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Week 4 Rankings

Updated September 19, 2022

Louisiana's St. Augustine made the biggest splash of the week in the High School Football 100, powered by NFL Play Football. 

The Purple Knights beat defending Class 5A champ Zachary 24-20 Friday night. Zachary entered the game on a 17-game win streak and was ranked No. 39.

St. Augustine battled back from a 17-3 deficit to secure the win and make their season debut in the HSFA 100 at No. 81. Zachary tumbled to No. 108.

Through one month of the season, Florida leads the way with 49 teams in the HSFA 300. Texas is second with 37 teams, followed by California with 32 and Georgia with 31.

High School Football America 100 - Week 4

Rank Team/State Record Last Week
No. 1 Mater Dei (California) (5-0) 1
No. 2 St. John Bosco (California) (4-0) 2
No. 3 Buford (Georgia) (4-0) 3
No. 4  St. Frances Academy (Maryland) (3-0) 4
No. 5  Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (4-0) 5
No. 6  Miami Central (Florida) (3-0) 6
No. 7 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) (4-0) 7
No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (3-0) 8
No. 9 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) (4-1) 12
No. 10 North Shore (Texas) (3-0) 9
No. 11 Duncanville (Texas) (3-0) 10
No. 12 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) (5-0) 13
No. 13 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) (4-1) 14
No. 14 Good Counsel (Maryland) (3-1) 15
No. 15 IMG Academy (Florida) (2-1) 16
No. 16 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) (3-1) 17
No. 17 Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee) (5-0) 18
No. 18 Corona Centennial (California) (4-1) 20
No. 19 Westlake (Texas) (3-0) 19
No. 20 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) (4-0) 23
No. 21 Denton Guyer (Texas) (4-0) 22
No. 22 Chandler (Arizona) (3-0) 24
No. 23 Grayson (Georgia) (4-0) 25
No. 24 Mill Creek (Georgia) (4-0) 28
No. 25 DeMatha (Maryland) (3-1) 30
No. 26 Langston Hughes (Georgia) (4-0) 26
No. 27 Oakland (Tennessee) (5-0) 27
No. 28 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (2-1) 33
No. 29 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) (3-1) 29
No. 30 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (4-0) 32
No. 31 Saguaro (Arizona) (2-1) 34
No. 32 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) (4-0) 43
No. 33 Springfield (Ohio) (4-0) 36
No. 34 DeSoto (Texas) (3-1) 37
No. 35 Bixby (Oklahoma) (3-0) 35
No. 36 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) (5-0) 40
No. 37 Venice (Florida) (1-2) 31
No. 38 Massillon Washington (Ohio) (4-1) 92
No. 39 Columbus (Miami, Florida) (4-0) 45
No. 40 St. Edward (Ohio) (4-1) 11
No. 41 Lakota West (Ohio) (5-0) 41
No. 42 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (2-1) 42
No. 43 Long Beach Poly (California) (5-0) 44
No. 44 Edgewater (Florida) (4-0) 56
No. 45 Mission Viejo (California) (4-1) 46
No. 46 Colquitt County (Georgia) (4-0) 47
No. 47 Auburn (Alabama) (5-0) 48
No. 48 Walton (Georgia) (3-1) 53
No. 49 Clay-Chalkville (Alabama) (5-0) 50
No. 50 Katy (Texas) (4-0) 51
No. 51 Lakeland (Florida) (3-0) 52
No. 52 Serra (San Mateo, California) (3-0) 54
No. 53 Jones (Orlando, Florida) (1-2) 49
No. 54 Lee County (Georgia) (4-1) 55
No. 55 Folsom (California) (4-1) 59
No. 56 Montgomery Bell Academy (Tennessee) (5-0) 57
No. 57 Cocoa (Florida) (1-2) 58
No. 58 McCallie (Tennessee) (4-1) 60
No. 59 Allen (Texas) (3-1) 65
No. 60 Bryant (Arkansas) (2-0) 63
No. 61 De La Salle (California) (3-1) 66
No. 62 Brownsburg (Indiana) (5-0) 67
No. 63 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (3-1) 69
No. 64 Pittsburg (California) (3-1) 64
No. 65 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) (4-1) 72
No. 66 Longview (Texas) (4-0) 75
No. 67 Hoover (Alabama)  (4-1) 81
No. 68 North Cobb (Georgia) (2-2) 21
No. 69 Cherry Creek (Colorado) (3-1) 68
No. 70 Thompson (Alabama) (3-2) 77
No. 71 Skyridge (Utah) (6-0) 76
No. 72 Hough (North Carolina) (3-1) 80
No. 73 Jesuit (Florida) (2-1) 73
No. 74 Cedar Grove (Georgia) (3-1) 74
No. 75 Belleville (Michigan) (4-0) 62
No. 76 Opelika (Alabama) (4-1) 71
No. 77 Seminole (Sanford, Florida) (4-0) 95
No. 78 Loyola Academy (Illinois) (4-0) 87
No. 79 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) (3-2) 79
No. 80 Basha (Arizona) (3-0) 101
No. 81 St. Augustine (Louisiana) (3-0) NR
No. 82 Center Grove (Indiana) (4-1) 82
No. 83 Winton Woods (Ohio) (5-0) 83
No. 84 Kahuku (Hawaii) (5-1) 84
No. 85 Cathedral (Indiana) (3-1) 85
No. 86 Timpview (Utah)  (5-1) 94
No. 87 Los Alamitos (California) (3-2) 103
No. 88  Creekside (Georgia) (2-2) 89
No. 89 East St. Louis (Illinois) (2-2) 90
No. 90 Trinity (Kentucky) (3-2) 70
No. 91 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) (4-0) 91
No. 92 Iona Prep (New York) (2-1) 150
No. 93 Atascocita (Texas) (2-1) 93
No. 94 Santa Margarita (California) (4-1) 86
No. 95 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) (2-2) 61
No. 96 Lone Peak (Utah) (4-1) 96
No. 97 Alcoa (Tennessee) (5-0) 97
No. 98 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) (3-2) 98
No. 99 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida) (4-0) 99
No. 100 Edison (Huntington Beach, California) (5-0) 104

Find the rest of the HSFA 300 on the High School Football America website. 

