MaxPreps small schools national football rankings

Kevin Askeland | MaxPreps.com Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:36pm

Oxbridge Academy edges Trinity Christian Academy for No. 1 spot.

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For three straight years, Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been the small school powerhouse in the nation, but this year another Florida small school is making a run at the top.

Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.) has moved into the top spot after starting the season at No. 2. Oxbridge Academy has just one loss on its schedule and that was to national power IMG Academy. Among the big wins for Oxbridge Academy include victories over Carol City (Miami), Flanagan (Pembroke Pines) and American Heritage (Delray Beach).

Trinity Christian Academy, which comes in at No. 2, has an uncharacteristic three losses on its schedule, falling to IMG Academy, Cocoa and Lincoln (Tallahassee).



Maryville (Mo.) is 10-0 and comes in at No. 3 while another Florida team, Madison County, is No. 4. Perennial Ohio small school state champion Marion Local (Maria Stein, Ohio) comes in at No. 5.

Small schools are those schools that belong to state enrollment divisions with schools that generally have under 1,000 students. Rankings are based on the MaxPreps computer rankings. Teams are listed with their record and their ranking.

MaxPreps Small Schools National Football Rankings

1. (last time 2) Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.), 7-1, 63.7

2. (1) Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.), 5-3, 53.8

3. (NR) Maryville (Mo.), 10-0, 50.8

4. (NR) Madison County (Madison, Fla.), 8-0, 50.2



5. (9) Marion Local (Maria Stein, Ohio), 8-1, 49.6

6. (NR) Shelby (N.C.), 9-0, 48.8

7. (8) Chenango Forks (Binghamton, N.Y.), 8-0, 47.1

8. (NR) Benedictine (Savannah, Ga.), 8-0, 46.7

9. (NR) Newton (Texas), 8-0, 44.8

10. (NR) Coldwater (Ohio), 8-1, 44.6



11. (NR) Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, Calif.), 7-1, 44.5
California's Cardinal Newman in No. 11 nationally for small schools.
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California's Cardinal Newman in No. 11 nationally for small schools.
11. (NR) Riverside Academy (Reserve, La.), 6-1, 44.5

13. (NR) Fitzgerald (Ga.), 7-1, 44.0

14. (NR) Berryhill (Tulsa, Okla.), 8-0, 43.8

15. (NR) Belfry (Ky.), 8-1, 43.5

16. (NR) Piedmont (Ala.), 9-0, 43.3

17. (NR) Sunnyvale (Texas), 8-0, 42.9



17. (NR) Clairton (Pa.), 8-0, 42.9

19. (7) Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, Fla.), 6-1, 42.6

19. (NR) IC Catholic Prep (Elmhurst, Ill.), 9-0, 42.6

21. (NR) Malakoff (Texas), 8-0 42.1

22. (23) Jones (Okla.), 8-0, 41.9

23. (NR) Melbourne Central Catholic (Melbourne, Fla.), 7-0, 41.8



23. (4) Brock (Texas), 8-0, 41.8

25. (NR) Mayfield (Ky.), 9-0, 41.1