IMG Academy moves to No. 1 in High School Football America 100

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For the first time this year, there’s a new No. 1 team in the High School Football America 100 national rankings powered by BlackMP Living Water. IMG Academy (Florida) moves to the top of the heap after two-time defending Texas champ North Shore was beaten in the Class 6A Division I state semifinals. North Shore had spent the entire season at No. 1 prior to its loss on Saturday to Westlake, which moves from No. 7 to No. 4 in the latest rankings.

Read: Westlake beats No. 1 North Shore

Westlake will play Southlake Carroll in next week’s championship game at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The Dragons move from No. 24 to No. 10 after beating former No. 8 Duncanville.

Read: Duncanville falls to Southlake Carroll

In the Texas 6A Division II championship, No. 23 Cedar Hill will play No. 32 Katy. The 5A Division I title game will also be a Top 100 head-to-head with No. 21 Denton Ryan squaring-off with No. 48 Cedar Park.

Read: HSFA Bubble (No. 101 through No. 125)

This is the first time that IMG Academy has ever risen to No. 1 in our Top 100. This year, the Ascenders beat four HSFA 100 teams — No. 11 Duncanville, No. 46 Northwestern (Florida), No. 67 Edgewater (Florida) and No. 94 Venice (Florida)

High School Football America 100

January 10, 2021

Rank, Team, StateRecordLast WeekHead Coach
#1 IMG Academy (Florida)(8-0)2Bobby Acosta
#2 Thompson (Alabama) (14-0)3Mark Freeman
#3 Grayson (Georgia)(14-0)4Adam Carter
#4 Westlake (Austin, Texas)(13-0)7Todd Dodge
#5  Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)(11-0)5Tim Tyrrell
#6 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)(6-0)6Tim Roken
#7 North Shore (Houston, Texas)(14-1)1Jon Kay
#8 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)(8-1)10Roger Harriott
#9 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)(10-0)9Tom Knotts
#10 Southlake Carroll (Texas)(12-1)24Riley Dodge
#11 Duncanville (Texas)(10-2)8Reginald Samples
#12 Center Grove (Indiana)(14-0)11Eric Moore
#13 Corner Canyon (Utah) (13-0)12Eric Kjar
#14 Chandler (Arizona)(11-0)13Rick Garretson
#15 Cathedral (Indiana)(13-1)14Bill Peebles
#16 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)(8-1)15Matt DuBuc
#17 Trinity (Kentucky)(10-0)16Bob Beatty
#18 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(11-2)17Patrick Surtain, Sr.
#19 St. Xavier (Ohio)(9-2)18Steve Specht
#20 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)(11-1)19Verlon Dorminey
#21 Denton Ryan (Texas)(14-0)21Dave Henigan
#22 Oakland (Tennessee) (15-0)20Kevin Creasy
#23 Cedar Hill (Texas)(12-1)23Carlos Lyn
#24 Bryant (Arkansas)(13-0)22Buck James
#25  Acadiana (Louisiana)(11-1)25Matt McCullough
#26 Miami Central (Florida)(8-1)26Roland Smith
#27 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)(9-2)27Gabe Fertitta
#28 Allen (Texas)(10-1)28Terry Gambill
#29 St. Thomas More (Louisiana)(11-0)29Jim Hightower
#30 Norcross (Georgia)(13-1)30Keith Maloof
#31 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)(5-1)31Vito Campanile
#32 Katy (Texas)(12-1)40Gary Joseph
#33 DeSoto (Texas)(10-1)32Claude Mathis
#34 Highland Park (Texas) (10-1)33Randy Allen
#35 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (8-2)34Dameon Jones
#36 Rockwall (Texas)(10-2)37Trey Brooks
#37 Colquitt County (Georgia)(9-1)35Justin Rogers
