Florida dominates the top of the Medium Schools Top 25 high school football rankings

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Florida is the dominating state in the final 2021 the High School Football America Medium Schools Top 25, powered by NFL Play Football. The top three teams in the rankings, created with our proprietary algorithm, are from the Sunshine State.

Florida 6A state champ Jesuit leads the way at No. 1, followed by 4A champ Cardinal Gibbons at No. 2 and Cocoa at No. 3. Cardinal Gibbons won its second straight state title by beating Cocoa 21-19 in the state championship.

In all, there are five Florida teams are in the Top 25. Joining the top three are Gulliver Prep at No. 12 and Miami Edison at No. 16.

Earlier this month, Florida 3A champ Chaminade-Madonna was named the High School Football America Small Schools national champ.

High School Football America Medium Schools Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football

Ranking/School/State Record National Ranking
No. 1 Jesuit (Florida) (14-0) 6
No. 2 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) (11-2) 24
No. 3 Cocoa (Florida) (11-2) 27
No. 4 Cathedral (Indiana) (14-1) 28
No. 5 Detroit MLK (Michigan) (13-1) 44
No. 6 Imhotep Charter (Pennsylvania) (10-2) 82
No. 7 Clay-Chalkville (Alabama) (15-0) 104
No. 8 Westgate (Louisiana) (12-2) 123
No. 9 Edna Karr (Louisiana) (11-1) 125
No. 10 De La Salle Collegiate (Michigan) (13-0) 133
No. 11 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) (9-3) 140
No. 12 Gulliver Prep (Florida) (9-2) 166
No. 13 East St. Louis (Illinois) (12-3) 172
No. 14 Red Bank Catholic (New Jersey) (11-1) 196
No. 15 Warren Easton (Louisiana) (9-3) 197
No. 16 Edison (Miami, Florida) (7-5) 200
No. 17 Stephenville (Texas) (16-0) HM
No. 18 Detroit Catholic Central (Michigan) (8-3) HM
No. 19 Chardon (Ohio) (16-0) HM
No. 20 China Springs (Texas) (16-0) HM
No. 21 Blessed Trinity (Georgia) (9-5) HM
No. 22 Benedictine (Georgia) (13-2) HM
No. 23 Carthage (Texas) (11-1) HM
No. 24 Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista, California) (13-0) HM
No. 25 Inglewood (California) (11-1) HM

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm. The Medium Schools rankings are based on enrollment numbers below 1,200 and can be affected by schools that “play up.”

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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.