High School Football America 100

Reigning National Champ Mater Dei Starts 2022 At No. 1

Reigning national champ Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) starts 2022 at No. 1. The Monarchs will be looking for their fourth national title in the last eight years.

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Reigning national champ Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) starts 2022 at No. 1. The Monarchs will be looking for their fourth national title in the last eight years.

The battle for the top spot in the nation will be in Southern California’s Trinity League. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California) begins the year at No. 2.

The two national heavyweights will meet October 7 in what could be the first of two matchups between them. Between 2016 and 2019, the Braves and Monarchs played their Trinity League regular season game and followed it up with a playoff game.

SJB owns a national title from 2019, which means the Trinity League has won the last four national titles in non-COVID years. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) won the 2020 national crown, but California only played an abbreviated spring school, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Georgia’s Buford checks-in at No. 3. The Wolves are moving-up to Georgia’s largest classification (7A) after winning three straight titles. The last two titles came in 6A. The 2019 state championship was in 5A.

Buford owns 14 overall state titles. The Wolves have won those titles in every possible classification, starting with its Class 1A title in 1978. No other team in Georgia has been able to move-up with that type of success.

St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Maryland) starts at No. 4 thanks to a challenging schedule that will have the Panthers crisscrossing the country. SFA will have six Top 100 head-to-head matchups in Florida, Hawaii, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas.

New Jersey’s Bergen Catholic rounds-out the Top 5. The defending Non-Public A champs finished last season ranked No. 3 in the HSFA 100.

Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) defending champ St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC) opens 2022 at No. 6, followed by IMG at No. 7, North Shore (Houston, Texas) at No. 8, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) at No. 9 and Duncanville (Texas) at No. 10.

Florida leads the way with six teams in the Top 25. Texas has five teams. California and Georgia have three teams each.

Like Southern California’s Trinity League, WCAC also has two teams in the Top 25. Joining St. John’s is Good Counsel at No. 15. Those two met for the league title last fall.


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Rank

Team & State

2021 Record

2021 Rank

No. 1

Mater Dei (California)

(12-0)

1

No. 2

St. John Bosco (California)

(10-2)

8

No. 3

Buford (Georgia)

(14-1)

21

No. 4

St. Frances Academy (Maryland)

(8-1)

12

No. 5

Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)

(12-0)

3

No. 6 

St. John’s College HS (Wash., DC)

(11-0)

19

No. 7

IMG Academy (Florida)

(9-1)

13

No. 8

North Shore (Texas)

(15-1)

4

No. 9

St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)

(14-1)

6

No. 10

Duncanville (Texas)

(13-2)

9

No. 11

St. Edward (Ohio)

(15-1)

17

No. 12

Westlake (Texas)

(16-0)

2

No. 13

Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

(12-1)

15

No. 14

DeSoto (Texas)

(11-3)

73

No. 15

Good Counsel (Maryland)

(7-5)

78

No. 16

North Cobb (Georgia)

(10-2)

64

No. 17

Thompson (Alabama)

(13-1)

14

No. 18

Miami Central (Florida)

(12-2)

16

No. 19

Corona Centennial (California)

(11-1)

19

No. 20

Saguaro (Arizona)

(12-1)

25

No. 21

Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)

(12-1)

18

No. 22

Warner Robins (Georgia)

(14-1)

29

No. 23

Venice (Florida)

(14-1)

22

No. 24

Denton Guyer (Texas)

(14-2)

30

No. 25

American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)

(6-4)

61

No. 26

Cathedral (Indiana)

(14-1)

28

No. 27

Chandler (Arizona)

(11-2)

43

No. 28

Archbishop Moeller (Ohio)

(11-4)

78

No. 29

Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee)

(13-1)

51

No. 30

Langston Hughes (Georgia)

(13-2)

110

No. 31

Southlake Carroll (Texas)

(14-1)

32

No. 32

Jesuit (Florida)

(15-0)

5

No. 33

Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)

(11-2)

24

No. 34

Detroit MLK (Michigan)

(13-1)

44

No. 35

Grayson (Georgia)

