Maryland High School Football Media State Poll

FREDERICK — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 27th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes. LW is last week’s ranking. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

1. DeMatha Catholic (Record: 3-0, Total votes: 298, Last week’s ranking: 1)

Last week: defeated Bishop McDevitt (Pa.), 35-7

This week: at No. 3 McDonogh School, Sept. 16

 

2. Good Counsel (2-0, 285, No. 2)

Last week: defeated No. 7 Archbishop Spalding, 20-14

This week: at Gilman, Sept. 17

 

3. McDonogh School (3-0, 278, No. 3)

Last week: defeated then No. 11 Bishop McNamara, 26-10

This week: vs. No. 1 DeMatha Catholic, Sept. 16

 

4. Damascus (2-0, 258, No. 4)

Last week: defeated Rockville, 56-10

This week: vs. Watkins Mill, Sept. 16

 

5. Henry A. Wise (2-0, 255, No. 5)

Last week: defeated Parkdale, 50-0

This week: vs. Potomac, Sept. 16

 

6. Northwest (2-0, 230, No. 6)

Last week: defeated Seneca Valley, 35-23

This week: vs. Montgomery Blair, Sept. 16

 

7. Archbishop Spalding (2-2, 224, 7)

Last week: lost to No. 2 Good Counsel, 20-14

This week: vs. St. Mary’s-Ryken, Sept. 16

 

8. Quince Orchard (1-1, 208, No. 8)

Last week: defeated Walter Johnson, 48-6

This week: vs. Wooton, Sept. 16

 

9. Mount St. Joseph (1-1, 205, No. 10)

Last week: defeated St. Mary’s-Ryken, 34-7

This week: vs. Avalon School, Sept. 17

 

10. Calvert Hall College (3-0, 176, No. 15)

Last week: defeated Mansfield (MA), 44-3

This week: at No. 15 Riverdale Baptist, Sept. 16

 

11. Bullis School (2-0, 170, No. 9)

Last week: defeated St. Mary’s, 28-6

This week: at Woodberry Forest (VA), Sept. 17

 

12. Howard (2-0, 168, No. 12)

Last week: defeated Wilde Lake, 34-6

This week: at River Hill, Sept. 16

 

13. St. Frances Academy (2-1, 145, No. 16)

Last week: def. South Pointe (SC), 28-23

This week: vs. Silver Oak Academy at Patterson Park, Sept. 16

 

14. Bishop McNamara (1-2, 139, No. 11)

Last week: lost to No. 3 McDonogh School, 26-10

This week: vs. Bishop Sullivan Catholic (VA), Sept. 17

 

15. Riverdale Baptist School (2-1, 129, No. 13)

Last week: defeated Douglass-Prince George’s, 41-0

This week: vs. No. 10 Calvert Hall College, Sept. 16

 

16. Fort Hill (2-0, 124, No. 18)

Last week: defeated Keyser (WV), 41-0

This week: vs. Hollidaysburg (PA), Sept. 16

 

17. Eleanor Roosevelt (1-1, 107, No. 14)

Last week: defeated Laurel, 47-7

This week: vs. Northwestern-Prince George’s, Sept. 17

 

18. Broadneck (2-0, 101, No. 17)

Last week: defeated Northeast, 50-0

This week: vs. Annapolis, Sept. 16

19. Old Mill (2-0, 91, No. 19)

Last week: defeated Glen Burine, 33-0

This week: vs. South River, Sept. 16

 

20. Georgetown Prep (2-0, 76, No. 22)

Last week: defeated Fork Union Military (VA), 48-0

This week: Off (next game – at No. 15 Riverdale Baptist School, Sept. 30

 

21. Patuxent (2-0, 61, No. 21)

Last week: defeated Northern, 41-7

This week: vs. Great Mills, Sept. 16

 

22. Walkersville (2-0, 53, No. 25)

Last week: defeated Liberty, 35-0

This week: vs. Francis Scott Key, Sept. 16

 

23. Sherwood (2-0, 49, No. 23)

Last week: defeated Clarksburg, 52-21

This week: at Magruder, Sept. 16

 

24. Franklin (0-1, 19, No. 24)

Last week: Did not play (game vs. Perry Hall canceled)

This week: at Woodlawn, Sept. 16

 

25. North Point (2-0, 16, not ranked)

Last week: defeated Lackey, 35-15

This week: at Calvert, Sept. 16

Others receiving votes: Oxon Hill (2-0, 10 points), Gilman School (1-1, 9), Tuscarora (2-0, 5), Seneca Valley (1-1, 2), Milford Mill Academy (2-0, 1), Queen Anne’s (2-0, 1).