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, StateRecordLast WeekNext Week
#1 Mater Dei (California)14-01#11 De La Salle (CA)
#2 IMG Academy (Florida)8-02Season completed
#3 Allen (Texas)14-03Cedar Ridge (TX)
#4 Trinity (Kentucky)15-04Season completed
#5 South Pointe (South Carolina)15-05Season completed
#6 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)13-06Season completed
#7 Ben Davis (Indiana)14-08Season completed
#8 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)12-29Season completed
#9 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)12-010Season completed
#10 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)12-212Season completed
#11 De La Salle (California)11-113#1 Mater Dei (CA)
#12 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)12-011Season completed
#13 Katy (Texas)12-015#34 Lake Travis (TX)
#14 Bingham (Utah)13-014Season completed
#15 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)16-020Season completed
#16 Miami Central (Florida)9-316Season completed
#17 St. John Bosco (California)11-317Season completed
#18 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)10-218Season completed
#19 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)10-219Season completed
#20 Westlake (Texas)14-023Cy-Fair (TX)
#21 Venice (Florida)14-130Season completed
#22 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)13-122Season completed
#23 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)13-17Season completed
#24 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania)12-225Season completed
#25 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania)13-026Season completed
#26 Trotwood-Madison (Ohio)15-027Season completed
#27 Armwood (Florida)14-121Season completed
#28 Owasso (Oklahoma)12-128Season completed
#29 Pickerington Central (Ohio)14-129Season completed
#30 Denton Ryan (Texas)14-032Highland Park (TX)
#31 Corona Centennial (California)10-231Season completed
#32 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)9-333Season completed
#33 Chandler (Arizona)12-234Season completed
#34 Lake Travis (Texas)12-236#13 Katy (TX)
#35 Aledo (Texas)14-035Mansfield Legacy (TX)
#36 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey)8-337Season completed
#37 Centennial (Arizona)12-138Season completed
#38 Wake Forest (North Carolina)15-043Season completed
#39 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)11-339Season completed
#40 Union (Oklahoma)12-140Season completed
#41 Mission Viejo (California)12-141Season completed
#42 West Point (Mississippi)15-042Season completed
#43 Pearl (Mississippi)16-044Season completed
#44 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)8-445Season completed
#45 Hoover (Alabama)11-352Season completed
#46 Fort Dorchester (South Carolina)13-146Season completed
#47 Mentor (Ohio)13-248Season completed
#48 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)14-149Season completed
#49 Prairie Ridge (Illinois)14-050Season completed
#50 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois)14-051Season completed
#51 Manvel (Texas)13-053Angelton (TX)
#52 Folsom (California)15-058Helix (CA)
#53 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)14-054Season completed
#54 North Gwinnett (Georgia)13-168#65 Colquitt County (GA)
#55 Euless Trinity (Texas)11-355Season completed
#56 Duncanville (Texas)11-156Season completed
#57 St. Ignatius (Ohio)11-259Season completed
#58 East (Utah)10-360Season completed
#59 St. Xavier (Ohio)10-261Season completed
#60 St. Edward (Ohio)10-262Season completed
#61 Saint Louis (Hawaii)10-063Season completed
#62 Midway (Texas)14-064#79 Longview (TX)
#63 Narbonne (California)11-367Pittsburg (CA)
#64 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)11-275Season completed
#65 Colquitt County (Georgia)10-376#54 North Gwinnett (GA)
#66 Thompson (Alabama)12-166Season completed
#67 McGill-Toolen (Alabama)13-165Season completed
#68 Liberty (Nevada)11-270Season completed
#69 Maryville (Tennessee)14-171Season completed
#70 Saguaro (Arizona)11-272Season completed
#71 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)11-169Season completed
#72 Phillips Academy (Illinois)14-073Season completed
#73 North Little Rock (Arkansas)13-074Season completed
#74 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)10-277Season completed
#75 Archer (Georgia)12-178Season completed
#76 Grayson (Georgia)10-279Season completed
#77 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)11-3NRSeason completed
#78 John Curtis (Louisiana)11-224Season completed
#79 Longview (Texas)14-182#62 Midway (TX)
#80 Rome (Georgia)14-083Warner Robins (GA)
#81 Oakland (Tennessee)13-180Season completed
#82 Maine South (Illinois)12-281Season completed
#83 Klein Collins (Texas)11-184Season completed
#84 Plant (Florida)12-285Season completed
#85 Judson (Texas)10-286Season completed
#86 Cocoa (Florida)11-247Season completed
#87 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)14-057Season completed
#88 Kahuku (Hawaii)11-288Season completed
#89 Carol City (Florida)8-487Season completed
#90 Marist (Georgia)14-090#94 Blessed Trinity (GA)
#91 Viera (Florida)8-291Season completed
#92 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)8-492Season completed
#93 Good Counsel (Maryland)8-393Season completed
#94 Blessed Trinity (Georgia)12-294#90 Marist (GA)
#95 Edna Karr (Louisiana)14-1NRSeason completed
#96 Winton Woods (Ohio)13-295Season completed
#97 Buford (Georgia)10-296Season completed
#98 Cartersville (Georgia)11-197Season completed
#99 Bartram Trail (Florida)11-389Season completed
#100 Colerain (Ohio)11-399Season 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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