A Dozen Texas high school football teams ranked in High School Football America 100

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After a Hail Mary pass brought down Duncanville’s state championship dreams last year, the Panthers are ready to trade-in its silver medal for a gold medal in 2019. Led by the return of 4-star quarterback and Texas-verbal commit Ja’Quinden Jackson, Duncanville finds itself ranked No. 5 in the High School Football America Preseason 100 national rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.

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In all, Texas has twelve teams in our Preseason 100, which puts the Lone Star State in a tie with California and Georgia for the second most teams in the national rankings. Florida leads the way with 13 teams ranked nationally.

Duncanville is followed by defending Class 6A Division I North Shore at No. 8. The Mustangs will have a great shot at defending their state title thanks to the return of 5-star running back Zachary Evans, who is ranked as the No. 1 college football prospect in the state and No. 6 overall prospect in the nation.

Allen, which won are “mythical” national championship in 2012 through 2014, enters the year at No. 16, followed by three-time Class 5A Division I defending champ Highland Park at No. 27 and eight-time Texas state champ Aledo is ranked No. 31.

You can see the rest of the Texas dozen below:

2019 High School Football America Preseason 100

Rank, Team, StateRecordFinal 2018
#1 Mater Dei (California)(13-2)*1
#2 St. John Bosco (California)(13-1)3
#3 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)(9-1)6
#4 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)(13-0)4
#5 Duncanville (Texas)(14-1)17
#6 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)(10-2)15
#7 IMG Academy (Florida)(7-1)5
#8 North Shore (Houston, TX)(16-0)2
#9 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) (9-3)14
#10 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)(10-0)52
#11 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)(13-2)34
#12 Colquitt County (Georgia)(14-1)27
#13 Corona Centennial (California)(12-1)16
#14 St. Edward (Ohio)(11-3)33
#15 DeMatha (Maryland) (8-3)36
#16 Allen (Texas)(14-1)21
#17 Miami Central (Florida)(9-3)22
#18 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)(10-2)28
#19 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)(13-0)8
#20 John Curtis (Louisiana)(13-0)25
#21 Deerfield Beach (Florida)(12-2) 75
#22 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)(10-1) NR
#23 De La Salle (California)(12-1)11
#24 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)(10-5)47
#25 Good Counsel (Maryland)(6-4)58
#26 Hoover (Alabama)(9-4)66
#27 Highland Park (Texas)(16-0)35
#28 Carol City (Florida)(9-3)26
#29 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)(11-3)42
#30 Saguaro (Arizona)(13-1)46
#31 Aledo (Texas)(15-0)19
#32 Folsom (California)(13-1)12
#33 McEachern (Georgia)(8-4)NR
#34 Lakeland (Florida)(15-0)31
#35 Carmel (Indiana)(11-3)NR
#36 Saint Louis (Hawaii)(11-0)32
#37 Parkview (Georgia)(11-1)73
#38 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)(14-0)10
#39 Pickerington Central (Ohio)(11-3)NR
#40 JSerra (California)(9-3)40
#41 Lake Travis (Texas)(13-2)56
#42 Broken Arrow (Oklahoma)(13-0)13
#43 Archer (Georgia)(11-3)69
#44 Orange Lutheran (California)(5-6)90
#45 Longview (Texas) (16-0)41
#46 Wake Forest (North Carolina)(15-0)37
#47 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)(15-0)9
#48 Narbonne (California)(10-4)NR
#49 Katy (Texas)(11-2)51
#50  North Gwinnett (Georgia) (10-3)92
#51 Edna Karr (Louisiana)(14-0)30
#52 Lowndes (Georgia)(10-4)NR
#53 Colerain (Ohio)(14-1)43
#54 Oaks Christian (California)(12-1)39
#55 Milton (Georgia)(13-2)20
#56 Mandarin (Florida)(11-4)50
#57 Oakland (Tennessee)(14-1)24
#58 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri)(12-1)45
#59 Armwood (Florida)(13-2)62
#60 Grayson (Georgia)(10-3)78
#61 Denton Ryan (Texas)(14-1)63
#62Massillon Washington (Ohio)(14-1)63
#63 Southlake Carroll (Texas)(13-1)65
#64 Marrieta (Georgia)(5-6)NR
#65 Warren Easton (Louisiana)(11-2)61
 #66 Cathedral Catholic (California)(12-2)100
#67 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (7-4) 68
#68 Liberty (Nevada)(7-5)NR
#69 Centennial (Arizona)(14-1)79
#70 Venice (Florida)(12-2)NR
#71 Mission Viejo (California)(6-6)**87
#72 Hillgrove (Georgia)(12-1)71
#73 St. Ignatius (Ohio)(8-3)86
#74 Center Grove (Indiana)(9-4)NR
#75 Myers Park (North Carolina)(13-2)NR
#76 Owasso (Oklahoma)(7-5)NR
#77 Loyola Academy (Illinois)(11-3)94
#78 Lee County (Georgia)(15-1)60
#79 Male (Kentucky)(14-1)81
#80 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(12-2)48
#81 Warren Central (Indiana)(14-0)7
#82 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(10-2)70
#83 Coatesville (Pennsylvania)(13-1)99
#84 Eastside Catholic (Washington)(13-1) 76
#85 Starkville (Mississippi)(11-2)NR
#86 Westlake (Austin, TX)(12-2)54
#87 Alcoa (Tennessee)(15-0)23
#88 Columbus (Florida)(14-1)53
#89 Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina)(15-1)NR
#90 Sierra Canyon (California)(12-4)NR
#91 Cartersville (Georgia)(14-1)NR
#92  Corner Canyon (Utah)(12-0)93
#93 Chandler (Arizona)(13-1)18
#94 Bryant (Arkansas)(11-2)98
#95 Highland Springs (Virginia)(15-0)NR
#96 Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)(14-1)97
#97 North Little Rock (Arkansas)(12-1)NR
#98 Phillips Academy (Illinois)(10-3)NR
#99 King (Detroit, Michigan)(12-2)NR
#100 Lone Star (Frisco, Texas)(10-3)NR

*Mater Dei (California) forfeited its opening game victory against Bishop Amat (California) for self-reporting 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.

**Mission Viejo (California) forfeited its first four victories for self-reporting using an ineligible player. However, because the player didn’t affect the on-field outcomes, the four games are still calculated as victories in our algorithm.

***Carol City (Florida) forfeited its first two victories against nationally-ranked American Heritage (Plantation, FL) and Columbus (Florida) for using ineligible players, but it was determined those players didn’t affect the on-field outcomes. 

****American Heritage (Plantation, FL) awarded forfeit victory after loss against Carol City.

*****Columbus (Florida) awarded forfeit victory after loss against Carol City.

NR = not ranked in final 2018 Top 100

In addition to the Top 100, Denton Guyer (No. 108), Missouri City Marshall (No. 110) and Judson (No. 120) are On the Bubble.

Related: HSFA On the Bubble teams

There are nine Texas teams on our Honorable Mention list, which means 24 Texas teams are in our top 250 teams in the nation.

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