While No. 3 Saguaro saw its season end with a COVID-19 forfeit loss to Salpointe Catholic in the Open Division quarterfinals, the Sabercats hold their spot in the latest High School Football America Arizona Top 10. For this season only, we’ve decided that coronavirus pandemic forfeits will not be held against teams in our algorithm.
Liberty and Centennial flip-flop at No. 5 and No. 6. Liberty edged Centennial 25-24 in the Open Division quarterfinals. The win came one week after Centennial beat Liberty 34-24 in the regular season finale for both teams.
This week, in the Open Division semifinals, Liberty will play No. 1 Chandler. In the other semi, No. 2 Hamilton faces No. 4 Salpointe Catholic.
Chaparral re-enters the statewide rankings at No. 8. This week, the Firebirds will play Sandra Day O’Connor in the 6A semifinals. In the top half of the 6A bracket, No. 7 Highland will play Boulder Creek, which makes its first-ever appearance in our Top 10 at No. 9.
High School Football America Arizona Top 10
No. 1 Chandler (8-0), LW: #1
No. 2 Hamilton (7-1), LW: #2
No. 3 Saguaro (5-2), LW: #3
No. 4 Salpointe Catholic (7-0), LW: #4
No. 5 Liberty (6-3), LW: #6
No. 6 Centennial (6-3), LW: #5
No. 7 Highland (6-3), LW: #8
No. 8 Chaparral (4-2), LW: NR
No. 9 Boulder Creek (8-1), LW: NR
No. 10 Queen Creek (6-3), LW: #7
Dropped-out: No. 9 Williams Field, No. 10 Desert Edge
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.