The shuffle continues in the Top 100 with one month to go

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The curtain is dropping quickly on the 2017 high school football season, which means we’re close to the crowing of our “mythical” national champion in the High School Football America Top 100.  Our final rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm will be released on Christmas Eve.

Mater Dei (California) continues to control its own destiny in the chase for the title of 2017 National Champs.  The No. 1 Monarchs were impressive Friday in their 49-21 win over former No. 21 Mission Viejo (California) to advance to Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship game against St. John Bosco, which jumps eight spots to No. 11 in the latest national rankings after disposing of former No. 9 Corona Centennial in the other semifinal match-up.

It will be the second straight season that these two Southern California powerhouses battle for the right to play-on for a state championship.  Last year, Bosco beat the Monarchs for the championship.

Related: Mater Dei/St. John Bosco Part II

That game will be one of seven head-to-head match-ups in the Top 100 this coming week.

No. 17 Union will play No. 40 Owasso for the Oklahoma Class 6A-I title. It will be a rematch of their regular season rematch won by the Redskins 44-41 in double overtime.

In Florida, No. 20 St. Thomas Aquinas plays No. 55 Venice in the 7A semifinals. STA is the three-time defending state champs.

There are two head-to-head Top 100 match-ups in New Jersey.  No. 21 Bergen Catholic faces No. 28 St. Peter’s Prep for the Non-Public Group 4 state titles.  No. 29 St. Joseph Regional will play No. 35 DePaul Catholic for the Non-Public Group 3 title.  Both games are rematches from the regular season when BC beat SPP and St. Joe’s topped DePaul.

There are also two Top 100 state championship games in Ohio where No. 38 Pickerington Central plays No. 39 Mentor for the Division I title and No. 50 Archbishop Hoban squares-off with No. 77 Winton Woods for the Division II state championship. Hoban is going after its third straight state title after winning two straight Division III championships.  No. 46 Trotwood-Madison will be playing for Ohio’s Division III title.

Three new teams enter the latest rankings: Euless Trinity (Texas) at No. 62 after shocking Duncanville (Texas), Colquitt County (Georgia) at No. 93 and Westfield (Texas) at No. 94. Colquitt County began the season ranked in the Top 100.