(10-4)

161

No. 36

Central (Phenix City, Alabama)

(13-1)

95

No. 37

Mill Creek (Georgia)

(11-2)

117

No. 38

DeMatha (Maryland)

(7-3)

84

No. 39

Oakland (Tennessee)

(15-0)

10

No. 40

Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

(12-1)

35

No. 41

Servite (California)

(10-3)

7

No. 42

Northwestern (Miami, Florida)

(10-4)

49

No. 43

Center Grove (Indiana)

(14-0)

11

No. 44

Bixby (Oklahoma)

(13-0)

23

No. 45

Zachary (Louisiana)

(15-0)

63

No. 46

Cardinal Gibbons (North Carolina)

(16-0)**

34

No. 47

Cocoa (Florida)

(11-2)

27

No. 48

Gaffney (South Carolina)

(15-0)

38

No. 49

Mission Viejo (California)

(9-2)

168

No. 50

Springfield (Ohio)

(13-2)

58

No. 51 

Hamilton (Arizona)

(11-1)

37

No. 52

McCallie (Tennessee)

(13-0)

36

No. 53

Lakeland (Florida)

(9-2)

162

No. 54

Lakota West (Ohio)

(12-2)

80

No. 55

Katy (Texas)

(14-1)

39

No. 56

Chambers (North Carolina)

(0-16)*

40

No. 57

Allen (Texas)

(11-3)

59

No. 58

St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)

(11-3)

67

No. 59

Los Alamitos (California)

(9-2)

98

No. 60

Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)

(8-5)

99

No. 61

South Oak Cliff (Texas)

(15-1)

46

No. 62

Jenks (Oklahoma)

(12-1)

33

No. 63

Folsom (California)

(11-4)

130

No. 64

Santa Margarita (California)

(6-5)

144

No. 65

Milton (Georgia)

(13-2)

41

No. 66

East St. Louis (Illinois)

(12-3)

172

No. 67

Belleville (Michigan)

(13-1)

149

No. 68

St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey)

(8-4)

138

No. 69

Archbishop Hoban (Ohio)

(12-4)

119

No. 70

De La Salle (California)

(10-3)

86

No. 71

Denton Ryan (Texas)

(12-2)

105

No. 72

Jones (Orlando, Florida)

(11-3)

57

No. 73

Lake Travis (Texas)

(12-3)

53

No. 74

Iona Prep (New York)

(11-1)

101

No. 75

Colquitt County (Georgia)

(8-3)

Not in Top 200

No. 76

Bryant (Arkansas)

(13-1)

52

No. 77

Christian Brothers College (Missouri)

(13-1)

66

No. 78

Walton (Georgia)

(9-4)

107

No. 79

Columbus (Miami, Florida)

(9-4)

120

No. 80

Brookwood (Georgia)

(10-3)

180

No. 81

Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)

(9-3)

100

No. 82

Hough (North Caroilna)

(15-0)***

42

No. 83

Hoover (Alabama) 

(12-1)

31

No. 84

Lone Peak (Utah)

(10-2)

85

No. 85

Cherry Creek (Colorado)

(12-2)

70

No. 86

South Pointe (South Carolina)

(12-1)

88

No. 87

Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, California)

(12-2)

89

No. 88

Longview (Texas)

(9-4)

118

No. 89

Madison Central (Mississippi)

(13-1)

122

No. 90

Clay-Chalkville (Alabama)

(15-0)

104

No. 91

Long Beach Poly (California)

(11-4)

Not in Top 200

No. 92

Kahuku (Hawaii)

(10-0)

Not in Top 200

No. 93

Corner Canyon (Utah)

(12-2)

109

No. 94

Aledo (Texas)

(12-1)

114

No. 95

Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)

(10-4)

75

No. 96

Liberty (Nevada)

(9-2)

188

No. 97

Tampa Bay Tech (Florida)

(14-1)

77

No. 98

Male (Kentucky)

(13-1)

55

No. 99

Serra (San Mateo, California)

(11-2)

81

No. 100

Edgewater (Florida)

(10-2)

115