Mater Dei remains No. 1, but three Texas teams knocking on the national championship door

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With one month to go until the 2021 High School Football America national champ is crowned, Mater Dei (California) continues to control its destiny. However, if Monarchs slip-up, there are three Texas high school football teams in the Top 5 waiting to ascend to the top spot.

The next hurdle for Mater Dei, in its journey for a third national title in five years, is a rematch with arch-rival Servite for the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 title. Servite moves-up twelve spots to No. 6 in the latest High School Football America 100, powered by NFL Play Football, after beating former No. 3 St. John Bosco in the division semifinals.

When these two Southern California heavyweights met on October 23, the two went toe-to-toe before Mater Dei won 46-37. The last time Servite beat Mater Dei, in the series that dates back to 1961, was during the 2011 season.

Mater Dei hasn’t moved an inch from its preseason No. 1 ranking, but neither has Westlake at No. 2. The two-time defending Texas state champs are on a 36-game win streak heading into this weekend’s Class 6A Division II regional semifinal against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo North (PSJA).

Texas fans are already looking ahead two rounds. If Westlake keeps winning and so does No. 5 Katy, the Chaparrals and Tigers will meet in the state semifinals.

And, let’s not forget about Southlake Carroll at No. 3 in the latest rankings created with our proprietary algorithm. The Dragons, who lost to Westlake in last year’s 6A Division I championship, are sitting at No. 3.

The last Texas team to win a High School Football America national championship was the Allen Eagles, who won three straight titles from 2012 through 2014.

From New Jersey, Bergen Catholic fans are saying not so fast. The Crusaders move-up two spots this week to No. 4.

BC will play arch-rival Don Bosco Prep Saturday for the Non-Public A state championship. During the regular season, the undefeated Crusaders shutout the DBP 17-0 on September 24.

The BC/DBP game will be played at MetLife Stadium, home of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets.

