Covering High School Sports in America
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Hoover is ranked No. 1 in the MaxPreps Presidential Xcellent 25.

Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, is often listed among the worst presidents to ever hold office. But when it comes to high school football, Hoover is No. 1.

Using the MaxPreps Freeman computer football ratings, we've compiled a list of the top 25 football teams with surnames of U.S. Presidents. Hoover (Ala.) tops the list as it is ranked No. 30 overall in the nation by the computer ratings with a record of 10-0 and a rating of 60.7.

Washington (Miami, Fla.) is right behind at No. 2 with an 8-1 record, a 34 overall placement and a rating of 59.4.

Of course we've taken some liberties here. Hoover isn't actually named after Herbert Hoover. Instead, the town is named after a former insurance company owner, William H. Hoover. And Washington isn't actually named after our nation's first president, it is named after famed African-American educator Booker T. Washington.

But for the purpose of this exercise, any surnames similar to those of our past presidents is fair game.

Presidential Xcellent 25 Football Ratings
1. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.), 10-0, 30, 60.7
2. Washington (Miami, Fla.), 8-1, 34, 59.4
3. Washington (Massillon, Ohio), 10-1, 79, 56.2
4. Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort, Ill.), 11-0, 150, 51.3
5. Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.), 12-0, 170, 50.3
6. Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.), 8-0, 189, 49.8
7. Tyler (Tyler, Texas), 8-1, 211, 49.0
8. McKinley (Canton, Ohio), 8-2, 216, 48.7
9. Madison County (Madison, Fla.), 9-1, 250, 47.7
10. Madison (Rexburg, Idaho), 10-0, 264, 47.3
11. Madison (San Antonio, Texas), 7-2, 400, 44.4
12. Washington (Sioux Falls, S.D.), 11-0, 462, 43.4
13. Wilson (West Lawn, Pa.), 9-1, 472, 43.2
14. Jackson Academy (Jackson, Miss.), 11-1, 42.8
15. Harding (Warren, Ohio), 9-2, 518, 42.2
16. Washington County (Sandersville, Ga.), 9-1, 542, 41.7
17. Jackson (Jackson, Ala.) 9-1, 614, 40.5
18. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.), 8-3, 647, 40.1
19. Madison Comprehensive (Mansfield, Ohio), 10-1, 649, 40.0
20. Hoover (North Canton, Ohio), 8-3, 711, 39.2
21. Jefferson City (Jefferson City, Mo.), 7-4, 722, 39.0
22. Eisenhower (Rialto, Calif.), 7-2, 755, 38.5
23. Jackson North Side (Jackson, Tenn.), 11-0, 817, 37.7
24. Pierce (Pierce, Neb.), 9-1, 895, 36.8
25. Roosevelt (Seattle, Wash.), 7-3, 931, 36.4