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Four losses inside the Top 25 shakes-up the first in-season High School Football America 100 powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels.

Preseason No. 13 Lowndes (Georgia), No. 15 Kentucky No. 17 Grayson (Georgia) and No. 22 Miami Central (Florida) all lost their season-openers over the weekend.

The most shocking defeat was when unranked Creekside beat defending Georgia 7A champ Grayson 19-14. The loss knocked the Rams all the way to No. 147 this week. Creekside makes its first-ever appearance in our national rankings at No. 136.

Related: The Other 100, No. 101 through No. 200

Lowdnes, which entered its game against Walton as the highest ranked team in Georgia, tumbles to No. 77 in our Top 100 that is created with our proprietary algorithm. Walton, which was honorable mention in our preseason rankings, enters the HSFA 100 at No. 75 after its overtime win.

Preseason No. 154 Carmel jumps to No. 72 this week after its road win at Trinity in Louisville. The Shamrocks, who blew a 17-0 point lead, check-in at No. 76.

Miami Central’s loss was on the west coast to St. John Bosco (California), which moves-up one spot to No. 6 in the nation this week. The Rockets fall eight spots this week.

Aside from Carmel and Walton, Elder (Ohio) is new to the Top 100 this week. The Panthers move from No. 101 to No. 100 after beating Covington Catholic from Kentucky.

Look for the national championship chase to start shaping-up this week as Florida and Texas open their regular seasons. A reminder, High School Football America doesn’t use Florida Kickoff Classics, since they don’t count toward a team’s overall record.

There will be seven head-to-head matchups in the Top 100 this week. Headlining the list is the California/Texas showdown between No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 14 Duncanville. The game can be watched LIVE on

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Here are the other Top 100 head-to-heads:

  • No. 32 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) at No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)
  • No. 6 Southlake Carroll (Texas) at No. 86 Highland Park (Texas)
  • No. 13 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) at No. 16 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)
  • No. 25 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) at No. 90 Venice (Florida) – PPD to 10/23 due to COVID-19 protocols
  • No. 42 Good Counsel (Maryland) at No. 57 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) – Watch on FloSports
  • No. 100 Elder (Ohio) at No. 50 Pickerington Central (Ohio)
  • No. 80 Arlington Martin (Texas) at No. 82 Lake Travis (Texas)