Past Rankings

Updated September 11, 2022

A pair of top 25 games and a series of upsets shook up the High School Football America 100, powered by NFL Play Football. 

Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) moved up two spots to No. 8 after knocking off former No. 24 Miami Northwestern 42-14 on Saturday. Chaminade Madonna scored 35 unanswered points to blow the game open. Another big matchup looms next week when the Lions will face No. 14 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida).

Ohio’s Archbishop Moeller picked up five spots this week, sitting at No. 13 after beating former No. 12 Good Counsel (Maryland) 39-31 in the Ironton Gridiron Classic.

New to the Top 25 this week is Grayson (Georgia). The 25th-ranked Rams are off to a 4-0 start after back-to-back wins against South Carolina opponents.

This week’s big mover is Alabama's Opelika High School. The Bulldogs soared from No. 300 to No. 71 after beating former No. 27 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) 17-14 in overtime.

Creekside (Georgia) also vaulted into the Top 100 after surprising former No. 44 East St. Louis (Illinois) 10-8. The Tribe moves from No. 192 to No. 89. East St. Louis, which nearly upset No. 4 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) in its season opener, fell to No. 90.

High School Football America 100 - Week 3 

Rank Team/State Record Last Week
No. 1 Mater Dei (California) (4-0) 1
No. 2 St. John Bosco (California) (3-0) 2
No. 3 Buford (Georgia) (3-0) 3
No. 4  St. Frances Academy (Maryland) (2-0) 4
No. 5  Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (3-0) 5
No. 6  Miami Central (Florida) (2-0) 6
No. 7 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) (3-0) 7
No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (2-0) 10
No. 9 North Shore (Texas) (3-0) 8
No. 10 Duncanville (Texas) (2-0) 9
No. 11 St. Edward (Ohio) (4-0) 11
No. 12 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) (3-1) 13
No. 13 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) (4-0) 18
No. 14 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) (4-0) 16
No. 15 Good Counsel (Maryland) (2-1) 12
No. 16 IMG Academy (Florida) (2-1) 14
No. 17 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) (2-1) 17
No. 18 Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee) (4-0) 19
No. 19 Westlake (Texas) (3-0) 15
No. 20 Corona Centennial (California) (3-1) 20
No. 21 North Cobb (Georgia) (2-1) 21
No. 22 Denton Guyer (Texas) (3-0) 22
No. 23 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) (3-0) 23
No. 24 Chandler (Arizona) (2-0) 25
No. 25 Grayson (Georgia) (4-0) 28
No. 26 Langston Hughes (Georgia) (3-0) 26
No. 27 Oakland (Tennessee) (4-0) 29
No. 28 Mill Creek (Georgia) (3-0) 30
No. 29 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) (2-1) 24
No. 30 DeMatha (Maryland) (2-1) 34
No. 31 Venice (Florida) (1-1) 31
No. 32 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (3-0) 32
No. 33 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (1-1) 35
No. 34 Saguaro (Arizona) (1-1) 36
No. 35 Bixby (Oklahoma) (3-0) 37
No. 36 Springfield (Ohio) (3-0) 38
No. 37 DeSoto (Texas) (2-1) 39
No. 38 South Pointe (South Carolina) (4-0) 40
No. 39 Zachary (Louisiana) (2-0) 41
No. 40 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) (4-0) 42
No. 41 Lakota West (Ohio) (4-0) 43
No. 42 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (2-1) 45
No. 43 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) (3-0) 46
No. 44 Long Beach Poly (California) (4-0) 47
No. 45 Columbus (Miami, Florida) (3-0) 60
No. 46 Mission Viejo (California) (3-1) 50
No. 47 Colquitt County (Georgia) (4-0) 58
No. 48 Auburn (Alabama) (4-0) 61
No. 49 Jones (Orlando, Florida) (1-1) 48
No. 50 Clay-Chalkville (Alabama) (4-0) 52
No. 51 Katy (Texas) (3-0) 53
No. 52 Lakeland (Florida) (2-0) 54
No. 53 Walton (Georgia) (2-1) 57
No. 54 Serra (San Mateo, California) (3-0) 56
No. 55 Lee County (Georgia) (3-1) 55
No. 56 Edgewater (Florida) (3-0) 62
No. 57 Montgomery Bell Academy (Tennessee) (4-0) 66
No. 58 Cocoa (Florida) (0-2) 51
No. 59 Folsom (California) (3-1) 67
No. 60 McCallie (Tennessee) (3-1) 68
No. 61 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) (2-1) 72
No. 62 Belleville (Michigan) (3-0) 63
No. 63 Bryant (Arkansas) (2-0) 64
No. 64 Pittsburg (California) (3-0) 71
No. 65 Allen (Texas) (2-1) 73
No. 66 De La Salle (California) (2-1) 69
No. 67 Brownsburg (Indiana) (4-0) 70
No. 68 Cherry Creek (Colorado) (2-1) 74
No. 69 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (2-1) 77
No. 70 Trinity (Kentucky) (3-1) 83
No. 71 Opelika (Alabama) (4-0) 300
No. 72 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) (3-1) 27
No. 73 Jesuit (Florida) (2-1) 33
No. 74 Cedar Grove (Georgia) (3-0) 99
No. 75 Longview (Texas) (3-0) 75
No. 76 Skyridge (Utah) (5-0) 84
No. 77 Thompson (Alabama) (2-2) 78
No. 78 Collins Hill (Georgia) (2-1) 76
No. 79 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) (3-1) 80
No. 80 Hough (North Carolina) (2-1) 81
No. 81 Hoover (Alabama)  (3-1) 82
No. 82 Center Grove (Indiana) (3-1) 85
No. 83 Winton Woods (Ohio) (4-0) 86
No. 84 Kahuku (Hawaii) (5-0) 87
No. 85 Cathedral (Indiana) (3-1) 88
No. 86 Santa Margarita (California) (4-0) 96
No. 87 Loyola Academy (Illinois) (3-0) 97
No. 88 Brookwood (Georgia) (1-2) 79
No. 89  Creekside (Georgia) (1-2) 192
No. 90 East St. Louis (Illinois) (1-2) 44
No. 91 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) (3-0) 89
No. 92 Massillon Washington (Ohio) (3-1) 101
No. 93 Atascocita (Texas) (2-1) 103
No. 94 Timpview (Utah)  (4-1) 90
No. 95 Seminole (Sanford, Florida) (3-0) 106
No. 96 Lone Peak (Utah) (3-1) 92
No. 97 Alcoa (Tennessee) (4-0) 122
No. 98 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) (2-2) 239
No. 99 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida) (3-0) 91
No. 100 St. Ignatius (Ohio) (3-0) 104

