What the Preseason High School Football America 100 would have looked like before COVID-19

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With the High School Football America 100 powered by BlackMP Living Water delayed until October 4, because of all of the schedule changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we thought it would be fun to reveal what our Preseason 100 would have looked like had we released it as planned on June 29. Two days before the scheduled release, we decided to hold-off on the release of the Top 100, because we pride ourselves on the accuracy of our proprietary algorithm that we’ve been using in 2013.

Read: High School Football America 100 delayed until October 4

We will be producing national rankings this year, starting October 4, but they will have a very different look with a dozen states (or maybe more) playing after January 1. Quite honestly, how we will crown a 2020/2021 champ is still a work-in-progress and we’ll update you on that process by sometime in September.

Read: Final 2019 High School Football America 100

So, without further ado, we can tell you that our defending “mythical” champ St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California) would have started the season on-top of the High School Football America 100. However, the Braves, along with the rest of California, will have to wait until 2021 to hit the gridiron to defend its title.

SJB would have been one of three Trinity League teams in our national rankings. 2017 and 2018 “mythical” national champ Mater Dei was at No. 4, followed by Servite at No. 32.

In all, California had ten teams in the Top 100. Texas led the way with the most teams in the HSFA 100 with 15. Florida was next with 13 with IMG Academy the top team in the state at No. 5. Southlake Carroll was the top team in the Lone Star State at No. 7.

State-by-State Teams in Top 100

Texas – 15

Florida – 13

California – 10

Georgia, Ohio – 8

North Carolina – 5

Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey – 4

Tennessee – 3

Arizona, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington DC – 2

Hawaii, Mississippi, Missouri, Utah – 1

In all, 22 teams would have been represented in our original rankings with Washington, D.C. having two teams in the Top 100.

As far as the Top 25, Texas, which is scheduled to play in the Fall, had the most teams with six. Florida, which may know its fate on Friday, had five Top 25 teams.

While we can’t predict the future, we can tell you that 22 teams that would have been in the national rankings will not be playing football in the Fall.

Hope you enjoy and look forward to release of our first in-season rankings on October 4.

Preseason High School Football America 100 before COVID-19

Rank, Team, State2019 Record2019 Ranking
#1 St. John Bosco (California)(13-1)1
#2 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)(12-2)10
#3 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)(11-1)3
#4 Mater Dei (California)(12-1)2
#5 IMG Academy (Florida)(9-1)6
#6 Lowndes (Georgia)(14-1)16
#7 Southlake Carroll (Texas)(13-1)31
#8 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)(15-0)4
#9 Good Counsel (Maryland)(9-3)12
#10 North Shore (Houston, TX)(15-1)5
#11 Parkview (Georgia)(12-2)48
#12 Mentor (Ohio)(13-1)27
#13 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)(14-0-1)11
#14 Duncanville (Texas)(15-1) 9
#15 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)(13-2)7
#16 De La Salle (California)(12-2)18
#17 Miami Central (Florida)(12-3)15
#18 Katy (Texas)(12-1)29
#19 Booker T. Washington (Miami, Florida)(13-2)34
#20 Grayson (Georgia)(11-2)26
#21 Shadow Creek (Texas)(16-0)45
#22 Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana)(13-0)13
#23 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) (8-3)40
#24 Liberty (Nevada)(10-5)62
#25 Westlake (Austin, Texas)(15-1)21
#26 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)(7-5)28
#27 Allen (Texas)(11-1)37
#28 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (11-1)17
#29 Maryville (Tennessee)(15-0)23
#30 Aledo (Texas)(15-1) 25
#31 Helix (California)(11-2)75
#32 Servite (California)(7-4)84
#33 Rockwall (Texas)(12-3)36
#34 Denton Guyer (Texas)(14-2)50
#35 Thompson (Alabama) (12-1)14
#36 Mission Viejo (California)(11-1)68
#37 Corona Centennial (California)(9-3)70
#38 Chandler (Arizona)(13-0)20
#39 Trinity (Kentucky)(13-2)38
#40 Lake Travis (Texas)(13-2)39
#41 DeMatha (Maryland) (7-4)41
#42 St. Edward (Ohio)(11-2)33
#43 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)(7-4)HM
#44 Vance (North Carolina)(13-2)66
#45 Hoover (Alabama)(10-3)60
#46 La Salle (Ohio)(13-2)44
#47 Corner Canyon (Utah)(14-0)22
#48 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)(11-2)78
#49 Lone Star (Frisco, Texas)(14-1) 54
#50 East St. Louis (Illinois)(14-0)51
#51 Saint Louis (Hawaii)(12-1)35
#52 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)(6-4)HM
#53 Edgewater (Florida)(13-2)58
#54 Pickerington Central (Ohio)(14-1)19
#55 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)(12-1)42
#56 Colquitt County (Georgia)(9-3)69
#57 Saguaro (Arizona)(11-2)46
#58 Atascocita (Texas)(12-2)32
#59 Edna Karr (Louisiana)(11-2)52
#60 Massillon Washington (Ohio)(14-1)55
#61 Denton Ryan (Texas)(14-2)47
#62 Armwood (Florida)(12-2)61
#63 North Gwinnett (Georgia) (12-2)53
#64 Lakeland (Florida)(12-1)65
#65 Myers Park (North Carolina) (12-1)102
#66 Carmel (Indiana)(11-3)104
#67 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)(11-2)56
#68 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)(7-5)71
#69 Owasso (Oklahoma)(13-0)32
#70 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(12-2)81
#71 St. Xavier (Ohio)(9-3)86
#72 Columbus (Miami, Florida)(11-4)63
#73 Elder (Ohio)(12-3)49
#74 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)(5-4) HM
No. 75 John Curtis (Louisiana)(10-2)72
#76 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(11-2)74
#77 Oakland (Tennessee)(13-1)73
#78 West Point (Mississippi)(15-1)80
#79 Mount Carmel (Chicago, Illinois)(14-0)89
#80 Bixby (Oklahoma) (13-0)97
#81 Hough (North Carolina) (8-5)HM
#82 Arlington Martin (Texas)(11-2)76
#83 Center Grove (Indiana)(8-6)HM
#84 Oxford (Alabama) (14-1)111
#85 Male (Kentucky)(14-1)59
#86 Central (Fresno, California)(15-0)82
#87 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania)(12-2)106
#88 Mallard Creek (North Carolina)(10-1-1)98
#89 Alcoa (Tennessee)(14-1)79
#90 Warner Robins (Georgia)(13-2)125
#91 Milton (Georgia)(8-4)113
#92 Mount St. Joseph (Maryland)(10-2)125
#93 Sierra Canyon (California)(14-2)124
#94 Deerfield Beach (Florida)(10-4)116
#95 De Smet (Missouri) (14-0)87
#96 Weddington (North Carolina)(15-0)91
#97 Cathedral Catholic (California)(8-3)77
#98 Dorman (South Carolina)(14-1)101
#99 Apopka (Florida)(12-2)117
#100 Buford (Georgia)(14-1)90
The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm

HM = Honorable Mention (Ranked No. 126 through No. 250)

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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.