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: 7-0, Total votes: 300, Last week’s ranking: 1)

Last week: defeated then-No. 12 Bishop McNamara, 49-12

This week: at Gonzaga College (D.C.), Oct. 15

 

2. Henry A. Wise (6-0, 282, No. 2)

Last week: defeated DuVal, 43-0

This week: vs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Oct. 14

 

3. Damascus (6-0, 269, No. 3)

Last week: defeated Blake, 45-14

This week: vs. Whitman, Oct. 14

 

4. McDonogh School (5-1, 268, No. 4)

Last week: defeated Loyola Blakefield, 49-21

This week: vs. No. 5 St. Frances Academy, Oct. 14

 

5. St. Frances Academy (6-1, 254, No. 5)

Last week: defeated Gilman School, 26-10

This week: at No. 4 McDonogh School, Oct. 14

 

6. Good Counsel (4-2, 241, No. 6)

Last week: defeated Archbishop Carroll (D.C.), 39-6

This week: vs. No. 17 Bishop McNamara, Oct. 14

 

7. Archbishop Spalding (5-1, 229, No. 7)

Last week: defeated then-No. 19 Calvert Hall College, 42-14

This week: vs. No. xx Riverdale Baptist School, Oct. 14

 

8. Mount St. Joseph (5-1, 216, No. 8)

Last week: defeated Silver Oak Academy, 57-0

This week: at Loyola Blakefield, Oct. 14

 

9. Quince Orchard (5-1, 187, No. 9)

Last week: defeated Winston Churchill, 49-0

This week: at No. 25 Northwest, Oct. 14

 

10. Howard (6-0, 183, No. 10)

Last week: defeated Centennial, 35-0

This week: at Hammond, Oct. 14

 

11. Fort Hill (6-0, 174, No. 11)

Last week: defeated Fairmont Heights, 63-13

This week: at South Hagerstown, Oct. 14

 

12. Old Mill (6-0, 170, No. 13)

Last week: defeated North County, 35-0

This week: at Southern, Oct. 14

 

13. Georgetown Prep (4-1, 164, No. 14)

Last week: defeated Benedictine College Prep (VA), 21-13

This week: at St. Albans School (DC), Oct. 15

 

14. Sherwood (6-0, 145, No. 15)

Last week: defeated Northwood, 76-20

This week: at No. 16 Montgomery Blair, Oct. 14

 

15. Walkersville (6-0, 113, No. 17)

Last week: defeated Catoctin, 48-6

This week: at Oakdale, Oct. 14

 

16. Montgomery Blair (6-0, 117, No. 16)

Last week: defeated Springbrook, 36-7

This week: vs. No. 14 Sherwood, Oct. 14

17. Bishop McNamara (3-3, 112, No. 12)

Last week: lost to No. 1 DeMatha Catholic, 47-12

This week: at No. 6 Good Counsel, Oct. 14

 

18. Riverdale Baptist School (5-2, 99, No. 18)

Last week: defeated then-No. 21 Bullis School, 49-18

This week: at No. 7 Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 14

 

19. Eleanor Roosevelt (5-1, 79, No. 20)

Last week: defeated Bowie, 32-6

This week: at No. 2 Henry A. Wise, Oct. 14

 

20. Franklin (4-1, 70, No. 22)

Last week: defeated Milford Mill Academy, 24-20

This week: at Towson, Oct. 15

 

21. Oakdale (6-0, 57, not ranked)

Last week: defeated Linganore, 36-0

This week: vs. No. 15 Walkersville, Oct. 14

 

22. Annapolis (6-0, 53, No. 25)

Last week: defeated Severna Park, 42-35

This week: at Northeast, Oct. 14

 

23. Oxon Hill (6-0, 49, No. 24)

Last week: defeated Charles H. Flowers, 12-7

This week: vs. Largo, Oct. 15


24. Calvert Hall College (4-3, 33, No. 19)

Last week: lost to No. 7 Archbishop Spalding, 42-14

This week: vs. Gilman School, Oct. 14

 

25. Northwest (4-2, 8, not ranked)

Last week: defeated Richard Montgomery, 46-13

This week: vs. No. 9 Quince Orchard, Oct. 14

 

Others receiving votes: Bullis School (3-2, 4 votes); Allegany (6-0, 2); Patuxent (5-1, 2); Milford Mill Academy (5-1, 1); Tuscarora (5-1, 1)