Check out the full HSFA 300 on the High School Football America website. 

Updated September 7, 2022

The top teams in the nation remained unchanged in Week 2 of the High School Football America 100, powered by NFL Play Football. 

Defending HSFA national champ Mater Dei (California) strengthened its hold on the top spot by beating former No. 17 Corona Centennial (California). The win came on the heels of the Monarchs' 24-21 come-from-behind win over No. 13 Bishop Gorman two weeks ago.

Mater Dei is a heavy favorite to win its next three games heading into a massive showdown against No. 2 St. John Bosco (California) on October 7. No. 3 Buford (Georgia) is also in the national championship chase after its third straight win over a nationally-ranked team.

The top fifteen teams held their spots from last week, but there are two new teams in the Top 25. Miami's Northwestern enters at No. 24. This week, the Bulls will test that ranking against No. 10 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida).

Chandler took the No. 25 spot after cruising past former No. 89 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, California) 63-7.

Overall, the HSFA 100 welcomes eight new teams this week:

  • No. 66 Montgomery Bell Academy (Tennessee)
  • No. 83 Trinity (Kentucky)
  • No. 93 Arlington Martin (Texas)
  • No. 96 Santa Margarita (California)
  • No. 97 Loyola Academy (Illinois)
  • No. 98 Westfield (Texas)
  • No. 99 Cedar Grove (Georgia)
  • No. 100 Maryville (Tennessee)

High School Football America 100 - Week 2

Rank

Team/State

Record

Last Week

No. 1

Mater Dei (California)

(3-0)

1

No. 2

St. John Bosco (California)

(2-0)

2

No. 3

Buford (Georgia)

(3-0)

3

No. 4

St. Frances Academy (Maryland)

(2-0)

4

No. 5

Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

(2-0)

5

No. 6

Miami Central (Florida)

(1-0)

6

No. 7

St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)

(2-0)

7

No. 8

North Shore (Texas)

(2-0)

8

No. 9

Duncanville (Texas)

(2-0)

9

No. 10

Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)

(1-0)

10

No. 11

St. Edward (Ohio)

(3-0)

11

No. 12

Good Counsel (Maryland)

(2-0)

12

No. 13

Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

(2-1)

13

No. 14

IMG Academy (Florida)

(1-1)

14

No. 15

Westlake (Texas)

(2-0)

15

No. 16

American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)

(3-0)

19

No. 17

St. John's College HS (Washington, DC)

(1-1)

18

No. 18

Archbishop Moeller (Ohio)

(3-0)

23

No. 19

Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee)

(3-0)

22

No. 20

Corona Centennial (California)

(2-1)

17

No. 21

North Cobb (Georgia)

(1-1)

20

No. 22

Denton Guyer (Texas)

(2-0)

24

No. 23

Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)

(2-0)

25

No. 24

Northwestern (Miami, Florida)

(2-0)

26

No. 25

Chandler (Arizona)

(1-0)

27

No. 26

Langston Hughes (Georgia)

(3-0)

28

No. 27

Central (Phenix City, Alabama)

(3-0)

29

No. 28

Grayson (Georgia)

(3-0)

34

No. 29

Oakland (Tennessee)

(3-0)

37

No. 30

Mill Creek (Georgia)

(3-0)

35

No. 31

Venice (Florida)

(1-1)

31

No. 32

Southlake Carroll (Texas)

(2-0)

32

No. 33

Jesuit (Florida)

