Seven teams enter first in-season High School Football America 100

High School Football America 100

50 days after releasing our Preseason 100 on July 1, we finally get to our first in-season High School Football America 100 that is created with our proprietary algorithm.

While there are still a lot of states on the sidelines waiting for the regular season to begin, this weekend’s games start the shuffling. Seven new teams enter this week’s rankings and there is shuffling within the Top 5.

I’ll start there where St. John Bosco (California) and IMG Academy (Florida) slide-up a notch to No. 3 and No. 4 respectively. Preseason No. 3 Grayson slips to No. 5…not because the what the Rams did on the field, but because No. 66 Archer lost 21-19 to unranked Milton in Georgia’s Corky Kell Classic. That Archer loss affected Grayson’s Strength of Schedule in our algorithm. The Rams were idle this past weekend.

Related: De La Salle and Corna Centennial pick-up impressive Top 100 wins

Archer was one of two Preseason 100 Georgia teams to lose during the opening week of the season. Marietta lost to two-time defending state champ Rome, which dropped the Blue Devils from No. 57 to No. 88. Rome climbed from No. 50 to No. 35, while Archer drops out of the HSFA 100.

Related: Mother Nature stops No. 25 Dutch Fork vs. No. 44 Mallard Creek

This week, Marietta, which plays one of the toughest schedules in the nation, will host No. 7 Good Counsel from Maryland.

The Marietta/Good Counsel game is one of twelve head-to-head matchups within the Top 100 national rankings. The other games are: No. 1 Mater Dei (California) at No. 10 Bishop Gorman (Nevada), #11 Pickerington Central (Ohio) hosts No. 63 Phillips Academy (Illinois), No. 14 Miami Central (Florida) takes on No. 38 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida), No. 51 DeMatha (Maryland) faces No. 17 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida), No. 19 Warren Central (Indiana) travels to No. 64 Trinity, No. 24 Corona Centennial (California) plays No. 39 Orange Lutheran (California), No. 30 Saguaro (Arizona) hosts No. 45 Liberty (Nevada), No. 33 St. Edward (Ohio) collides with No. 37 Mentor (Ohio), No. 36 Bingham (Utah) travels to No. 49 East (Utah), No. 70 Maryville (Tennessee) hosts No. 40 Oakland (Tennessee), No. 63 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) goes against No. 85 Deerfield Beach (Florida).

Joining the High School Football America 100 this week are: Carmel, which moves from No. 114 to No. 57 after beating former No. 22 Trinity (Kentucky), Oaks Christian (California) at No. 70, Walton (Georgia) at No. 82, Hough (North Carolina) at No. 90, Wake Forest (North Carolina) at No. 92, Lausanne Collegiate (Tennessee) at No. 99 and Charlotte Christian (North Carolina) at No. 100.

