High School Football America Public School Top 25

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The Public vs. Private debate gets louder-and-louder each year, but for the second straight year, there are more public schools in our final national Top 50 rankings than private schools. The final tally for 2016 is the same as 2015 when we expanded our national rankings created with our proprietary algorithm from 25 to 50 teams — 29 public schools, 21 private schools.

The top public school in the nation in 2016 is Georgia Class AAAAAAA champ Grayson.  The Rams’ only loss this season was against IMG Academy (Florida) that occurred during the team’s season opener.  IMG finished #3 in our national rankings, while Grayson finished #4.

Related: FINAL National Top 50

Texas Class 6A Division I champ Lake Travis finishes as the #2 team in the High School Football America Public School Top 25, followed by Corona Centennial (California) at #3, Roswell (Georgia) at #4 and DeSoto (Texas) at #5.

FINAL 2016 High School Football America Public School Top 25

#1 Grayson (Georgia) 14-1

#2 Lake Travis (Texas) 15-1

#3 Corona Centennial (California) 11-2

#4 Roswell (Georgia) 14-1

#5 DeSoto (Texas) 16-0

#6 Cass Tech (Michigan) 14-0

#7 The Woodlands (Texas) 15-1

#8 Allen (Texas) 14-1

#9 Hoover (Alabama) 12-2

#10 Saguaro (Arizona) 14-0

#11 Edna Karr (Louisiana) 14-0

#12 South Pointe (South Carolina) 14-1

#13 Cocoa (Florida) 11-1

#14 Cibolo Steele (Texas) 15-1

#15 Chandler (Arizona) 13-2

#16 Valdosta (Georgia) 14-2

#17 Mill Creek (Georgia) 13-1

#18 Colerain (Ohio) 11-1

#19 Carol City (Florida) 11-3

#20 Carmel (Indiana) 10-4

#21 Center Grove (Indiana) 12-2

#22 Warren Central (Indiana) 10-2

#23 Union (Oklahoma) 11-2

#24 Clinton (Mississippi) 14-1

#25 Maine South (Illinois) 11-3

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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.