St. John Bosco is the new No. 1 in High School Football America 100

High School Football America 100

There is no doubt that St. John Bosco earned the No. 1 ranking in the latest High School Football America 100. The Braves were uber-impressive 41-18 victory over former No. 1 Mater Dei in their Trinity League showdown Saturday night. The loss dropped the defending national champs from No. 1 to No. 5 in the latest rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.

It also gives Bosco the inside track to the national championship with the regular season games left against Santa Margarita and Servite before heading into the CIF Southern Section Division 1 plays that will feature possible rematches against Mater Dei, No. 34 JSerra and No. 54 Orange Lutheran. No. 10 Corona Centennial will also be in the bracket. And, as long as No. 14 Mission Viejo wins one of its last two games, the Diablos will make the postseason.

The reason Mission Viejo’s postseason is up-in-the-air is because Diablos forfeited its first four victories because of using an ineligible player. We have kept MV in the Top 25 because our research determined that the ineligible player did not affect the outcome of the games. Earlier this year, we made a similar decision when Mater Dei forfeited its opening victory against Bishop Amat.

We have three new teams entering the HSFA 100 this week — Mountain Brook (Alabama) breaks in at No. 86 and Milton (Georgia) and Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) re-enter the rankings at No. 98 and No. 99 respectively.

High School Football America 100

Rank, Team, State Record Last Week
#1 St. John Bosco (California) (8-0) 4
#2 Allen (Texas) (6-0) 2
#3 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) (7-0) 3
#4 Miami Central (Florida) (7-1) 5
#5 Mater Dei (California) (6-2)* 1
#6 IMG Academy (Florida) (5-1) 6
#7 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (5-0) 7
#8 Colquitt County (Georgia) (7-0) 9
#9 De La Salle (California) (8-0) 10
#10 Corona Centennial (California) (8-0) 12
#11 Warren Central (Indiana) (9-0) 13
#12 North Shore (Houston, TX) (6-0) 16
#13 Carol City (Florida) (7-0) 20
#14 Mission Viejo (California) (4-4)** 15
#15 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) (7-0) 17
#16 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) (8-0) 18
#17 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) (6-0) 19
#18 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) (6-1) 23
#19 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) (8-0) 22
#20 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (6-1) 25
#21 Folsom (California) (7-1) 27
#22 Rome (Georgia) (8-0) 24
#23 Colerain (Ohio) (8-0) 31
#24 Good Counsel (Maryland) (5-2) 8
#25 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (5-2) 26
#26 Katy (Texas) (5-1) 28
#27 Grayson (Georgia) (5-2) 35
#28 Oaks Christian (California) (8-0) 29
#29 Aledo (Texas) (6-0) 30
#30 Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) (7-0) 36
#31 University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (7-0) 37
#32 Mentor (Ohio) (7-1) 14
#33 Walton (Georgia) (7-0) 44
#34 JSerra (California) (7-1) 70
#35 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) (5-2) 32
#36 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) (5-2) 33
#37 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) (6-1) 34
#38 Cass Tech (Michigan) (8-0) 38
#39 St. Edward (Ohio) (5-2) 40
#40 Duncanville (Texas) (5-0) 42
#41 Pickerington Central (Ohio) (7-1) 41
#42 Westlake (Austin, TX) (5-1) 75
#43 DeMatha (Maryland) (5-1) 62
#44 Alcoa (Tennessee) (8-0) 43
#45 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) (5-2) 48
#46 Maryville (Tennessee) (7-1) 45
#47 Oakland (Tennessee) (7-1) 46
#48 John Curtis (Louisiana) (7-0) 47
#49 Chandler (Arizona) (7-1) 49
#50 Lake Travis (Texas) (6-1) 11
#51 Judson (Texas) (5-0) 50
#52 Centennial (Arizona) (8-0) 51
#53 Saint Louis (Hawaii) (8-0) 52
#54 Orange Lutheran (California) (4-4) 39
#55 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois) (8-0) 53
#56 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (6-0) 54
#57 Hough (North Carolina) (7-0) 55
#58 Blessed Trinity (Georgia) (7-0) 56
#59 Wake Forest (North Carolina) (6-0) 57
#60 Wekiva (Florda) (6-1) 58
#61 North Gwinnett (Georgia) (6-2) 59
#62 Cypress Ranch (Texas) (7-0) 73
#63 Euless Trinity (Texas) (5-1) 21
#64 Cedar Grove (Georgia) (7-1) 60
#65 Hoover (Alabama) (5-2) 63
#66 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) (4-3) 64
#67 Edna Karr (Louisiana) (7-0) 68
#68 Deerfield Beach (Florida) (7-1) 66
#69 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (5-2) 67
#70 Thompson (Alabama) (6-1) 65
#71 Klein Collins (Texas) (7-0) 69
#72 North Little Rock (Arkansas) (7-0) 71
#73 Lausanne Collegiate (Tennessee) (7-0) 72
#74 McCallie (Tennessee) (8-1) 76
#75 Saguaro (Arizona) (7-1) 77
#76 Muskegon (Michigan) (8-0) 78
#77 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri) (7-1) 79
#78 St. Ignatius (Ohio) (6-2) 84
#79 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) (7-1) 81
#80 Longview (Texas) (6-0) 86
#81 Highland Park (Texas) (6-0) 87
#82 Columbus (Florida) (7-1) 88
#83 Parkview (Georgia) (7-0) 92
#84 Armwood (Florida) (6-1) 89
#85 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (6-1) 90
#86 Mountain Brook (Alabama) (7-0) NR
#87 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) (6-2) 61
#88  Bingham (Utah) (8-1) 80
#89 East (Utah) (6-2) 91
#90 West Monroe (Louisiana) (7-0) 93
#91 Hillgrove (Georgia) (7-0) 94
#92 Charlotte Christian (North Carolina) (7-0) 82
#93 Westfied (Virginia) (7-0) 83
#94 Valor Christian (Colorado) (8-0) 96
#95 Pinnacle (Arizona) (7-1) 97
#96 Warren Easton (Louisiana) (5-1) 98
#97 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) (7-0) 99
#98 Milton (Georgia) (5-2) NR
#99 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) (5-2) NR
#100 Archer (Georgia) (5-2) 74

Dropped-out: No. 85 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida), No. 95 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio), No. 100 McEachern (Georgia)

*Mater Dei (California) forfeited its opening game victory against Bishop Amat (California) for self-reporting using an ineligible player. However, because the player didn’t affect the on-field outcome, it is still calculated as a victory in our algorithm.

**Mission Viejo (California) forfeited its first four victories for self-reporting using an ineligible player. However, because the player didn’t affect the on-field outcomes, the four games are still calculated as victories in our algorithm.

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