Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.) ends the season right where it started - at the top of the MaxPreps Small Schools National Football Rankings.
After starting the year ranked No. 1 in the preseason small schools rankings, Trinity Christian Academy suffered losses to Buford (Ga.) and IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and dropped to No. 5 in the midseason rankings. However, a 27-7 win over American Heritage (Delray Beach, Fla.) in the Class 3A state finals and a 35-21 win over Washington Class 3A state champion Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.) in the Burger King State Champions Series on Saturday boosted the Conquerors back to the No. 1 spot.
Marion Local (Maria Stein, Ohio), last year's small schools champion, finished No. 2 in this year's rankings while American Heritage comes in at No. 3.
The rankings are based on the MaxPreps computer rankings
For the purposes of this list, small schools are those schools which
belong to state enrollment divisions with schools that generally have
fewer than 1,000 students.
Final Small Schools National Football Rankings1. (last time 5) Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.), 12-2, 64.6
Florida 3A State Champion2. (1) Marion Local (Maria Stein, Ohio), 15-0, 62.4
Ohio Division VII State Champion3. (2) American Heritage (Delray Beach, Fla.), 11-2, 60.0
Florida 3A State runnerup4. (9) Coldwater (Ohio), 14-1, 59.9
Ohio Division V State Champion5. (6) Sedro-Woolley (Wash.), 13-1, 58.3
Washington 2A State Champion6. (15) Campolindo (Moraga, Calif.), 16-0, 56.1
California Division III Bowl Champion7. (3) El Capitan (Lakeside, Calif.), 14-1, 55.0
California Division III Bowl Runner-up8. (NR) Boone Central/Newman Grove (Albion, Neb.), 13-0, 53.3
Nebraska Class C1 State Champion9. (NR) Calvary Baptist Academy (Shreveport, La.), 12-1, 53.1
Louisiana Division III State Champion10. (20) Maine-Endwell (Endwell, N.Y.), 13-0, 51.6
New York Class B State Champion11. (11) Muskegon Catholic Central (Muskegon, Mich.), 14-0, 51.6
Michigan Division 8 State Champion12. (NR) Canadian (Texas), 15-0, 51.4
Texas 2A-1 State Champion13. (NR) Benedictine (Savannah, Ga.), 13-2, 49.9
Georgia Class 2A State Champion14. (4) Tumwater (Wash.), 12-1, 49.8
Washington 2A state semifinalist15. (NR) Minster (Ohio), 12-3, 49.3
Ohio Division VI State Champion16. (14) Bishop Hartley (Columbus, Ohio), 11-3, 48.6
Ohio Division V state semifinalist17. (NR) Madison Academy (Madison, Ala.), 14-1, 48.5
Alabama Class 3A State Champion18. (NR) Rossville (Kan.), 14-0, 48.3
Kansas Class 3A State Champion19. (10) Paso Robles (Calif.), 13-2, 48.3
California Southern Section Northern Division Champion20. (NR) Aquinas (David City, Neb.), 12-1, 48.0
Nebraska Class C2 State Champions21. (NR) Bishop Guilfoyle (Altoona, Pa.), 16-0, 47.8
Pennsylvania Class A State Champion22. (NR) Davis (Okla.), 15-0, 46.8
Oklahoma 2A State Champion23. (NR) Union City (Tenn.), 14-0, 46.6
Tennessee Class 1A State Champions24. (NR) Cameron Yoe (Cameron, Texas), 12-4, 46.6
Texas Class 3A-1 State Champion25. (NR) Oak Grove (Mo.), 13-2, 46.5
Missouri Division 3 State Champion