Top 25 national high school football composite rankings: IMG-St. Frances showdown could shake up Top 10

Staff Report | MaxPreps.com Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:00am

Mater Dei, St. John Bosco sit 1, 2 with Oct. 25 Trinity League meeting looming.

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Mater Dei, St. John Bosco remain 1-2 as Oct. 25 showdown looms.

There was only slight shuffling in the MaxPreps Composite Top 25 high school football rankings this week, though a showdown between No. 3 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and No. 5 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) on Friday should ensure changes next week.

The Ascenders are 7-0 this year, while the Panthers' lone loss is to No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.). IMG is riding an 11-game win streak with its last loss coming to the Monarchs in 2018. St. Frances had pitched four shutouts this season and are allowing just over 6 points per game in its six victories.

New to the Composite Top 25 are Carroll (Southlake, Texas), Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) and Chandler (Ariz.)



The Dragons are 6-0 and beat Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) 26-25 last week in the Battle of the Lakes. Good Counsel is 6-1 — the Falcons' lone loss is to No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) — and beat Gonzaga 42-35. The Wolves handled Arizona power Brophy Prep (Phoenix) 49-0 and have a plus-304 point differential this season.

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 national high school football rankings

LeJay Hatcher, Our Lady of Good Counsel
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LeJay Hatcher, Our Lady of Good Counsel
1. (Last week 1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Average rank: 1
MaxPreps Top 25: 1
PrepNation: 1
USA Today: 1
MaxPreps Computer: 1
High School Football America: 1

2. (2) St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
Average rank: 2.4
MaxPreps Top 25: 2
PrepNation: 2
USA Today: 3
MaxPreps Computer: 3
High School Football America: 2

3. (3) IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

Average rank: 3.6
MaxPreps Top 25: 3
PrepNation: 3
USA Today: 5
MaxPreps Computer: 4
High School Football America: 3

4. (4) Duncanville (Texas)

Average rank: 4.6
MaxPreps Top 25: 4
PrepNation: 4
USA Today: 4
MaxPreps Computer: 6
High School Football America: 5

5. (5) St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)
Average rank: 4.8
MaxPreps Top 25: 5
PrepNation: 5
USA Today: 8
MaxPreps Computer: 2
High School Football America: 4

6. (6) St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Average rank: 6.8
MaxPreps Top 25: 6
PrepNation: 8
USA Today: 2
MaxPreps Computer: 12
High School Football America: 6

7. (7) Katy (Texas)

Average rank: 8.4
MaxPreps Top 25: 9
PrepNation: 6
USA Today: 7
MaxPreps Computer: 9
High School Football America: 11

8. (9) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)

Average rank: 12.4
MaxPreps Top 25: 11
PrepNation: 13
USA Today: 9
MaxPreps Computer: 17
High School Football America: 12

9. (10) Mentor (Ohio)

Average rank: 13.4
MaxPreps Top 25: 14
PrepNation: 16
USA Today: 16
MaxPreps Computer: 8
High School Football America: 13

10. (8) St. Louis (Honolulu)

Average rank: 14
MaxPreps Top 25: 7
PrepNation: 10
USA Today: 6
MaxPreps Computer: 7
High School Football America: 13

11. (12) Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.)
Average rank: 15
MaxPreps Top 25: 13
PrepNation: 9
USA Today: NR
MaxPreps Computer: 5
High School Football America: 8

12. (13) Lakeland (Fla.)

Average rank: 16.2
MaxPreps Top 25: 8
PrepNation: 7
USA Today: 10
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: 16



13. (14) John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.)
Average rank: 18.8
MaxPreps Top 25: 16
PrepNation: 18
USA Today: 11
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: 9

14. (15) DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)

Average rank: 21
MaxPreps Top 25: 18
PrepNation: 14
USA Today: NR
MaxPreps Computer: 11
High School Football America: 22

15. (16) North Shore (Houston)

Average rank: 21.2
MaxPreps Top 25: 10
PrepNation: 11
USA Today: 22
MaxPreps Computer: 23
High School Football America: NR

16. (17) St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.)

Average rank: 21.4
MaxPreps Top 25: 20
PrepNation: 15
USA Today: NR
MaxPreps Computer: 14
High School Football America: 18

17. (18) Allen (Texas)

Average rank: 22.2
MaxPreps Top 25: 12
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: 12
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: 7

18. (19) Marietta (Ga.)
Average rank: 23.2
MaxPreps Top 25: 21
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: 18
MaxPreps Computer: 20
High School Football America: 17

19. (20) Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Average rank: 23.4
MaxPreps Top 25: 17
PrepNation: 22
USA Today: 14
MaxPreps Computer: 24
High School Football America: NR

20. (NR) Chandler (Ariz.)

Average rank: 26.2
MaxPreps Top 25: 19
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: 13
MaxPreps Computer: 19
High School Football America: NR

21. (21) Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.)
Average rank: 27
MaxPreps Top 25: 19
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: 13
MaxPreps Computer: 19
High School Football America: NR

22. (NR) Carroll (Southlake, Texas)
Average rank: 28.2
MaxPreps Top 25: 23
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: 23
MaxPreps Computer: 15
High School Football America: NR

23. (NR) Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)
Average rank: 28.2
MaxPreps Top 25: 25
PrepNation: NR
USA Today: 17
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: 19

24. (25) Corner Canyon (Draper, Utah)

Average rank: 29.4
MaxPreps Top 25: NR
PrepNation: 17
USA Today: NR
MaxPreps Computer: 10
High School Football America: NR



25. (24) McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
Average rank: 29.8
MaxPreps Top 25: NR
PrepNation: 19
USA Today: NR
MaxPreps Computer: NR
High School Football America: 10

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