Washington Catholic Athletic Conference places four teams in High School Football America Preseason Top 25

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The uber-competitive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference placed four teams in the High School Football America Preseason 100 national rankings released Friday.

How good will this version of the WCAC be?

St. John’s College HS (No. 3), Gonzaga (No. 9), DeMatha (No. 15) and Good Counsel (No. 25) are all in the Top 25 that is created with our proprietary algorithm.

In addition to beating-up on each other in-conference, all four will play tough national opponents.

If you count the three WCAC opponents, St. John’s will play eight teams in the Preseason 100, including No. 1 Mater Dei (California), No. 4 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania), No. 5 Duncanville (Texas) and No. 6 IMG Academy (Florida).

DeMatha and Good Counsel will both take-on No. 2 St. John Bosco in road games in Southern California.

WCAC vs. High School Football America 100

DeMatha vs. No. 2 St. John Bosco (California), No. 73 St. Ignatius (Ohio)

Good Counsel vs. No. 2 St. John Bosco (California), No. 89 Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina)

Gonzaga vs. No. 82 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida), No. 102 Plant (Florida)

St. John’s College HS vs. No. 1 Mater Dei (California), No. 4 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania), No. 5 Duncanville, No. 6 IMG Academy (Florida), No. 22 Deerfield Beach (Florida)

Related: 2019 On the Bubble teams (No. 101 through No. 125)

Related: 2019 Honorable Mention teams (No. 126 through No. 250)

2019 High School Football America Preseason 100

Rank, Team, StateRecordFinal 2018
#1 Mater Dei (California)(13-2)*1
#2 St. John Bosco (California)(13-1)3
#3 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)(9-1)6
#4 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)(13-0)4
#5 Duncanville (Texas)(14-1)17
#6 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)(10-2)15
#7 IMG Academy (Florida)(7-1)5
#8 North Shore (Houston, TX)(16-0)2
#9 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) (9-3)14
#10 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)(10-0)52
#11 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)(13-2)34
#12 Colquitt County (Georgia)(14-1)27
#13 Corona Centennial (California)(12-1)16
#14 St. Edward (Ohio)(11-3)33
#15 DeMatha (Maryland) (8-3)36
#16 Allen (Texas)(14-1)21
#17 Miami Central (Florida)(9-3)22
#18 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)(10-2)28
#19 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)(13-0)8
#20 John Curtis (Louisiana)(13-0)25
#21 Deerfield Beach (Florida)(12-2) 75
#22 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)(10-1) NR
#23 De La Salle (California)(12-1)11
#24 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)(10-5)47
#25 Good Counsel (Maryland)(6-4)58
#26 Hoover (Alabama)(9-4)66
#27 Highland Park (Texas)(16-0)35
#28 Carol City (Florida)(9-3)26
#29 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)(11-3)42
#30 Saguaro (Arizona)(13-1)46
#31 Aledo (Texas)(15-0)19
#32 Folsom (California)(13-1)12
#33 McEachern (Georgia)(8-4)NR
#34 Lakeland (Florida)(15-0)31
#35 Carmel (Indiana)(11-3)NR
#36 Saint Louis (Hawaii)(11-0)32
#37 Parkview (Georgia)(11-1)73
#38 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)(14-0)10
#39 Pickerington Central (Ohio)(11-3)NR
#40 JSerra (California)(9-3)40
#41 Lake Travis (Texas)(13-2)56
#42 Broken Arrow (Oklahoma)(13-0)13
#43 Archer (Georgia)(11-3)69
#44 Orange Lutheran (California)(5-6)90
#45 Longview (Texas) (16-0)41
#46 Wake Forest (North Carolina)(15-0)37
#47 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)(15-0)9
#48 Narbonne (California)(10-4)NR
#49 Katy (Texas)(11-2)51
#50  North Gwinnett (Georgia) (10-3)92
#51 Edna Karr (Louisiana)(14-0)30
#52 Lowndes (Georgia)(10-4)NR
#53 Colerain (Ohio)(14-1)43
#54 Oaks Christian (California)(12-1)39
#55 Milton (Georgia)(13-2)20
#56 Mandarin (Florida)(11-4)50
#57 Oakland (Tennessee)(14-1)24
#58 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri)(12-1)45
#59 Armwood (Florida)(13-2)62
#60 Grayson (Georgia)(10-3)78
#61 Denton Ryan (Texas)(14-1)63
#62Massillon Washington (Ohio)(14-1)63
#63 Southlake Carroll (Texas)(13-1)65
#64 Marrieta (Georgia)(5-6)NR
#65 Warren Easton (Louisiana)(11-2)61
 #66 Cathedral Catholic (California)(12-2)100
#67 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (7-4) 68
#68 Liberty (Nevada)(7-5)NR
#69 Centennial (Arizona)(14-1)79
#70 Venice (Florida)(12-2)NR
#71 Mission Viejo (California)(6-6)**87
#72 Hillgrove (Georgia)(12-1)71
#73 St. Ignatius (Ohio)(8-3)86
#74 Center Grove (Indiana)(9-4)NR
#75 Myers Park (North Carolina)(13-2)NR
#76 Owasso (Oklahoma)(7-5)NR
#77 Loyola Academy (Illinois)(11-3)94
#78 Lee County (Georgia)(15-1)60
#79 Male (Kentucky)(14-1)81
#80 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(12-2)48
#81 Warren Central (Indiana)(14-0)7
#82 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(10-2)70
#83 Coatesville (Pennsylvania)(13-1)99
#84 Eastside Catholic (Washington)(13-1) 76
#85 Starkville (Mississippi)(11-2)NR
#86 Westlake (Austin, TX)(12-2)54
#87 Alcoa (Tennessee)(15-0)23
#88 Columbus (Florida)(14-1)53
#89 Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina)(15-1)NR
#90 Sierra Canyon (California)(12-4)NR
#91 Cartersville (Georgia)(14-1)NR
#92  Corner Canyon (Utah)(12-0)93
#93 Chandler (Arizona)(13-1)18
#94 Bryant (Arkansas)(11-2)98
#95 Highland Springs (Virginia)(15-0)NR
#96 Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)(14-1)97
#97 North Little Rock (Arkansas)(12-1)NR
#98 Phillips Academy (Illinois)(10-3)NR
#99 King (Detroit, Michigan)(12-2)NR
#100 Lone Star (Frisco, Texas)(10-3)NR
Related: 2019 WCAC schedules

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