Regional Football Rankings

Find out who the top 10 high school football teams are in the East, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West in our regional football rankings.


Rankings as of Oct. 3, 2004

East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 5-0
2. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – 6-0
3. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) – 3-0
4. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 4-0
5. Everett (Everett, Mass.) – 3-0
6. Southern Durham (Durham, N.C.) – 5-0
7. Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) – 5-0
8. Northwest (Germantown, Md.) – 5-0
9. Pennridge (Perkasie, Pa.) – 5-0
10. Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) – 4-0

Notes: There was a lot of moving and shaking in the East rankings this week, with No. 4 Phoebus (Hampton, Va.), No. 9 New Britain (New Britain, Conn.) and No. 10 St. Francis (Athol Springs, N.Y.) all dropping out after suffering defeats. New No. 10 Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) enters the rankings after defeating Concord-Carlisle (Concord, Mass.), 19-7, to win its 41st consecutive game, which is a new state record. Concord High set the previous mark of 40 straight wins from 1948-52.

Southeast

1. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – 5-0
2. Edgewater (Orlando, Fla.) – 3-0
3. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – 4-0
4. Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) – 6-0
5. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – 6-0
6. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) – 5-0
7. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – 6-0
8. Naples (Naples, Fla.) – 4-0
9. Sandalwood (Jacksonville, Fla.) – 4-0
10. Monsignor Pace (Opa Locka, Fla.) – 3-0

Notes: No. 9 Sandalwood escaped with an 18-13 win over Ed White (Jacksonville, Fla.). The Saints were without star senior running back Maurice Wells, who missed the game with a hip pointer. Sandalwood senior quarterback Rusty Smith filled Wells' void on offense by completing 7-of-16 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown.

Midwest

1. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 6-0
2. Lockport (Lockport, Ill.) – 6-0
3. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield, Ill.) – 6-0
4. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) – 6-0
5. Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) – 6-0
6. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) – 6-0
7. Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) – 6-0
8. Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) – 5-0
9. D.C. Everest (Schofield, Wis.) – 6-0
10. Rochester Adams (Rochester Hills, Mich.) – 6-0

Notes: Former No. 8 Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) and former No. 10 St. Rita (Chicago, Ill.) dropped out of the rankings after losing last weekend. New No. 9 D.C. Everest (Schofield, Wis.) moves into the rankings after defeating Stevens Point Area (Stevens Point, Wis.), 38-0. Senior running back Judd Smith led the way with 190 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Meanwhile, new No. 10 Rochester Adams (Rochester Hills, Mich.) makes its Top 10 debut this fall after running its record to 6-0 with a 45-7 win over West Bloomfield. Junior quarterback Jacob Ball completed 9-of-13 passes for 187 yards and four touchdowns in the win.

Southwest

1. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) – 5-0
2. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) – 5-0
3. Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) – 4-0
4. Katy (Katy, Texas) – 5-0
5. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) – 4-1
6. North Shore (Galena Park, Texas) – 5-0
7. Denton Ryan (Denton, Texas) – 5-0
8. Longview (Longview, Texas) – 6-0
9. Little Rock Central (Little Rock, Ark.) – 5-0
10. La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.) – 5-0

Notes: New Mexico isn't exactly a hotbed for top football teams, but La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.) is helping to change that image. The defending Class 5A champion Bears defeated St. Pius X, 36-7, thanks to senior running back Frankie Baca, who rushed for 285 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. La Cueva captured the Class 5A state title last year after going 13-0 and outscoring opponents 605-55. The Bears feature defensive lineman Aaron Lewis, who is rated the No. 80 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com. Lewis, who has committed to Texas, was named to the Class 5A All-State team last year after he had a state-record 26 sacks along with 89 tackles.

West

1. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – 4-0
2. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – 4-0
3. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) – 5-0
4. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – 3-1
5. Chandler Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) – 5-0
6. Pasco (Pasco, Wash.) – 4-0
7. Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 4-0
8. Pittsburg (Pittsburg, Calif.) – 4-0
9. Northridge (Layton, Utah) – 7-0
10. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – 4-0

Notes: New No. 9 Northridge (Layton, Utah) enters the rankings after defeating previously undefeated Fremont (Ogden, Utah), 42-35. Senior quarterback T.J. Canales has sparked the Northridge offense this season by passing for 1,601 yards and 13 touchdowns through seven games. Meanwhile, new No. 10 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) moved to 4-0 with a 37-22 win over Saugus (Santa Clarita, Calif.). The Knights take on undefeated Valencia (4-0) on Oct. 8.


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