• Lions join Mount St. Joseph and Broadneck in Top 15; St. Frances unanimous No. 1 

MARYLAND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL MEDIA STATE POLL

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.  The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

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

1. St. Frances Academy (12 first-place votes), 6-0, 300, 1

2. Henry A. Wise, 6-0, 281, 3

3. Damascus, 6-0, 267, 5

4. DeMatha Catholic, 4-2, 265, 2

5. McDonogh School, 4-2, 251, 4

6. Walkersville, 6-0, 250, 6

7. North Point, 6-0, 228, 7

8. Fort Hill, 6-0, 212, 10

9. Bullis School, 5-0, 211, 11

10. Quince Orchard, 5-1, 183, 13

11. St. Mary’s Ryken, 6-1, 175, 9

12. Mount St. Joseph, 5-2, 152, 14

13. Good Counsel, 4-2, 138, 12

14. Howard, 6-0, 133, 15

15. Broadneck, 6-0, 130, 16

16. Calvert Hall College, 4-3, 125, 8

17. Franklin, 5-1, 120, 17

18. Archbishop Spalding, 3-2, 100, 179

19. Northwest, 5-1, 85, 18

20. Oakdale, 6-0, 77, 20

21. Northern-Calvert, 6-0, 52, 23

22. North Caroline, 6-0, 52, 24

23. Chopticon, 5-1, 41, 24

24. Charles H. Flowers, 6-0, 29, not ranked

25. Georgetown Prep, 4-1, 21, not ranked

Others receiving votes: Landon School (5-0; 7 points); Middletown (5-1; 6), Suitland (6-0; 4); Gilman School (2-4; 2); Linganore (4-2; 2); River Hill (5-0; 1)