Meade debuts at No. 13; St. Frances and Spalding remain at the top despite Hurricane Irma


For the second straight week, Anne Arundel County is front and center in the VSN Football Top 20. Meade High enters (No. 13) after an impressive win over Arundel this past weekend.  The Wildcats were the biggest mover (14th to No. 11) in last week’s poll.

Elkton also debuts at 20th. The Top 5 remains intact with St. Frances Academy, Archbishop Spalding, McDonogh School, Franklin and Broadneck. The Panthers, who moved to the No. 1 ranking in last week’s state media poll, had its game at IMG Academy in Florida postponed because of Hurricane Irma.

The massive storm forced Orlando’s Bishop Moore to cancel its road trip to Spalding.

Pictured above: Meade’s offensive line prepares to attack during its 2016 match with Arundel. The Mustangs handled their Anne Arundel County rival Friday to earn a spot in this week’s VSN Football Top 20. 

Here is the entire VSN Football Top 20 for Week 2:

VSN FOOTBALL TOP 20 – WEEK 2 

1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (2-0)

Previous rank: #1
Last week: Did not play; game at IMG Academy (FL) postponed due to Hurricane Irma

Next game: at Don Bosco Prep (NJ). Sept. 15

2. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (1-0)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: Did not play; game vs. Bishop Moore (FL) cancelled

Next game: vs. Good Counsel, Sept. 15

3. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (1-0)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: defeated Bishop McNamara, 42-7

Next game: vs. DeMatha Catholic at Prince George’s Sports Complex, Sept. 15

4. FRANKLIN (1-1)

Previous rank: #4

Last week: lost to DeMatha Catholic, 36-0

Next game:  at Smyrna (DE), Sept. 15

5. BROADNECK (2-0)

Previous rank: #5

Last week: defeated North County, 38-14

Next game: vs. Severna Park, Sept. 15

6. MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH (2-1)

Previous rank: #6

Last week: defeated Good Counsel, 26-14

Next game: vs. St. Joseph (Canada), Sept. 16

7. HOWARD (2-0)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: defeated Marriotts Ridge, 29-10

Next game: at Mount Hebron, Sept. 15

8. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (2-1)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: lost to Henry A. Wise, 15-13

Next game: vs. Riverdale Baptist School, Sept. 15

9. OLD MILL (1-1)

Previous rank: #9

Last week: defeated then-No. 10 Annapolis, 35-8

Next game: vs. Meade, Sept. 15

10. LONG REACH (2-0)

Previous rank: #13

Last week: defeated Hammond, 23-0

Next game: vs. Wilde Lake, Sept. 15

11. MERVO (2-0)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: defeated William Penn (DE), 36-26

Next game: vs. Poly, Sept. 15

12. RIVER HILL (2-0)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: defeated Oakland Mills, 38-34

Next game: at Wilde Lake, Sept. 22

13. MEADE (2-0)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated then-No. 11 Arundel, 47-26

Next game: at No. 9 Old Mill, Sept. 15

14. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (1-1)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: defeated Woodlawn, 46-14

Next game: vs. Randallstown, Sept. 15

15. ARUNDEL (1-1)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: lost to Meade, 47-26

Next game: vs. South River, Sept. 15

16. DUNBAR (1-1)

Previous rank: #17

Last week: defeated Potomac, 16-13

Next game: at City College, Sept. 15

17. GLENELG (1-1)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: defeated Mount Hebron, 24-0

Next game: vs. Marriotts Ridge, Sept. 15

18. WESTMINSTER (2-0)

Previous rank: #19

Last week: defeated South Hagerstown, 43-14

Next game: at Linganore, Sept. 15

19. HAVRE DE GRACE (2-0)

Previous rank: #20

Last week: defeated Joppatowne, 40-0

Next game: at Perryville, Sept. 15

20. ELKTON (2-0)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated Northeast, 32-14

Next game: at Rising Sun, Sept. 15