High School Football America 100 powered by NFL Play Football

Rank/School/StateRecordLast Week
No. 1 Mater Dei (California)(10-0)1
No. 2 Westlake (Austin, Texas)(12-0)2
No. 3 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (12-0)5
No. 4 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)(11-0)6
No. 5 Katy (Texas)(12-0)7
No. 6 Servite (California)(10-2)18
No. 7 St. John Bosco (California)(10-2)3
No. 8 Center Grove (Indiana)(13-0)8
No. 9 Oakland (Tennessee)(13-0)10
No. 10 Jesuit (Florida)(12-0)12
No. 11 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)(11-1)13
No. 12 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)(8-1)19
No. 13 IMG Academy (Florida)(9-1)4
No. 14 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)(11-0)11
No. 15 Thompson (Alabama)(12-1)15
No. 16 Hamilton (Arizona)(10-0)14
No. 17 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)(12-1)16
No. 18 Collins Hill (Georgia)(12-0)17
No. 19 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)(11-0)21
No. 20 Miami Central (Florida)(9-2)20
No. 21 Corona Centennial (California)(11-1)22
No. 22 St. Edward (Ohio)(13-1)24
No. 23 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(8-1)25
No. 24 Bixby (Oklahoma)(12-0)23
No. 25 Buford (Georgia) (11-1)27
No. 26 Cathedral (Indiana)(13-1)26
No. 27 Duncanville (Texas)(10-1)29
No. 28 Venice (Florida)(11-1)30
No. 29 Male (Kentucky)(12-0)32
No. 30 Milton (Georgia)(11-1)31
No. 31 Hoover (Alabama)(12-1)9
No. 32 Hough (North Carolina)(13-0)35
No. 33 Chandler (Arizona)(9-1)33
No. 34 Jenks (Oklahoma)(11-1)34
No. 35 Seminole (Sanford, Florida)(11-1)36
No. 36 Cocoa (Florida)(9-1)37
No. 37 Denton Guyer (Texas)(11-1)38
No. 38 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)(8-2)41
No. 39 Denton Ryan (Texas)(11-1)39
No. 40 Edna Karr (Louisiana)(10-0)40
No. 41 Westfield (Texas)(12-0)43
No. 42 Chambers (North Carolina)(12-1)45
No. 43 Aledo (Texas)(12-0)44
No. 44 Treasure Coast (Florida)(9-1)46
No. 45 North Shore (Texas)(11-1)47
No. 46 Warner Robins (Georgia)(11-1)48
No. 47 East St. Louis (Illinois)(12-2)59
No. 48 Lee County (Georgia)(11-1)50
No. 49 Maryville (Tennessee)(13-0)51
No. 50 St. Francis (Mountain View, California)(11-0)52
No. 51 Euless Trinity (Texas)(11-1)55
No. 52 De La Salle (California)(10-2)54
No. 53 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)(9-3)56
No. 54 North Cobb (Georgia)(10-2)28
No. 55 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)(10-1)57
No. 56 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)(9-2)61
No. 57 Atascocita (Texas)(10-2)60
No. 58 Jones (Orlando, Florida)(10-2)63
No. 59 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(6-4)58
No. 60 Springfield (Ohio)(12-1)67
No. 61 Allen (Texas)(10-2)62
No. 62 Lake Travis (Texas)(10-2)64
No. 63 Martin Luther King (Detroit, Michigan)(12-1)74
No. 64 Greenville Christian (Mississippi)(12-1)70
No. 65 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio)(11-3)76
No. 66 Alcoa (Tennessee)(12-1)75
No. 67 Imhotep Charter (Pennsylvania)(8-1)71
No. 68 Good Counsel (Maryland)(7-5)68
No. 69 Lakota West (Ohio)(12-2)69
No. 70 DeMatha (Maryland)(7-3)72
No. 71 Valor Christian (Colorado)(12-0)77
No. 72 Pickerington Central (Ohio)(12-2)65
No. 73 Buchholz (Florida)(11-1)78
No. 74 Lowndes (Georgia)(10-2)79
No. 75 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri)(12-1)83
No. 76 Mill Creek (Georgia)(11-1)81
No. 77 McCallie (Tennessee)(12-0)86
No. 78 Cartersville (Georgia)(11-1)59
No. 79 Rockwall-Heath (Texas)(11-1)84
No. 80 Bryant (Arkansas)(11-1)85
No. 81 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)(13-0)90
No. 82 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)(11-3)91
No. 83 Lone Peak (Utah)(10-2)116
No. 84 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)(8-4)94
No. 85 Corner Canyon (Utah)(12-2)80
No. 86 Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee)(12-1)92
No. 87 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey)(9-2)95
No. 88 Los Alamitos (California)(9-2)87
No. 89 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)(9-3)88
No. 90 Orange Lutheran (California)(9-4)105
No. 91 Gaffney (South Carolina)(13-0)97
No. 92 Bolles School (Florida)(7-2)96
No. 93 Westfield (Indiana)(12-1)104
No. 94 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)(7-4)99
No. 95 DeSoto (Texas)(9-2)111
No. 96 St. Xavier (Louisville, Kentucky) (12-1)107
No. 97 Cherry Creek (Colorado) (10-2)100
No. 98 Oscar Smith (Virginia)(10-1)101
No. 99 Apopka (Florida)(10-2)118
No. 100 Serra (San Mateo, California)(10-1)119
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

