Next-to-Last High School Football America Top 100

Top 100

There’s one more week of high school football left in the 2017 season.  And, like last year when Bishop Gorman (Nevada) won our “mythical” national championship before the final weekend, we can tell you that Mater Dei (California) is our 2017 national champ.

Mater Dei ended a perfect season Saturday night with a 52-21 win over former No. 11 De La Salle in the California Open Division state championship game.

The Texas high school football championship will have a big effect on our final rankings that will be released on Christmas Eve.

No. 3 Allen will face defending Class 6A Division I champ Lake Travis on Saturday.  The Cavaliers, who beat former No. 13 Katy on Saturday, will enter the title game No. 14 in our rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.  Since we began using our algorithm for our national rankings, Allen has won national titles in 2013 and 2014.  The Eagles shared our national title in 2012 with John Curtis of Louisiana.

In the Class 6A Division II championship game, No. 54 Midway will face No. 81 Cy-Fair, which enters the rankings for the first time this year after 14-6 upset of former No. 20 Westlake.

Also new to the rankings is Highland Park at No. 79.  The Scots will be going after back-to-back Class 5A Division I titles when they play No. 49 Manvel.

No. 32 Aledo will also be looking to go back-to-back when it plays College Station for the Class 5A Division II title.  The Bearcats have won six state titles in the last eight years and seven overall.

The two games in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series will also shape our final rankings with No. 9 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) taking-on No. 11 Bingham (Utah) and No. 8 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) playing No. 30 Chandler (Arizona).

