Ten new teams enter the High School Football America 100

High School Football America 100

As we told you back in July, St. John’s College High School from Washington, D.C. had the toughest high school football schedule in the nation. It’s the kind of schedule that can win the Cadets a national championship.

Well, after three weeks, SJC appears to have its eyes fixed on the national championship prize.

Saturday, the Cadets disposed of a High School Football America Top 10 team for the second straight week. Last week it was former No. 6 Hoover, this week St. John’s beat No. 8 Miami Central (Florida) in five overtimes to rise from No. 6 to No. 3 in the latest High School Football America 100 that is created with our proprietary algorithm. The Cadets began the year ranked No. 9 in our Preseason 100.

And, the toughies keep coming for SJC…on Saturday, St. John’s will host No. 6 IMG Academy (Florida).

Now, as far as the rest of this week’s Top 100, there are ten new teams entering the national rankings.

Three-time defending Class 3A Tennessee state champ Alcoa pulled-off the upset of the weekend, beating former No. 25 Maryville in the 90th edition of their hard-fought rivalry. That win catapulted the Tornadoes into The 100 at No. 47 and dropped the Rebels to No. 49 in the nation.

The other new entrants are: Cypress Ranch (Texas) at No. 81, McEachern (Georgia) at No. 86, Easton (Louisiana) at No. 92, Muskegon (Michigan) at No. 93, Archer (Georgia) at No. 94, Tampa Bay Tech (Florida) at No. 95, Longview (Texas) at No. 96, Jenks (Oklahoma) at No. 98 and Armwood (Florida) at No. 99. Archer, Armwood and McEachern all started the season in the Preseason 100.

There will be nine head-to-head matchups in the Top 100 this week:

No. 3 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) vs. No. 6 IMG Academy (Florida)

No. 5 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) vs. No. 62 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)

No. 7 Good Counsel (Maryland) vs. No. 11 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)

No. 10 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) vs. No. 44 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)

No. 14 De La Salle (California) vs. No. 63 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

No. 24 Hoover (Alabama) vs. No. 88 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)

No. 41 University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) vs. No. 71 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

No. 42 St. Edward (Ohio) vs. No. 52 Elder (Ohio)

No. 53 Walton (Georgia) vs. No. 65 North Gwinnett (Georgia)

