Wildcats land at 11 after opening week; Top 5 holds firm 


There are no new teams in the first VSN Football Top 20 of the 2017 regular season. Arundel High is the biggest mover, going from 14th to No. 11 after a 53-point outburst in its opener at Perry Hall.

The Top 5 remains intact with St. Frances Academy, Archbishop Spalding, McDonogh School, Franklin and Broadneck. Mount St. Joseph, Howard, Calvert Hall College, Old Mill and Annapolis rounds out the Top 10.

Pictured above: Arundel coach Chuck Markiewicz talks to his squad after season-opening win at Perry Hall last Friday. 

Here is the entire VSN Football Top 20 for Week 1:

VSN FOOTBALL TOP 20 – WEEK 1 

1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (2-0)

Previous rank: #1

Last week: defeated Bishop Sullivan (VA), 29-8

Next game: at IMG Academy (FL), Sept. 8

2. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (1-0)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: defeated then-No. 8 Annapolis, 56-14

Next game: vs. Bishop Moore (FL), Sept. 8

3. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (1-0)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: defeated LaSalle College (PA), 21-9

Next game: at Bishop McNamara, Sept. 9

4. FRANKLIN (1-0)

Previous rank: #4

Last week: defeated Woodlawn, 52-0

Next game:  vs. DeMatha Catholic at Prince George’s Sports Complex, Sept. 8

5. BROADNECK (1-0)

Previous rank: #5

Last week: defeated Bowie, 56-6

Next game: at North County, Sept. 8

6. MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH (1-1)

Previous rank: #6

Last week: defeated Cardinal O’Hara (NY), 40-8

Next game: at Good Counsel, Sept. 8

7. HOWARD (1-0)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: defeated then-No. 16 Glenelg, 34-0

Next game: at Marriotts Ridge, Sept. 8

8. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (2-0)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: defeated Dundalk, 42-7

Next game: at Henry A. Wise, Sept. 8

9. OLD MILL (0-1)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: lost to North Point, 42-0

Next game: at No. 10 Annapolis, Sept. 8

10. ANNAPOLIS (0-1)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: lost to No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, 56-14

Next game: vs. No. 9 Old Mill, Sept. 8

11. ARUNDEL (1-0)


Previous rank:
#14

Last week: defeated Perry Hall, 53-34

Next game: at Meade, Sept. 8

12. SAINT VINCENT PALLOTTI (0-1)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: lost to St. Mary’s Ryken, 27-6

Next game: vs. Eleanor Roosevelt at Fairland Regional Park, Sept. 8

13. LONG REACH LIGHTNING

Previous rank: #13
Last week: defeated Oakland Mills, 29-28

Next game: at Hammond, Sept. 8

14. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (0-1)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: lost to Tuscarora, 38-14

Next game: at Woodlawn, Sept. 8

15. MERVO (1-0)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: defeated Dulaney, 26-12

Next game: vs. William Penn (DE), Sept. 9

16. RIVER HILL (1-0)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: defeated Atholton, 16-0

Next game: at Oakland Mills, Sept. 8

17. DUNBAR (0-1)

Previous rank: #17

Last week: lost to Allegany, 49-42

Next game: at Potomac, Sept. 9

18. GLENELG (0-1)

Previous rank: #16

Last week: lost to then-No. 8 Howard, 34-0

Next game: vs. Mount Hebron, Sept. 8

19.WESTMINSTER OWLS (1-0)

Previous rank: #19

Last week: defeated Urbana, 14-7

Next game: vs. South Hagerstown, Sept. 8

20. HAVRE DE GRACE (1-0)

Previous rank: #20

Last week: defeated National Academy Foundation, 37-0

Next game: vs. Joppatowne, Sept. 8