(2-0)

33

No. 34

DeMatha (Maryland)

(1-1)

38

No. 35

Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

(0-1)

40

No. 36

Saguaro (Arizona)

(0-1)

21

No. 37

Bixby (Oklahoma)

(2-0)

39

No. 38

Springfield (Ohio)

(2-0)

41

No. 39

DeSoto (Texas)

(1-1)

16

No. 40

South Pointe (South Carolina)

(3-0)

44

No. 41

Zachary (Louisiana)

(1-0)

45

No. 42

Dutch Fork (South Carolina)

(3-0)

49

No. 43

Lakota West (Ohio)

(3-0)

46

No. 44

East St. Louis (Illinois)

(1-1)

59

No. 45

St. Joseph's Prep (Pennsylvania)

(1-1)

56

No. 46

Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)

(2-0)

58

No. 47

Long Beach Poly (California)

(3-0)

71

No. 48

Cocoa (Florida)

(0-1)

48

No. 49

Hamilton (Arizona)

(1-0)

51

No. 50

Mission Viejo (California)

(2-1)

30

No. 51

Lakeland (Florida)

(1-0)

50

No. 52

Clay-Chalkville (Alabama)

(3-0)

52

No. 53

Katy (Texas)

(2-0)

54

No. 54

Gaffney (South Carolina)

(1-1)

53

No. 55

Lee County (Georgia)

(3-0)

55

No. 56

Serra (San Mateo, California)

(2-0)

67

No. 57

Walton (Georgia)

(1-1)

62

No. 58

Colquitt County (Georgia)

(3-0)

63

No. 59

Jenks (Oklahoma)

(2-0)

64

No. 60

Columbus (Miami, Florida)

(2-0)

65

No. 61

Auburn (Alabama)

(2-0)

68

No. 62

Edgewater (Florida)

(3-0)

70

No. 63

Belleville (Michigan)

(2-0)

65

No. 64

Bryant (Arkansas)

(1-0)

69

No. 65

De La Salle (California)

(1-1)

66

No. 66

Montgomery Bell Academy (Tennessee)

(3-0)

177

No. 67

Folsom (California)

(2-1)

72

No. 68

McCallie (Tennessee)

(2-1)

43

No. 69

Jones (Orlando, Florida)

(1-1)

42

No. 70

Brownsburg (Indiana)

(3-0)

79

No. 71

Pittsburg (California)

(2-0)

88

No. 72

Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)

(1-1)

47

No. 73

Allen (Texas)

(1-1)

78

No. 74

Cherry Creek (Colorado)

(1-1)

74

No. 75

Longview (Texas)

(2-0)

75

No. 76

Collins Hill (Georgia)

(2-0)

98

No. 77

St. Peter's Prep (New Jersey)

(1-1)

61

No. 78

Thompson (Alabama)

(1-2)

80

No. 79

Brookwood (Georgia)

(1-2)

81

No. 80

Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)

(2-1)

82

No. 81

Hough (North Caroilna)

(1-1)

83

No. 82

Hoover (Alabama)

(2-1)

84

No. 83

Trinity (Kentucky)

(2-1)

246

No. 84

Skyridge (Utah)

(4-0)

86

No. 85

Center Grove (Indiana)

(2-1)

37

No. 86

Winton Woods (Ohio)

(3-0)

90

No. 87

Kahuku (Hawaii)

(4-0)

91

No. 88

Cathedral (Indiana)

(2-1)

85

No. 89

Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)

(2-0)

96

No. 90

Timpview (Utah)

(4-0)

93

No. 91

Tampa Bay Tech (Florida)

(2-0)

94

No. 92

Lone Peak (Utah)

(2-1)

95

No. 93

Arlington Martin (Texas)

(2-0)

103

No. 94

Corner Canyon (Utah)

(3-1)

99

No. 95

Warren Central (Indiana)

(2-1)

100

No. 96

Santa Margarita (California)

(2-0)

101

No. 97

Loyola Academy (Illlinois)

(2-0)

102

No. 98

Westfield (Texas)

(2-0)

107

No. 99

Cedar Grove (Georgia)

(2-0)

112

No. 100

Maryville (Tennessee)

(3-0)

108

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Updated on August 29, 2022. 

As the calendar changes to September, the top five high school teams in the country remain unchanged.

But that doesn't mean the early weeks of the season have been drama-free for the top teams in the High School Football America 100, powered by NFL Play Football.

Reigning national champ Mater Dei (California) is No. 1 after a 24-21 come-from-behind win over No. 13 Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas. This week, the Monarchs will be challenged with another tough road contest against No. 17 Corona Centennial (California).

No. 2 St. John Bosco picked up huge win over three-time HSFA national champ Allen (Texas). The game was never in doubt as the Braves routed the Eagles 52-14.

Buford (Georgia) is off to a 2-0 start that includes an impressive 38-7 win over preseason No. 17 Thompson (Alabama). This week, the Wolves will challenge No. 20 North Cobb (Georgia).

No. 4 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) received a scare this weekend at the NFL Alumni Academy Freedom Bowl in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Panthers edged No. 66 East St. Louis 20-13. This weekend, SFA travels to Texas to play No. 16 DeSoto, which opened its season in the Nike Kickoff Classic. The Eagles beat St. Augustine (Louisiana) 35-10.

No. 5 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) will head to Arizona this week to face No. 21 Saguaro. Both teams won state titles in 2021.

