High School Football America Private Schools Top 25

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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.

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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.

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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.