DeMatha (Maryland) tops the 2016 Preseason Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10. DeMatha, which is ranked #10 nationally, is joined by two other Maryland teams — Good Counsel and Gilman. In all, five states, plus the District of Columbia are represented in the season opening poll.
2016 Preseason Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
#1 DeMatha (Maryland)
#2 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)
#3 Good Counsel (Maryland)
#4 Gonzaga (Washington, DC)
#5 Trinity (Kentucky)
#6 St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC)
#7 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)
#8 Gilman (Maryland)
#9 Westfield (Virginia)
#10 Maryville (Tennessee)
For those of you unfamiliar with our rankings, this is the fourth straight year that High School Football America will be using its proprietary algorithm to rank teams nationally, regionally and locally. What that means is, our computer does all the work, there’s no opinion involved. Over the past three seasons, our preseason poll included some opinion, but this year marks the first time that our algorithm is completely in-charge of determining our “mythical” national champ from start to finish.