The Other 100 powered by NFL Play Football

Rank/School/StateRecordLast Week
No. 101 Longview (Texas) (9-3)117
No. 102 Killian (Florida)(12-0)120
No. 103 Auburn (Alabama)(10-3)102
No. 104 Saguaro (Arizona)(9-1)112
No. 105 Edgewater (Florida)(10-2)53
No. 106 Sierra Canyon (California)(7-5)106
No. 107 Iona Prep (New York)(10-1)121
No. 108 Spring (Texas)(11-1)122
No. 109 Columbus (Miami, Florida)(8-3)125
No. 110 Highland Park (Texas)(10-2)42
No. 111 Palmetto (Miami, Florida)(9-2)126
No. 112 Tompkins (Katy, Texas)(11-1)127
No. 113 Merritt Island (Florida)(11-1)128
No. 114 Westlake (Atlanta, Georgia)(10-2)129
No. 115 Lake Gibson (Florida)(7-3)141
No. 116 Roswell (Georgia)(9-2)181
No. 117 Medina (Ohio)(13-1)98
No. 118 Brookwood (Georgia)(10-2)143
No. 119 St. Ignatius (Ohio)(7-5)109
No. 120 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, California)(10-2)153
No. 121 South Pointe (South Carolina)(10-1)140
No. 122 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)(11-1)146
No. 123 Christ Presbyterian Academy (Tennessee)(11-2)147
No. 124 Lafayette Christian Academy (Louisiana)(9-1)156
No. 125 Central (Fresno, California)(9-1)124
No. 126 Cardinal Gibbons (North Carolina)(10-2)154
No. 127 Acadiana (Louisiana)(10-2)158
No. 128 Massillon Washington (Ohio)(11-3)93
No. 129 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)(8-4)103
No. 130 Northwestern (South Carolina)(11-2)113
No. 131 Seton Hall Prep (New Jersey)(7-4)114
No. 132 St. Xavier (Ohio)(10-3)115
No. 133 Norco (California)(8-3)132
No. 134 Santa Margarita (California)(6-5)134
No. 135 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)(6-4)135
No. 136 Arlington Martin (Texas)(9-3)66
No. 137 Gulliver Prep (Florida)(8-1)155
No. 138 Buchanan (Clovis, California)(10-2)89
No. 139 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida)(12-0)162
No. 140 De La Salle Collegiate (Michigan)(12-0)163
No. 141 St. Charles Catholic (Louisiana)(9-0)164
No. 142 C.E. King (Texas)(10-2)165
No. 143 Walton (Georgia)(8-3)198
No. 144 Cedar Hill (Texas)(8-4)171
No. 145 Alemany (California)(8-3)172
No. 146 Carthage (Texas)(11-0)145
No. 147 Zachary Broncos (Louisiana)(12-0)173
No. 148 Fort Dorchester Patriots (South Carolina)(12-0)174
No. 149 Lakeland (Florida)(9-2)144
No. 150 Rockwall (Texas)(9-3)108
No. 151 Rockledge (Florida)(9-3)137
No. 152 La Salle College HS (Pennsylvania)(9-2)133
No. 153 Clay-Chalkville (Alabama)(13-0)178
No. 154 West Orange (Florida)(11-1)179
No. 155 Rocklin (California)(12-0)183
No. 156 Berkeley Prep (Florida)(10-0)176
No. 157 Lovejoy (Texas)(11-1)184
No. 158 Langston Hughes (Georgia)(11-1)191
No. 159 Mission Viejo (California)(9-2)142
No. 160 Creekside (Georgia)(10-2)188
No. 161 Bartram Trail (Florida)(9-3)110
No. 162 Starkville (Mississippi)(12-1)195
No. 163 Dillard (Florida)(10-3)123
No. 164 La Salle (Ohio)(7-6)151
No. 165 Deerfield Beach (Florida)(9-3)130
No. 166 Madison Central (Mississippi)(11-1)197
No. 167 Joliet Catholic (Illinois)(13-0)165
No. 168 Upper Arlington (Ohio)(14-0)HM
No. 169 University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)(11-0)168
No. 170 Shadow Creek (Texas)(9-3)138
No. 171 Loyola Academy (Illinois)(12-1)73
No. 172 Lake Mary (Florida)(10-2)139
No. 173 Skyridge (Utah)`(11-2)149
No. 174 Brownsburg (Indiana)(9-3)157
No. 175 Liberty (Nevada)(9-2)150
No. 176 Jesuit (Louisiana)(9-0)193
No. 177 Niceville (Florida)*(10-2)82
No. 178 Vandegrift (Texas)(11-1)HM
No. 179 Archbishop Spalding (Maryland)(10-1)159
No. 180 Carmel (Indiana)(9-2)160
No. 181 Dickinson (Texas)(9-3)161
No. 182 Winton Woods (Ohio)(11-3)NR
No. 183 Lewisville (Texas)(11-1)HM
No. 184 Lockport (Illinois)(12-1)NR
No. 185 Adams (Michigan) (13-0)199
No. 186 Carlsbad (California)(11-1)131
No. 187 Summit (Tennessee)(13-0)200
No. 188 Avon (Ohio)(12-2)NR
No. 189 Grayson (Georgia)(9-3)HM
No. 190 Belleville (Michigan)(12-1)HM
No. 191 Cibolo Steele (Texas)(11-1)136
No. 192 Riverside (Jacksonville, Florida)(10-2)148
No. 193 Calhoun (Georgia)(10-2)NR
No. 194 Edison (Miami, Florida)(7-5)166
No. 195 Ware County (Georgia)(9-2)175
No. 196 Marysville (Ohio)(12-1)169
No. 197 Lakewood (Florida) (8-2)170
No. 198 St. Augustine (New Jersey)(9-2)177
No. 199 Nease (Florida) (9-3)NR
No. 200 Edison (Huntington Beach. California)(8-4)199
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm. *Forfeit Loss

