Howard County squad enters at No. 25; St. Frances continues undisputed reign in top spot


STATE FOOTBALL MEDIA POLL – WEEK 8

FREDERICK — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 29th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

Rank, School, Record, Points, Last week’s rank

1. St. Frances Academy (12), 5-0, 300, 1

2. DeMatha Catholic, 6-1, 288, 2

3. Good Counsel, 5-3, 264, 3

4. Mount St. Joseph, 7-1, 260, 4

5. Damascus, 8-0, 243, 5

6. Calvert Hall College, 7-1, 241, 6

7. Oakdale, 8-0, 231, 7

8. Henry A. Wise, 6-1, 223, 8

9. Archbishop Spalding, 4-2, 205, 9

10. Georgetown Prep, 5-1, 191, 14

11. St. Mary’s Ryken, 7-1, 176, 11

12. Landon School, 6-1, 167, 10

13. Bullis School, 5-2, 158, 12

14. Quince Orchard, 7-1, 156, 13

15. Linganore, 6-1, 123, 15

16. Dunbar, 6-0, 121, 16

17. Milford Mill Academy, 8-0, 108, 17

18. Charles H. Flowers, 8-0, 90, 19

19. Northwest, 7-1, 77, 18

20. Broadneck, 8-0, 61, 20

21. Franklin, 6-2, 60, 21

22. Paint Branch, 7-1, 58, 22

23. Fort Hill, 7-0, 41, 23

24. North Point, 8-0, 24, 24

25. Glenelg, 8-0, 16, not ranked

Others receiving votes: Liberty (8-0; 7); North Caroline (8-0; 6); Churchill (7-1; 2)