High School Football America 100 powered by NFL Play Football

Rank/School/StateRecordLast Week
No. 1 Mater Dei (California)(0-0)1
No. 2 Westlake (Austin, Texas)(0-0)2
No. 3 Thompson (Alabama)(1-0)3
No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)(0-0)4
No. 5 IMG Academy (Florida)(0-0)5
No. 6 St. John Bosco (California)(1-0)7
No. 7 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (0-0)6
No. 8 Gonzaga (Washington, DC)(0-0)8
No. 9 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)(0-0)9
No. 10 Katy (Texas)(0-0)10
No. 11 Center Grove (Indiana)(1-0)11
No. 12 St. Xavier (Ohio)(1-0)12
No. 13 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)(0-0)14
No. 14 Duncanville (Texas)(0-0)16
No. 15 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(0-0)18
No. 16 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)(1-0)23
No. 17 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)(1-0)19
No. 18 North Shore (Texas)(0-0)20
No. 19 Chandler (Arizona)(0-0)21
No. 20 Oakland (Tennessee)(1-0)25
No. 21 Chambers (North Carolina)(1-0)26
No. 22 Corner Canyon (Utah)(2-0)27
No. 23 Hoover (Alabama)(1-0)36
No. 24 Denton Ryan (Texas)(0-0)24
No. 25 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)(0-0)28
No. 26 De La Salle (California)(0-0)29
No. 27 DeMatha (Maryland)(0-0)30
No. 28 La Salle (Ohio)(1-0)31
No. 29 Cathedral (Indiana)(1-0)37
No. 30 Miami Central (Florida)(0-1)22
No. 31 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)(0-0)32
No. 32 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)(0-0)33
No. 33 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)(0-0)34
No. 34 Buford (Georgia)(1-0)49
No. 35 Saguaro (Arizona)(0-0)35
No. 36 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)(1-0)41
No. 37 Allen (Texas)(0-0)38
No. 38 Colquitt County (Georgia)(1-0)43
No. 39 Bryant (Arkansas)(0-0)39
No. 40 St. Thomas More (Louisiana)(0-0)40
No. 41 Rockwall (Texas)(0-0)42
No. 42 Good Counsel (Maryland)(0-0)44
No. 43 Milton (Georgia)(1-0)48
No. 44 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)(0-0)45
No. 45 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(0-0)46
No. 46 John Curtis (Louisiana)(0-0)47
No. 47 St. Edward (Ohio)(1-0)51
No. 48 Servite (California)(1-0)55
No. 49 Columbus (Miami, Florida)(0-0)50
No. 50 Pickerington Central (Ohio)(1-0)59
No. 51 Bixby (Oklahoma)(0-0)52
No. 52 DeSoto (Texas)(0-0)53
No. 53 Jenks (Oklahoma)(0-0)54
No. 54 Collins Hill (Georgia)(1-0)66
No. 55 Bridgeland (Texas)(0-0)56
No. 56 Sierra Canyon (California)(1-0)60
No. 57 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)(0-0)57
No. 58 Aledo (Texas)(0-0)58
No. 59 Warner Robins (Georgia)(1-0)68
No. 60 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)(1-0)89
No. 61 Brother Martin (Louisiana)(0-0)61
No. 62 Hamilton (Arizona)(0-0)62
No. 63 Acadiana (Louisiana)(0-0)63
No. 64 Euless Trinity (Texas)(0-0)64
No. 65 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)(0-0)65
No. 66 Maryville (Tennessee)(1-0)72
No. 67 Male (Kentucky)(1-0)79
No. 68 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)(1-0)75
No. 69 Manvel (Texas)(0-0)67
No. 70 Edna Karr (Louisiana)(0-0)69
No. 71 Seminole (Sanford, Florida)(0-0)71
No. 72 Carmel (Indiana)(1-0)154
No. 73 Jones (Orlando, Florida)(0-0)73
No. 74 Oak Grove (Mississippi)(0-0)74
No. 75 Walton (Georgia)(1-0)HM
No. 76 Trinity (Kentucky)(0-1)15
No. 77 Lowndes (Georgia)(0-1)13
No. 78 Denton Guyer (Texas)(0-0)76
No. 79 Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana)(0-0)77
No. 80 Arlington Martin (Texas)(0-0)78
No. 81 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)(0-0)80
No. 82 Lake Travis (Texas)(0-0)81
No. 83 Belleville (Michigan)(0-0)82
No. 84 Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina)(1-0)88
No. 85 Lakota West (Ohio)(0-1)70
No. 86 Highland Park (Texas)(0-0)85
No. 87 Edgewater (Florida)(0-0)86
No. 88 Lee County (Georgia)(1-0)83
No. 89 Blessed Trinity (Georgia)(1-0)90
No. 90 Venice (Florida)(0-0)91
No. 91 Cocoa (Florida)(0-0)92
No. 92 Pearland Dawson (Texas)(0-0)93
No. 93 Hough (North Carolina)(1-0)94
No. 94 Oxford (Mississippi)(0-0)95
No. 95 Jesuit (Florida)(0-0)96
No. 96 Cherry Creek (Colorado)(0-0)97
No. 97 Oscar Smith (Virginia)(0-0)98
No. 98 Alcoa (Tennessee)(1-0)99
No. 99 Orem (Utah)(2-0)100
No. 100 Elder (Ohio)(1-0)101

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

Related: Week 1 High School Football America Honorable Mention No. 201 through No. 300

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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.