There are two new teams in the Top 25 from HSFA’s preseason rankings. Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee), coached by former NFL Super Bowl MVP Trent Dilfer, sits at No. 22 this week, up seven spots from its preseason ranking. Dilfer’s squad has beaten preseason No. 65 Milton (Georgia) and three-time defending champ Thompson, which fell from No. 17 to No. 52 after an 0-2 start.

Also new to the Top 25 this week is Ohio’s Archbishop Moeller at No. 23.

Overall, there are nine new teams to the Top 100:

  • No. 79 Brownsburg (Indiana)
  • No. 80 Auburn (Alabama)
  • No. 86 Skyridge (Utah)
  • No. 88 Pittsburg (California)
  • No. 90 Winton Woods (Ohio)
  • No. 92 Orange Lutheran (California)
  • No. 93 Timpview (Utah)
  • No. 98 Collins Hill (Georgia)
  • No. 100 Warren Central (Indiana)

High School Football America 100 - Week 1

Rank Ranking/Team/State Record Last Week
No. 1 Mater Dei (California) (2-0) 1
No. 2 St. John Bosco (California) (1-0) 2
No. 3 Buford (Georgia) (2-0) 3
No. 4  St. Frances Academy (Maryland) (1-0) 4
No. 5  Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (1-0) 5
No. 6  Miami Central (Florida) (1-0) 18
No. 7 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) (1-0) 9
No. 8 North Shore (Texas) (1-0) 8
No. 9 Duncanville (Texas) (1-0) 10
No. 10 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (1-0) 21
No. 11 St. Edward (Ohio) (2-0) 11
No. 12 Good Counsel (Maryland) (1-0) 15
No. 13 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) (1-1) 13
No. 14 IMG Academy (Florida) (0-1) 7
No. 15 Westlake (Texas) (1-0) 12
No. 16 DeSoto (Texas) (1-0) 14
No. 17 Corona Centennial (California) (2-0) 19
No. 18 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) (0-1) 6
No. 19 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) (2-0) 25
No. 20 North Cobb (Georgia) (1-0) 16
No. 21 Saguaro (Arizona) (0-0) 20
No. 22 Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee) (2-0) 29
No. 23 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) (2-0) 28
No. 24 Denton Guyer (Texas) (1-0) 24
No. 25 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) (1-0) 33
No. 26 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) (1-0) 42
No. 27 Chandler (Arizona) (0-0) 27
No. 28 Langston Hughes (Georgia) (2-0) 30
No. 29 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) (2-0) 36
No. 30 Mission Viejo (California) (2-0) 49
No. 31 Venice (Florida) (0-1) 23
No. 32 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (1-0) 31
No. 33 Jesuit (Florida) (1-0) 32
No. 34 Grayson (Georgia) (2-0) 35
No. 35 Mill Creek (Georgia) (2-0) 37
No. 36 Oakland (Tennessee) (2-0) 39
No. 37 Center Grove (Indiana) (2-0) 43
No. 38 DeMatha (Maryland) (0-1) 38
No. 39 Bixby (Oklahoma) (1-0) 44
No. 40 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (0-0) 40
No. 41 Springfield (Ohio) (1-0) 50
No. 42 Jones (Orlando, Florida) (1-0) 72
No. 43 McCallie (Tennessee) (2-0) 52
No. 44 South Pointe (South Carolina) (2-0) 86
No. 45 Zachary (Louisiana) (0-0) 45
No. 46 Lakota West (Ohio) (2-0) 54
No. 47 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) (1-0) 60
No. 48 Cocoa (Florida) (0-1) 47
No. 49 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) (2-0) 64
No. 50 Lakeland (Florida) (1-0) 53
No. 51  Hamilton (Arizona) (0-0) 51
No. 52 Thompson (Alabama) (0-2) 17
No. 53 Gaffney (South Carolina) (0-1) 48
No. 54 Katy (Texas) (1-0) 55
No. 55 Lee County (Georgia) (2-0) 142
No. 56 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (0-1) 58
No. 57 South Oak Cliff (Texas) (0-1) 61
No. 58 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) (1-0) 69
No. 59 East St. Louis (Illinois) (0-1) 66
No. 60 Christian Brothers College (Missouri) (1-0) 77
No. 61 Walton (Georgia) (1-1) 78
No. 62 Colquitt County (Georgia) (2-0) 75
No. 63 Jenks (Oklahoma) (1-0) 62
No. 64 Warner Robins (Georgia) (0-1) 22
No. 65 Belleville (Michigan) (1-0) 67
No. 66 De La Salle (California) (1-0) 70
No. 67 Serra (San Mateo, California) (1-0) 99
No. 68 Columbus (Miami, Florida) (1-0) 79
No. 69 Bryant (Arkansas) (1-0) 76
No. 70 Clay-Chalkville (Alabama) (2-0) 90
No. 71 Long Beach Poly (California) (2-0) 91
No. 72 Folsom (California) (1-1) 63
No. 73 Iona Prep (New York) (0-0) 74
No. 74 Cherry Creek (Colorado) (1-0) 85
No. 75 Longview (Texas) (1-0) 88
No. 76 Madison Central (Mississippi) (1-0) 89
No. 77 Los Alamitos (California) (1-1) 59
No. 78 Allen (Texas) (0-1) 57
No. 79 Brownsburg (Indiana) (2-0) 137
No. 80 Auburn (Alabama) (2-0) 149
No. 81 Brookwood (Georgia) (1-1) 80
No. 82 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) (1-1) 81
No. 83 Hough (North Caroilna) (1-1) 82
No. 84 Hoover (Alabama)  (1-1) 83
No. 85 Cathedral (Indiana) (1-1) 26
No. 86 Skyridge (Utah) (3-0) 167
No. 87 Edgewater (Florida) (1-0) 100
No. 88 Pittsburg (California) (1-0) 101
No. 89 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, California) (1-1) 87
No. 90 Winton Woods (Ohio) (2-0) 113
No. 91 Kahuku (Hawaii) (3-0) 92
No. 92 Orange Lutheran (California) (2-0) 122
No. 93 Timpview (Utah)  (3-0) 283
No. 94 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida) (1-0) 97
No. 95 Lone Peak (Utah) (2-1) 84
No. 96 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) (1-0) 95
No. 97 Liberty (Nevada) (1-1) 96
No. 98 Collins Hill (Georgia) (1-0) 103
No. 99 Corner Canyon (Utah) (2-1) 93
No. 100 Warren Central (Indiana) (1-1) 249

