And, Down the Stretch we come in the High School Football America 100

High School Football America 100

With three weeks of big high school football games left, the “mythical” national championship picture in the High School Football America 100 is becoming a lot clearer.

Defending HSFA 100 national champ Mater Dei (California) got help in its Strength of Schedule with De La Salle’s (California) 27th straight North Coast Section title. DLS moves up one spot to No. 6 in our latest rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm. That means it will be No. 1 vs. No. 6 when Mater Dei and De La Salle square-off for the CIF Open Division title.

Who else is still in the championship chase?

Allen (Texas), our three time national champs, who moved to No. 1 in the USA TODAY Super 25, will also see its SOS improve in the coming weeks. This week in the Class 6A Division I quarterfinals, the Eagles will meet Waco’s Midway High School. Five of the other six teams left in the class are all ranked in our Top 100.

The Allen/Midway winner gets the winner of No. 30 Duncanville and No. 37 Southlake Carroll. On the other side of the bracket it’s No. 32 Lake Travis against No. 39 Judson and No. 8 North Shore taking on Cy-Fair.

No. 4 Colquitt County, our 2015 national champs, will meet No. 55 Milton on December 12 for the Georgia AAAAAAA title.

St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) moves up a notch to No. 5, keeping the Hawks in the title hunt if they can beat Harrisburg, which moves into the national rankings at No. 96  in the Class 6A title game.

Harrisburg is one of six new entrants this week with Florida 8A finalist Manadrin the highest rising team at No. 82, followed by Warner Robins (Georgia), which comes in at No. 84 after upsetting two-time defending champ Rome, which tumbles from No. 18 to No. 95.

Defending Georgia AAAAAA state champ Lee County is the second team from the Peachtree State to enter the rankings this week. LC cracks the century mark at No. 86.

The rest of the new teams are: Bryant (Arkansas) at No. 98, Eastside Catholic (Washington) at No. 99 and Cathedral Catholic at No. 100.

High School Football America 100

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

Dropped-out: No. 46 Euless Trinity (Texas), No. 51 North Little Rock Arkansas (Arkansas) No. 74 Westfield (Virginia), No. 77 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida), No. 96 Hough (North Carolina), No. 97 Lowndes (Georgia), No. 99 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)

*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.
*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.
Dropped-out: No. 63 Muskegon (Michigan), No. 85 Plant (Florida), No. 86 Lufkin (Texas), No. 94 Liberty (Nevada), No. 97 Brother Rice (Illinois)

***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.

+Warner Robins (Georgia) forfeited its October 5 win against Harris County after self-reporting the use of an ineligible player.

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