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. <br>


Rankings as of Nov. 21, 2004

East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 12-0
2. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – 13-0
3. Everett (Everett, Mass.) – 8-0
4. Southern Durham (Durham, N.C.) – 12-0
5. Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) – 12-0
6. New Rochelle (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – 11-0
7. Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) – 13-0
8. Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) – 10-0
9. Richmond County (Rockingham, N.C.) – 13-0
10. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 10-1

Notes: New No. 10 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) moves back into the rankings after knocking off former No. 5 Good Counsel (Wheaton, Md.), 30-29, in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship. It was the Stags' fourth WCAC title in the last five years.


Southeast

1. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – 11-0
2. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – 10-1
3. Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) – 13-0
4. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – 13-0
5. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) – 12-0
6. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – 13-0
7. Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) – 12-0
8. Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) – 13-0
9. Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) – 12-1
10. Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) – 13-0

Notes: Former No. 7 Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) drops out after losing to Palm Beach Lakes (West Palm Beach, Fla.), 30-27, in the Class 6A Region 2 semifinals as Jetavious Best returned a kickoff 84 yards for the winning score with 26 seconds left. Best finished with 147 rushing yards and three total touchdowns in the win. New No. 10 Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) enters the rankings after dominating Sequoyah (Canton, Ga.), 28-7, in the Class AAAAA state quarterfinals. The Vikings' stay in the rankings could be a short one considering they play region No. 3 and nationally ranked Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) in the Class AAAAA state semifinals on Nov. 27.


Midwest

1. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 13-0
2. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) – 13-0
3. Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) – 13-0
4. Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) – 13-0
5. Snider (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – 14-0
6. Mukwonago (Mukwonago, Wis.) – 14-0
7. Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio) – 12-1
8. Bettendorf (Bettendorf, Iowa) – 13-0
9. Libertyville (Libertyville, Ill.) – 13-0
10. Lowell (Lowell, Mich.) – 13-0

Notes: No. 6 Mukwonago (Mukwonago, Wis.) won its first Division 1 state title when it defeated Marshfield (Marshfield, Wis.), 17-6, in the state title game last weekend. Meanwhile, former No. 9 Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa) lost to new No. 8 Bettendorf (Bettendorf, Iowa), 34-22, in the Class 4-A state title game. Bettendorf snapped Valley's 30-game winning streak and ended its hopes for a third straight state title. Bettendorf quarterback Ryan Fick set a 4-A championship game record with 301 passing yards, while linebacker Pat Angerer had 11 tackles and two sacks to lead the defense. Elsewhere, new No. 9 Libertyville (Libertyville, Ill.) will play Cary-Grove (Cary, Ill.) in the Class 7A state championship game on Nov. 27, while new No. 10 Lowell (Lowell, Mich.) will square off against St. John's (St. John's, Mich.) in the Division 3 state final on Nov. 27.


Southwest

1. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) – 12-0
2. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) – 12-0
3. Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) – 11-0
4. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) – 11-1
5. Longview (Longview, Texas) – 12-0
6. La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.) – 11-0
7. Springdale (Springdale, Ark.) – 12-0
8. Denton Ryan (Denton, Texas) –11-1
9. Abilene (Abilene, Texas) – 12-0
10. Westfield (Houston, Texas) – 11-1

Notes: New No. 10 Westfield (Houston, Texas) moves into the rankings after crushing former No. 4 and defending state champion North Shore (Galena Park, Texas), 56-14, in the Class 5A Division I, Region III semifinals. Kevin Stewart rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Westfield will play Cypress Falls (Houston, Texas) in the Class 5A Division I, Region III finals on Nov. 27.


West

1. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – 11-0
2. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – 11-0
3. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) – 12-0
4. Pasco (Pasco, Wash.) – 12-0
5. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – 10-1
6. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – 11-0
7. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) – 10-1
8. Mullen (Denver, Colo.) – 11-1
9. Dorsey (Los Angeles, Calif.) – 10-1
10. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) – 11-0

Notes: Former No. 8 and defending state champion Sunnyside (Tucson, Ariz.) lost to Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 6-0, in the Class 4A state quarterfinals as Juan Bongarra kicked two first-half field goals. Sunnyside had its 23-game winning streak snapped in the process. New No. 10 Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) moves into the rankings after defeating Roseburg (Roseburg, Ore.), 24-17, in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Jesuit will play at Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.) in the Class 4A state quarterfinals on Nov. 26.


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