DeMatha continues to edge-up in Compilation Media Poll

DeMatha High School footballElijah Brooks has led the Stags to back-to-back WCAC titles. DeMatha Football photo.

DeMatha (Maryland), which had fallen to #6 in our Media Compilation Top 25, a couple of weeks ago, made a move upward for the second straight week.  The Stags have moved into a fourth place tie with Florida’s St. Thomas Aquinas.

Speaking of Florida, IMG Academy, coming off its win over nationally-ranked St. Joseph Regional from Montvale, New Jersey, has moved-up from #9.  Also climbing one spot this week were Spartanburg from South Carolina to #14 and Male from Kentucky to #21.

In addition to our poll, which is based on our proprietary algorithm, we include USA Today’s Super 25, MaxPreps’ Xcellent 25, NationalHSFootball.com’s HSFB 100 and PrepNation.com’s National Prep Poll.

The poll awards points on the basis of ranking.  For example, the #1 team receives 25 points, the #2 team receives 24 points and so forth.

Our media compilation poll is released every Wednesday.

School HSFA USA Today MaxPreps HSFB 100 NPP Pts
1. Bishop Gorman (NY) 2 1 1 2 2 122
2. St. John Bosco (CA) 5 2 5 1 1 116
3. Corona Centennial (CA) 3 7 2 5 4 109
4. (tie) St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) 6 3 4 6 3 108
4. (tie) DeMatha (MD) 4 6 3 4 6 108
6. Allen (TX) 1 4 6 9 7 103
7. Colquitt County (GA) 8 5 7 3 5 102
8. IMG Academy (FL) 12 9 10 8 11 80
9. Euless Trinity (TX) 7 13 15 11 10 74
10. American Heritage (Plantation,FL) 21 11 9 7 9 73
11. Katy (TX) 10 12 11 18 15 64
12. Cedar Hill (TX) 15 15 17 13 8 65
13. De La Salle (CA) 11 14 18 12 13 62
14. Spartanburg (SC) 23 16 12 10 14 55
15. Ocean Lakes (VA) NR 10 8 20 12 54
16. Clay-Chalkville (AL) 22 8 16 NR 16 42
17. Mainland (FL) 18 22 13 15 21 41
18. Mater Dei (CA) 13 NR 22 14 17 38
19. La Salle (OH) 9 21 21 NR 19 34
20. South Panola (MS) 14 24 14 25 22 32
21. Male (KY) 20 20 20 17 NR 27
22. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) 16 18 24 22 24 26
23. Grayson (GA) NR NR 19 16 18 25
24. Jenks (OK) NR 17 NR 19 23 19
25. St. Edward (OH) 17 25 25 23 NR 14

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