2021 Preseason High School Football America East Region Top 25

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Three-time defending Pennsylvania 6A champ St. Joseph’s Prep starts 2021 as the No. 1 team in the High School Football America East Region Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels.

In addition to looking for a fourth straight state title, the Hawks are hoping to challenge for a national championship. SJP begins the season ranked No. 9 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

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During the 2020-21 high school football season, St. Joe’s finished No. 6 nationally, led by our national player of the year Kyle McCord, who is now at Ohio State.

Checking-in at No. 2 in our preseason East rankings is New Jersey’s Bergen Catholic. Four of the top five teams hail from the Garden State with St. Peter’s checking-in at No. 3, St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) at No. 4 and Don Bosco Prep at No. 5.

Pennsylvania leads the way with twelve teams in the Top 25, followed by New Jersey with ten. New York has two Top 25 teams. Springfield Central is the only team from Massachusetts in our regional rankings.

The East Region is made-up of schools from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

High School Football America East Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football

No. 1 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)

No. 2 Bergen Cathollic (New Jersey)

No. 3 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)

No. 4 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)

No. 5 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)

No. 6 Delbarton (New Jersey)

No. 7 Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)

No. 8 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania)

No. 9 Iona Prep (New York)

No. 10 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey)

No. 11 North Allegheny (Pennsylvania)

No. 12 La Salle College HS (Pennsylvania)

No. 13 Central York (Pennsylvania)

No. 14 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)

No. 15 Cardinal Hayes (New York)

No. 16 Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pennsylvania)

No. 17 Southern Columbia (Pennsylvania)

No. 18 Thomas Jefferson (Pennsylvania)

No. 19 Seton Hall Prep (New Jersey)

No. 20 McDowell (Pennsylvania)

No. 21 St. Augustine (New Jersey)

No. 22 Governor Mifflin (Pennsylvania)

No. 23 Springfield Central (Massachusetts)

No. 24 Wall Township (New Jersey)

No. 25 Holy Spirit (New Jersey)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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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.