-December.

Speaking of St. John Bosco, the Braves will take another trip to the east this week. Bosco will take-on No. 17 St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.  SJB’s only loss this year was in overtime to No. 5 St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) in the Braves’ season opener.

Related: Top 100 Scoreboard for September 14-16

St. John’s has an impressive resume with a win over former No. 7 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) and a narrow road-loss to nationally-ranked De La Salle (Concord, California).

De La Salle falls from No. 11 to No. 16 this week after losing 34-7 to No. 15 Bishop Gorman Saturday night.  The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Gorman, which had won 55 straight games prior to its loss to Mater Dei.

Counting the Bosco/St. John’s game there are seven Top 100 match-ups this week.

In Florida, No. 2 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) will take-on No. 11 Miami Central (Florida).  IMG hasn’t played since September 2nd when it beat nationally-ranked Corona Centennial (California).  The Ascenders last two match-ups against No. 27 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) and St. John’s have been cancelled because of Hurricane Irma. The storm led to Central being stranded in Las Vegas after beating Bishop Gorman on September 8.

The other Top 100 match-ups this week are — No. 43 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) playing No. 82 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), No. 45 Paramus Catholic (New Jersey) facing No. 56 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey), No. 50 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) playing No. 75 Miami Booker T. Washington, No. 91 Saint Louis (Hawaii) is hosting No. 92 Narbonne (California) and No. 95 Lawrence Central (Indiana) plays No. 99 Center Grove (Indiana).

There are six new teams in the Top 100 this week — Midway (Texas) at No. 86, Duncanville (Texas) at No. 90, Saint Louis (Hawaii) at No. 91, McDonogh (Maryland) tied at No. 92, Saguaro (Arizona) tied at No. 97 and Oakland (Tennessee) tied at No. 99.

High School Football America Top 100

Rank, Team, StateRecordLast WeekNext Week
#1 Mater Dei (California)4-01St. Mary’s (Stockton, CA)
#2 IMG Academy (Florida)2-02#11 Miami Central (FL)
#3 Allen (Texas)3-03Idle
#4 Grayson (Georgia)3-04Int. School of Broward (FL)
#5 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)2-05Stranahan (FL)
#6 St. John Bosco (California)3-16#17 St. John’s College (DC)
#7 DeSoto (Texas)3-07Idle
#8 Trinity (Kentucky)5-08Jeffersontown (KY)
#9 St. Xavier (Ohio)4-09Archbishop Moeller (OH)
#10   South Pointe (South Carolina)4-010Shelby (NC)
#11 Miami Central (Florida)3-013#2 IMG Academy (FL)
#12 St. Ignatius (Ohio)4-012Elder (OH)
#13 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)2-014Chaminade-Madonna (FL)
#14 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)3-018Archbishop Carroll (PA)
#15 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)2-215Bonanza (NV
#16 De La Salle (California)3-111Central (Fresno, CA)
#17 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)2-116#6 St. John Bosco (CA)
#18 DeMatha (Maryland)3-117Friendship Collegiate (DC)
#19 Corona Centennial (CA)3-119Idle
#20 Ben Davis (Indiana)5-021Lawrence North (IN)
#21 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)4-020Knoxville Catholic (TN)
#22 St. Edward (Ohio)4-023Buchtel (OH)
#23 Hoover (Alabama)3-124Tuscaloosa County (AL)
#24 Bingham (Utah)5-025Westlake (UT)
#25 Katy (Texas)1-026Cinco Ranch (TX)
#26 Mission Viejo (California)4-032Santa Margarita (CA)
#27 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)3-039Calvert Hall (MD)
#28 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)1-127Seton Hall Prep (NJ)
#29 Union (Oklahoma)3-028Edmond North (OK)
#30 Fort Dorchester (South Carolina)4-029James Island (SC)
#31 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)2-130Idle
#32 Denton Ryan (Texas)3-031Lone Star (TX)
#33 John Curtis (Louisiana)2-133Brother Martin (LA)
#34 La Salle (Ohio)4-040Winton Woods (OH)
#35 Judson (Texas)3-042New Braunfels (TX)
#36 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)4-043Bethel Park (PA)
#37 Cocoa (Florida)2-038Viera (FL)
#38 Aledo (Texas)3-044Idle
#39 East (Utah)4-145Herriman (UT)
#40 Byrnes (South Carolina)5-046Idle
#41 Lake Travis (Texas)2-148Hendrickson (TX)
#42 Long Beach Poly (California)2-141Millikan (CA)
#43 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey)1-135#82 Don Bosco Prep (NJ)
#44 Chaminade (California)3-150Crespi (CA)
#45 Paramus Catholic (New Jersey)2-137#56 Bergen Catholic (NJ)
#46 Mountain Pointe (Arizona)3-151Pinnacle (AZ)
#47 Chandler (Arizona)3-252Mountain Ridge (AZ)
#48 Armwood (Florida)1-047Jefferson (FL)
#49 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania)4-061General McLane (PA)
#50 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)2-055#75 Booker T. Washington (FL)
#51 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL)3-156Palm Beach Lakes (FL)
#52 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)2-157Westwood (SC)
#53 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania)2-236Roman Catholic (PA)
#54 Cartersville (Georgia)4-059Cedartown (GA)
#55 The Woodlands (Texas)0-160George Ranch (TX)
#56 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)1-234#45 Paramus Catholic (NJ)
#57 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)3-063Buckhorn (AL)
#58 (tied) Evangel Christian (Louisiana

