Down the stretch we come in the Top 100

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And then there are three. Only three states — California, Georgia and Texas — are still playing football, and the only reason the Peachtree State is still playing is because of a rare snowfall across the south led to the postponement of six of the eight state title games until next weekend.

After a week off, No. 1 Mater Dei can wrap-up our “mythical” national championship on Saturday when it plays No. 11 De La Salle in California’s Open Division championship game.

No. 20 Pine-Richland’s defeat of former No. 7 St. Joseph’s Prep for Pennsylvania 6A title shuffles the deck near the top of the rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.  The Rams move from No. 20 to No. 15, while the Hawks tumble to No. 23 this week.

It’s been a great year for Pennsylvania high school football teams as joining the Rams and Hawks in the Top 25 are 5A champ Archbishop Wood at No. 24 and 4A champ Erie Cathedral Prep at No. 25.

Venice cracks the Top 25 at No. 21 after winning Florida’s 7A title.  The Indians only loss this year was to No. 2 IMG Academy (Florida).

Florida is tied with Pennsylvania with four teams in the Top 25.  California and Texas have three teams each.

Two Louisiana state champs enter the rankings this week.  Catholic (Baton Rouge) upset former No. 24 John Curtis for the Division I championship.  The Bears break into the rankings at No. 77, right in front of John Curtis at No. 78.  4A champ Edna Karr breaks into the Top 100 at No. 95.

