Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) No. 1 Medium School in America

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Florida 4A champ Cardinal Gibbons finishes the split 2020-21 high school football season as the No. 1 team in the High School Football America Medium Schools Top 25. In addition to its state championship, the Chiefs had a quality win over 7A champ St. Thomas Aquinas, which finished No. 9 in the High School Football America 100 for all size schools. Gibbons finished No. 19 in the national Top 100.

Related: 2020-21 High School Football America 100

The top four teams in our Medium Schools national rankings, created our proprietary algorithm, hail from the Sunshine State.

5A champ American Heritage (Plantation), which handed Cardinal Gibbons its only loss in 2020, finishes at No. 2. The Patriots lost to St. Thomas Aquinas and Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville).

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3A champ Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) checks-in at No. 3. 3A runner-up Chaminade-Madonna finishes No. 4.

Jones from Orlando is No. 7 in the Medium Schools Top 25.

Cocoa is Florida’s sixth team. The Tigers, who lost to Cardinal Gibbons in the Class 4A state semifinals, check-in at No. 11.

High School Football America Medium Schools Top 25

Rank/School/StateRecord
No. 1 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)(8-1)
No. 2 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(11-2)
No. 3 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)(11-1)
No. 4 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(8-2)
No. 5 Warner Robins (Georgia)*(13-1)
No. 6 Alcoa (Tennessee)(14-1)
No. 7 Jones (Orlando, Florida)(9-1)
No. 8 Blessed Trinity (Georgia)(8-1)
No. 9 Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina)(9-1)
No. 10 St. Paul’s (Alabama)(15-0)
No. 11 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas) (13-0)
No. 12 Cocoa (Florida) (10-1)
No. 13 Argyle (Texas)(16-0)
No. 14 Carthage (Texas)(14-0)
No. 15 Bishop Chartard (Indiana)(13-1)
No. 16 Marist (Georgia)(13-0)
No. 17 Fyffe (Alabama)(15-0)
No. 18 DeWitt (Michigan)(12-0)
No. 19 Louisville (Mississippi) (13-1)
No. 20 Chardon (Ohio)(12-0)
No. 21 Roncalli (Indiana)(13-1)
No. 22 Thomas Jefferson (Pennsylvania)(10-1)
No. 23 Christ Presbyterian Academy (Tennessee)(11-1)
No. 24 Gilmer (Texas)(14-2)
No. 25 Salem (Salem, Virginia)(10-0)

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.