High School Football America Preseason 100 to be released June 28

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It’s official, we will release the High School Football America Preseason 100 next Friday, June 28. The date marks the 15th anniversary of High School Football America that begin in 2004 as a small blog and a dream known as The High School Football Huddle and then transitioned into HSFA in 2009.

For those of you not familiar with our rankings, they are created with our proprietary algorithm. We began using our algorithm for the 2013 season.

As I always like to tell everyone, the preseason rankings are designed to celebrate the start of the regular season and our algorithm is designed to work better in-season when on-the-field results count.

Between now and next Friday, we will be releasing our On the Bubble Teams — ranked No. 101 through No. 125 — and our Honorable Mention teams, which are the teams behind No. 126 and No. 225.

Last year, 59 of the teams that began the season in the Preseason 100 finished in our national rankings. And, 21 of the team’s that began the season in our Top 25, finished there.

Below is the final 2018 rankings with where teams began the season.

Final 2018 High School Football America Top 100

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

The big question coming into the release of the preseason rankings is…can Mater Dei capture its third straight High School Football America “mythical” national championship.

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.