2017 Md. Media State Poll (Week 5)
It is clear that two teams stand above the rest.
The order of those two, however, fluctuates week to week. In the ongoing musical chairs at No. 1 that has seen every combination of DeMatha and St. Frances at 1-2 — and even tied for No. 1 — settles on St. Frances in the top spot this week.
While DeMatha was idle, St. Frances handed league rival Loyola a 65-0 this past week. St. Frances collected seven first-place votes to nudge DeMatha by two points.
Wise remains No. 3 with McDonogh moving to No. 4 following a win over state-ranked Archbishop Spalding and Damascus at No. 5.
|Maryland High School Football Media State Poll|
|Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 — WEEK 5
|FREDERICK, Md. — 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. LW is last week’s rank. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.
||St. Frances (7)
||5-0||295||1t||vs. No. 4 McDonogh|
||DeMatha (5)||4-1||293||1t||vs. Gonzaga (D.C.)|
||5||at No. 1 St. Frances|
||246||6||vs. Silver Oak|
||North Point||5-0||219||7||at Huntingtown
||Calvert Hall||4-2||198||14||at Gilman|
||St. Mary’s Ryken||6-0||196||9||at No. 11 Bullis|
||192||10||vs. Serra Catholic (Pa.)|
||Bullis||4-0||179||13||vs. No. 9 St. Mary’s Ryken|
||4-1||174||12||vs. St. John’s (D.C.)|
||16||vs. Paint Branch|
||Mount St. Joseph||4-2||147||11||vs. Loyola|
||Howard||5-0||113||18||at Long Reach|
||Broadneck||5-0||110||19||at Old Mill|
||Archbishop Spalding||2-2||85||17||vs. Friendship Collegiate (D.C.)|
||Oakdale||5-0||71||21||vs. No. 21 Linganore|
||Linganore||4-1||59||15||at No. 20 Oakdale|
||Northern Calvert||5-0||56||22||at St. Charles|
||North Caroline||5-0||36||24||at Easton|
||Oxon Hill||4-1||20||25||vs. Potomac|
Others Receiving Votes: Flowers (5-0, 12 points), Paint Branch (5-0, 11), Georgetown Prep (3-1, 8), St. James (5-0, 6), Landon (4-0, 1), Middletown (4-1, 1).