The Mater Dei Monarchs start the 2022 season where they left off last year — atop the High School Football America 100. 

Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) has won the HSFA national title three times. Most recently, the Monrachs finished 2021 undefeated and atop the HSFA 100, powered by NFL Play Football. The rankings are determined by a proprietary algorithm. 

As high school teams across the country prepare for the 2022 season, see how every team stacks up in the preseason rankings below. 

High School Football America 100 - Preseason 2022

Rank Team & State 2021 Record 2021 Rank
No. 1 Mater Dei (California) (12-0) 1
No. 2 St. John Bosco (California) (10-2) 8
No. 3 Buford (Georgia) (14-1) 21
No. 4 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) (8-1) 12
No. 5 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (12-0) 3
No. 6  St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) (11-0) 19
No. 7 IMG Academy (Florida) (9-1) 13
No. 8 North Shore (Texas) (15-1) 4
No. 9 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) (14-1) 6
No. 10 Duncanville (Texas) (13-2) 9
No. 11 St. Edward (Ohio) (15-1) 17
No. 12 Westlake (Texas) (16-0) 2
No. 13 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) (12-1) 15
No. 14 DeSoto (Texas) (11-3) 73
No. 15 Good Counsel (Maryland) (7-5) 78
No. 16 North Cobb (Georgia) (10-2) 64
No. 17 Thompson (Alabama) (13-1) 14
No. 18 Miami Central (Florida) (12-2) 16
No. 19 Corona Centennial (California) (11-1) 19
No. 20 Saguaro (Arizona) (12-1) 25
No. 21 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (12-1) 18
No. 22 Warner Robins (Georgia) (14-1) 29
No. 23 Venice (Florida) (14-1) 22
No. 24 Denton Guyer (Texas) (14-2) 30
No. 25 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) (6-4) 61
No. 26 Cathedral (Indiana) (14-1) 28
No. 27 Chandler (Arizona) (11-2) 43
No. 28 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) (11-4) 78
No. 29 Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee) (13-1) 51
No. 30 Langston Hughes (Georgia) (13-2) 110
No. 31 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (14-1) 32
No. 32 Jesuit (Florida) (15-0) 5
No. 33 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) (11-2) 24
No. 34 Detroit MLK (Michigan) (13-1) 44
No. 35 Grayson (Georgia) (10-4) 161
No. 36 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) (13-1) 95
No. 37 Mill Creek (Georgia) (11-2) 117
No. 38 DeMatha (Maryland) (7-3) 84
No. 39 Oakland (Tennessee) (15-0) 10
No. 40 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) (12-1) 35
No. 41 Servite (California) (10-3) 7
No. 42 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) (10-4) 49
No. 43 Center Grove (Indiana) (14-0) 11
No. 44 Bixby (Oklahoma) (13-0) 23
No. 45 Zachary (Louisiana) (15-0) 63
No. 46 Cardinal Gibbons (North Carolina) (16-0)** 34
No. 47 Cocoa (Florida) (11-2) 27
No. 48 Gaffney (South Carolina) (15-0) 38
No. 49 Mission Viejo (California) (9-2) 168
No. 50 Springfield (Ohio) (13-2) 58
No. 51  Hamilton (Arizona) (11-1) 37
No. 52 McCallie (Tennessee) (13-0) 36
No. 53 Lakeland (Florida) (9-2) 162
No. 54 Lakota West (Ohio) (12-2) 80
No. 55 Katy (Texas) (14-1) 39
No. 56 Chambers (North Carolina) (0-16)* 40
No. 57 Allen (Texas) (11-3) 59
No. 58 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (11-3) 67
No. 59 Los Alamitos (California) (9-2) 98
No. 60 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) (8-5) 99
No. 61 South Oak Cliff (Texas) (15-1) 46
No. 62 Jenks (Oklahoma) (12-1) 33
No. 63 Folsom (California) (11-4) 130
No. 64 Santa Margarita (California) (6-5) 144
No. 65 Milton (Georgia) (13-2) 41
No. 66 East St. Louis (Illinois) (12-3) 172
No. 67 Belleville (Michigan) (13-1) 149
No. 68 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (8-4) 138
No. 69 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) (12-4) 119
No. 70 De La Salle (California) (10-3) 86
No. 71 Denton Ryan (Texas) (12-2) 105
No. 72 Jones (Orlando, Florida) (11-3) 57
No. 73 Lake Travis (Texas) (12-3) 53
No. 74 Iona Prep (New York) (11-1) 101
No. 75 Colquitt County (Georgia) (8-3) Not in Top 200
No. 76 Bryant (Arkansas) (13-1) 52
No. 77 Christian Brothers College (Missouri) (13-1) 66
No. 78 Walton (Georgia) (9-4) 107
No. 79 Columbus (Miami, Florida) (9-4) 120
No. 80 Brookwood (Georgia) (10-3) 180
No. 81 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) (9-3) 100
No. 82 Hough (North Caroilna) (15-0)*** 42
No. 83 Hoover (Alabama)  (12-1) 31
No. 84 Lone Peak (Utah) (10-2) 85
No. 85 Cherry Creek (Colorado) (12-2) 70
No. 86 South Pointe (South Carolina) (12-1) 88
No. 87 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, California) (12-2) 89
No. 88 Longview (Texas) (9-4) 118
No. 89 Madison Central (Mississippi) (13-1) 122
No. 90 Clay-Chalkville (Alabama) (15-0) 104
No. 91 Long Beach Poly (California) (11-4) Not in Top 200
No. 92 Kahuku (Hawaii) (10-0) Not in Top 200
No. 93 Corner Canyon (Utah) (12-2) 109
No. 94 Aledo (Texas) (12-1) 114
No. 95 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) (10-4) 75
No. 96 Liberty (Nevada) (9-2) 188
No. 97 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida) (14-1) 77
No. 98 Male (Kentucky) (13-1) 55
No. 99 Serra (San Mateo, California) (11-2) 81
No. 100 Edgewater (Florida) (10-2) 115