High School Football America National Rankings — Honorable Mention

Arizona (4 teams)
Liberty Lions (8-2)
Queen Creek Bulldogs(8-2)
Red Mountain Mountain Lions(10-2)
Williams Field Black Hawks(9-2)
Arkansas (3 teams)
Conway Wampus Cats(9-2)
Fayetteville Bulldogs(9-2)
North Little Rock Charging Wildcats(10-2)
California (14 teams)
Bishop Amat Lancers(8-4)
Corona del Mar Sea Kings(9-3)
Etiwanda Eagles(12-1)
Folsom Bulldogs(9-3)
Inglewood Sentinels (11-1)
Lincoln Hornets (San Diego) (7-3)
Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits(10-3)
Loyola Cubs(8-4)
Mission Hills Grizzlies(8-3)
Modesto Central Catholic (11-1)
Pittsburg Pirates(8-2)
Serra Cavaliers (Gardena)(8-4)
St. Mary’s Rams (Stockton)(10-3)
Vista Murrieta Broncos(9-3)
Warren Bears(8-1)
Florida (18 teams)
Champagnat Catholic Lions(8-2)
Clearwater Academy International Knights(8-2)
Columbia Tigers(6-5)
Gainesville Hurricanes(8-3)
Hillsborough Terriers(10-2)
Homestead Broncos(10-1)
Lincoln Trojans (Tallahassee)(9-3)
Miramar Patriots(7-4)
Naples Golden Eagles(10-1)
Osceola Kowboys(9-3)
Palm Beach Central Broncos (10-0)
Raines Vikings(8-3)
Riverview Sarasota Rams(9-3)
St. Augustine Yellow Jackets(6-3)
Vanguard Knights(12-0)
Vero Beach Indians(7-3)
Wakulla War Eagles(10-2)
Western Wildcats(9-2)
  
Georgia (6 teams)
Archer Tigers(7-5)
Carver (Columbus) Tigers(10-1)
Colqutt County Packers(8-3)
Marietta Blue Devils(7-5)
Marist War Eagles(9-1)
Woodward Academy War Eagles(11-1)
  
Illinois (4 teams)
Brother Rice Crusaders(10-3)
Maine South Hawks(12-1)
Mount Carmel (Chicago) Caravan(8-4)
St. Rita Mustangs(11-2)
Louisiana (6 teams)
C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets(9-2)
Destrehan Wildcats(9-0)
Madison Prep Academy Chargers(11-1)
Neville Tigers(10-1)
Ruston Bearcats(10-2)
West Monroe Rebels(8-3)
 
Maryland (3 teams)
Calvert Hall Cardinals(9-2)
Mount St. Joseph Gaels(7-4)
Rock Creek Christian Academy Eagles(7-1)
 
Massachusetts (1 team)
Catholic Memorial Knights (10-0)
 
Michigan (2 teams)
Detroit Catholic Central Shamrocks(8-3)
West Bloomfield Lakers(10-2)
 
Mississippi (3 teams)
Brandon Bulldogs(10-2)
Madison-Ridgeland Patriots(11-3)
Oak Grove Warriors(11-2)
New Jersey (1 team)
Red Bank Catholic Caseys(10-1)
North Carolina (5 teams)
Grimsley Whirlies(11-1)
Leesville Road Pride (10-2)
Mallard Creek Mavericks(6-5)
Myers Park Mustangs(8-4)
Richmond Raiders(10-2)
Ohio (2 teams) 
Chardon Hilltoppers(14-0)
Toledo Central Catholic Fighting Irish(11-3)
 
Oklahoma (1 team)
Union Football Team(11-1)
 
Pennsylvania (4 teams)
Cathedral Prep Ramblers(11-1)
Governor Mifflin Mustangs(10-0)
Harrisburg Cougars(12-1)
Mount Lebanon Blue Devils(12-0)
 
Tennessee (1 team)
Montgomery Bell Academy Big Red(9-3)
 
Texas (13 teams)
A&M Consolidated Tigers(10-2)
College Station Cougars (12-0)
Colleyville Heritage Panthers(11-1)
Dallas Jesuit Rangers(10-2)
Lone Star Rangers(9-3)
Lubbock Cooper Pirates(11-1)
Mansfield Summit Jaguars(9-3)
Manvel Mavericks(10-2)
Ridge Point Panthers(11-1)
San Antonio Brennan Bears(12-0)
Tyler Legacy Raiders(6-6)
Veterans Memorial Eagles (Corpus Christi)(11-1)
Wichita Falls Rider Raiders(11-1)
Utah (2 teams)
American Fork Cavemen(7-4)
Lehi Pioneers(11-3)
 
Virginia (3 teams)
Highland Springs(9-3)
Stone Bridge Bulldogs(12-0)
Varina Blue Devils(10-1)
  
West Virginia (1 team)
Martinsburg Bulldogs(11-1)
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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