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, State Record Last Week Next Week
#1 Mater Dei (California) 13-0 1 #11 St. John Bosco (CA)
#2 IMG Academy (Florida) 8-0 2 Season completed
#3 Allen (Texas) 12-0 3 Arlington Martin (TX)
#4 Trinity (Kentucky) 14-0 4 St. Xavier (KY)
#5 South Pointe (South Carolina) 14-0 5 Hartsville (SC)
#6 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) 11-0 6 Immokalee (FL)
#7 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) 12-0 7 Coatesville (PA)
#8 Ben Davis (Indiana) 14-0 8 Season completed
#9 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) 10-2 11 Naples (FL)
#10 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) 12-0 10 Season completed
#11 St. John Bosco (California) 11-2 19 #1 Mater Dei (CA)
#12 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) 11-0 12 Montgomery Bell Academy (TN)
#13 Miami Central (Florida) 9-3 13 Season completed
#14 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 11-2 14 Reed (NV)
#15 De La Salle (California) 10-1 15 Pittsburg (CA)
#16 Bingham (Utah) 13-0 16 Season completed
#17 Union (Oklahoma) 12-0 18 #40 Owasso (OK)
#18 Katy (Texas) 10-0 17 Atascocita (TX)
#19 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) 9-2 20 Season completed
#20 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 11-2 24 #55 Venice (FL)
#21 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) 9-2 23 #28 St. Peter’s Prep (NJ)
#22 Corona Centennial (CA) 10-2 9 Season completed
#23 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania) 14-0 25 Manheim Township (PA)
#24 Armwood (Florida) 13-0 32 St. Augustine (FL)
#25 John Curtis (Louisiana) 11-1 28 Catholic (Baton Rouge, LA)
#26 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania) 12-0 31 Berks Catholic (PA)
#27 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) 12-1 39 Dorman (SC)
#28 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) 9-2 29 #21 Bergen Catholic (NJ)
#29 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) 8-3 30 #35 DePaul Catholic (NJ)
#30 Westlake (Texas) 12-0 37 Vela (TX)
#31 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania) 10-2 34 Unionville (PA)
#32 Denton Ryan (Texas) 12-0 27 Lubbock Monterey (TX)
#33 Mission Viejo (California) 12-1 21 Season completed
#34 Aledo (Texas) 12-0 36 Abilene Cooper (TX)
#35 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) 7-3 35 #29 St. Joseph Regional (NJ)
#36 Chandler (Arizona) 11-2 38 Perry (AZ)
#37 Lake Travis (Texas) 10-2 43 Los Fresnos (TX)
#38 Pickerington Central (Ohio) 13-1 48 #39 Mentor (OH)
#39 Mentor (Ohio) 13-1 49 #38 Pickerington Central (OH)
#40 Owasso (Oklahoma) 11-1 42 #17 Union (OK)
#41 Fort Dorchester (South Carolina) 13-1 22 Season completed
#42 Wake Forest (North Carolina) 13-0 45 Garner Magnet (NC)
#43 West Point (Mississippi) 14-0 46 Hattiesburg (MS)
#44 Cocoa (Florida) 11-1 47 Idle
#45 Pearl (Mississippi) 15-0 50 Starkville (MS)
#46 Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) 14-0 56 Tri-Valley (OH)
#47 Prairie Ridge (Illinois) 14-0 63 Season completed
#48 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois) 14-0 65 Season completed
#49 Buford (Georgia) 11-1 55 Rome (GA)
#50 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) 13-1 66 #77 Winton Woods (OH)
#51 Hoover (Alabama) 10-3 70 Idle
#52 Manvel (Texas) 11-0 58 Cedar Park (TX)
#53 Klein Collins (Texas) 11-0 60 Longview (TX)
#54 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas) 13-0 66 McClellan (AR)
#55 Venice (Florida) 12-1 72 #20 St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)
#56 Plant (Florida) 12-1 74 Bartram Trail (FL)
#57 St. Ignatius (Ohio) 11-2 51 Season completed
#58 Centennial (Arizona) 11-1 69 Notre Dame Prep (AZ)
#59 East (Utah) 10-3 52 Season completed
#60 St. Xavier (Ohio) 10-2 53 Season completed
#61 St. Edward (Ohio) 10-2 54 Season completed
#62 Euless Trinity (Texas) 10-2 NR Midland Lee (TX)
#63 Duncanville (Texas) 11-1 33 Season completed
#64 Archer (Georgia) 12-1 26 Season completed
#65 Grayson (Georgia) 10-1 27 Season completed
#66 Saint Louis (Hawaii) 1-0 68 Season completed
#67 Midway (Texas) 12-0 71 Mansfield (TX)
#68 McGill-Toolen (Alabama) 13-0 97 Idle
#69 Thompson (Alabama) 12-1 67 Season completed
#70 Lamar (Houston, Texas) 9-1 79 North Shore (TX)
#71 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) 11-1 57 Season completed
#72 Liberty (Nevada) 11-2 64 Season completed
#73 Narbonne (California) 9-3 82 Crenshaw (CA)
#74 Saguaro (Arizona) 11-2 80 Salpointe Catholic (AZ)
#75 Phillips Academy (Illinois) 14-0 88 Season completed
#76 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) 13-0 87 Hough (NC)
#77 Folsom (California) 13-0 85 St. Mary’s (Stockton, CA)
#78 Winton Woods (Ohio) 13-1 80 #50 Archbishop Hoban (OH)
#79 North Little Rock (Arkansas) 12-0 86 Bentonville (AR)
#80 Maryville (Tennessee) 13-1 95 Cane Ridge (TN)
#81 North Gwinnett (Georgia) 12-1 92 McEachern (GA)
#82 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) 10-2 96 Idle
#83 Oakland (Tennessee) 13-1 73 Season completed
#84 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) 10-2 83 Season completed
#85 Maine South (Illinois) 12-2 76 Season completed
#86 Judson (Texas) 10-2 41 Season completed
#87 Carol City (Florida) 8-4 59 Season completed
#88 Kahuku (Hawaii) 11-2 75 Season completed
#89 Mission Hills (California) 12-0 90 Helix (CA)
#90 Viera (Florida) 8-2 81 Season completed
#91 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) 8-4 93 Season completed
#92 Good Counsel (Maryland) 8-3 94 Season completed
#93 Colquitt County (Georgia) 10-3 NR Brookwood (GA)
#94 Westfield (Texas) 11-0 NR Lufkin (TX)
#95 Chaminade (California) 9-2 77 Season completed
#96 Mountain Pointe (Arizona) 10-3 78 Season completed
#97 Colerain (Ohio) 11-3 91 Season completed
#98 Miramar (Florida) 9-2 98 Season completed
#99 Deerfield Beach (Florida) 8-3 99 Season completed
#100 Cartersville (Georgia) 11-1 100 Season 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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