On to the Semifinals: Which State Plays the Best High School Football?

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The top two seeds in the High School Football America’s social media poll to determine Which Team Plays the Best High School Football moved on to the semifinals easily.

Top-seeded Texas easily defeated Alabama in the voting on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. The Lone Star State garnered 92-percent of all of the votes.

Related: Quarterfinals

In the semifinals that start today at noon eastern time, Texas will face Ohio, which edged out California, our fourth seed. The Buckeye State nabbed 53-percent of the quarterfinal vote.

In the other semifinal, Florida, the No. 2 seed will face its neighbor Georgia, the No. 3 seed.

In the quarterfinals, Florida easily beat New Jersey with 79% of the votes, while Georgia stormed back to beat Louisiana. The big difference for Georgia was a huge edge in the Facebook voting, which gave them 52-percent of the 1,426 votes cast across all of the social media platforms.

Our proprietary algorithm that creates our national rankings determined the eight states and their seeding.

Semifinal voting will run through noon on Thursday. The finals will take place Friday and Saturday.

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.