It has been 10 years now that MaxPreps has put out football computer rankings, presented by the Army National Guard.
That's plenty of time to come up with a solid list of which programs have been the most dominant during the MaxPreps era.
For the purpose of the rankings, each team will be awarded points based off where it finished in the computer rankings after each season. For example, if a team finished No. 1 overall it receives 25 points. If the team finished No. 25 overall, it would get one point. A team also receives 30 points for winning a state title and 15 for being the runner-up.
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Most dominant Connecticut football programs in the MaxPreps era
1. New Canaan - 339 PointsOverall record:
New Canaan has won five state titles since 2004, and claimed the No. 1 ranking twice in that timeframe. Since 2006 they have only fallen out of the Top 10 once.2. Ansonia - 324Overall record:
The Chargers have six Top 10 finishes since 2004 to go along with their five state titles.3. Hand (Madison) - 292Overall record:
Since 2004, Hand has finished as Connecticut's best team twice, and claimed four state championships in the process.4. Xavier (Middletown) - 275Overall record:
Xavier has finished ranked No. 1 twice and No. 2 twice since 2004, all four of those years being accompanied by a Class LL state title.5. Staples (Westport) - 267Overall record:
Over the past 10 seasons, the Wreckers have missed the Top 25 only once, and have added two state championship trophies to the collection.6. Masuk (Monroe) - 228Overall record:
Masuk hasn't fallen outside the Top 15 since 2005, picking up two state titles and finishing as runner-up in two other championship games.7. Greenwich - 227Overall record:
In the past 10 years, Greenwhich has missed the Top 25 just once, and claimed back-to-back Class LL state championships in 2006-07.8. Southington - 170Overall record:
The Blue Knights have four Top 5 finishes and one Class LL state championship since 2004.9. New London - 169Overall record:
New London has been in four state championship games over the past 10 years, winning one Class SS state title and finishing as runner-up three times.10. Hillhouse (New Haven) - 164Overall record:
Despite never cracking the Top 5 in the rankings, Hillhouse holds claim to three Class M state titles since 2004.11. St. Joseph (Trumbull) - 161Overall record:
Out of the four years that the Cadets have cracked the rankings, three of them have been accompanied by state championship victories.12. Hyde Leadership (Hamden) - 142Overall record:
Of the three years the Howling Wolves have been in the Top 25, they have won three Class S state championships.13. Notre Dame (West Haven) - 127Overall record:
Notre Dame claimed the top spot in Connecticut in 2009 along with its only state title in the past 10 seasons.14. West Haven - 122Overall record:
The Blue Devils have four Top 10 finishes since 2004.15. Brookfield - 117Overall record:
Brookfield has been the victor in one state title game, and the runner-up in three state championship games over the past 10 years.16. Holy Cross (Waterbury) - 116Overall record:
Holy Cross finished ranked No. 3 in 2006, claiming one of its two state championships since 2004.17. Shelton - 114Overall record:
The Gaels have finished in the Top 25 in eight of the past 10 seasons.18. Glastonbury - 111Overall record:
An undefeated season in 2008 came along with the first state championship since 2004 for Glastonbury.19. Darien - 110Overall record:
Darien has three Top 5 finishes over the past 10 years, finishing with the No. 2 rank in 2008.19. Woodland Regional (Beacon Falls) - 110Overall record:
The Hawks won back-to-back Class SS state titles, and also claimed Top 10 finishes from 2004-05.