High School Football America 100

Rank, Team, State Record Last Week Next Week
#1 Mater Dei (California) (3-1)* 1 Idle
#2 Allen (Texas) (2-0) 2 Coppell (Texas)
#3 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) (3-0) 6 #5 IMG Academy (Florida)
#4 St. John Bosco (California) (4-0) 3 Chaminade (California)
#5 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (2-0) 5 #62 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)
#6 IMG Academy (Florida) (3-0) 4 #3 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)
#7 Good Counsel (Maryland) (2-0) 7 #11 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvaia)
#8 Miami Central (Florida) (2-1) 8 Edison (Florida)
#9 Pickerington Central (Ohio) (3-0) 9 Groveport-Madison (Ohio)
#10 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) (2-0) 10 #44 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)
#11 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (1-0) 11 #7 Good Counsel (Maryland)
#12 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) (2-0) 12 Stranahan (Florida)
#13 Lake Travis (Texas) (1-0) 13 Austin Bowie (Texas)
#14 De La Salle (California) (4-0) 14 #63 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)
#15 Corona Centennial (California) (4-0) 15 Valley View (California)
#16 Colquitt County (Georgia) (4-0) 16 Warner Robins (Georgia)
#17 Warren Central (Indiana) (4-0) 17 Ben Davis (Indiana)
#18 Mentor (Ohio) (3-0) 18 Strongsville (Ohio)
#19 North Shore (Houston, TX) (2-0) 19 Westfield (Texas)
#20 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) (3-0) 20 Blythewood (South Carolina)
#21 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) (3-0) 21 Ursuline (Ohio)
#22 Mission Viejo (California) (4-0) 22 Upland (California)
#23 Euless Trinity (Texas) (2-0) 23 Colleyville Heritage (Texas)
#24 Hoover (Alabama) (2-1) 24 #88 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)
#25 Grayson (Georgia) (2-1) 26 Westlake (Georgia)
#26 Rome (Georgia) (3-0) 27 Carrollton (Georgia)
#27 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) (4-0) 28 West Toronto Prep (Canada)
#28 Central (Phenix City, AL) (3-0) 29 Prattville (Alabama)
#29 Bingham (Utah) (4-0) 30 Pleasant Grove (Utah)
#30 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) (2-0) 31 Harding University (North Carolina)
#31 Orange Lutheran (California) (2-1) 32 Heritage (California)
#32 Carol City (Florida) (2-0) 44 Norand (Florida)
#33 Folsom (California) (3-1) 37 Oak Ridge (California)
#34 Wekiva (Florida) (3-0) 39 Idle
#35 Katy (Texas) (1-1) 33 Aguilas Blancas IPN (Mexico)
#36 Deerfield Beach (Florida) (3-0) 41 Blanche Ely (Florida)
#37 Aledo (Texas) (2-0) 35 Centennial (Texas)
#38 Oaks Christian (California) (4-0) 42 Murrieta Valley (California)
#39 Colerain (Ohio) (3-0) 43 Middletown (Ohio)
#40 Cass Tech (Michigan) (3-0) 40 East English Village Prep (Michigan)
#41 University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (2-0) 45 #71 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
#42 St. Edward (Ohio) (1-2) 47 #52 Elder (Ohio)
#43 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) (2-1) 48 Coconut Creek (Florida)
#44 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) (1-1) 49 #10 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey)
#45 Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) (3-0) 64 Idle
#46 Duncanville (Texas) (1-0) 56 Evangel Christian (Louisiana)
#47 Alcoa (Tennessee) (4-0) NR Pigeon Forge (Tennessee)
 #48 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas) (2-0) 50 Parkway (Louisiana)
#49 Maryville (Tennessee) (3-1) 25 Idle
#50 Oakland (Tennessee) (2-1) 34 Riverdale (Tennessee)
#51 Chandler (Arizona) (3-1) 46 Desert Ridge (Arizona)
#52 Elder (Ohio) (3-0) 51 #42 St. Edward (Ohio)
#53 Walton (Georgia) (3-0) 53 #65 North Gwinnett (Georgia)
#54 John Curtis (Louisiana) (2-0) 55 Parkview Baptist (Louisiana)
#55 Judson (Texas) (2-0) 54 Harlington (Texas)
#56 Centennial (Arizona) (3-0) 57 Ironwod Ridge (Arizona)
#57 Saint Louis (Hawaii) (3-0) 58 Punahou (Hawaii)
#58 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois) (3-0) 59 Sandberg (Illinois)
#59 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (2-1) 60 Northeast (Florida)
#60 St. Xavier (Ohio) (2-1) 61 Cathedral (Indiana)
#61 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) (3-0) 75 Georgetown Prep (Washington, DC)
#62 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (1-1) 65 #5 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)
#63 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) (1-2) 66 #14 De La Salle (California)
#64 Thompson (Alabama) (2-1) 38 Oak Mountain (Alabama)
#65 North Gwinnett (Georgia) (2-1) 68 #53 Walton (Georgia)
#66 Buford (Georgia) (2-1) 69 Newton (Georgia)
#67 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (2-0) 70 Permian (Texas)
#68 Hough (North Carolina) (3-0) 71 Ardrey Kell (North Carolina)
#69 Blessed Trinity (Georgia) (4-0) 72 Idle
#70 Wake Forest (North Carolina) (3-0) 73 Southern Nash (North Carolina)
#71 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (2-0) 74 #41 University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
#72 DeMatha (Maryland) (2-1) 76 Canada Prep (Canada)
#73 Milton (Georgia) (3-0) 80 Roswell (Georgia)
#74 Cy-Fair (Texas) (2-0) 81 Northbrook (Texas)
#75 Edna Karr (Louisiana) (2-0) 90 De La Salle (Louisiana)
#76 Klein Collins (Texas) (2-0) 89 Klein Forest (Texas)
#77 JSerra (California) (4-0) 99 Faith Lutheran (Nevada)
#78 North Little Rock (Arkansas) (2-0) 95 Whitehaven (Tennessee)
#79 Lausanne Collegiate (Tennessee) (3-0) 96 Craigmont (Tennessee)
#80 Starkville (Mississippi) (4-0) 94 Idle
#81 Cypress Ranch (Texas) (2-0) NR Langham Creek (Texas)
#82 Charlotte Christian (North Carolina) (3-0) 97 Ravenscroft (North Carolina)
#83 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri) (3-0) 98 DeSmet (Missouri)
#84 Westfied (Virginia) (2-0) 86 Stonewall Jackson (Virginia)
#85 Westlake (Austin, TX) (1-1) 36 Akins (Texas)
#86 McEachern (Georgia) (2-1) NR Collins Hill (Georgia)
#87 Cedar Grove (Georgia) (3-1) 63 Idle
#88 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) (2-1) 77 #24 Hoover (Alabama)
#89 Fayetteville (Arkansas) (2-0) 87 Bryant (Arkansas)
#90 Liberty (Nevada) (1-2) 84 Desert Pines (Nevada)
#91 Saguaro (Arizona) (3-1) 85 Chaparral (Arizona)
#92 Easton (Louisiana) (2-0) NR Landry-Walker (Louisiana)
#93 Muskegon (Michigan) (3-0) NR Kenowa Hills (Michigan)
#94 Archer (Georgia) (2-1) NR Norcross (Georgia)
#95 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida) (2-0) NR Strawberry Crest (Florida)
#96 Longview (Texas) (2-0) NR John Tyler (Texas)
#97 Columbus (Florida) (1-1) 79 Booker T. Washington (Miami, Florida)
#98 Jenks (Oklahoma) (3-0) NR Idle
#99 Armwood (Florida) (1-1) NR Chamberlain (Florida)
#100 East (Utah) (2-2) 82 Taylorsville (Uah)

Dropped-out: No. 52 Plant (Florida), No. 62 Loyola Academy (Illinois), No. 67 Phillips Academy (Illinois), No. 78 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), No. 83 Lone Peak (Utah) No. 88 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania), No. 91 Northwestern (Miami, Florida), No. 92 Owasso (Oklahoma), No. 93 Imhotep Charter (Pennsylvania), No. 100 Wise (Maryland)

*Mater Dei (California) forfeited its opening game victory against Bishop Amat (California) for 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.

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