#38 Bixby (Oklahoma) (11-0)38Loren Montgomery
#39 Tompkins (Katy, Texas)(10-1)39Todd McVey
#40 Carencro (Louisiana)(12-1)41Tony Courville
#41 Hoover (Alabama)(11-2)42Josh Niblett
#42 Hamilton (Arizona)(8-2)43Mike Zdebski
#43 Edna Karr (Louisiana)(10-2)44Brice Brown
#44 Massillon Washington (Ohio)(10-2)45Nate Moore
#45 Brother Martin (Louisiana)(8-1)46Mark Bonis
#46 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)(3-2)47Max Edwards
#47 Lowndes (Georgia)(10-2)48Jamie Dubose
#48 Cedar Park (Texas)(14-0)70Carl Abseck
#49 Pickerington Central (Ohio)(11-1)49Jay Sharrett
#50 Denton Guyer (Texas)(11-3)36Rodney Webb
#51 La Salle (Ohio)(8-3)50Pat McLaughlin
#52 Aledo (Texas)(12-1)61Tim Buchanan
#53 Delbarton (New Jersey)(6-0)51Brian Bowers
#54 Mentor (Ohio)(9-2)52Matt Gray
#55 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania)(11-0)53Eric Kasperowicz
#56 Jenks (Oklahoma)(12-1)54Keith Riggs
#57 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)(4-2)55Rich Hansen
#58 Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana)(6-2)56Nick Monica
#59 Seminole (Sanford, Florida)(12-0)57Eric Lodge
#60 Maryville (Tennessee)(13-1)58Derek Hunt
#61 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)(6-2)59Dan Marangi
#62 Alcoa (Tennessee)(14-1)60Gary Rankin 
#63 Warner Robins (Georgia) (13-1)62Marquis Westbrook
#64 Jones (Orlando, Florida)(9-1)63Elijah Williams
#65 Buford (Georgia)(13-1)64Bryant Appling
#66 Lee County (Georgia)(12-2)65Dean Fabrizio
#67 Edgewater (Florida)(8-3)66Cameron Duke
#68 Euless Trinity (Texas)(10-2)67Chris Jensen
#69 Bloomingdale (Florida)(12-1)68Jake Coulson
#70 Davison (Michigan)(10-0)69Jake Weingartz
#71 Pearland Dawson (Texas)(10-1)71Mike Allison
#72 Blessed Trinity (Georgia)(8-1)72Tim McFarlin
#73 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee)(11-1)73Cody White
#74 Bridgeland (Texas) (12-1)74David Raffield
#75 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)(9-3)75Josh Floyd
#76 Shadow Creek (Texas)(6-4)76Brad Butler
#77 Manvel (Texas) (7-2)77Kevin Hall
#78 Saguaro (Arizona)(5-2)78Jason Mohns
#79 Lakota West (Ohio)(8-1)79Tom Bolden
#80 Belleville (Michigan)(10-0)83Jermain Crowell
#81 Milton (Georgia)(10-1)80Adam Clack
#82 John Curtis (Louisiana)(6-5)81JT Curtis
#83 St. Paul’s (Alabama) (15-0)82Steve Mask
#84 Mona Shores (Michigan)(10-0)84Matt Koziak
#85 Oak Grove (Mississippi)(13-0)85Drew Causey
#86 Owasso (Oklahoma)(10-1)86Bill Blankenship
#87 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)(13-0)87Kevin Kelley
#88 Niceville (Florida)(11-1)88Grant Thompson
#89 Cocoa (Florida)(10-1)89Ryan Schneider
#90 Rockledge (Florida) (7-2)90Wayne Younger
#91 Lone Peak (Utah)(12-2)91Bart Bronkbank
#92 Cherry Creek (Colorado) (8-0)92Dave Logan
#93 Oxford (Mississippi) (12-1)93Chris Cutcliffe
#94 Venice (Florida)(9-4)94John Peacock
#95 Columbus (Miami, Florida)(7-0)95Dave Dunn
#96 Elder (Ohio)(5-4)96Doug Ramsey
#97 Arlington Martin (Texas)(10-2)97Bob Wager
#98 Madison-Ridgeland (Mississippi)(12-0)98Herbert Davis
#99 Auburn (Alabama)(11-2)99Adam Winegarden
#100 Raymore-Peculiar (Missouri)(11-2)100Sean Martin

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

*Warner Robins (Georgia) awarded a forfeit victory over Valdosta (Georgia) for the use of an ineligible player.

**Milton (Georgia) awarded forfeit over Cedar Grove (Georgia) due to the use of an ineligible player that was self-reported.

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