High School Football America Top 100

Rank, Team, StateRecordLast WeekNext Week
#1 Mater Dei (California)13-01#11 St. John Bosco (CA)
#2 IMG Academy (Florida)8-02Season completed
#3 Allen (Texas)12-03Arlington Martin (TX)
#4 Trinity (Kentucky)14-04St. Xavier (KY)
#5 South Pointe (South Carolina)14-05Hartsville (SC)
#6 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)11-06Immokalee (FL)
#7 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)12-07Coatesville (PA)
#8 Ben Davis (Indiana)14-08Season completed
#9 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)10-211Naples (FL)
#10 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)12-010Season completed
#11 St. John Bosco (California)11-219#1 Mater Dei (CA)
#12 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)11-012Montgomery Bell Academy (TN)
#13 Miami Central (Florida)9-313Season completed
#14 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)11-214Reed (NV)
#15 De La Salle (California)10-115Pittsburg (CA)
#16 Bingham (Utah)13-016Season completed
#17 Union (Oklahoma)12-018#40 Owasso (OK)
#18 Katy (Texas)10-017Atascocita (TX)
#19 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)9-220Season completed
#20 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)11-224#55 Venice (FL)
#21 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)9-223#28 St. Peter’s Prep (NJ)
#22 Corona Centennial (CA)10-29Season completed
#23 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)14-025Manheim Township (PA)
#24 Armwood (Florida)13-032St. Augustine (FL)
#25 John Curtis (Louisiana)11-128Catholic (Baton Rouge, LA)
#26 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania)12-031Berks Catholic (PA)
#27 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)12-139Dorman (SC)
#28 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)9-229#21 Bergen Catholic (NJ)
#29 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)8-330#35 DePaul Catholic (NJ)
#30 Westlake (Texas)12-037Vela (TX)
#31 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania)10-234Unionville (PA)
#32 Denton Ryan (Texas)12-027Lubbock Monterey (TX)
#33 Mission Viejo (California)12-121Season completed
#34 Aledo (Texas)12-036Abilene Cooper (TX)
#35 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey)7-335#29 St. Joseph Regional (NJ)
#36 Chandler (Arizona)11-238Perry (AZ)
#37 Lake Travis (Texas)10-243Los Fresnos (TX)
#38 Pickerington Central (Ohio)13-148#39 Mentor (OH)
#39 Mentor (Ohio)13-149#38 Pickerington Central (OH)
#40 Owasso (Oklahoma)11-142#17 Union (OK)
#41 Fort Dorchester (South Carolina)13-122Season completed
#42 Wake Forest (North Carolina)13-045Garner Magnet (NC)
#43 West Point (Mississippi)14-046Hattiesburg (MS)
#44 Cocoa (Florida)11-147Idle
#45 Pearl (Mississippi)15-050Starkville (MS)
#46 Trotwood-Madison (Ohio)14-056Tri-Valley (OH)
#47 Prairie Ridge (Illinois)14-063Season completed
#48 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois)14-065Season completed
#49 Buford (Georgia)11-155Rome (GA)
#50 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)13-166#77 Winton Woods (OH)
#51 Hoover (Alabama)10-370Idle
#52 Manvel (Texas)11-058Cedar Park (TX)
#53 Klein Collins (Texas)11-060Longview (TX)
#54 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)13-066McClellan (AR)
#55 Venice (Florida)12-172#20 St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)
#56 Plant (Florida)12-174Bartram Trail (FL)
#57 St. Ignatius (Ohio)11-251Season completed
#58 Centennial (Arizona)11-169Notre Dame Prep (AZ)
#59 East (Utah)10-352Season completed
#60 St. Xavier (Ohio)10-253Season completed
#61 St. Edward (Ohio)10-254Season completed
#62 Euless Trinity (Texas)10-2NRMidland Lee (TX)
#63 Duncanville (Texas)11-133Season completed
#64 Archer (Georgia)12-126Season completed
#65 Grayson (Georgia)10-127Season completed
#66 Saint Louis (Hawaii)1-068Season completed
#67 Midway (Texas)12-071Mansfield (TX)
#68 McGill-Toolen (Alabama)13-097Idle
#69 Thompson (Alabama)12-167Season completed
#70 Lamar (Houston, Texas)9-179North Shore (TX)
#71 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)11-157Season completed
#72 Liberty (Nevada)11-264Season completed
#73 Narbonne (California)9-382Crenshaw (CA)
#74 Saguaro (Arizona)11-280Salpointe Catholic (AZ)
#75 Phillips Academy (Illinois)14-088Season completed
#76 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)13-087Hough (NC)
#77 Folsom (California)13-085St. Mary’s (Stockton, CA)
#78 Winton Woods (Ohio)13-180#50 Archbishop Hoban (OH)
#79 North Little Rock (Arkansas)12-086Bentonville (AR)
#80 Maryville (Tennessee)13-195Cane Ridge (TN)
#81 North Gwinnett (Georgia)12-192McEachern (GA)
#82 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)10-296Idle
#83 Oakland (Tennessee)13-173Season completed
#84 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)10-283Season completed
#85 Maine South (Illinois)12-276Season completed
#86 Judson (Texas)10-241Season completed
#87 Carol City (Florida)8-459Season completed
#88 Kahuku (Hawaii)11-275Season completed
#89 Mission Hills (California)12-090Helix (CA)
#90 Viera (Florida)8-281Season completed
#91 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)8-493Season completed
#92 Good Counsel (Maryland)8-394Season completed
#93 Colquitt County (Georgia)10-3NRBrookwood (GA)
#94 Westfield (Texas)11-0NRLufkin (TX)
#95 Chaminade (California)9-277Season completed
#96 Mountain Pointe (Arizona)10-378Season completed
#97 Colerain (Ohio)11-391Season completed
#98 Miramar (Florida)9-298Season completed
#99 Deerfield Beach (Florida)8-399Season completed
#100 Cartersville (Georgia)11-1100Season completed

Dropped-out: No. 40 DeSoto (Texas), No. 44 Evangel Christian (Louisiana), No. 84 Columbus (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
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