Regional HS 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.

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

Regional Football Rankings
Jon Mahoney


Rankings as of Sept. 26, 2004

East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 4-0
2. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – 5-0
3. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) – 2-0
4. Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) – 3-0
5. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 3-0
6. Everett (Everett, Mass.) – 2-0
7. Southern Durham (Durham, N.C.) – 4-0
8. Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) – 4-0
9. New Britain (New Britain, Conn.) – 2-0
10. St. Francis (Athol Springs, N.Y.) – 4-0

Notes: St. Francis (Athol Springs, N.Y.) enters the rankings after defeating former Midwest No. 7 St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio), 28-13. Senior running back Zak Kedron rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries and caught a touchdown pass; junior quarterback Ilio DiPaolo completed 9-of-13 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown; and senior defensive end Doug Worthington had seven tackles and 2.5 sacks. Meanwhile, former East No. 9 Penn Hills (Pittsburgh, Pa.) dropped out after losing to No. 2 Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 39-24.


Southeast

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

Notes: Former No. 7 Miami Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) dropped out of the rankings after losing to Miami Norland (Miami, Fla.), 13-6. That opened the door for Monsignor Pace (Opa Locka, Fla.) to enter the Southeast Top 10 after defeating Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.), 37-17, to snap the Conquerors' 27-game winning streak, which was the top streak in the state of Florida.


Midwest

1. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 5-0
2. Lockport (Lockport, Ill.) – 5-0
3. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield, Ill.) – 5-0
4. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) – 5-0
5. Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) – 5-0
6. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) – 5-0
7. Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) – 5-0
8. Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 5-0
9. Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) – 4-0
10. St. Rita (Chicago, Ill.) – 5-0

Notes: Three teams dropped out of the Midwest Top 10 this week, as former No. 3 Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.), former No. 7 St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) and former No. 8 Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) all suffered defeats. Taking their places are Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.), Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and St. Rita (Chicago, Ill.). In other news, No. 6 St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) faces the possibility of forfeiting four of its five victories. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, St. Edward might have played an ineligible player in four of its five games and St. Edward principal Eugene Boyer was conducting an administrative investigation on the matter.


Southwest

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

Notes: Former No. 7 Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.) drops out after losing to Hickman (Columbia, Mo.), 34-16. As a result, defending Class 5A state champion Little Rock Central (Little Rock, Ark.) moves into the rankings after defeating Conway (Conway, Ark.), 21-0. The Tigers have not allowed an opponent to score in their first four games.


West

1. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – 3-0
2. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – 3-0
3. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) – 3-0
4. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) – 4-0
5. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – 2-1
6. Chandler Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) – 4-0
7. Pasco (Pasco, Wash.) – 4-0
8. Edison (Huntington Beach, Calif.) – 4-0
9. Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 3-0
10. Pittsburg (Pittsburg, Calif.) – 3-0

Notes: Former No. 6 Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.) drops out after getting crushed by Edison (Fresno, Calif.), 45-13. Edison quarterback Arkelon Hall, who has committed to Washington State, was the story in this one, as he passed for 256 yards and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, Pittsburg (Pittsburg, Calif.) enters the rankings after the Pirates beat up on Vintage (Napa, Calif.), 42-14.


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