St. John Bosco (California) 2019 High School Football America national champ

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There’s one week to go, but today we can announce that California Open Division champ St. John Bosco is the 2019 High School Football America national champ. The Braves nailed-down the “mythical” national championship by beating No. 7 De La Salle Saturday night.

What pushed SJB to the head of the class? A strong strength of schedule with nine of Bosco’s 13 wins coming against teams ranked in the High School Football America 100 that is created with our proprietary algorithm — No. 2 Mater Dei (California), No. 12 Good Counsel (Maryland), No. 18 De La Salle (California) No. 42 DeMatha (Maryland), No. 60 Liberty (Nevada), No. 69 Corona Centennial (California), No. 70 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), No. 83 Servite (California) and No. 91 JSerra (California).

There’s still plenty of football to go over the next week with the Texas high school football state championships and the two GEICO State Champions Bowl Series games to be played, but neither No. 5 Duncanville or No. 7 North Shore, who will meet for the Texas Class 6A Division I title, will be able to overcome St. John Bosco.

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With Mater Dei winning the 2017 and 2018 national titles, Southern California’s Trinity League has now won three straight “mythical” national titles.

Past High School Football America National Champs

2018 – Mater Dei (California)

2017 – Mater Dei (California)

2016 – Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

2015 – Colquitt County (Georgia)

2014 – Allen (Texas)

2013 – Allen (Texas)

2012 – Allen (Texas) and John Curtis (Louisiana) co-champs*

*Since 2013 High School Football America has been using its proprietary algorithm for its national rankings. In 2012, we crowned our national champs with an opinion poll.

This penultimate ranking features four new teams, all of whom won state titles over the weekend.

Central High from Fresno, California climbs from No. 110 to No. 80 after winning California’s Division I-AA title. Blessed Trinity (Georgia 4A champ) and Cedar Grove (Georgia 3A champ) enter the Top 100 at No. 93 and No. 95 respectively. Corona del Mar, California’s Division I-A champs, crack the 100 at No. 94.

Our final 2019 rankings will be released next Sunday.

High School Football America 100 – Week 17

Rank, Team, StateRecordLast Week2019 Start
#1 St. John Bosco (California)(13-1)12
#2 Mater Dei (California)(12-1)21
#3 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)(11-1)310
#4 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)(14-0)411
#5 Duncanville (Texas)(15-0) 55
#6 IMG Academy (Florida)(9-1)87
#7 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)(13-2)924
#8 North Shore (Houston, TX)(14-1)108
#9 Marrieta (Georgia)(13-2)1264
#10 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)(12-2)134
#11 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)(14-0-1)1119
#12 Good Counsel (Maryland)(9-3)1425
#13 Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana)(13-0)15HM
#14 Thompson (Alabama) (12-1)16HM
#15 Miami Central (Florida)(12-3)2917
#16 Lowndes (Georgia)(14-1)652
#17 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (11-1)1767
#18 De La Salle (California)(12-2)723
#19 Pickerington Central (Ohio)(14-1)1939
#20 Chandler (Arizona)(13-0)2093
#21 Denton Ryan (Texas)(15-0)4461
#22 Corner Canyon (Utah)(14-0)2292
#23 Maryville (Tennessee)(15-0)23HM
#24 Bryant (Arkansas)(13-0) 2494
#25 Denton Guyer (14-1)25108
#26 Grayson (Georgia)(11-2)3160
#27 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)(7-5)253
#28 Mentor (Ohio)(13-1)27107
#29 McEachern (Georgia)(12-1)3333
#30 Southlake Carroll (Texas)(13-1)3463
#31 Katy (Texas)(12-1)3259
#32 Saint Louis (Hawaii)(11-0)2836
#33 Owasso (Oklahoma)(13-0)3076
#34 St. Edward (Ohio)(11-2)3514
#35 Booker T. Washington (Miami, Florida)(13-2)48HM
#36 Westlake (Austin, Texas)(14-1)4986
#37 Rockwall (Texas)(12-3)21NR
#38 Allen (Texas)(11-1)3616
#39 Trinity (Kentucky)(13-2)41117
#40 Lake Travis (Texas)(13-2)3741
#41 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) (8-3)389
#42 DeMatha (Maryland) (7-4)4015
#43 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)(12-1)43HM
#44 Covington Catholic (Kentucky)(15-0)45NR
#45 La Salle (Ohio)(13-2)46HM
#46 Aledo (Texas)(14-1) 4731
#47 Saguaro (Arizona)(11-2)4230
#48 Elder (Ohio)(12-3)50HM
#49 Parkview (Georgia)(12-2)5437
#50 Lone Star (Frisco, Texas)(14-1) 18100
#51 Massillon Washington (Ohio)(14-1)5252
#52 East St. Louis (Illinois)(14-0)53101
#53 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)(11-2)3947
#54 Highland Park (Texas)(11-2)5127
#55 Edna Karr (Louisiana)(11-2)6151
#56 Edgewater (Florida)(13-2)58HM
#57 Male (Kentucky)(14-1)5579
#58 Hoover (Alabama)(10-2)5626
#59 North Gwinnett (Georgia) (12-2)5750
#60 Armwood (Florida)(12-2)6059
#61 Liberty (Nevada)(10-5)6768
#62 Columbus (Miami, Florida)(11-4)9188
#63 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)(12-2)5938
#64 Lakeland (Florida)(12-1)6234
#65 Vance (North Carolina)(13-2)77HM
#66 Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, Texas)(14-1)80110
#67 Mission Viejo (California)(11-1)6371
#68 Colquitt County (Georgia)(9-3)6812
#69 Corona Centennial (California)(9-3)6513
#70 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)(7-5)75HM
No. 71 John Curtis (Louisiana)(10-2)6920
#72 Oakland (Tennessee)(13-1)7057
#73 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(11-2)7182
#74 Helix (California)(11-2)72HM
#75 Arlington Martin (Texas)(11-2)73NR
 #76 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, California)(8-3)7466
#77 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)(11-2)7629
#78 Alcoa (Tennessee)(14-1)7887
#79 West Point (Mississippi)(15-1)79113
#80 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(12-2)8180
#81 Central (Fresno, California)(15-0)110HM
#82 Longview (Texas) (11-1)8245
#83 Servite (California)(7-4)83HM
#84 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)(7-4)846
#85 St. Xavier (Ohio)(9-3)85116
#86 Colerain (Ohio)(11-2)8653
#87 De Smet (Missouri)(14-0)87NR
#88 Mount Carmel (Chicago, Illinois)(14-0)88HM
#89 Buford (Georgia)(14-1)89HM
#90 Weddington (North Carolina)(15-0)93HM
#91 JSerra (California)(6-5)9240
#92 Westfield (Texas)(13-2)90HM
#93 Blessed Trinity (Georgia)(14-1)125125
#94 Corona del Mar (California)(16-0)121121
#95 Cedar Grove (Georgia)(13-2)122122
#96 Bixby (Oklahoma) (13-0)100HM
#97 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) (10-1-1)95HM
#98 Manvel (Texas)(13-1)96HM
#99 Richmond (North Carolina)(13-1)95HM
#100 Myers Park (North Carolina)(12-1)9775

NR = Not Ranked

HM = Honorable Mention (Preseason ranked No. 126 through No. 250)

Dropped-out: No. 66 Sierra Canyon (California), No. 68 Valdosta (Georgia), No. 94 Judson, No. 97 Richmond (North Carolina)

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

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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.