If you want to see some of the best high school football in the country, our first suggestion would be to head to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, also known as the Metroplex.
The Metroplex featured four of the top 15 teams in the final MaxPreps Computer Rankings presented by the Army National Guard, and eight of the top 50 teams in the country last season. That's a resumé other areas simply can't touch.
We took a look at the top 10 teams in each major city and
surrounding areas, gathered up each team's final rating at the end of
the year and totaled it all together to get the city's overall ranking.
With Dallas leading the way, here is the list of the Top 10 toughest cities to play in during the 2013 season.
Toughest cities for high school football in 2013
10. Chicago area
Overall rating: 551
Mount Carmel (Chicago)Overall rating
: 66.2National rank
: 36Montini (Lombard, Ill.)Overall rating
: 58.3National rank
: 102Central (Naperville, Ill.)Overall rating
: 57.8National rank
: 108Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.)Overall rating
: 55.9National rank
: 146Batavia (Ill.)Overall rating
: 55.7National rank
: 154Joliet Catholic Academy (Ill.)Overall rating
: 55.2National rank
: 165St. Rita (Chicago)Overall rating
: 53.9National rank
: 189Lake Zurich (Ill.)Overall rating
: 50.9 National rank
: 265Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Ill.)Overall rating
: 48.7National rank
: 327Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ill.)Overall rating
: 48.4National rank