#58 (tied) Wake Forest (North Carolina)






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#60 West Point (Mississippi)4-064Lafayette (MS)
#61 East St. Louis (Illinois)3-165Collinsville (IL)
#62 Buford (Georgia)2-167Idle
#63 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)3-066Smiths Station (AL)
#64 Westlake (Texas)3-071Austin Bowie (TX)
#65 Lowndes (Georgia)4-075Shiloh (GA)
#66 Manvel (Texas)1-072North Shore (TX)
#67 Valor Christian (Colorado)3-069Pomona (CO)
#68 Owasso (Oklahoma)3-070Mustang (OK)
#69 Colquitt County (Georgia)4-123Valdosta (GA)
#70 Trotwood-Madison (Ohio)4-074Greenville (OH)
#71 Klein Collins (Texas)1-080Atascocita (TX)
#72 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)3-088Fair (AR)
#73 Pearl (Mississippi)5-082Petal (MS)
#74 Pickerington Central (Ohio)3-176Upper Arlington (OH)
#75 Booker T. Washington (Florida)1-177#50 Northwestern (FL)
#76 Cass Tech (Michigan)2-178Detroit Northwestern (MI)
#77 Starkville (Mississippi)3-189Provine (MS)
#78 Prairie Ridge (Illinois)3-090Bartlett (IL)
#79 St. Xavier (Kentucky)3-091Pleasure Ridge Park (KY)
#80 Plant (Florida)2-083Gaither (FL)
#81 Dudley (North Carolina)5-084Idle
#82 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)1-253#43 DePaul Catholic (NJ)
#83 Liberty (Nevada)3-185Idle
#84 Venice (Florida)2-086Dunbar (FL)
#85 Kahuku (Hawaii)5-187Radford (HI)
#86 Midway (Texas)3-0NRWaco (TX)
#87 Montgomery Bell Academy (Tennessee)5-093Pope John Paul II (TN)
#88 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois)3-096Lincoln-Way Central (IL)
#89 Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)3-099Central Dauphin East (PA)
#90 Duncanville (Texas)3-0NRIdle
#91 Saint Louis (Hawaii)4-0NR#92 Narbonne (CA)
#92 (tied) McDonogh (Maryland)2-1NRMalvern Prep (PA)
#92 (tied) Narbonne (California)2-254#91 Saint Louis (HI)
#94 Lamar (Houston, Texas)0-179Alief Elsik (TX)
#95 Lawrence Central (Indiana)4-168#99 Center Grove (IN)
#96 Deerfield Beach (FL)1-194Dillard (FL)
#97 (tied) Carol City (Florida)0-195Dr. Krop (FL)
#97 (tied) Saguaro (Arizona)3-2NRSunrise Mountain (AZ)
#99 (tied) Warren Central (Indiana)2-373Pike (IN)
#99 (tied) Center Grove (Indiana)3-2100#95 Lawrence Central (IN)
#99 (tied) Oakland (Tennessee)4-0NRBlackman (TN)

Dropped-out: No. 49 Cibolo Steele (Texas), No. 81 Edna Karr (Louisiana), No. 92 Mansfield (Texas), No. 97 North Shore (Texas), No. 99 Punahou (Hawaii)

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

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