These are the final rankings of the season which unfortunately means there are no more games. The final week had a couple of the best games of the season thanks to the Texas UIL state title games, and a couple of blowouts in the Geico games. Those games caused quite the shakeup in the rankings. The biggest mover this week was Chandler. They shot all the way up to #5. In case anyone wonders when we did these final rankings we accounted for injuries in losses and assumed that the team was at full strength. That is why Chandler and Centennial come in so high. They each had a couple of bad losses but both were without there starting quarterback. Chandler lost earlier this year to Mountain Pointe but Jacob Conover did not play. Anyone that watched the game last night saw how important and good he is. The Wolves looked like a fine tuned machine versus a very good Miami Northwestern defense. The Wolves only other loss of the season was to #2 IMG by 13.
In the other Geico game St. Frances Academy destroyed a good Bingham team. The knock on the Panthers coming into the game was that they had a weak schedule. While that may have been true it wasn’t entirely their fault. Hurricane Irma cancelled their game against IMG. We are really upset that we did not get to see that game play out because we think St. Frances had the talent to push IMG to the limit. Hurricane Irma may have cost IMG the national title. It canceled their game with not only St. Frances Academy but with #17 St. John’s College. Losing those two games on the schedule made it easy to award mater Dei the title, but the debate would have been a lot louder if those games would have been played. This is not to say that Mater Dei was not a worthy champion because they were dominant and easily deserved it.
Texas had a couple incredible finishes over the weekend. Highland Park scored twice late and had a game saving goal line tackle to bring home another title. This game is easily in the game of the year category which you can vote on here. While it wasn’t as exciting the 6A-D1 game was a classic. Lake Travis lost their starting QB on the first play of the game and still hung tough with a very good Allen team. The Eagles bring home the title
but drop a couple spots in the final rankings. Texas 6A-D2 champion Cy-Fair debuts at #20 in the rankings. The Bobcats easily defeated a good Midway team in the finals after beating previously ranked Westlake in the semifinals.
We just want to thank all the readers for another great season. If you disagree with our rankings which I’m sure many of you will let us know in the comments below. Also follow us on Twitter @PrepForce1 and like us on Facebook PrepForce to keep up with our world famous highlights. See you next season!
|1||Mater Dei||Santa Ana, CA|
|2||IMG Academy||Bradenton, FL|
|3||St. Frances Academy||Baltimore, MD|
|4||American Heritage||Plantation, FL|
|7||Ben Davis||Indianaplois, IN|
|8||St John Bosco||Bellfower, CA|
|11||Miami Northwestern||Miami, FL|
|12||Miami Central||Miami, FL|
|13||Bishop Gorman||Las Vegas, NV|
|14||South Pointe||Rock Hill, SC|
|16||De La Salle||Concord, CA|
|17||St John’s College||Washington, DC|
|23||Brentwood Academy||Brentwood, TN|
|24||Cathedral Prep||Erie, PA|
|25||Pickerington Central||Pickerington, OH|