* Forfeited all games in 2021

** Awarded two forfeit victories in 2021

*** Awarded forfeit victory in 2021

To find the rest of the teams in the Top 1000, visit High School Football America's website.

Updated December 20, 2021

For the third time in five years, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) is High School Football America's national champion.

The Monarchs, who are back on top after winning consecutive HSFA titles in 2017 and 2018, spent the entire 2021 season ranked No. 1 in the HSFA 100, powered by NFL Play Football.

Mater Dei's perfect 12-0 season was punctuated by 10 wins against teams ranked in the HSFA top 200 — No. 7 Servite (twice), No. 8 St. John Bosco, No. 9 Duncanville, No. 20 Corona Centennial, No. 81 Serra (San Mateo) No. 91 Orange Lutheran, No. 143 Norco, No. 144 Santa Margarita and No. 188 Liberty.

Right behind Mater Dei is three-time Texas high school football state champ Westlake. The Chaparrals wrapped-up a perfect 16-0 season Saturday night with a 40-21 win over No. 30 Denton Guyer for the Class 6A Division II title.

Like Mater Dei, Westlake never budged from their preseason No. 2 ranking. The Chaparrals' state title concluded the legendary coaching career of Todd Dodge, who retires with seven Texas high school football championships. Dodge leaves the game with a 40-game win streak.

Bergen Catholic finishes No. 3 in our national rankings after capturing New Jersey's Non-Public A championship.

Fourth-ranked North Shore beat No. 9 Duncanville on Saturday night to win the school’s third state title in the last four years in Texas' largest classification.

Florida 6A champ Jesuit finishes 2021 at No. 5. The Tigers, who started the year at the fringes of the HSFA 100, ended with a perfect 15-0 mark and won the school’s first state title since 1968.

St. Thomas Aquinas, whose lone loss on the season came at the hands of Jesuit on Sept. 3, won its third straight Florida 7A championship on Friday and finishes the season ranked No. 6 in the HSFA 100.

Servite (No. 7) and St. John Bosco (No. 8) fall in behind St. Thomas Aquinas, followed by No. 9 Duncanville. Two-time Tennessee state champ Oakland rounds out the Top 10.

Florida had seven teams in the top 25 and 17 teams in the top 100, leading both categories. Texas placed three teams in the top 25 and 15 in the top 100. Four California teams placed in the top 25, and 10 ranked in the top 100. In all, 23 different states, plus the District of Columbia, are represented in the HSFA 100.

Final HSFA 100 for 2021

Rank/School/State

Record

Presason Ranking

No. 1 Mater Dei (California)

(12-0)

1

No. 2 Westlake (Austin, Texas)

(16-0)

2

No. 3 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

(12-0)

14

No. 4 North Shore (Texas)

(15-1)

20

No. 5 Jesuit (Florida)

(14-0)

96

No. 6 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)

(14-1)

4

No. 7 Servite (California)

(10-3)

55

No. 8 St. John Bosco (California)

(10-2)

7

No. 9 Duncanville (Texas)

(13-2)

16

No. 10 Oakland (Tennessee)

(15-0)

25

No. 11 Center Grove (Indiana)

(14-0)

11

No. 12 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)

(8-1)

33

No. 13 IMG Academy (Florida)

(9-1)

5

No. 14 Thompson (Alabama)

(13-1)

3

No. 15 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

(12-1)

89

No. 16 Miami Central (Florida)

(12-2)

22

No. 17 St. Edward (Ohio)

(15-1)

51

No. 18 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)

(12-1)

46

No. 19 St. John's College HS (Washington, DC)

(11-0)

80

No. 20 Corona Centennial (California)

(11-1)

HM

No. 21 Buford (Georgia)

(14-1)

49

No. 22 Venice (Florida)

(14-1)

91

No. 23 Bixby (Oklahoma)

(13-0)

52

No. 24 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)

