Mater Dei (California) returns to the Top of the High School Football America 100 high school football national rankings

High School Football America 100

With four weeks to go until we crown our 2018 “mythical” national champ, the 2017 champs are closing in on defending their crown. Friday night, Mater Dei (California) beat former No. 1 St. John Bosco, which propels the Monarchs back to the No. 1 spot, which is the ranking they held until losing to Bosco in mid-October.

The latest High School Football America 100 national rankings see a lot of shuffling.

Three Top 25 teams lost — No. 14 Mallard Creek (North Carolina), No. 17 Bergen Catholic and No. 21 Grayson.

There are five new teams this week — newly crowned Illinois Class 8A champ Loyola Academy at No. 93, Hough (North Carolina) at No. 96, Lowndes (Georgia) at No. 97, Michigan Division 1 champ Chippewa Valley at No. 98 and Northwestern (Miami, Florida) at No. 100.

High School Football America 100 national rankings

Rank, Team, State Record Last Week
#1 Mater Dei (California) (12-2)* 3
#2 Allen (Texas) (12-0) 2
#3 St. John Bosco (California) (13-1) 1
#4 Colquitt County (Georgia) (13-0) 4
#5 IMG Academy (Florida) (7-1) 5
#6 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (11-0) 6
#7 De La Salle (California) (11-0) 7
#8 North Shore (Houston, TX) (12-0) 8
#9 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) (9-1) 9
#10 Warren Central (Indiana) (14-0) 11
#11 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) (11-0) 12
#12 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) (14-0) 13
#13 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) (12-1) 15
#14 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) (13-0) 16
#15 Colerain (Ohio) (14-0) 18
#16 Miami Central (Florida) (9-3) 10
#17 Folsom (California) (11-1) 19
#18 Rome (Georgia) (13-0) 20
#19 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) (10-2) 30
#20 Katy (Texas) (11-1) 22
#21 Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) (12-0) 23
#22 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) (9-3) 24
#23 Aledo (Texas) (12-0) 27
#24 Westlake (Austin, TX) (11-1) 33
#25 Corona Centennial (California) (12-1) 25
#26 Carol City (Florida) (9-3)*** 26
#27 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (10-2) 17
#28 University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (12-0) 28
#29 DeMatha (Maryland) (8-3) 31
#30 Duncanville (Texas) (11-0) 32
#31 Alcoa (Tennessee) (14-0) 34
#32 Chandler (Arizona) (12-1) 35
#33 Oakland (Tennessee) (13-1) 37
#34 John Curtis (Louisiana) (12-0) 38
#35 Lake Travis (Texas) (11-1) 39
#36 Centennial (Arizona) (13-0) 40
#37 Saint Louis (Hawaii) (11-0) 44
#38 Oaks Christian (California) (12-1) 41
#39 St. Edward (Ohio) (10-3) 55
#40 JSerra (California) (9-3) 42
#41  Judson (Texas) (11-0) 43
#42 Edna Karr (Louisiana) (12-0) 47
#43 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (12-0) 45
#44 Blessed Trinity (Georgia) (13-0) 48
#45 Wake Forest (North Carolina) (11-0) 49
#46 Euless Trinity (Texas) (10-1) 52
#47 Thompson (Alabama) (11-1) 61
#48 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) (10-3) 57
#49 Cedar Grove (Georgia) (12-1) 58
#50 Deerfield Beach (Florida) (12-1) 59
#51 North Little Rock (Arkansas) (13-0) 62
#52 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri) (12-1) 64
#53 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (10-2) 60
#54 Highland Park (Texas) (12-0) 67
#55 Saguaro (Arizona) (12-1) 65
#56 Longview (Texas) (12-0) 66
#57 Columbus (Florida) (13-0)***** 68
#58 Good Counsel (Maryland) (6-4) 56
#59 Armwood (Florida) (12-1) 70
#60 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (11-1) 71
#61 West Monroe (Louisiana) (13-0) 72
#62 Archer (Georgia) (11-2) 73
#63 Massillon Washington (Ohio) (14-0) 74
#64 Milton (Georgia) (11-2) 81
#65 Hoover (Alabama) (9-4) 54
#66 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) (11-2) 82
#67 Cypress Ranch (Texas) (11-1) 46
#68 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (7-4) 53
#69 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) (10-2)**** 29
#70 Hillgrove (Georgia) (12-1) 69
#71 Maryville (Tennessee) (12-2) 36
#72 Parkview (Georgia) (11-1) 75
#73 Mentor (Ohio) (11-2) 76
#74 Westfied (Virginia) (12-0) 77
#75 Valor Christian (Colorado) (12-0) 78
#76 Warren Easton (Louisiana) (10-2) 79
#77 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) (11-0) 80
#78 Coatesville (Pennsylvania) (13-0) 96
#79 Lakeland (Florida) (13-0) 99
#80 Walton (Georgia) (10-2) 84
#81 Grayson (Georgia) (10-3) 21
#82 Wekiva (Florda) (11-2) 50
#83  North Gwinnett (Georgia) (10-3) 51
#84 Charlotte Christian (North Carolina) (11-0) 83
#85 Horn Lake (Mississippi) (14-0) 90
#86 Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) (10-2) 95
#87 Mission Viejo (California) (6-6)** 87
#88 St. Ignatius (Ohio) (8-3) 88
#89 Orange Lutheran (California) (5-6) 89
#90 Lone Peak (Utah) (10-3) 91
#91 Denton Ryan (Texas) (12-0) 92
#92  Corner Canyon (Utah) (12-0) 93
#93 Loyola Academy (Illinois) (11-3) NR
#94 Vance (North Carolina) (12-1) 100
#95 Male (Kentucky) (13-1) 98
#96  Hough (North Carolina) (11-2) NR
#97 Lowndes (Georgia) (10-3) NR
#98 Chippewa Valley (Michigan) (14-0) NR
#99 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) (10-1) 15
#100 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) (8-5) NR

Dropped-out: No. 63 Muskegon (Michigan), No. 85 Plant (Florida), No. 86 Lufkin (Texas), No. 94 Liberty (Nevada), No. 97 Brother Rice (Illinois)

*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.

**Mission Viejo (California) forfeited its first four victories for self-reporting using an ineligible player. However, because the player didn’t affect the on-field outcomes, the four games are still calculated as victories in our algorithm.
*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.
Dropped-out: No. 63 Muskegon (Michigan), No. 85 Plant (Florida), No. 86 Lufkin (Texas), No. 94 Liberty (Nevada), No. 97 Brother Rice (Illinois)

***Carol City (Florida) forfeited its first two victories against nationally-ranked American Heritage (Plantation, FL) and Columbus (Florida) for using ineligible players, but it was determined those players didn’t affect the on-field outcomes. 

****American Heritage (Plantation, FL) awarded forfeit victory after loss against Carol City.

*****Columbus (Florida) awarded forfeit victory after loss against Carol City.

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