McDonogh and Spalding also crack Top 5; ten area teams rated among the Top 25


FREDERICK — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 28th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes. LY is last year’s final ranking. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

1. DeMatha Catholic (First place votes: 11); Record: 0-1; Total votes: 299; Final 2016 state ranking: 1
2. St. Frances Academy (1), 1-0, 289, 4
3. Henry A. Wise, 0-0, 270, 2
4. McDonogh School, 0-0, 263, 7
5. Archbishop Spalding, 0-0, 252, 8
6. Damascus, 0-0, 240, 3
7. Good Counsel, 0-1, 214, 5
8. Quince Orchard, 0-0, 198, 11
9. Oxon Hill, 0-0, 188, 24
10. Walkersville, 0-0, 173, 9
11. Northwest, 0-0, 163, not ranked
12. Franklin, 0-0, 139, 10
13. Calvert Hall College, 1-0, 133, not ranked
14. Fort Hill, 0-0, 129, 8
15. Georgetown Prep, 0-0, 114, 14
16. Old Mill, 0-0, 101, 20
17. North Point, 0-0, 91, not ranked
18. Sherwood, 0-0, 86, 22
19. Howard, 0-0, 85, 16
20. Bullis School, 0-0, 76, 13
21. Linganore, 0-0, 60, not ranked
22. Seneca Valley, 0-0, 56, not ranked
23. Riverdale Baptist School, 0-0, 45, not ranked
24. Annapolis, 0-0, 38, 15
25. Broadneck, 0-0, 36, not ranked

Others receiving votes: St. Mary’s Ryken (0-0, 30 points), Mount St. Joseph (0-1, 24), Tuscarora (0-0, 20), St. Vincent Pallotti (0-0, 16), Eleanor Roosevelt (0-0, 15), Lackey (0-0, 12), Oakdale (0-0, 12), North Caroline (0-0, 10), Long Reach (0-0, 9), Milford Mill Academy (0-0, 8), Elkton (0-0, 7), Bishop McNamara (0-1, 2), Dunbar (0-0, 1), Gwynn Park (0-0, 1), St. James School (0-0, 1).