High School  Football America Top 100

Rank, Team, State Record Last Week Next Week
#1 Mater Dei (California) 14-0 1 #11 De La Salle (CA)
#2 IMG Academy (Florida) 8-0 2 Season completed
#3 Allen (Texas) 14-0 3 Cedar Ridge (TX)
#4 Trinity (Kentucky) 15-0 4 Season completed
#5 South Pointe (South Carolina) 15-0 5 Season completed
#6 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) 13-0 6 Season completed
#7 Ben Davis (Indiana) 14-0 8 Season completed
#8 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) 12-2 9 Season completed
#9 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) 12-0 10 Season completed
#10 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 12-2 12 Season completed
#11 De La Salle (California) 11-1 13 #1 Mater Dei (CA)
#12 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) 12-0 11 Season completed
#13 Katy (Texas) 12-0 15 #34 Lake Travis (TX)
#14 Bingham (Utah) 13-0 14 Season completed
#15 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania) 16-0 20 Season completed
#16 Miami Central (Florida) 9-3 16 Season completed
#17 St. John Bosco (California) 11-3 17 Season completed
#18 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) 10-2 18 Season completed
#19 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) 10-2 19 Season completed
#20 Westlake (Texas) 14-0 23 Cy-Fair (TX)
#21 Venice (Florida) 14-1 30 Season completed
#22 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) 13-1 22 Season completed
#23 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) 13-1 7 Season completed
#24 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania) 12-2 25 Season completed
#25 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania) 13-0 26 Season completed
#26 Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) 15-0 27 Season completed
#27 Armwood (Florida) 14-1 21 Season completed
#28 Owasso (Oklahoma) 12-1 28 Season completed
#29 Pickerington Central (Ohio) 14-1 29 Season completed
#30 Denton Ryan (Texas) 14-0 32 Highland Park (TX)
#31 Corona Centennial (California) 10-2 31 Season completed
#32 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) 9-3 33 Season completed
#33 Chandler (Arizona) 12-2 34 Season completed
#34 Lake Travis (Texas) 12-2 36 #13 Katy (TX)
#35 Aledo (Texas) 14-0 35 Mansfield Legacy (TX)
#36 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) 8-3 37 Season completed
#37 Centennial (Arizona) 12-1 38 Season completed
#38 Wake Forest (North Carolina) 15-0 43 Season completed
#39 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 11-3 39 Season completed
#40 Union (Oklahoma) 12-1 40 Season completed
#41 Mission Viejo (California) 12-1 41 Season completed
#42 West Point (Mississippi) 15-0 42 Season completed
#43 Pearl (Mississippi) 16-0 44 Season completed
#44 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) 8-4 45 Season completed
#45 Hoover (Alabama) 11-3 52 Season completed
#46 Fort Dorchester (South Carolina) 13-1 46 Season completed
#47 Mentor (Ohio) 13-2 48 Season completed
#48 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) 14-1 49 Season completed
#49 Prairie Ridge (Illinois) 14-0 50 Season completed
#50 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois) 14-0 51 Season completed
#51 Manvel (Texas) 13-0 53 Angelton (TX)
#52 Folsom (California) 15-0 58 Helix (CA)
#53 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas) 14-0 54 Season completed
#54 North Gwinnett (Georgia) 13-1 68 #65 Colquitt County (GA)
#55 Euless Trinity (Texas) 11-3 55 Season completed
#56 Duncanville (Texas) 11-1 56 Season completed
#57 St. Ignatius (Ohio) 11-2 59 Season completed
#58 East (Utah) 10-3 60 Season completed
#59 St. Xavier (Ohio) 10-2 61 Season completed
#60 St. Edward (Ohio) 10-2 62 Season completed
#61 Saint Louis (Hawaii) 10-0 63 Season completed
#62 Midway (Texas) 14-0 64 #79 Longview (TX)
#63 Narbonne (California) 11-3 67 Pittsburg (CA)
#64 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) 11-2 75 Season completed
#65 Colquitt County (Georgia) 10-3 76 #54 North Gwinnett (GA)
#66 Thompson (Alabama) 12-1 66 Season completed
#67 McGill-Toolen (Alabama) 13-1 65 Season completed
#68 Liberty (Nevada) 11-2 70 Season completed
#69 Maryville (Tennessee) 14-1 71 Season completed
#70 Saguaro (Arizona) 11-2 72 Season completed
#71 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) 11-1 69 Season completed
#72 Phillips Academy (Illinois) 14-0 73 Season completed
#73 North Little Rock (Arkansas) 13-0 74 Season completed
#74 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) 10-2 77 Season completed
#75 Archer (Georgia) 12-1 78 Season completed
#76 Grayson (Georgia) 10-2 79 Season completed
#77 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) 11-3 NR Season completed
#78 John Curtis (Louisiana) 11-2 24 Season completed
#79 Longview (Texas) 14-1 82 #62 Midway (TX)
#80 Rome (Georgia) 14-0 83 Warner Robins (GA)
#81 Oakland (Tennessee) 13-1 80 Season completed
#82 Maine South (Illinois) 12-2 81 Season completed
#83 Klein Collins (Texas) 11-1 84 Season completed
#84 Plant (Florida) 12-2 85 Season completed
#85 Judson (Texas) 10-2 86 Season completed
#86 Cocoa (Florida) 11-2 47 Season completed
#87 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) 14-0 57 Season completed
#88 Kahuku (Hawaii) 11-2 88 Season completed
#89 Carol City (Florida) 8-4 87 Season completed
#90 Marist (Georgia) 14-0 90 #94 Blessed Trinity (GA)
#91 Viera (Florida) 8-2 91 Season completed
#92 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) 8-4 92 Season completed
#93 Good Counsel (Maryland) 8-3 93 Season completed
#94 Blessed Trinity (Georgia) 12-2 94 #90 Marist (GA)
#95 Edna Karr (Louisiana) 14-1 NR Season completed
#96 Winton Woods (Ohio) 13-2 95 Season completed
#97 Buford (Georgia) 10-2 96 Season completed
#98 Cartersville (Georgia) 11-1 97 Season completed
#99 Bartram Trail (Florida) 11-3 89 Season completed
#100 Colerain (Ohio) 11-3 99 Season completed

Dropped-out: No. 98 Chaminade (California), No. 100 Miramar

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
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.