High School Football America Top 100

Rank, Team, State Record Last Week Next Week
#1 Mater Dei (California) 15-0 1 Season completed
#2 IMG Academy (Florida) 8-0 2 Season completed
#3 Allen (Texas) 15-0 3 #14 Lake Travis (TX)
#4 Trinity (Kentucky) 15-0 4 Season completed
#5 South Pointe (South Carolina) 15-0 5 Season completed
#6 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) 13-0 6 Season completed
#7 Ben Davis (Indiana) 14-0 7 Season completed
#8 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) 12-2 8 #30 Chandler (AZ)
#9 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) 12-0 9 Season completed
#10 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 12-2 10 Season completed
#11 Bingham (Utah) 13-0 14 St. Frances Academy (MD)
#12 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania) 16-0 15 Season completed
#13 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) 12-0 12 Season completed
#14 Lake Travis (Texas) 13-2 34 #3 Allen (TX)
#15 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) 10-2 19 Season completed
#16 St. John Bosco (California) 11-3 17 Season completed
#17 De La Salle (California) 11-2 11 Season completed
#18 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) 10-2 18 Season completed
#19 Venice (Florida) 14-1 21 Season completed
#20 Miami Central (Florida) 9-3 16 Season completed
#21 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) 13-1 22 Season completed
#22 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) 13-1 23 Season completed
#23 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania) 12-2 24 Season completed
#24 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania) 13-0 25 Season completed
#25 Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) 15-0 26 Season completed
#26 Armwood (Florida) 14-1 27 Season completed
#27 Owasso (Oklahoma) 12-1 28 Season completed
#28 Pickerington Central (Ohio) 14-1 29 Season completed
#29 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) 9-3 32 Season completed
#30 Chandler (Arizona) 12-2 33 #9 Northwestern (FL)
#31 Corona Centennial (California) 10-2 31 Season completed
#32 Aledo (Texas) 15-0 35 College Station (TX)
#33 Centennial (Arizona) 12-1 37 Season completed
#34 DePaul (New Jersey) 8-3 36 Season completed
#35 Wake Forest (North Carolina) 15-0 38 Season completed
#36 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 11-3 39 Season completed
#37 Union (Oklahoma) 12-1 40 Season completed
#38 Mission Viejo (California) 12-1 41 Season completed
#39 Katy (Texas) 12-1 13 Season completed
#40 West Point (Mississippi) 15-0 42 Season completed
#41 Pearl (Mississippi) 16-0 43 Season completed
#42 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) 8-4 44 Season completed
#43 Hoover (Alabama) 11-3 45 Season completed
#44 Fort Dorchester (South Carolina) 13-1 46 Season completed
#45 Mentor (Ohio) 13-2 47 Season completed
#46 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) 14-1 48 Season completed
#47 Folsom (California) 16-0 52 Season completed
#48 North Gwinnett (Georgia) 14-1 54 Season completed
#49 Manvel (Texas) 14-0 51 #79 Highland Park (TX)
#50 Prairie Ridge (Illinois) 14-0 49 Season completed
#51 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois) 14-0 50 Season completed
#52 Westlake (Texas) 14-1 20 Season completed
#53 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas) 14-0 53 Season completed
#54 Midway (Texas) 15-0 62 #81 Cy-Fair (TX)
#55 Narbonne (California) 12-3 63 Season completed
#56 Euless Trinity (Texas) 11-3 55 Season completed
#57 Duncanville (Texas) 11-1 56 Season completed
#58 St. Ignatius (Ohio) 11-2 57 Season completed
#59 East (Utah) 10-3 58 Season completed
#60 St. Xavier (Ohio) 10-2 59 Season completed
#61 St. Edward (Ohio) 10-2 60 Season completed
#62 Saint Louis (Hawaii) 10-0 61 Season completed
#63 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) 11-2 64 Season completed
#64 Colquitt County (Georgia) 10-4 65 Season completed
#65 Thompson (Alabama) 12-1 66 Season completed
#66 McGill-Toolen (Alabama) 13-1 67 Season completed
#67 Liberty (Nevada) 11-2 68 Season completed
#68 Maryville (Tennessee) 14-1 69 Season completed
#69 Saguaro (Arizona) 11-2 70 Season completed
#70 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) 11-1 71 Season completed
#71 Phillips Academy (Illinois) 14-0 72 Season completed
#72 North Little Rock (Arkansas) 13-0 73 Season completed
#73 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) 10-2 74 Season completed
#74 Archer (Georgia) 12-1 75 Season completed
#75 Grayson (Georgia) 10-2 76 Season completed
#76 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) 11-3 77 Season completed
#77 John Curtis (Louisiana) 11-2 78 Season completed
#78 Rome (Georgia) 15-0 80 Season completed
#79 Highland Park (Texas) 14-1 NR #49 Manvel (TX)
#80 Oakland (Tennessee) 13-1 81 Season completed
#81 Cy-Fair (Texas) 14-0 NR #54 Midway (TX)
#82 Maine South (Illinois) 12-2 82 Season completed
#83 Judson (Texas) 10-2 85 Season completed
#84 Longview (Texas) 14-2 79 Season completed
#85 Klein Collins (Texas) 11-1 83 Season completed
#86 Plant (Florida) 12-2 84 Season completed
#87 Cocoa (Florida) 11-2 86 Season completed
#88 Denton Ryan (Texas) 14-1 30 Season completed
#89 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) 14-0 87 Season completed
#90 Kahuku (Hawaii) 11-2 88 Season completed
#91 Blessed Trinity (Georgia) 13-2 94 Season completed
#92 Carol City (Florida) 8-4 89 Season completed
#93 Viera (Florida) 8-2 91 Season completed
#94 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) 8-4 92 Season completed
#95 Good Counsel (Maryland) 8-3 93 Season completed
#96 Edna Karr (Louisiana) 14-1 95 Season completed
#97 Winton Woods (Ohio) 13-2 96 Season completed
#98 Buford (Georgia) 10-2 97 Season completed
#99 Cartersville (Georgia) 11-1 98 Season completed
#100 Colerain (Ohio) 11-3 100 Season completed

Dropped-out: No. 90 Marist (Georgia), Bartram Trail (Florida)

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

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.