FINAL 2018 High School Football America 100

High School Football America 100

It’s official, Mater Dei is the 2018 High School Football America 100 “mythical” national champ. It’s the second straight year that the Monarchs reign atop our national rankings created with our proprietary algorithm.

The Monarchs played one of the toughest schedules in America, which included victories over No. 3 St. John Bosco (California), No. 5 IMG Academy (Florida), No. 11 De La Salle (California), No. 16 Corona Centennial (California), No. 42 Bishop Gorman (Nevada), No. 87 Mission Viejo (California) and No. 90 Orange Lutheran (California). The Bosco victory avenged a regular season defeat.

Mater Dei’s only other defeat was a forfeit loss to Bishop Amat in the season opener for using an ineligible player who the school self-reported and didn’t have a hand in the outcome of game. We show the game as a loss in the Monarchs’ record, but don’t count it as a loss, because of the aforementioned facts about the ineligible player not affecting the outcome of the game.

Finishing No. 2 is North Shore, Texas’ Class 6A Division I champ, followed by St. John Bosco at No. 3, St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) at No. 4, IMG at No. 5, St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.) at No. 6, Warren Central (Indiana) at No. 7, Dutch Fork (South Carolina) at No. 8, Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) at No. 9 and Central (Phenix City, Alabama) rounds-out the Top 10.

St. Frances Academy (Maryland), which began the season ranked No. 15 in our Preseason 100, but fell-out after teams in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association refused to play them, soars back into the national rankings at No. 52 after beating Georgia 6A state champ Lee County, which was ranked No. 60 coming into the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series.

Florida leads the way with 14 teams in the Top 100, followed by Georgia and Texas with 13 teams each. California has ten teams in the Top 10.

FINAL 2018 High School Football America 100

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

Dropped-out: No. 94 West Brook (Texas)

*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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About the Author

Jeff Fisher
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.

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