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.


East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 10-0
2. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – 11-0
3. Everett (Everett, Mass.) – 7-0
4. Southern Durham (Durham, N.C.) – 10-0
5. Good Counsel (Wheaton, Md.) – 10-0
6. Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) – 10-0
7. New Rochelle (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – 10-0
8. Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) – 11-0
9. Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) – 9-0
10. Richmond County (Rockingham, N.C.) – 11-0

Notes: New No. 8 Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) enters the rankings after defeating former No. 8 Rock Hill (Rock Hill, S.C.), 14-9. The win snapped a four-year losing streak for the Trojans against Rock Hill. No. 10 Richmond County (Rockingham, N.C.) also enters the rankings after winning the Mid-Southeastern 4-A Conference title by defeating Jack Britt (Fayetteville, N.C.), 20-7. Richmond County will play R.J. Reynolds in the first round of the Class 4AA playoffs on Nov. 12. Meanwhile, No. 9 Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) captured its 11th straight Dual County League title with a 27-6 win over Newton South (Newton, Mass.).


Southeast

1. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – 9-0
2. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – 8-1
3. Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) – 11-0
4. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – 11-0
5. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) – 10-0
6. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – 11-0
7. Naples (Naples, Fla.) – 9-0
8. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) – 9-0
9. Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) – 10-0
10. Marietta (Marietta, Ga.) – 11-0

Notes: No. 10 Marietta (Marietta, Ga.) defeated South Forsyth (Cumming, Ga.), 21-12, in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs. Marietta will take on Sequoyah (Canton, Ga.) in the second round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs on Nov. 12.


Midwest

1. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 11-0
2. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) – 11-0
3. Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) – 11-0
4. Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) – 11-0
5. Rochester Adams (Rochester Hills, Mich.) – 11-0
6. St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 11-0
7. Morgan Park (Chicago, Ill.) – 11-0
8. Snider (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – 12-0
9. Mukwonago (Mukwonago, Wis.) – 12-0
10. Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa) – 11-0

Notes: Former No. 6 Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) lost to Minnetonka (Minnetonka, Minn.), 17-7, in the Class 5A, Section 2 championship game. The loss snapped a streak of nine consecutive section titles for Eden Prairie. New No. 9 Mukwonago (Mukwonago, Wis.) and new No. 10 Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa) both enter the rankings. Mukwonago defeated West Allis Central (West Allis, Wis.), 28-15, in the Division 1 state quarterfinals thanks to two touchdown runs from senior running back Matthew Gregory. Meanwhile, Valley defeated Southeast Polk (Runnells, Iowa), 10-7, in the Class 4-A state quarterfinals. The two-time defending state champion Tigers will play Ankeny (Ankeny, Iowa) in the state semifinals on Nov. 12.


Southwest

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

Notes: New No. 9 Irving MacArthur (Irving, Texas) moves into the rankings after finishing the regular season undefeated. However, the Cardinals face a tough matchup against No. 10 Denton Ryan (Denton, Texas) in the bi-district round of the Class 5A Division II state playoffs on Nov. 13.


West

1. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – 9-0
2. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – 9-0
3. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) – 10-0
4. Pasco (Pasco, Wash.) – 9-0
5. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – 8-1
6. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – 9-0
7. Brighton (Salt Lake City, Utah) – 12-0
8. Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 8-1
9. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) – 8-1
10. Sunnyside (Tucson, Ariz.) – 10-0

Notes: Former No. 6 Pittsburg (Pittsburg, Calif.) drops out after losing to De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 35-14. De La Salle senior quarterback Kevin Lopina led the Spartans with 111 passing yards and 101 rushing yards. Meanwhile, new No. 9 Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) moves into the rankings after defeating former No. 9 Lakewood (Lakewood, Calif.), 22-9. New No. 10 Sunnyside (Tucson, Ariz.) moves into the rankings after finishing the regular season undefeated. The Blue Devils, who are the defending Class 4A state champs, open the playoffs at home against Coconino (Flagstaff, Ariz.) on Nov. 12.


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