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, StateRecordLast WeekNext Week
#1 Mater Dei (California)15-01Season completed
#2 IMG Academy (Florida)8-02Season completed
#3 Allen (Texas)15-03#14 Lake Travis (TX)
#4 Trinity (Kentucky)15-04Season completed
#5 South Pointe (South Carolina)15-05Season completed
#6 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)13-06Season completed
#7 Ben Davis (Indiana)14-07Season completed
#8 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)12-28#30 Chandler (AZ)
#9 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)12-09Season completed
#10 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)12-210Season completed
#11 Bingham (Utah)13-014St. Frances Academy (MD)
#12 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)16-015Season completed
#13 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)12-012Season completed
#14 Lake Travis (Texas)13-234#3 Allen (TX)
#15 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)10-219Season completed
#16 St. John Bosco (California)11-317Season completed
#17 De La Salle (California)11-211Season completed
#18 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)10-218Season completed
#19 Venice (Florida)14-121Season completed
#20 Miami Central (Florida)9-316Season completed
#21 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)13-122Season completed
#22 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)13-123Season completed
#23 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania)12-224Season completed
#24 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania)13-025Season completed
#25 Trotwood-Madison (Ohio)15-026Season completed
#26 Armwood (Florida)14-127Season completed
#27 Owasso (Oklahoma)12-128Season completed
#28 Pickerington Central (Ohio)14-129Season completed
#29 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)9-332Season completed
#30 Chandler (Arizona)12-233#9 Northwestern (FL)
#31 Corona Centennial (California)10-231Season completed
#32 Aledo (Texas)15-035College Station (TX)
#33 Centennial (Arizona)12-137Season completed
#34 DePaul (New Jersey)8-336Season completed
#35 Wake Forest (North Carolina)15-038Season completed
#36 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)11-339Season completed
#37 Union (Oklahoma)12-140Season completed
#38 Mission Viejo (California)12-141Season completed
#39 Katy (Texas)12-113Season completed
#40 West Point (Mississippi)15-042Season completed
#41 Pearl (Mississippi)16-043Season completed
#42 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)8-444Season completed
#43 Hoover (Alabama)11-345Season completed
#44 Fort Dorchester (South Carolina)13-146Season completed
#45 Mentor (Ohio)13-247Season completed
#46 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)14-148Season completed
#47 Folsom (California)16-052Season completed
#48 North Gwinnett (Georgia)14-154Season completed
#49 Manvel (Texas)14-051#79 Highland Park (TX)
#50 Prairie Ridge (Illinois)14-049Season completed
#51 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois)14-050Season completed
#52 Westlake (Texas)14-120Season completed
#53 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)14-053Season completed
#54 Midway (Texas)15-062#81 Cy-Fair (TX)
#55 Narbonne (California)12-363Season completed
#56 Euless Trinity (Texas)11-355Season completed
#57 Duncanville (Texas)11-156Season completed
#58 St. Ignatius (Ohio)11-257Season completed
#59 East (Utah)10-358Season completed
#60 St. Xavier (Ohio)10-259Season completed
#61 St. Edward (Ohio)10-260Season completed
#62 Saint Louis (Hawaii)10-061Season completed
#63 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)11-264Season completed
#64 Colquitt County (Georgia)10-465Season completed
#65 Thompson (Alabama)12-166Season completed
#66 McGill-Toolen (Alabama)13-167Season completed
#67 Liberty (Nevada)11-268Season completed
#68 Maryville (Tennessee)14-169Season completed
#69 Saguaro (Arizona)11-270Season completed
#70 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)11-171Season completed
#71 Phillips Academy (Illinois)14-072Season completed
#72 North Little Rock (Arkansas)13-073Season completed
#73 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)10-274Season completed
#74 Archer (Georgia)12-175Season completed
#75 Grayson (Georgia)10-276Season completed
#76 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)11-377Season completed
#77 John Curtis (Louisiana)11-278Season completed
#78 Rome (Georgia)15-080Season completed
#79 Highland Park (Texas)14-1NR#49 Manvel (TX)
#80 Oakland (Tennessee)13-181Season completed
#81 Cy-Fair (Texas)14-0NR#54 Midway (TX)
#82 Maine South (Illinois)12-282Season completed
#83 Judson (Texas)10-285Season completed
#84 Longview (Texas)14-279Season completed
#85 Klein Collins (Texas)11-183Season completed
#86 Plant (Florida)12-284Season completed
#87 Cocoa (Florida)11-286Season completed
#88 Denton Ryan (Texas)14-130Season completed
#89 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)14-087Season completed
#90 Kahuku (Hawaii)11-288Season completed
#91 Blessed Trinity (Georgia)13-294Season completed
#92 Carol City (Florida)8-489Season completed
#93 Viera (Florida)8-291Season completed
#94 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)8-492Season completed
#95 Good Counsel (Maryland)8-393Season completed
#96 Edna Karr (Louisiana)14-195Season completed
#97 Winton Woods (Ohio)13-296Season completed
#98 Buford (Georgia)10-297Season completed
#99 Cartersville (Georgia)11-198Season completed
#100 Colerain (Ohio)11-3100Season 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.

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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.