2021 Preseason High School Football America South Region Top 25

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High School Football America southern region is packed with powerful high school football programs. The teams in the 2021 Preseason High School Football America South Region Top 25 are ranked between No. 3 and No. 65 in our national rankings.

The South Region Top 25, power powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels, is led by Alabama’s Thompson High. The Warriors have won back-to-back 7A titles and start the season ranked No. 3 in the High School Football America 100.

Related: Preseason 2021 High School Football America 100

Thompson is one of three Alabama schools in the regional rankings. Hoover starts 2021 at No. 11, followed by Hewitt-Trussville at No. 13.

The South Region is led by Florida, which has nine teams ranked in the Top 25. Leading the way is St. Thomas Aquinas at No. 2, followed by defending national champ IMG Academy at No. 3.

Georgia is second in the region with six Top 25 teams. Leading the way is Lowndes at No. 4.

The southern region is made-up of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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

No. 1 Thompson (Alabama)

No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)

No. 3 IMG Academy (Florida)

No. 4 Lowndes (Georgia)

No. 5 Grayson (Georgia)

No. 6 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)

No. 7 Miami Central (Florida)

No. 8 Oakland (Tennessee)

No. 9 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)

No. 10 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)

No. 11 Hoover (Alabama)

No. 12 Bryant (Arkansas)

No. 13 St. Thomas More (Louisiana)

No. 14 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)

No. 15 Colquitt County (Georgia)

No. 16 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)

No. 17 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)

No. 18 John Curtis (Louisiana)

No. 19 Milton (Georgia)

No. 20 Buford (Georgia)

No. 21 Columbus (Miami, Florida)

No. 22 Brother Martin (Louisiana)

No. 23 Acadiana (Louisiana)

No. 24 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

No. 25 Collins Hill (Georgia)

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.