East Region Preseason Top 25 high school football rankings

east region top 25

Now that are High School Football America Preseason 100 national rankings are out, it’s time to start breaking things down into our seven regions — East, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest, Southwest, Mountain and West.

Heading the East Regional, which consists of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, is St. Joseph’s Prep from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Hawks are the defending Class 6A champs and are ranked No. 4 in our Top 100 national rankings.

Related: HSFA Preseason 100

Falling in behind the Hawks is New Jersey Non-Public Group 4 state champ St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) at No. 2, followed by St. Edward (Ohio) at No. 3, Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) at No. 4 and Pickerington Central (Ohio) rounds-out the Top 5.

Ohio leads the way with twelve teams in the Top 25, followed by Pennsylvania with seven teams and New Jersey with six.

East Region Preseason Top 25

No. 1 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)

No. 2 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)

No. 3 St. Edward (Ohio)

No. 4 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

No. 5 Pickerington Central (Ohio)

No. 6 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)

No. 7 Colerain (Ohio)

No. 8 Massillon Washington (Ohio)

No. 9 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)

No. 10 St. Ignatius (Ohio)

No. 11 Coatesville (Pennsylvania)

No. 12 Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)

No. 13 Mentor (Ohio)

No. 14 St. Xavier (Ohio)

No. 15 Toledo Central Catholic (Ohio)

No. 16 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)

No. 17 Elder (Ohio)

No. 18 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey)

No. 19 Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania)

No. 20 La Salle (Ohio)

No. 21 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)

No. 22 Penn Hills (Pennsylvania)

No. 23 Canton McKinley (Ohio)

No. 24 Manheim Central (Pennsylvania)

No. 25 Red Bank Catholic (New Jersey)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

Mid-Atlantic Region Preseason Top 25

South Region Preseason Top 25

Midwest Region Preseason Top 25

Southwest Region Preseason Top 25

Mountain Region Preseason Top 25

West Region Preseason Top 25

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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.