Georgia places 12 teams in the 2019 High School Football America Preseason 100

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Twelve Georgia high school football teams begin 2019 ranked in the High School Football America Preseason 100 national rankings.

Leading the way in the Peach State is Colquitt County, our 2015 “mythical” national champs. The Packers, who have played in four of the last five state championship games in Georgia’s largest classification, are ranked No. 12 in the HSFA Preseason 100.

Related: 2019 HSFA Preseason 100

The Packers will be guided by Justin Rogers, who takes over for Rush Propst, who was fired earlier this year. Rogers heads to south Georgia after leading Jones County a 45-15 record over the last five seasons.

Falling-in behind Colquitt County is McEachern at No. 33, followed by Parkview at No. 37, Archer at No. 43, North Gwinnett, which played Colquitt County in the season opener, at No. 50, Lowndes at No. 52 and defending 7A champ Milton at No. 55. Grayson checks-in at No. 60, followed by Marietta at No. 64, Hillgrove at No. 72, Lee County at No. 78 and Cartersville at No. 91.

Georgia didn’t place any teams On the Bubble (No. 101 through No. 125), but twelve teams made our Honorable Mention list. You can see those teams by clicking here.

Georgia is tied with California and Texas for the second most number of teams in the Preseason 100. Florida leads the way with 13 teams.

Below is the entire Top 100:

2019 High School Football America Preseason 100

Rank, Team, StateRecordFinal 2018
#1 Mater Dei (California)(13-2)*1
#2 St. John Bosco (California)(13-1)3
#3 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)(9-1)6
#4 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)(13-0)4
#5 Duncanville (Texas)(14-1)17
#6 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)(10-2)15
#7 IMG Academy (Florida)(7-1)5
#8 North Shore (Houston, TX)(16-0)2
#9 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) (9-3)14
#10 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)(10-0)52
#11 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)(13-2)34
#12 Colquitt County (Georgia)(14-1)27
#13 Corona Centennial (California)(12-1)16
#14 St. Edward (Ohio)(11-3)33
#15 DeMatha (Maryland) (8-3)36
#16 Allen (Texas)(14-1)21
#17 Miami Central (Florida)(9-3)22
#18 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)(10-2)28
#19 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)(13-0)8
#20 John Curtis (Louisiana)(13-0)25
#21 Deerfield Beach (Florida)(12-2) 75
#22 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)(10-1) NR
#23 De La Salle (California)(12-1)11
#24 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)(10-5)47
#25 Good Counsel (Maryland)(6-4)58
#26 Hoover (Alabama)(9-4)66
#27 Highland Park (Texas)(16-0)35
#28 Carol City (Florida)(9-3)26
#29 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)(11-3)42
#30 Saguaro (Arizona)(13-1)46
#31 Aledo (Texas)(15-0)19
#32 Folsom (California)(13-1)12
#33 McEachern (Georgia)(8-4)NR
#34 Lakeland (Florida)(15-0)31
#35 Carmel (Indiana)(11-3)NR
#36 Saint Louis (Hawaii)(11-0)32
#37 Parkview (Georgia)(11-1)73
#38 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)(14-0)10
#39 Pickerington Central (Ohio)(11-3)NR
#40 JSerra (California)(9-3)40
#41 Lake Travis (Texas)(13-2)56
#42 Broken Arrow (Oklahoma)(13-0)13
#43 Archer (Georgia)(11-3)69
#44 Orange Lutheran (California)(5-6)90
#45 Longview (Texas) (16-0)41
#46 Wake Forest (North Carolina)(15-0)37
#47 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)(15-0)9
#48 Narbonne (California)(10-4)NR
#49 Katy (Texas)(11-2)51
#50  North Gwinnett (Georgia) (10-3)92
#51 Edna Karr (Louisiana)(14-0)30
#52 Lowndes (Georgia)(10-4)NR
#53 Colerain (Ohio)(14-1)43
#54 Oaks Christian (California)(12-1)39
#55 Milton (Georgia)(13-2)20
#56 Mandarin (Florida)(11-4)50
#57 Oakland (Tennessee)(14-1)24
#58 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri)(12-1)45
#59 Armwood (Florida)(13-2)62
#60 Grayson (Georgia)(10-3)78
#61 Denton Ryan (Texas)(14-1)63
#62Massillon Washington (Ohio)(14-1)63
#63 Southlake Carroll (Texas)(13-1)65
#64 Marrieta (Georgia)(5-6)NR
#65 Warren Easton (Louisiana)(11-2)61
 #66 Cathedral Catholic (California)(12-2)100
#67 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (7-4) 68
#68 Liberty (Nevada)(7-5)NR
#69 Centennial (Arizona)(14-1)79
#70 Venice (Florida)(12-2)NR
#71 Mission Viejo (California)(6-6)**87
#72 Hillgrove (Georgia)(12-1)71
#73 St. Ignatius (Ohio)(8-3)86
#74 Center Grove (Indiana)(9-4)NR
#75 Myers Park (North Carolina)(13-2)NR
#76 Owasso (Oklahoma)(7-5)NR
#77 Loyola Academy (Illinois)(11-3)94
#78 Lee County (Georgia)(15-1)60
#79 Male (Kentucky)(14-1)81
#80 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(12-2)48
#81 Warren Central (Indiana)(14-0)7
#82 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(10-2)70
#83 Coatesville (Pennsylvania)(13-1)99
#84 Eastside Catholic (Washington)(13-1) 76
#85 Starkville (Mississippi)(11-2)NR
#86 Westlake (Austin, TX)(12-2)54
#87 Alcoa (Tennessee)(15-0)23
#88 Columbus (Florida)(14-1)53
#89 Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina)(15-1)NR
#90 Sierra Canyon (California)(12-4)NR
#91 Cartersville (Georgia)(14-1)NR
#92  Corner Canyon (Utah)(12-0)93
#93 Chandler (Arizona)(13-1)18
#94 Bryant (Arkansas)(11-2)98
#95 Highland Springs (Virginia)(15-0)NR
#96 Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)(14-1)97
#97 North Little Rock (Arkansas)(12-1)NR
#98 Phillips Academy (Illinois)(10-3)NR
#99 King (Detroit, Michigan)(12-2)NR
#100 Lone Star (Frisco, Texas)(10-3)NR

*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.

***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.

NR = not ranked in final 2018 Top 100

Related: 2019 GHSA high school football schedules

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