Maryland High School Football Media State Poll

FREDERICK — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 27th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

Baltimore-area teams in bold.

1. DeMatha Catholic (Record: 6-0, Total votes: 300, Last week’s ranking: 1)

Last week: defeated St. John’s College (DC), 14-13

This week: vs. No. 12 Bishop McNamara at Prince George’s Sports Complex, Oct. 7

 

2. Henry A. Wise (5-0, 281, No. 2)

Last week: defeated Charles H. Flowers, 35-0

This week: at DuVal, Oct. 8

 

3. Damascus (5-0, 273, No. 3)

Last week: defeated Wheaton, 49-0

This week: vs. Blake, Oct. 7

 

4. McDonogh School (4-1, 268, No. 4)

Last week: did not play

This week: at Loyola Blakefield, Oct. 7

 

5. St. Frances Academy (5-1, 243, No. 9)

Last week: defeated then-No. 14 Calvert Hall College, 14-0

This week: at Gilman School, Oct. 7

 

6. Good Counsel (3-2, 238, No. 5)

Last week: lost to Bishop Sullivan Catholic (VA), 25-13

This week: at Archbishop Carroll (DC), Oct. 8

 

7. Archbishop Spalding (4-1, 229, No. 6)

Last week: defeated Loyola Blakefield, 63-24

This week: vs. No. 19 Calvert Hall College, Oct. 7

 

8. Mount St. Joseph (4-1, 211, No. 8)

Last week: defeated Gilman School, 34-20

This week: vs. Silver Oak Academy, Oct. 8

 

9. Quince Orchard (4-1, 193, No. 7)

Last week: defeated Gaithersburg, 45-7

This week: vs. Winston Churchill, Oct. 7

 

10. Howard (5-0, 184, No. 10)

Last week: defeated Oakland Mills, 40-8

This week: vs. Centennial, Oct. 7

 

11. Fort Hill (5-0, 178, No. 11)

Last week: defeated Capital Christian Academy, 63-0

This week: vs. Fairmont Heights, Oct. 7

 

12. Bishop McNamara (3-3, 174, No. 12)

Last week: defeated Archbishop Carroll (DC), 27-0

This week: vs. No. 1 DeMatha Catholic at Prince George’s Sports Complex, Oct. 7

 

13. Old Mill (5-0, 150, No. 15)

Last week: defeated Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, 49-13

This week: at North County, Oct. 7

 

14. Georgetown Prep (3-1, 145, No. 21)

Last week: defeated then-No. 13 Riverdale Baptist School, 34-9

This week: at Benedictine College Prep (VA), Oct. 8

 

15. Sherwood (5-0, 120, No. 22)

Last week: defeated then-No. 18 Northwest, 38-13

This week: vs. Northwood, Oct. 7

 

16. Montgomery Blair (5-0, 115, No. 17)

Last week: defeated Paint Branch, 28-21

This week: at Springbrook, Oct. 7

 

17. Walkersville (5-0, 113, No. 20)

Last week: defeated Linganore, 27-0

This week: vs. Catoctin, Oct. 7

 

18. Riverdale Baptist School (4-2, 154, No. 13)

Last week: lost to then-No. 21 Georgetown Prep, 34-9

This week: vs. No. 21 Bullis School, Oct. 7

 

19. Calvert Hall College (4-2, 149, No. 14)

Last week: lost to then-No. 9 St. Frances Academy, 14-0

This week: at No. 6 Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 7

 

20. Eleanor Roosevelt (4-1, 109, No. 16)

Last week: defeated Bladensburg, 55-20

This week: vs. Bowie, Oct. 8

 

21. Bullis School (3-1, 54, No. 23)

Last week: did not play

This week: at No. 18 Riverdale Baptist School, Oct. 7

 

22. Franklin (3-1, 48, No. 24)

Last week: defeated Kenwood, 35-0

This week: vs. Milford Mill Academy, Oct. 7

 

23. Tuscarora (5-0, 31, No. 25)

Last week: defeated Archbishop Curley, 26-23

This week: at South Hagerstown, Oct. 7

 

24. Oxon Hill (5-0, 33, not ranked)

Last week: defeated Surrattsville, 43-0

This week: at Charles H. Flowers, Oct. 8

 

25. Annapolis (5-0, 23, not ranked)

Last week: defeated Arundel, 46-22

This week: at Severna Park, Oct. 7

 

Others receiving votes: Oakdale (5-0, 20 votes); Northwest (3-2, 7), Patuxent (4-1, 3); Seneca Valley (4-1, 2), Calvert (5-0, 1)