High School Football America Preseason 100 vs. MaxPreps Xcellent 25

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It’s been nearly a month since the High School Football America Preseason 100 was released and today we get a chance to compare ours against another national media outlet. MaxPreps released its Xcellent 25 on Monday.

Related: HSFA Preseason 100

For those of you not familiar with either ranking — the High School Football America rankings are based on our proprietary algorithm, while MaxPreps is an opinion poll.

17 teams in the MP’s Top 25 are also ranked in our Top 25. Both of us have Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) at Preseason No. 1. All of the teams in MaxPreps Xcellent 25 are ranked in our Top 100.

Mater Dei has won are last two “mythical” national championships.

Below is a comparison between the two of us.

High School Football America 100 vs. MaxPreps Xcellent 25

School & State
High School Football America 100MaxPreps
#1 Mater Dei (Santa, Ana, California)1
#2 St. John Bosco (California)3
#3 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)5
#4 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)8
#5 Duncanville (Texas)7
#6 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)22
#7 IMG Academy (Florida)6
#8 North Shore (Houston, Texas)4
#9 Gonzaga (Washington, DC)14
#10 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)2
#11 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)10
#12 Colquitt County (Georgia)NR
#13 Corona Centennial (California)12
#14 St. Edward (Ohio)NR
#15 DeMatha (Maryland)21
#16 Allen (Texas)20
#17 Miami Central (Florida)9
#18 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)NR
#19 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)23
#20 John Curtis (Louisiana)NR
#21 Deerfield Beach (Florida)NR
#22 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)NR
#23 De La Salle (California)18
#24 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)NR
#25 Good Counsel (Maryland)NR
Other MaxPreps Xcellent 25 TeamsHSFA 100 ranking
#11 Saint Louis (Hawaii)36
#13 Eastside Catholic (Washington)84
#15 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)47
#16 Lakeland (Florida)34
#17 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)29
#19 Carol City (Florida)28
#24 Marietta (Georgia)64
#25 Folsom (California)32

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.