Pickerington Central continues its climb in the High School Football America Ohio Top 25

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2020 Ohio Division I runner-up Pickerington Central is slowing climbing toward the top of the High School Football America Ohio Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football. The Tigers, a perfect 3-0 on the 2021 season, moves-up one spot in the latest rankings to No. 2. In the national rankings, PC is currently ranked No. 23.

Related: High School Football America 100

There are two new teams in the latest statewide rankings created with our proprietary algorithm — Hilliard Darby at No. 22 and King’s at No. 23. It’s the first time that either team has cracked our Top 25.

As far as the week ahead, there are four head-to-head Top 25 matchups:

  • No. 3 St. Edward vs. No. 7 Elder
  • No. 6 Lakota West vs. No. 18 Princeton
  • No. 9 Springfield vs. No. 25 Wayne (Huber Heights)
  • No. 19 Avon Lake vs. No. 20 Avon

High School Football America Ohio Top 25

No. 1 St. Xavier (3-0), LW: #1

No. 2 Pickerington Central (3-0), LW: #3

No. 3 St. Edward (3-0), LW: #4

No. 4 La Salle (2-1), LW: #2

No. 5 Archbishop Hoban (2-1), LW: #5

No. 6 Lakota West (2-1), LW: #6

No. 7 Elder (2-1), LW: #7

No. 8 Massillon Washington (2-1), LW: #8

No. 9 Springfield (2-0), LW: #9

No. 10 Medina (3-0), LW: #10

No. 11 St. Ignatius (1-2), LW: #13

No. 12 Mentor (2-1), LW: #12

No. 13 Benedictine (3-0), LW: #14

No. 14 Toledo Central Catholic (0-2), LW: #16

No. 15 Colerain (1-2), LW: #18

No. 16 Chardon (3-0), LW: #19

No. 17 Northmont (2-0), LW: #20

No. 18 Princeton (3-0), LW: #22

No. 19 Avon Lake (3-0), LW: #21

No. 20 Avon (2-1), LW: #24

No. 21 Steubenville (3-0), LW: #25

No. 22 Hilliard Darby (3-0), LW: NR

No. 23 Kings (3-0), LW: NR

No. 24 Winton Woods (1-2), LW: #11

No. 25 Wayne (Huber Heights) (2-1), LW: #17

Dropped-out: No. 15 Westerville South, No. 23 Centerville

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

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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.