2021 Preseason High School Football America Midwest Region Top 25

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Center Grove (Indiana) begins the 2021 season that begins this weekend as the top team in the High School Football America Midwest 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. The defending 6A champs are also ranked No. 11 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

Related: Preseason 2021 High School Football America 100

Ohio leads the Midwest rankings with ten teams in the Top 25.

At No. 2, defending Ohio Division I champ St. Xavier is the highest ranked team from the Buckeye State. This week, the Bombers will play No. 9 Lakota West. Another Top 25 head-to-head will played in Massillon, Ohio where No. 8 Pickerington Central plays the Massillon Washington Tigers.

Watch No. 4 Archbishop Hoban vs. Bishop Sycamore

Two-time defending Kentucky 6A champ Trinity starts the year at No. 3 in the region, followed by Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) at No. 4 and La Salle (Ohio) at No. 5.

The Midwest Region is made-up of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

You can see the rest of the Top 25 below.

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

No. 1 Center Grove (Indiana)

No. 2 St. Xavier (Ohio)

No. 3 Trinity (Kentucky)

No. 4 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)

No. 5 La Salle (Ohio)

No. 6 Cathedral (Indiana)

No. 7 St. Edward (Ohio)

No. 8 Pickerington Central (Ohio)

No. 9 Lakota West (Ohio)

No. 10 Male (Kentucky)

No. 11 Belleville (Michigan)

No. 12 Massillon Washington (Ohio)

No. 13 Elder (Ohio)

No. 14 Loyola Academy (Illinois)

No. 15 De Smet (Missouri)

No. 16 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri)

No. 17 Ben Davis (Indiana)

No. 18 Mount Carmel (Chicago, Illinois)

No. 19 East St. Louis (Illinois)

No. 20 Westfield (Indiana)

No. 21 Lincoln-Way East (Illinois)

No. 22 Carmel (Indiana)

No. 23 Medina (Ohio)

No. 24 Cass Tech (Michigan)

No. 25 Winton Woods (Ohio)

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

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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.