No surprise at the top of the High School Football America Private Schools Top 25. Two-time HSFA 100 national champ Mater Dei finishes as the top of the heap, followed by its Trinity League foe St. John Bosco at No. 2 in the national rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.
Bosco beat Mater Dei 41-18 during the regular season, but the Monarchs bounced back with a 17-13 victory in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship game. Both teams return their highly-talented starting quarterbacks next season, which means you probably find both schools near the top heading into the 2019 high school football season.
High School Football America Private Schools Top 25
No. 1 Mater Dei (California) 13-2*
No. 2 St. John Bosco (California) 13-1
No. 3 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) 13-0
No. 4 IMG Academy (Florida) 7-1
No. 5 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) 9-1
No. 6 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) 15-0
No. 7 De La Salle (California) 12-1
No. 8 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) 9-3
No. 9 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) 10-2
No. 10 John Curtis (Louisiana) 13-0
No. 11 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) 10-2
No. 12 University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) 13-0
No. 13 Saint Louis (Hawaii) 11-0
No. 14 St. Edward (Ohio) 11-3
No. 15 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 13-2
No. 16 DeMatha (Maryland) 8-3
No. 17 Blessed Trinity (Georgia) 15-0
No. 18 Oaks Christian (California) 12-1
No. 19 JSerra (California) 9-3
No. 20 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 11-3
No. 21 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri) 12-1
No. 22 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) 12-2
No. 23 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) 13-2
No. 24 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) 10-0
No. 25 Good Counsel (Maryland) 6-4
*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.
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.