Three Pennsylvania teams in High School Football America Preseason 100

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St. Joseph’s Prep begins the season as the top ranked Pennsylvania team in the High School Football America Preseason 100 national rankings. The Hawks, who are ranked No. 12, are one of three teams from the Keystone State in our national rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm. SJP finished No. 19 in the nation last season.

Imhotep Charter is ranked No. 48 in our Top 100, followed by two-time defending 4A champ Erie Cathedral Prep at No. 71, which finished No. 22 last year.

Making our Honorable Mention list is defending 6A champ Pine-Richland, defending 5A champ Archbishop Wood and Coatesville. P-R finished No. 10 last year in our national rankings, while Wood was No. 20.

Below is the entire Preseason 100:

High School Football America Preseason 100

Rank, Team, State 2017 Record 2017 Top 100
#1 Mater Dei (California) (15-0) 1
#2 Allen (Texas) (16-0) 2
#3 Grayson (Georgia) (10-2) 75
#4 St. John Bosco (California) (11-3) 13
#5 IMG Academy (Florida) (8-0) 3
#6 Hoover (Alabama) (11-3) 43
#7 Good Counsel (Maryland) (8-3) 96
#8 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (10-2) 12
#9 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) (10-2) 16
#10 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) (13-2) 9
#11 Pickerington Central (Ohio) (14-1) 27
#12 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (13-1) 19
#13 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) (8-3) 29
#14 Miami Central (Florida) (9-3) 30
#15 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) (13-0) 8
#16 Lake Travis (Texas) (13-3) 15
#17 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) (11-3) 35
#18 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) (8-3) 41
#19 Warren Central (Indiana) (7-4) NR
#20 Owasso (Oklahoma) (12-1) 25
#21 Katy (Texas) (12-1) 38
#22 Chandler (Arizona) (13-2) 21
#23 Trinity (Kentucky) (15-0) 4
#24 Folsom (California) (16-0) 47
#25 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) (13-1) 18
#26 De La Salle (California) (11-2) 14
#27 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) (14-1) 45
#28 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) (11-1) NR
#29 Mission Viejo (California) (12-1) 37
#30 North Shore (Houston, TX) (9-4) NR
#31 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) (12-0) 11
#32 Saguaro (Arizona) (12-2) 68
#33 St. Edward (Ohio) (10-2) 60
#34 Euless Trinity (Texas) (11-3) 55
#35 South Pointe (South Carolina) (15-0) 5
#36 Mentor (Ohio) (13-2) 44
#37 Colquitt County (Georgia) (10-4) 63
#38 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) (10-2) 72
#39 Central (Phenix City, AL) (11-1) 69
#40 Corona Centennial (California) (10-2) 33
#41 Aledo (Texas) (15-1) 80
#42 Orange Lutheran (California) (6-6) NR
#43 Westlake (Austin, TX) (14-1) 52
#44 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) (14-1) 90
#45 Liberty (Nevada) (11-2) 68
#46 Union (Oklahoma) (12-1) 36
#47 University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (14-0) NR
#48 Imhotep Charter (Pennsylvania) (13-2) NR
#49 Bingham (Utah) (13-1) 28
#50 Rome (Georgia) (15-0) 78
#51 East (Utah) (10-3) 58
#52 Armwood (Florida) (14-1) 26
#53 DeMatha (Maryland) (6-5) NR
#54 Thompson (Alabama) (12-1) 64
#55 American Heritage (Plantation, FL) (13-0) 6
#56 Oakland (Tennessee) (13-1) 80
#57 Marietta (Georgia) (8-5) NR
#58 Buford (Georgia) (10-2) 99
#59 Judson (Texas) (10-2) 84
#60 John Curtis (Louisiana) (11-2) 77
#61 North Gwinnett (Georgia) (14-1) 47
#62 Phillips Academy (Illinois) (14-0) 70
#63 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (11-2) 62
#64 Cass Tech (Michigan) (11-3) NR
#65 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois) (14-0) 50
#66 Archer (Georgia) (12-1) 74
#67 St. Xavier (Ohio) (11-2) 59
#68 Duncanville (Texas) (11-1) 56
#69 Center Grove (Indiana) (6-6) NR
#70 Venice (Florida) (14-1) 17
#71 Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pennsylvania) (14-0) 22
#72 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (9-3) 32
#73 Saint Louis (Hawaii) (10-0) 61
#74 Chaminade (California) (9-2) NR
#75 St. Ignatius (Ohio) (11-2) 57
#76 Narbonne (California) (12-3) 54
#77 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (10-4) NR
#78 Maryville (Tennessee) (14-1) NR
#79 Evangel Christian (Louisiana) (8-2) NR
 #80 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas) (14-0) 53
#81 Colerain (Ohio)) (11-3) NR
#82 Wekiva (Florida) (12-2) NR
#83 Elder (Ohio) (6-4) NR
#84 Plant (Florida) (12-2) 87
#85 McEachern (Georgia) (10-4) NR
#86 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (11-3) 76
#87 Loyola Academy (Illinois) (13-2) NR
#88 Deerfield Beach (Florida) (8-3) NR
#89 Harding University HS (North Carolina) (14-1) NR
#90 Cy-Fair (Texas) (15-0) 48
#91 West Point (Mississippi) (15-0) 39
#92 Byrnes (South Carolina) (7-4) NR
#93 Westfied (Virginia) (15-0) NR
#94 Pittsburg (California) (9-3) NR
#95 Klein Collins (Texas) (11-1) 86
#96 Blessed Trinity (Georgia) (13-2) 92
#97 Permian (Texas) (9-2) NR
#98 Edna Karr (Louisiana) (14-1) 97
#99 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) (12-3) 24
#100 Midway (Texas) (15-1) 82

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Honorable Mention

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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.