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. 5, 2004

East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 14-0
2. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – 15-0
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. Robinson (Fairfax, Va.) – 13-0
9. Gretna (Gretna, Va.) – 13-0
10. Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) – 9-2*

Notes: New No. 8 Robinson (Fairfax, Va.) defeated C.D. Hylton (Woodbridge, Va.), 41-0, in the Virginia AAA Division 6 semifinals. Robinson will play Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.) in the championship on Dec. 11. New No. 9 Gretna (Gretna, Va.) defeated Tazewell (Tazewell, Va.), 55-28, in the Virginia AA Division 3 semifinals. Gretna, which features one of the top quarterbacks in the country in senior Vic Hall, will take on Poquoson (Poquoson, Va.) in the championship on Dec. 11. New No. 10 Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) defeated Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 13-10, in the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 4 final. Senior linebacker/running back Brian Cushing, who is rated the No. 54 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com, had three sacks on defense and ran for 183 yards and scored two touchdowns on offense.


Southeast

1. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – 13-0
2. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – 12-1
3. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – 15-0*
4. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) – 14-0
5. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – 15-0*
6. Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) – 15-0*
7. Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) – 14-0
8. Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) – 15-0*
9. Miami Killian (Miami, Fla.) – 12-1
10. Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) – 13-2*

Notes: Former No. 10 Miami Carol City (Miami, Fla.) was blanked by new No. 9 Miami Killian (Miami, Fla.), 17-0, in the Class 6A state semifinals. Killian will play Edgewater (Orlando, Fla.), which is 12-1, in the Class 6A state championship on Dec. 11. Meanwhile, No. 10 Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) remains in the rankings despite two losses because the Panthers lost both games by a total of five points, one of which was to nationally ranked and regional No. 6 Lowndes (Lowndes, Ga.) in the Class AAAAA state championship.


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

Notes: New No. 8 Hickman (Columbia, Mo.) defeated Hazelwood East (St. Louis, Mo.) in the Class 6 championship. Quarterback Andrew Perkins ran for three touchdowns and completed 7-of-8 passes for 146 yards in the win.


West

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

Notes: Former No. 10 Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) lost to new No. 9 Evergreen (Vancouver, Wash.), 28-14, in the Class 4A state championship. Evergreen senior running back Taylor Rank led the offensive attack with 211 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries to help the Plainsmen to their first state football title. Meanwhile, new No. 10 Sprague (Salem, Ore.) defeated former No. 9 Jesuit (Portland, Ore.), 49-28, in the Class 4A state semifinals. The Olympians will play Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.) in the state championship on Dec. 11.


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