IMG Academy (Florida) finishes as the No. 1 team in the final High School Football America Southeast Top 20. The Ascenders only played eight games in 2017, but did beat four state champs, three of whom are in the regional rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm — No. 3 Venice (Florida), No. 4 Northwestern (Florida) and No. 10 Hoover (Alabama). The fourth state champ beaten by IMG is Chandler from Arizona).
In all, Florida places nine teams in the regional rankings, including the top seven teams. Alabama and Georgia each have four teams in the Top 20, while Mississippi has two teams in the regional rankings. Louisiana has one team in the Top 20.
All of the Southeast Top 20 is also ranked in our Top 100 national rankings.
High School Football America Southeast Region Top 20
No. 1 IMG Academy (Florida) 8-0
No. 2 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) 13-0
No. 3 Venice (Florida) 14-1
No. 4 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) 12-3
No. 5 Armwood (Florida) 14-1
No. 6 Miami Central (Florida) 9-3
No. 7 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 11-3
No. 8 West Point (Mississippi) 15-0
No. 9 Pearl (Mississippi) 16-0
No. 10 Hoover (Alabama) 11-3
No. 11 North Gwinnett (Georgia) 14-1
No. 12 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) 11-2
No. 13 Colquitt County (Georgia) 10-4
No. 14 Thompson (Alabama) 12-1
No. 15 McGill-Toolen (Alabama) 13-1
No. 16 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) 11-1
No. 17 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) 10-2
No. 18 Archer (Georgia) 12-1
No. 19 Grayson (Georgia) 10-2
No. 20 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) 11-3
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.