Florida No. 1 High School Football State in America

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Now that our national and regional rankings are out, it’s time to use our algorithm to determine the best high school football state in the nation. For those of you that aren’t familiar with our rankings, we began using it in 2013 for crowning our “mythical” national champ, plus we use it for our regional and statewide rankings.

Related: Preseason 100

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been crunching the numbers, using every team in every state, to create a list of which states are the best, heading into 2019.

Drum roll, please!

According to our algorithm, Florida is the No. 1 team in the nation, followed by California at No. 2, Georgia at No. 3, Texas at No. 4 and Ohio at No. 5.

Florida leads the way in our Preseason 100 with thirteen teams in the Top 100, followed by California, Georgia and Texas with twelve teams each. In our Top 250, the Sunshine State is tops with 32 teams, followed by California with 28 teams and Georgia and Texas have 24 teams each.

Remember this list doesn’t include fan support.

Top 10 High School Football States

No. 1 Florida

No. 2 California

No. 3 Georgia

No. 4 Texas

No. 5 Ohio

No. 6 Alabama

No. 7 Pennsylvania

No. 8 Louisiana

No. 9 New Jersey

No. 10 Tennessee

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

We will also put-out a final Top 10 at the end of the 2019 season.

Related: 2019 Preseason Regional Rankings

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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.