High school football Top 25 composite rankings

Staff Report | MaxPreps.com Thursday, October 5, 2017

St. Thomas Aquinas drops 17 spots after falling in desert to Centennial (Ariz.).

Video: Top 10 Games of the Week
Zack Poff takes a look at this week's top games led by an Ohio showdown between St. Xavier and La Salle.

Mater Dei and IMG Academy remained atop the MaxPreps Composite Top 25 football rankings, while former No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas dropped 17 spots after losing a hard-fought 12-0 defensive battle to Centennial (Ariz.). It was the second game in five days for the Raiders, who had previously dealt with a 24-day layoff due to Hurricane Irma.

Centennial, meanwhile, was the only newcomer this week, jumping into the rankings at No. 19, one spot ahead of the Raiders.

Only schools recognized by two or more media outlets are eligible for inclusion in the composite rankings. Teams were assigned a score of 40 for each media outlet that did not recognize them as part of their Top 25, rewarding teams that received consensus acclaim.



MaxPreps Composite Top 25 Football Rankings

1. (last week 1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Average rank: 1.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 1
PrepNation: 1
USA Today: 1
MaxPreps Computer: 2
High School Football America: 1
USA Today Computer
: 2

2. (2) IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Average rank: 1.6
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 2
PrepNation: 2
USA Today: 2
MaxPreps Computer: 1
High School Football America: 2
USA Today Computer
: 1

3. (5) Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
Average rank: 5.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 3
PrepNation: 3
USA Today: 7
MaxPreps Computer: 9
High School Football America: 4
USA Today Computer
: 6

4. (6) Allen (Texas)
Average rank: 6.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 8
PrepNation: 4
USA Today: 3
MaxPreps Computer: 10
High School Football America: 3
USA Today Computer
: 11

5. (7) Central (Miami)
Average rank: 9.1
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 13
PrepNation: 6
USA Today: 6
MaxPreps Computer: 6
High School Football America: 11
USA Today Computer
: 13

6. (8) Centennial (Corona, Calif.)
Average rank: 9.6
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 7
PrepNation: 13
USA Today: 10
MaxPreps Computer: 3
High School Football America: 18
USA Today Computer
: 7

7. (9) Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Average rank: 10.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 12
PrepNation: 7
USA Today: 11
MaxPreps Computer: 5
High School Football America: 13
USA Today Computer
: 14

8. (13) Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
Average rank: 10.6
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 15
PrepNation: 9
USA Today: 12
MaxPreps Computer: 14
High School Football America: 5
USA Today Computer
: 9

9. (4) St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
Average rank: 10.8
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 5
PrepNation: 16
USA Today: 15
MaxPreps Computer: 8
High School Football America: 16
USA Today Computer
: 5
Re-al Mitchell and Demetrious Flowers, St. John Bosco
Photo by Joe Bergman
Re-al Mitchell and Demetrious Flowers, St. John Bosco
10. (11) American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)
Average rank: 11.1
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 4
PrepNation: 5
USA Today: 4
MaxPreps Computer: 4
High School Football America: 10
USA Today Computer
: NR

11. (10) Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
Average rank: 11.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 10
PrepNation: 8
USA Today: 18
MaxPreps Computer: 7
High School Football America: 22
USA Today Computer
: 4

12. (12) Ben Davis (Indianapolis)
Average rank: 13.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 11
PrepNation: 22
USA Today: 16
MaxPreps Computer: 11
High School Football America: 17
USA Today Computer
: 3

13. (15) St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia)
Average rank: 15.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 9
PrepNation: 23
USA Today: 9
MaxPreps Computer: 25
High School Football America: 12
USA Today Computer
: 15

14. (17) South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.)
Average rank: 19.8
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 16
PrepNation: 10
USA Today: 5
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: 8
USA Today Computer
: NR

15. (16) DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
Average rank: 21.3
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 19
PrepNation: 18
USA Today: 17
MaxPreps Computer: 19
High School Football America: 15
USA Today Computer
: NR

16. (14) St. Xavier (Cincinnati)
Average rank: 21.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 14
PrepNation: 21
USA Today: NR
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: 6
USA Today Computer
: 8

17. (20) DeSoto (Texas)
Average rank: 22.1
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 6
PrepNation: 20
USA Today: NR
MaxPreps Computer: 20
High School Football America: 7
USA Today Computer
: NR

18. (21) Katy (Texas)
Average rank: 23
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 17
PrepNation: 11
USA Today: NR
MaxPreps Computer: 23
High School Football America: 23
USA Today Computer
: 24

19. (NR) Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.)
Average rank: 23.5
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 22
PrepNation: 14
USA Today: 13
MaxPreps Computer: 12
High School Football America: NR
USA Today Computer
: NR

20. (3) St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Average rank: 24.6
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 23
PrepNation: 15
USA Today: 14
MaxPreps Computer: 16
High School Football America: NR
USA Today Computer
: NR

21. (19) Judson (Converse, Texas)
Average rank: 25.1
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 18
PrepNation: 17
USA Today: 19
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: NR
USA Today Computer
: 17

22. (22) St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)
Average rank: 26.6
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 20
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: 22
MaxPreps Computer: 13
High School Football America: 25
USA Today Computer
: NR

23. (18) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Average rank: 27
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 24
PrepNation: 24
USA Today: 20
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: 14
USA Today Computer
: NR

24. (24) St. Ignatius (Cleveland)
Average rank: 29.8
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: NR
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: NR
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: 9
USA Today Computer
: 10

25. (25) Mission Viejo (Calif.)
Average rank: 30.1
MaxPreps Xcellent 25: 21
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: NR
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: 24
USA Today Computer
: 16

Ranked in 2 Polls
St. Louis (Honolulu)
St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)
Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.)
Hoover (Ala.)
Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.)
Pine-Richland (Gibsonia, Pa.)
St. John's (Washington, D.C.)

Ranked in 1 Poll
Dowling (West Des Moines, Iowa)
Union (Tulsa, Okla.)
Chaminade (West Hills, Calif.)
Northwestern (Miami)
Rancho Cucamonga (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)
Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)
Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)
Cartersville (Ga.)
Har-Ber (Springdale, Ark.)
Klein Collins (Spring, Texas)