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 Sept. 19, 2004

East

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

Notes: Senior quarterback Greg Paulus of No. 8 Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) had a remarkable game against West Genesee (Camillus, N.Y.), completing 24-of-29 passes for 352 yards and four touchdowns in the first half as CBA rolled, 41-14. Paulus, who has committed to Duke for basketball, is rated the No. 44 overall football recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com.


Southeast

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

Notes: Former No. 8 Miami Carol City (Miami, Fla.) was blanked by Miami Central (Miami, Fla.), 27-0, allowing new No. 10 Sandalwood (Jacksonville, Fla.) to move into the Southeast rankings. Sandalwood defeated Fletcher (Neptune Beach, Fla.), 17-14, in overtime last week.


Midwest

1. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 4-0
2. Lockport (Lockport, Ill.) – 4-0
3. Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.) – 3-0
4. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield, Ill.) – 4-0
5. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) – 4-0
6. Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) – 4-0
7. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) – 4-0
8. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) – 4-0
9. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) – 4-0
10. Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) – 4-0

Notes: Despite winning its game, No. 5 Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) suffered a big loss last weekend when All-State senior quarterback Sean Price broke his left collarbone in a 42-7 win over Deerfield (Deerfield, Ill.). Price threw for 408 yards and five touchdowns in the win, giving him 18 touchdown passes on the season. He is expected to be out four to five weeks, according to the Chicago Tribune.


Southwest

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

Notes: Former No. 10 Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.) lost to Westside (Omaha, Neb.), 28-21, allowing new No. 10 Longview (Longview, Texas) to enter the rankings. Longview defeated Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.), 24-21, in overtime thanks to a game-winning 43-yard field goal by Willie Cloyd.


West

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

Notes: Defending Class 5A state champion Chandler Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) shows no signs of letting up this year. The No. 7-ranked Huskies defeated Kingman, 63-0, to move to 3-0 on the season. Senior wide receiver Mekell Wesley had two touchdown receptions and returned a punt 48 yards for another score in the win.


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