Thirteen teams featured in the Top 25 make the list for top team in its respected state.
Earlier this week we released our initial Top 25
followed by the Top 100
and up next is looking through each state and checking out the best
team. The only thing we have left on the menu after this is the
Preseason All-Americans getting released next week.
last season 14-0 and capped off its perfect year beating Thompson 52-7
in the 7A state championship. They've won 24 of the last 25 games and return E.J. Williams
, Tucker Melton
and Javion Cohen
loss in 2018 came against an out-of-state opponent and went 10-0
against in-state foes while winning every game by at least 15 points.
Loaded with FBS prospects that include 5-star cornerback Kelee Ringo
, 4-star cornerback Jacobe Covington
and 4-star linebacker Damian Sellers
The Sabercats have won six consecutive state titles and the seventh
will be even harder with Arizona starting the Open Division for the
Had 25-game winning streak snapped in last year's 7A state championship but expect them to be in the mix in 2019.
The Monarch's begin the year ranked at No. 1 in our initial Top 25 rankings.
Went 14-0 last year in Ed McCaffrey's first season as head coach and won its eighth state title since 2009.
Won the Class LL state championship and ran the table last season outscoring the opposition 574-54. They have to replace Gavin Muir
under center but have one of the best players in the country coming back in A.J. Barber
. The Class of 2021 standout is the son of former NFL running back Tiki Barber.
a lot key players that went 10-1 last year that include the team's
leading passer, top four rushers and top three receivers.
The DMV power begins the year ranked at No. 5 and enters the 2019 season with the toughest schedule in the country.
won three consecutive state titles in the Aloha State's largest
classification and begin the year ranked at No. 11 in our Top 25.
The defending 5A state champs will be one of the favorites again in 2019, especially with Colby Jackson
back under center.
Won the 7A state title last season and return a boatload of talent led by 2021 Michigan commit J.J. McCarthy
year will be wide open in Indiana. Ben Davis was the clear front
runner in 2017 and Warren Central was last season. The Warriors get the
nod, barely, but expect Carmel
, Center Grove
to be in the mix.
They've gone 37-1 over the last three years and won back-to-back 3A state titles. Will have a chance at a three-peat in 2019 with Josh Volk
, Ethan Hurkett
and Jakob Forslund
The Panthers have won at least 10 games in six of the last seven seasons and four state titles during that span.
won 29 of last 30 games and made the 5A state championship game in
back-to-back years. Won it all in 2017 and lost by four to South Warren
last season. Expect them to be back in the state title game for the
third straight year — helps having the No. 1 tight end in the
country, Michael Mayer
The Warriors have gone 35-1 since 2016 and won three consecutive state titles.
One of the most talented teams in high school football. The Baltimore power starts the year at No. 2 in our Top 25 rankings.
Return a lot of key players after winning the Division 3 state title last season.
defending Division 3 state champs and Muskegon will battle for the top spot in the state but the Detroit power takes
the initial spot after beating the Big Reds 41-25 in the state title game. Rashawn Williams
, Peny Boone
, Deondre Buford
and Jaylen Reed
lead one of the most talented teams in Michigan.
begin the season as the No. 1 team in the state after going undefeated
in 2018 and beating Eden Prairie twice, the last coming in the
6A state championship.
Won first state title in school history last season and finished the year 15-0. Have to replace 5-star linebacker Nakobe Dean
, but return a lot of talent led by Josaih Hayes
and Jakivuan Brown
gone 65-5 over the last five years and won three state titles including
two in a row. Three of those five losses have come against out-of-state
Went 11-1 last season and will be one of the favorites to win the Class A state title in 2019 with Carson Rostad
and a handful of other key players returning.
Won the Class A state title and went 13-0 in 2018 and have one of the top players in the state coming back in 3-star athlete Xavier Watts
Las Vegas power has been the top team in Nevada for a very long time.
Gaels try for 11th consecutive state title in 2019.
Coming off a 13-0 season and a Division 1 state title expect the Bulldogs to be among the states best once again.
The defending 6A state champs have a good chance to repeat with Connor O'Toole
, Nas Robertson
and a handful of other key players coming back.
12-0 against New York opponents last season and won the Class AA state
championship. Return the leading passer, rusher and one of the best
tight ends in the country in Steven Mahar
a second-round upset lost in the playoffs last year expect the North
Carolina power to be in contention to win its first state title since
Ran the table in 2018 and won the AAA state title. Outscored the opposition 598-160 last season.
Won its first state title last year and 2020 Oklahoma commit Andrew Raym
along with 2020 Oregon commit Myles Slusher
will be the leaders on one of the most talented teams in the state.
losing early in the season they won its final 11 games including a
34-27 win over Sheldon in the 6A state championship. They bring back a
lot of talent that includes 2020 California commit Casey Filkins
, Thomas Dukart
, Tiger Shanks
and Joe Hutson
. The Lakers also added 2021 quarterback J.J. Woodin
Have won eight state championships in the last nine years including a 42-6 win over La Salle in 2018.
Winners of 41 of last 42 games, including three consecutive state titles, and begin the year ranked in the Top 25.
Became the fourth team from Tennessee to win at least four consecutive state championships last year and don't be surprised if they make it five straight.
The Bulldogs cruised to a Division II state title outscoring its three playoff opponents 153-26 in 2018.
Have won 31 straight games and four consecutive state titles entering the 2019 campaign.
Have gone 14-0 the last three seasons and have won 39 of 42 games by double digits.
Snapped Kimberley's streak of five consecutive state titles last season and will be one of the favorites to repeat as Division 1 champs.
Wyoming — Star Valley (Afton)