(11-2)

28

No. 25 Saguaro (Arizona)

(12-1)

35

No. 26 Collins Hill (Georgia)

(15-1)

66

No. 27 Cocoa (Florida)

(11-2)

92

No. 28 Cathedral (Indiana)

(14-1)

37

No. 29 Warner Robins (Georgia)

(14-1)

68

No. 30 Denton Guyer (Texas)

(14-2)

76

No. 31 Hoover (Alabama)

(12-1)

36

No. 32 Southlake Carroll (Texas)

(14-1)

6

No. 33 Jenks (Oklahoma)

(12-1)

54

No. 34 Cardinal Gibbons (North Carolina)

(14-2)

175

No. 35 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

(12-1)

65

No. 36 McCallie (Tennessee)

(13-0)

152

No. 37 Hamilton (Arizona)

(11-1)

62

No. 38 Gaffney (South Carolina)

(15-0)

146

No. 39 Katy (Texas)

(14-1)

10

No. 40 Chambers (North Carolina)

(14-2)

26

No. 41 Milton (Georgia)

(13-2)

48

No. 42 Hough (North Carolina)

(14-1)

94

No. 43 Chandler (Arizona)

(11-2)

21

No. 44 Martin Luther King (Detroit, Michigan)

(13-1)

174

No. 45 St. Xavier (Kentucky)

(14-1)

NR

No. 46 South Oak Cliff (Texas)

(15-1)

NR

No. 47 Apopka (Florida)

(12-3)

161

No. 48 Westfield (Texas)

(14-1)

HM

No. 49 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)

(10-4)

32

No. 50 Graham-Kapowsin (Washington)

(15-0)

NR

No. 51 Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee)

(13-1)

NR

No. 52 Bryant (Arkansas)

(13-1)

39

No. 53 Lake Travis (Texas)

(12-3)

81

No. 54 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)

(12-1)

19

No. 55 Male (Kentucky)

(13-1)

79

No. 56 Atascocita (Texas)

(11-3)

HM

No. 57 Jones (Orlando, Florida)

(11-3)

73

No. 58 Springfield (Ohio)

(13-2)

HM

No. 59 Allen (Texas)

(11-3)

38

No. 60 Treasure Coast (Florida)

(10-2)

HM

No. 61 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)

(6-4)

18

No. 62 Mount Lebanon (Pennsylvania)

(15-0)

NR

No. 63 Zachary (Louisiana)

(15-0)

HM

No. 64 North Cobb (Georgia)

(10-2)

110

No. 65 Greenville Christian (Mississippi)

(12-1)

NR

No. 66 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri)

(13-1)

117

No. 67 St. Joseph's Prep (Pennsylvania)

(11-3)

9

No. 68 Maryville (Tennessee)

(13-1)

72

No. 69 Alcoa (Tennessee)

(14-1)

99

No. 70 Cherry Creek (Colorado)

(12-2)

97

No. 71 Katy Paetow (Texas)

(15-1)

NR

No. 72 Buchholz (Florida)

(12-2)

HM

No. 73 DeSoto (Texas)

(10-3)

53

No. 74 Seminole (Sanford, Florida)

(11-2)

71

No. 75 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)

(10-4)

45

No. 76 College Station (Texas)

(15-1)

NR

No. 77 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida)

(14-1)

HM

No. 78 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio)

(11-4)

NR

No. 79 Good Counsel (Maryland)

(7-5)

44

No. 80 Lakota West (Ohio)

(12-2)

70

No. 81 Serra (San Mateo, California)

(11-2)

145

No. 82 Imhotep Charter (Pennsylvania)

(10-2)

NR

No. 83 St. Francis (Mountain View, California)

(11-1)

NR

No. 84 DeMatha (Maryland)

(7-3)

30

No. 85 Lone Peak (Utah)

(10-2)

104

No. 86 De La Salle (California)

(10-3)

29

No. 87 Valor Christian (Colorado)

(13-1)

163

No. 88 South Pointe (South Carolina)

(12-1)

NR

No. 89 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, California)

(12-2)

107

No. 90 Lee County (Georgia)

(11-2)

83

No. 91 Orange Lutheran (California)

(10-5)

HM

No. 92 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)

(13-1)

122

No. 93 Oscar Smith (Virginia)

(13-1)

98

No. 94 Winton Woods (Ohio)

(13-3)

168

No. 95 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)

(13-1)

HM

No. 96 Pickerington Central (Ohio)

(12-2)

59

No. 97 Euless Trinity (Texas)

(11-2)

64

No. 98 Los Alamitos (California)

(9-2)

HM

No. 99 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)

(8-5)

123

No. 100 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)

(9-3)

41

About the Rankings

The High School Football America 100, powered by NFL Play Football, uses a proprietary algorithm to rank the top teams in the nation and crown an unofficial national champion at the end of the season.

This is the tenth year that HSFA has used the algorithm to create its rankings.

Past HSFA National Champions

  • 2012 – Allen (Texas) & John Curtis (Louisiana) co-champs (Opinion poll)
  • 2013 – Allen (Texas)
  • 2014 – Allen (Texas)
  • 2015 – Colquitt County (Georgia)
  • 2016 – Bishop Gorman (Nevada)
  • 2017 – Mater Dei (California)
  • 2018 – Mater Dei (California)
  • 2019 – St. John Bosco (California)
  • 2020 – IMG Academy (Florida)
  • 2021 – Mater Dei (California)

 

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