The 2019 high school football season can be a special one for St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. The Cadets have a real shot at our “mythical” national championship with a schedule that is stacked with eight teams that are ranked nationally in our Preseason 100.
SJC is ranked No. 3 nationally and No. 1 in our Mid-Atlantic Region Preseason 25. The Mid-Atlantic Region consists of schools from Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia.
The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference is loaded this year, which is evidenced by the fact that behind St. John’s is Gonzaga (Washington, DC) at No. 2, DeMatha (Maryland) at No. 4 and Good Counsel (Maryland) at No. 6.
One year removed from a season that saw St. Frances Academy (Maryland) dropped by opponents in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association, the Panthers find themselves starting at No. 3 in the regional rankings.
North Carolina’s Mallard Creek rounds-out the Top 5 at No. 5.
North Carolina leads the region with seven teams in the Preseason Top 25, followed by Maryland with six teams. Virginia is next with five, followed by Kentucky with four, Washington, DC with two and West Virginia with one team in the rankings created with our proprietary algorithm.
Mid-Atlantic Region Preseason Top 25
No. 1 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)
No. 2 Gonzaga (Washington, DC)
No. 3 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)
No. 4 DeMatha (Maryland)
No. 5 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)
No. 6 Good Counsel (Maryland)
No. 7 Wake Forest (North Carolina)
No. 8 Myers Park (North Carolina)
No. 9 Male (Kentucky)
No. 10 Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina)
No. 11 Highland Springs (Virginia)
No. 12 East Forsyth (North Carolina)
No. 13 Trinity (Kentucky)
No. 14 Vance (North Carolina)
No. 15 St. Xavier (Kentucky)
No. 16 McDonogh (Maryland)
No. 17 Richmond (North Carolina)
No. 18 Manchester (Virginia)
No. 19 Westfield (Virginia)
No. 20 Mount St. Joseph (Maryland)
No. 21 Oscar Smith (Virginia)
No. 22 Colonial Forge (Virginia)
No. 23 Martinsburg (West Virginia)
No. 24 Archbishop Spalding (Maryland)
No. 25 South Warren (Kentucky)
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.