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 Dec. 12, 2004

East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 15-0*
2. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – 16-0*
3. Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) – 13-0*
4. Rock Hill (Rock Hill, S.C.) – 13-1*
5. Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) – 12-0*
6. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 10-1*
7. New Rochelle (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – 11-1*
8. Gretna (Gretna, Va.) – 14-0*
9. Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) – 9-2*
10. Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.) – 14-0*

Notes: No. 8 Gretna (Gretna, Va.) won its second straight state title when it defeated Poquoson (Poquoson, Va.), 40-14, in the Virginia AA Division 3 state championship. Senior quarterback Vic Hall threw two touchdowns and ran for 209 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries to lead a Gretna offensive attack that piled up 458 yards of total offense. Meanwhile, former No. 8 Robinson (Fairfax, Va.) lost to new No. 10 Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.), 47-20, in the Virginia AAA Division 6 state championship. As a result, Landstown moves into the rankings. Junior wide receiver Percy Harvin led Landstown by racking up 382 total yards and four touchdowns while intercepting three passes on defense. Every team in the East rankings has now finished its season.


Southeast

1. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – 14-0*
2. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – 13-1*
3. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – 15-0*
4. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) – 15-0*
5. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – 15-0*
6. Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) – 15-0*
7. Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) – 15-0*
8. Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) – 15-0*
9. Miami Killian (Miami, Fla.) – 13-1*
10. Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) – 13-2*

Notes: No. 7 Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) defeated St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 31-7, to capture the Class 5A state title. Lakeland outgained St. Thomas Aquinas 441-87 on offense, with Chris Rainey rushing for 155 yards and a touchdown and Chris Griffin adding 119 rushing yards and a touchdown along with 85 passing yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, No. 9 Miami Killian (Miami, Fla.) upended Edgewater (Orlando, Fla.), 28-7, to win the Class 6A state title. Fullback Larry Scott was named the game's MVP after rushing for 216 yards on 16 carries. Every team in the Southeast rankings has now finished its season.


Midwest

1. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 15-0*
2. Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) – 14-0*
3. Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) – 14-0*
4. Mukwonago (Mukwonago, Wis.) – 14-0*
5. Bettendorf (Bettendorf, Iowa) – 13-0*
6. Libertyville (Libertyville, Ill.) – 14-0*
7. Lowell (Lowell, Mich.) – 14-0*
8. Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 14-1*
9. Providence Catholic (New Lenox, Ill.) – 13-1*
10. St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) – 14-1*

Notes: No. 10 St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) captured its 11th state title when it crushed Scott County (Georgetown, Ky.), 49-9, in the Class 4-A state championship. Victor Anderson and Justin Brown each scored three touchdowns for the Tigers. Every team in the Midwest rankings has now finished its season.


Southwest

1. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) – 15-0
2. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) – 14-1*
3. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) – 13-1*
4. Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) – 12-1*
5. La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.) – 13-0*
6. Little Rock Central (Little Rock, Ark.) – 13-1*
7. Hickman (Columbia, Mo.) – 11-1*
8. Abilene (Abilene, Texas) – 12-1*
9. Longview (Longview, Texas) – 12-1*
10. Ennis (Ennis, Texas) – 13-2*

Notes: Former No. 6 Westfield (Houston, Texas) lost to Tyler Lee (Tyler, Texas), 28-21, in the Class 5A Division I state championship. Meanwhile, new No. 10 Ennis (Ennis, Texas) won its third state title in five year when it defeated Marshall (Texas), 23-21, in the Class 4A Division I state final. No. 1 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) is the only team in the Southwest rankings that hasn't finished its season.


West

1. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – 13-0*
2. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – 14-0*
3. Moon Valley (Phoenix, Ariz.) – 14-0*
4. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – 14-0*
5. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) – 13-1*
6. Mullen (Denver, Colo.) – 13-1*
7. Evergreen (Vancouver, Wash.) – 14-0*
8. Sprague (Salem, Ore.) – 14-0*
9. St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) – 13-1*
10. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – 12-2*

Notes: Former No. 8 Dorsey (Los Angeles, Calif.) lost to Birmingham (Van Nuys, Calif.), 36-13, in the City Section championship. New No. 8 Sprague (Salem, Ore.) rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.), 30-27, in overtime in the Class 4A state championship. Meanwhile, new No. 9 St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) beat Ventura (Ventura, Calif.), 42-14, in the CIF Division IV Southern Section championship. Six players scored touchdowns for the Seraphs, who won their fifth section title in six years. Every team in the West rankings has now finished its season.


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