Final 2013 Enoch Office/VSN Football Top 20 poll
1. McDonogh School (Final record: 11-0)
Season review: The Eagles won their first outright MIAA A Conference championship and 7th overall in the MIAA era (three A and four B titles). The Owings Mills school, which outscored its opponents, 398-85 (210-47 in A play) posted its first undefeated season since 2000.
2. Gilman School (7-3)
Season review: The Greyhounds fell short of a third straight MIAA A crown, losing to McDonogh School in the regular season finale. Gilman’s other losses came against Paramus Catholic, which won a second straight New Jersey non-public Group IV state title, and Florida’s Manatee (reached Class 8A state regional semifinals).
3. Archbishop Spalding (8-3)
Season review: The Cavaliers finished third behind McDonogh School and Gilman School in the MIAA A Conference. The Anne Arundel County school’s other loss came against IAC champion Bullis School.
4. Franklin (12-2)
Season review: The Indians claimed their first state championship, defeating Frederick County’s Linganore, 20-7, for the Class 3A crown Thursday at M&T Bank Stadium. Franklin is the first team from Baltimore County to win a state title since 2009 (Eastern Tech).
5. Meade (10-3)
Season review: The Anne Arundel County school advanced to the Class 4A state semifinals for the second straight year. The Mustangs defeated VSN Top 20 teams Arundel and Broadneck (twice).
6. Perry Hall (10-2)
Season review: The Gators reached the Class 4A North Region finals, losing in overtime to Paint Branch from Montgomery County. Perry Hall, which defeated eventual Class 3A state champ Franklin during the regular season, won the Baltimore County Division I title.
7. Arundel (9-3)
Season review: The Wildcats lost to Meade in the Class 4A East Region finals. Arundel defeated the Mustangs in week 10 to qualify for its 11th straight postseason and upset previously undefeated Old Mill in the East semifinals.
8. Old Mill (10-1)
Season review: The Patriots’ bid for a third Class 4A state title in five seasons ended with a loss to Arundel in the East Region semifinals. The Millersville school won its second Anne Arundel County title in three seasons.
9. St. Paul’s School (9-1)
Season review: The Crusaders captured their second straight MIAA B Conference championship. The Brooklandville school defeated VSN Top 20 squad Archbishop Curley twice, including the finals, and eventual Baltimore County Division II champion Hereford.
10. River Hill (10-3)
Season review: The Hawks were denied a third straight Class 3A state title, falling to Linganore in the state semifinals. It was seventh state semifinal appearance in the last nine seasons for the Clarksville school.
11. Broadneck (8-3)
Season review: The Bruins lost eventual state 4A semifinalist Meade in the East Region semifinals. The Anne Arundel County school lost twice to the Mustangs and lost to Anne Arundel league champ Old Mill.
12. Archbishop Curley (9-2)
Season review: The Friars reached the MIAA B Conference finals, losing to defending champ St. Paul’s School. The Baltimore City school lost twice to St. Paul’s by a total of 12 points.
13. Glenelg (9-2)
Season review: The Gladiators lost in the Class 3A East Region semifinals to Reservoir. Glenelg won the Howard County championship.
14. Howard (8-3)
Season review: The Lions fell in the Class 4A North Region semifinals to Perry Hall. The Ellicott City school defeated eventual Class 3A state semifinalist River Hill during the regular season.
15. Douglass (13-1)
Season review: The Ducks reached their first state finals, losing to western Maryland’s Fort Hill, 25-0, in the Class 1A title game at M&T Bank Stadium Saturday. The west Baltimore school, which won the Baltimore City Division II crown, was the fourth city program (Dunbar, Edmondson and Poly) to play in a state championship game.
16. Patterson (9-4)
Season review: The Clippers advanced to their first state semifinals since 2004, falling to Patuxent in the Class 2A semifinals. The Baltimore City school ended Dunbar’s run of region titles at 10 with victory in the North Region finals.
17. Fallston (11-1)
Season review: The Cougars advanced to the Class 2A East Region finals where they lost to Kent Island. The Cougars won the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference Chesapeake title.
18. Dunbar (9-3)
Season review: The Poets failed to advance to the state semifinals for the first time since 2002. The east Baltimore school won the Baltimore City Division I crown for the 7th time in eight seasons.
19. Reservoir (8-4)
Season review: The Gators advanced to Class 3A East Region playoffs for the second straight year, losing to then-defending state champ River Hill in the finals. The Fulton school defeated Howard County league champ Glenelg in the opening round for its first postseason victory.
20. Westminster (7-4)
Season review: The Owls lost to eventual Class 3A state champ Franklin in the North Region semifinals. The Carroll County champions reached the postseason after a 0-3 start, including losses to eventual 2A state champ Middletown and eventual 3A state finalist Linganore.