Two new teams enter the High School Football America 100 with a BIG week of games ahead

High School Football America 100

This weekend will go a long way to deciding who will be the 2018 “mythical” national champion with two huge games in the Top 10.

In Southern California, defending national champ and current No. 1 Mater Dei will host No. 4 St. John Bosco in a Trinity League showdown. These two have combined to win the last six championships in the league that currently ranked No. 1 in the nation with our proprietary algorithm that creates our national rankings. Mater Dei has won the last two. Bosco won four straight between 2012 and 2016.

In the nation’s capital, No. 3 St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC) will take-on No. 8 Good Counsel (Maryland) for first place in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, which is currently ranked as the second toughest league in the nation.

Two Top 25 upsets this past weekend shake up this week’s national rankings.

Defending Ohio Division I champ Pickerington Central blew a two touchdown lead in the last three minutes to Lancaster, which drops the Tigers from No. 8 to No. 41. No. 25 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) also lost a late lead in a loss to McCallie, which breaks into the national rankings at No. 76.

McCallie is one of two new teams in the HSFA 100. Undefeated Hillgrove (Georgia) enters the national scene at No. 94 after beating McEachern (Georgia), which drops from No. 62 to No. 100.

High School Football America 100

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

Dropped-out: No. 70 Cy-Fair (Texas), No. 79 Liberty (Nevada)

*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.

Previous 2018 High School Football America 100

Week 7

Week 6

Week 5

Week 4

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1

Preseason 100

Preseason On the Bubble

Preseason Honorable Mention

About the Author

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.