First 2020 High School Football America 100 released next Sunday

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After a three-month wait due to major scheduling changes from the coronavirus pandemic, we’ll finally release our first High School Football America 100 national rankings powered by BlackMP Living Water next Sunday.

The Preseason High School Football America 100 was scheduled to be released on June 29, but we canceled its release as teams scrambled to re-do schedules after states decided to either play in 2020 or move their seasons to the Spring of 2021. Now that things are sort of settling down with 36 states deciding to play in 2020, the High School Football America algorithm is ready to do what it does best — analyze what happens on-the-field.

Read: High School Football America 100 delayed until October 4

Below is what the current high school football landscape looks like:

Playing High School Football NOW

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina (private schools)
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Seven more states will join the party over the coming weeks. Below are the states with the start dates:

  • Arizona (September 30)
  • Colorado (October 8)
  • Delaware (October 23)
  • Louisiana (October 1)
  • Maryland (October 27)
  • Minnesota (October 9)
  • New Jersey (October 2)

Right now, 15 states, plus Washington, D.C. are sticking with their plans to play the 2020 season in 2021.

Not Playing in 2020

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina (public schools)
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington, D.C.

Read: Final 2019 High School Football America 100

The first in-season rankings next Sunday will include states that are playing currently or will play in 2020. To get you ready for next week, here’s what the Preseason High School Football America 100 would have looked like if we hadn’t canceled it.

Preseason High School Football America 100 before COVID-19

Rank, Team, State2019 Record2019 Ranking
#1 St. John Bosco (California)(13-1)1
#2 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)(12-2)10
#3 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)(11-1)3
#4 Mater Dei (California)(12-1)2
#5 IMG Academy (Florida)(9-1)6
#6 Lowndes (Georgia)(14-1)16
#7 Southlake Carroll (Texas)(13-1)31
#8 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)(15-0)4
#9 Good Counsel (Maryland)(9-3)12
#10 North Shore (Houston, TX)(15-1)5
#11 Parkview (Georgia)(12-2)48
#12 Mentor (Ohio)(13-1)27
#13 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)(14-0-1)11
#14 Duncanville (Texas)(15-1) 9
#15 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)(13-2)7
#16 De La Salle (California)(12-2)18
#17 Miami Central (Florida)(12-3)15
#18 Katy (Texas)(12-1)29
#19 Booker T. Washington (Miami, Florida)(13-2)34
#20 Grayson (Georgia)(11-2)26
#21 Shadow Creek (Texas)(16-0)45
#22 Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana)(13-0)13
#23 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) (8-3)40
#24 Liberty (Nevada)(10-5)62
#25 Westlake (Austin, Texas)(15-1)21
#26 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)(7-5)28
#27 Allen (Texas)(11-1)37
#28 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (11-1)17
#29 Maryville (Tennessee)(15-0)23
#30 Aledo (Texas)(15-1) 25
#31 Helix (California)(11-2)75
#32 Servite (California)(7-4)84
#33 Rockwall (Texas)(12-3)36
#34 Denton Guyer (Texas)(14-2)50
#35 Thompson (Alabama) (12-1)14
#36 Mission Viejo (California)(11-1)68
#37 Corona Centennial (California)(9-3)70
#38 Chandler (Arizona)(13-0)20
#39 Trinity (Kentucky)(13-2)38
#40 Lake Travis (Texas)(13-2)39
#41 DeMatha (Maryland) (7-4)41
#42 St. Edward (Ohio)(11-2)33
#43 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)(7-4)HM
#44 Vance (North Carolina)(13-2)66
#45 Hoover (Alabama)(10-3)60
#46 La Salle (Ohio)(13-2)44
#47 Corner Canyon (Utah)(14-0)22
#48 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)(11-2)78
#49 Lone Star (Frisco, Texas)(14-1) 54
#50 East St. Louis (Illinois)(14-0)51
#51 Saint Louis (Hawaii)(12-1)35
#52 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)(6-4)HM
#53 Edgewater (Florida)(13-2)58
#54 Pickerington Central (Ohio)(14-1)19
#55 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)(12-1)42
#56 Colquitt County (Georgia)(9-3)69
#57 Saguaro (Arizona)(11-2)46
#58 Atascocita (Texas)(12-2)32
#59 Edna Karr (Louisiana)(11-2)52
#60 Massillon Washington (Ohio)(14-1)55
#61 Denton Ryan (Texas)(14-2)47
#62 Armwood (Florida)(12-2)61
#63 North Gwinnett (Georgia) (12-2)53
#64 Lakeland (Florida)(12-1)65
#65 Myers Park (North Carolina) (12-1)102
#66 Carmel (Indiana)(11-3)104
#67 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)(11-2)56
#68 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)(7-5)71
#69 Owasso (Oklahoma)(13-0)32
#70 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(12-2)81
#71 St. Xavier (Ohio)(9-3)86
#72 Columbus (Miami, Florida)(11-4)63
#73 Elder (Ohio)(12-3)49
#74 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)(5-4) HM
No. 75 John Curtis (Louisiana)(10-2)72
#76 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(11-2)74
#77 Oakland (Tennessee)(13-1)73
#78 West Point (Mississippi)(15-1)80
#79 Mount Carmel (Chicago, Illinois)(14-0)89
#80 Bixby (Oklahoma) (13-0)97
#81 Hough (North Carolina) (8-5)HM
#82 Arlington Martin (Texas)(11-2)76
#83 Center Grove (Indiana)(8-6)HM
#84 Oxford (Alabama) (14-1)111
#85 Male (Kentucky)(14-1)59
#86 Central (Fresno, California)(15-0)82
#87 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania)(12-2)106
#88 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)(10-1-1)98
#89 Alcoa (Tennessee)(14-1)79
#90 Warner Robins (Georgia)(13-2)125
#91 Milton (Georgia)(8-4)113
#92 Mount St. Joseph (Maryland)(10-2)125
#93 Sierra Canyon (California)(14-2)124
#94 Deerfield Beach (Florida)(10-4)116
#95 De Smet (Missouri) (14-0)87
#96 Weddington (North Carolina)(15-0)91
#97 Cathedral Catholic (California)(8-3)77
#98 Dorman (South Carolina)(14-1)101
#99 Apopka (Florida)(12-2)117
#100 Buford (Georgia)(14-1)90

The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm

HM = Honorable Mention (Ranked No. 126 through No. 250)

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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.