Who are the top teams in the High School Football America national rankings since 2013

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In a build-up to next Monday’s release of the Preseason High School Football America 100, I thought it would be interesting to look back at the first seven years of our proprietary algorithm that we’ve been using since 2013 to create our national rankings.

St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California), our defending “mythical” national champs, is the top high school football team in the nation during the seven year period. The Braves are the only team in the nation to finish every year in our Top 25.

Related: 2019 Top 100 national rankings

The poll awards points to a team on the basis of its ranking in each year’s poll. For example, the No. 1 team receives 25 points, the No. 2 team receives 24 points and so forth. SJB has 138 points. As you can see below, in addition to last year’s national title, the Braves also had runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2016.

High School Football America “Mythical” National Champs

2019 – St. John Bosco (California)

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) & John Curtis (Louisiana) co-champs*

*Opinion Poll

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) is No. 2, followed by Allen (Texas) at No. 3. Last year was the first year that Allen didn’t finish in our Top 25. The Eagles finished No. 37 in our Top 100.

Rounding-out the Top are: De La Salle (California) at No. 4, Bishop Gorman (Nevada) at No. 5, Mater Dei (California) at No. 6, St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) at No. 7, Corona Centennial (California) and Miami Central (Florida) are tied at No. 8 and St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) is No. 10.

High School Football America National Rankings (2013-2019)

Rank, Team, State2019201820172016201520142013Pts
#1 St. John Bosco (California)131328152138
#2 IMG Academy (Florida)65337XX106
#3 Allen (Texas)X21217911105
#4 De La Salle (California)181114X229100
#5 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)XX91432390
#6 Mater Dei (California)21114XXX86
#7 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)104198XX2564
#8 (tied) Corona Centennial (California)X16X10513X60
#8 (tied) Miami Central (Florida)1522XX227460
#10 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)4XX6129X51
#11 Colquitt County (Georgia)XXXX14X47
#12 North Shore (Houston, Texas)52XXXXX45
#13 Booker T. Washington (Florida)XXXXX6343
#14 (tied) Dutch Fork (South Carolina)11818XXXX41
#14 (tied) St. Frances Academy (Maryland)3X8XXXX41
#16 (tied) American Heritage (Plantation, FL)XX613XX2039
#16 (tied) Trinity (Kentucky)XX49XXX39
#18 DeSoto (Texas)XXX12X25536
#19 Folsom (California)X12XXX5X35
#20 (tie) Cedar Hill (Texas)XXXXX11734
#20 (tie) DeMatha (Maryland)XXX513XX34
#20 (tie) St. Edward (Ohio)XXXX612X34
#23 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ)X15X19XX1133
#24 Hoover (Alabama)XXX18XXX31
#25 (tied) Lake Travis (Texas)XX157XXX30
#25 (tied) St. John’s College (Washington, DC)X616XXXX30

We will release the HSFA Preseason 100 on Monday, June 29, but before that we’ll release our Bubble Teams, No. 101 through No. 125, on June 28. Our Honorable Mention teams from No. 126 through No. 250 will be released here on June 27.

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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.