2014 Maryland High School Football Media State Poll – Week 1

FREDERICK — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 25th year, based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes. LW is last week’s ranking. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

Baltimore-area teams are in bold.

1. DeMatha Catholic (Record: 1-1; Total points – 297; Preseason ranking – No. 1)

Last week: defeated St. Mary’s Ryken, 21-12

Next game: at LaSalle Academy (Pa.), Sept. 12

2. McDonogh School (1-1; 277; No. 2)

Last week: lost to St. Joseph Regional (N.J.), 31-18

Next game: at Elder (Ohio), Sept. 12

3. Good Counsel (2-0; 271; No. 7)

Last week: defeated St. Frances Academy, 9-6

Next game: vs. No. 6 Calvert Hall College, Sept. 12

 

4. Northwest (1-0; 257; No. 6)

Last week: defeated Magruder, 43-0

Next game: at Richard Montgomery, Sept. 12

 

5. Eastern Christian Academy (1-2; 234; No. 5)

 Last week: lost to Desoto (Texas), 54-34

Next game: at Coppell (Texas), Sept. 12

 

6. Calvert Hall College (2-0; 231; No. 25)

Last week: defeated then-No. 4 Franklin, 35-24

Next game: at No. 3 Good Counsel, Sept. 12 

 

7. Linganore (1-0; 218; No. 10)

Last week: defeated South Carroll, 35-6

Next game: vs. Westminster, Sept. 12

 

8. Mount St. Joseph (2-0; 209; not ranked)

Monday: defeated then-No. 8 Bullis School, 20-14

Next game: at Boys’ Latin School, Sept. 13

 

9. Damascus (1-0; 204; No. 11)

Last week: defeated Albert Einstein, 42-0

Next game: vs. Northwood, Sept. 12

 

10. Franklin (0-1; 194; No. 4)

Last week: lost to then-No. 25 Calvert Hall College, 35-24

Next game: vs. New Town, Sept. 12

 

11. Gilman School (0-2; 186; No. 3)

Last week: lost to Paramus Catholic (N.J.), 35-0

Next game: vs. Anacostia (D.C.), Sept. 12

 

12. Arundel (1-0; 178; No. 12)

Last week: defeated Severna Park, 46-0

Next game: vs. Old Mill, Sept. 12

 

13. Douglass-Prince George’s (1-0; 162; No. 15)

Last week: defeated Westlake, 38-0

Next game: vs. Ballou (D.C.), Sept. 13

 

14. Quince Orchard (1-0; 130; No. 19)

Last week: defeated then-No. 24 Clarksburg, 22-19

Next game: vs. Walt Whitman, Sept. 12

 

15. Bullis School (0-1; 109; No. 8)

Monday: lost to Mount St. Joseph, 20-14

Next game: at Archbishop Spalding, Sept. 12

 

16. Fort Hill (1-0; 100; No. 20)

Last week: defeated Chestnut Ridge (Pa.), 33-7

Next game: at Keyser (West Va.), Sept. 12

 

17. Eleanor Roosevelt (1-0; 95; No. 22)

Monday: defeated Gwynn Park, 28-22

Next game: at Suitland, Sept. 13

 

18. Westminster (1-0; 83; not ranked)

Last week: defeated then-No. 9 Middletown, 21-19

Next game: at No. 10 Linganore, Sept. 12

 

19. Potomac (1-0; 73; not ranked)

Last week: defeated then-No. 10 Suitland, 28-0

Next game: at Garinger (N.C.), Sept. 12

 

20. North Point (1-0; 61; not ranked)

Last week: defeated Patuxent, 47-6

Next game: vs. Northern-Calvert, Sept. 12

 

21. Middletown (0-1; 57; No. 9)

Last week: lost to Westminster, 21-19

Next game: vs. Winters Mill, Sept. 12

 

22. Meade (1-0; 45; No. 23)

Last week: defeated Glen Burnie, 47-6

Next game: vs. South River, Sept. 12

 

23. Oakdale (1-0; 36; not ranked)

Last week: defeated Catoctin, 54-2

Next game: vs. South Carroll, Sept. 12

 

24. Bishop McNamara (1-1; 30; 21)

Last week: def. Georgetown Prep, 27-21

Next game: at Liberty Christian (Va.), Sept. 12

 

25. St. Mary’s Ryken (1-1; 33; not ranked)

Last week: lost to No. 1 DeMatha Catholic, 21-12

Next game: vs. Archbishop Carroll (D.C.), Sept. 12

 

Others receiving votes: Archbishop Spalding (2-0; 20); Clarksburg (0-1; 20), Broadneck (1-0; 15); St. Frances Academy (0-2; 15); Urbana (0-1; 12); Henry A. Wise (0-1; 10); Montgomery Blair (1-0; 9); Perry Hall (1-0; 8), Douglass (1-0; 8); Patuxent (0-1, 6); C. Milton Wright (1-0; 6); Suitland (0-1; 5); River Hill (1-0; 4); Old Mill (0-1; 2)