NEW High School Football America 100

High School Football America 100

To say Gonzaga’s defeat of former No. 3 St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC) Saturday in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinals makes a big difference in the new High School Football America 100 would be an understatement. The loss ended St. John’s hopes of a “mythical” national championship, plus narrowed the field of teams that still have a shot at finishing the season No. 1.

St. John’s, which has played the toughest schedule in the country, drops eight spots to No. 11, while Gonzaga moves up four spots to No. 33. Next Sunday, the Eagles will play No. 30 DeMatha for the WCAC title.

Speaking of the week ahead, the four teams from Southern California in our Top 25 will go head-to-head for a shot at playing in the ultra-tough CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship.

No. 1 St. John Bosco will try to take its next step toward a national title when it faces No. 24 Oaks Christian, which is coming off an exciting 35-34 victory over nationally-ranked JSerra Saturday night. In the other semifinal, defending national champ Mater Dei, up to No. 3 this week, will play No. 8 Corona Centennial.

The winner of the CIF-SS Division 1 championship will advance to the CIF Open Division championship game where a likely foe will be No. 7 De La Salle.

In Florida, it’s showdown time between No. 9 Carol City and No. 12 Miami Central. CC beat the Rockets October 26 by a score of 36-28.

In Georgia, there are two head-to-head Top 100 matchups in the second round of the AAAAAAA playoffs — No. 50 Walton plays No. 78 Hillgrove and No. 72 Parkview will face No. 91 Archer. Hillgrove and Parkview are both unbeaten.

In Ohio’s biggest classification, Division 1, No. 29 Mentor faces No. 62 St. Edward in the state quarterfinals. It’s a rematch of the season opener between the two that Mentor won 42-39.

Finally, there are four new teams in the national rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm. Mississippi’s Hattiesburg enters the rankings at No. 97, followed by Vero Beach (Florida) at No. 98, Calabasas (California) at No. 99 and American Fork (Utah) at No. 100.

High School Football America 100

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

Dropped-out: No. 35 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey), No. 76 Hough (North Carolina), No. 82 Bingham (Utah), No. 83 Roswell (Georgia)

*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.

***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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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.