Regional Football Rankings

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


Rankings as of Oct. 24, 2004

East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 8-0
2. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – 9-0
3. Everett (Everett, Mass.) – 5-0
4. Southern Durham (Durham, N.C.) – 8-0
5. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) – 7-0
6. Good Counsel (Wheaton, Md.) – 8-0
7. Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) – 8-0
8. Northwest (Germantown, Md.) – 8-0
9. Rock Hill (Rock Hill, S.C.) – 8-0
10. Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) – 7-0

Notes: Former No. 10 Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield, Pa.) drops out after losing to St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.), 12-7. New No. 9 Rock Hill (Rock Hill, S.C.) joins the rankings after defeating Fort Mill (S.C.), 35-0, to move to 8-0 on the season. The Bearcats racked up 407 yards on the ground, while their defense recorded their fourth shutout of the season. Meanwhile, No. 8 Northwest (Germantown, Md.) clinched a playoff spot after beating Quince Orchard (North Potomac, Md.), 21-14. Senior quarterback Ike Whitaker led the Jaguars by completing 17-of-23 passes for 247 yards and rushing for 70 yards and one TD.


Southeast

1. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – 7-0
2. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – 7-0
3. Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) – 9-0
4. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – 9-0
5. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) – 8-0
6. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – 9-0
7. Naples (Naples, Fla.) – 7-0
8. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) – 7-0
9. Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) – 8-0
10. Marietta (Marietta, Ga.) – 9-0

Notes: Former No. 8. Monsignor Pace (Opa Locka, Fla.) drops out after losing to Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs, Fla.), 21-9, snapping the Spartans' 12-game winning streak in the process. New No. 9 Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) enters the rankings after crushing Bloomingdale (Valrico, Fla.), 47-14. Chris Griffin led the Dreadnaughts with 234 passing yards and four touchdowns as well as one rushing touchdown. Meanwhile, former No. 10 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) lost its first game of the season last weekend to No. 8 Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 20-15. New No. 10 Marietta (Marietta, Ga.) enters the rankings after beating South Cobb (Austell, Ga.), 23-7, to clinch the Region 5-AAAAA title.


Midwest

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

Notes: No. 6 Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) moved to 9-0 on the season with a 49-7 win over Hudsonville (Mich.). The Big Reds will host Midland (Mich.) in the first round of the Division 2, Region 1 playoffs on Oct. 29.


Southwest

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

Notes: No. 6 North Shore (Galena Park, Texas) has been rolling this fall. The defending Class 5A Division I state champion Mustangs moved to 8-0 on the season with a 41-14 win over Deer Park (Texas) this past weekend. North Shore features senior tight end DajLeon Farr, who is rated the No. 1 tight end and No. 8 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com.


West

1. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – 7-0
2. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – 7-0
3. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) – 8-0
4. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – 6-1
5. Pasco (Pasco, Wash.) – 7-0
6. Pittsburg (Pittsburg, Calif.) – 7-0
7. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – 7-0
8. Brighton (Salt Lake City, Utah) – 10-0
9. Lakewood (Lakewood, Calif.) – 7-0
10. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) – 6-1

Notes: Former No. 5 Chandler Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) drops out of the rankings after losing to Highland (Gilbert, Ariz.), 37-15. That made room for new No. 10 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) to join the rankings. The Monarchs' only loss this season was a 14-7 setback to nationally ranked Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.). However, Mater Dei's stay in the rankings could be a short one considering the Monarchs play Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.), which is one of the top teams in the state, this weekend.


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