High School Football America 100

Rank, Team, State Record Last Week Next Week
#1 Mater Dei (California) (0-1)* 1 at #10 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)
#2 Allen (Texas) (0-0) 2 Idle
#3 St. John Bosco (California) (1-0) 4 at Garces Memoral (California)
#4 IMG Academy (Florida) (0-0) 5 at Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)
#5 Grayson (Georgia) (0-0) 3 Tucker (Georgia)
#6 Hoover (Alabama) (0-0) 6 Pinson Valley (Alabama)
#7 Good Counsel (Maryland) (0-0) 7 at #88 Marietta (Georgia)
#8 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (0-0) 8 Idle
#9 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) (0-0) 9 Johns Creek (Georgia)
#10 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) (0-0) 10 #1 Mater Dei (California)
#11 Pickerington Central (Ohio) (0-0) 11 #63 Phillips Academy (Illinois)
#12 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (0-0) 12 Idle
#13 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) (0-0) 13 Idle
#14 Miami Central (Florida) (0-0) 14 at #38 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)
#15 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) (0-0) 15 Idle
#16 Lake Travis (Texas) (0-0) 16 Idle
#17 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) (0-0) 17 #51 DeMatha (Maryland)
#18 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) (0-0) 18 Idle
#19 Warren Central (Indiana) (1-0) 19 at #64 Trinity (Kentucky)
#20 De La Salle (California) (1-0) 26 Modesto Central Catholic (California)
#21 Owasso (Oklahoma) (0-0) 20 Bentonville West (Arkansas)
#22 Katy (Texas) (0-0) 21 Idle
#23 Colquitt County (Georgia) (1-0) 37 Trinity Catholic (Missouri)
#24 Corona Centennial (California) (1-0) 40 at #39 Orange Lutheran (California)
#25 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) (0-0) 25 Spring Valley (South Carolina)
#26 Mission Viejo (California) (1-0) 29 Santa Margarita (California)
#27 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) (0-0) 27 at #74 St. Ignatius (Ohio)
#28 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) (0-0) 28 vs. Cedar Grove (Georgia)
#29 South Pointe (South Carolina) (1-0) 35 at Rock Hill (Souith Carolina)
#30 Saguaro (Arizona) (1-0) 32 #45 Liberty (Nevada)
#31 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) (1-0) 31 at Father Ryan (Tennessee)
#32 North Shore (Houston, TX) (0-0) 30 Idle
#33 St. Edward (Ohio) (0-0) 33 at #37 Mentor (Ohio)
#34 Euless Trinity (Texas) (0-0) 34 Idle
#35 Rome (Georgia) (1-0) 50 Idle
#36 Bingham (Utah) (1-0) 49 at #49 East (Utah)
#37 Mentor (Ohio) (0-0) 37 #33 St. Edward (Ohio)
#38 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) (0-0) 38 #24 Corona Centennial
#39 Orange Lutheran (California) (1-0) 42 May (Georgia)
#40 Oakland (Tennessee) (1-0) 56 at #70 Maryville (Tennessee)
#41 Central (Phenix City, AL) (0-0) 39 May (Georgia)
#42 Aledo (Texas) (0-0) 41 Idle
#43 Westlake (Austin, TX) (0-0) 43 Idle
#44 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) (0-0) 44 Butler (North Carolina)
#45 Liberty (Nevada) (0-0) 45 at #30 Saguaro (Arizona)
#46 Union (Oklahoma) (0-0) 46 Broken Arrow (Oklahoma)
#47 University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (0-0) 47 Idle
#48 Imhotep Charter (Pennsylvania) (0-0) 48 Idle
#49 East (Utah) (1-0) 51 #36 Bingham (Utah)
#50 Armwood (Florida) (0-0) 52 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida)
#51 DeMatha (Maryland) (0-0) 53 at #17 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)
#52 Thompson (Alabama) (0-0) 54 James Clemens (Alabama)
#53 American Heritage (Plantation, FL) (0-0) 55 Carol City (Florida)
#54 Folsom (California) (0-1) 24 Jesuit (California)
#55 Buford (Georgia) (1-0) 58 Jonesboro (Georgia)
#56 North Gwinnett (Georgia) (1-0) 61 Idle
#57 Carmel (Indiana) (1-0) 114 Noblesville
#58 Judson (Texas) (0-0) 59 Idle
#59 Chandler (Arizona) (0-1) 22 Queen Creek (Arizona)
#60 John Curtis (Louisiana) (0-0) 60 Idle
#61 Saint Louis (Hawaii) (2-0) 72 Idle
#62 Phillips Academy (Illinois) (0-0) 62 at #11 Pickerington Central (Ohio)
#63 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (0-0) 63 #85 Deerfield Beach (Florida)
#64 Trinity (Kentucky) (0-1) 22 #19 Warren Central (Indiana)
#65 Cass Tech (Michigan) (0-0) 64 River Rouge (Michigan)
#66 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois) (0-0) 65 at Crete-Monee (Illinois)
#67 St. Xavier (Ohio) (0-0) 66 Lakota West (Ohio)
#68 Duncanville (Texas) (0-0) 67 Idle
#69 Maryville (Tennessee) (1-0) 78 #40 Oakland (Tennessee)
#70 Oaks Christian (California) (1-0) 102 Edison (Huntington Beach, CA)
#71 Venice (Florida) (0-0) 70 Vero Beach (Florida)
#72 Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pennsylvania) (0-0) 71 Idle
#73 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (0-0) 72 Idle
#74 St. Igantius (Ohio) (0-0) 75 #28 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)
#75 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (0-0) 77 Idle
#76 Evangel Christian (Louisiana) (0-0) 79 Idle
 #77 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas) (0-0) 80 at Har-Ber (Arkansas)
#78 Colerain (Ohio)) (0-0) 81 La Salle (Ohio)
#79 Wekiva (Florida) (0-0) 82 Jones (Florida)
#80 Elder (Ohio) (0-0) 83 Lincoln (Ohio)
#81 Plant (Florida) (0-0) 84 Hillsborough (Florida)
#82 Walton (Georgia) (1-0) 105 Collins Hill (Geogia)
#83 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (0-0) 86 Idle
#84 Loyola Academy (Illinois) (0-0) 87 at Rockford (Illinois)
#85 Deerfield Beach (Florida) (0-0) 88 at #63 Deerfield Beach (Florida)
#86 West Point (Mississippi) (1-0) 91 Louisville (Mississippi)
#87 Byrnes (South Carolina) (1-0) 92 Northwestern (SC)
#88 Marietta (Georgia) (0-1) 57 #7 Good Counsel (Maryland)
#89 Cy-Fair (Texas) (0-0) 90 Idle
#90 Hough (North Carolina) (1-0) NR Providence (North Carolina)
#91 Blessed Trinity (Georgia) (1-0) 96 South Forsyth (Georgia)
#92 Wake Forest (North Carolina) (1-0) NR Richmond (North Carolina)
#93 Westfied (Virginia) (0-0) 93 at Lake Braddock (Virginia)
#94 Klein Collins (Texas) (0-0) 95 Covenant Day (North Carolina)
#95 Permian (Texas) (0-0) 97 Idle
#96 Edna Karr (Louisiana) (0-0) 98 Idle
#97 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) (0-0) 99 at Miramar (Florida)
#98 Midway (Texas) (0-0) 100 Idle
#99 Lausanne Collegiate (Tennessee) (1-0) 118 Idle
#100 Charlotte Christian (North Carolina) (1-0) NR Idle

Dropping out: No. 66 Archer (Georgia), No. 69 Center Grove (Indiana), No. 74 Chaminade (California), No. 76 Narbonne (California), No. 85 McEachern (Georgia), No. 89 Harding University HS (North Carolina), No. 94 Pittsburg (California)

Note: Mater Dei forfeited its win against Bishop Amat due to using an ineligible player.

Editor’s Note: Florida Kickoff Classics only count in our algorithm if the games are counted to a team’s record per the Florida High School Athletic Association.

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.