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. 10, 2004

East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 6-0
2. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – 7-0
3. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 5-0
4. Everett (Everett, Mass.) – 3-0
5. Southern Durham (Durham, N.C.) – 6-0
6. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) – 5-0
7. Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) – 6-0
8. Northwest (Germantown, Md.) – 6-0
9. Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) – 5-0
10. Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield, Pa.) – 6-0

Notes: Former No. 9 Pennridge (Perkasie, Pa.) lost to Neshaminy, 31-15. Junior running back/defensive back Jarred Kinney led Neshaminy on both sides of the ball, as he rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown on offense and intercepted three passes on defense. New No. 10 Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield, Pa.) moves into the rankings after beating La Salle, 39-7. The Lions accumulated 344 rushing yards against La Salle, with sophomore running back John Dempsey rushing for 130 yards and two touchdowns and senior running back Steve Cook adding 128 yards and three scores.


Southeast

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

Notes: New No. 10 Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) had some big shoes to fill entering this fall due to the graduation of star quarterback Brent Schaeffer, who is now at Tennessee. But the Bucks have won their first five games this year thanks in large part to a rushing attack led by Roderick Ferguson, who has rushed for 544 yards and nine touchdowns. In last weekend's 26-6 win over Coral Springs (Fla.), senior defensive back Shelton Penrow intercepted two passes, returning one for a 63-yard touchdown, while Ferguson rushed for 39 yards and one TD.


Midwest

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

Notes: Former No. 6 St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) drops out of the Top 10 after the Ohio High School Athletic Association ruled the team had violated a state transfer bylaw. As a result, St. Edward had to forfeit four of its victories, including a win against new No. 10 St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio), which moved to 7-0 thanks to the forfeit win. St. Edward is appealing the decision.


Southwest

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

Notes: Former No. 9 Little Rock Central (Little Rock, Ark.) drops out of the rankings after losing to Bryant (Ark.), 22-19. New No. 10 Springdale (Springdale, Ark.) enters the rankings after a 38-0 win over Russellville (Ark.) improved the team to 6-0 on the season.


West

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

Notes: Former No. 7 Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.) drops out of the rankings after losing to Hart (Newhall, Calif.), 17-16. New No. 10 Lakewood (Lakewood, Calif.) enters the rankings after crushing Jordan (Long Beach, Calif.), 63-0, to run its record to 5-0. The Lancers feature senior linebacker Luthur Brown, who is rated the No. 4 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com. New No. 9 Brighton (Salt Lake City, Utah) also enters the rankings after moving to 8-0 on the season with a 37-20 win over Copper Hills (West Jordan, Utah). Former No. 9 Northridge (Layton, Utah) drops out after losing to Davis (Kaysville, Utah), 41-14.


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