2017 Md. Media State Poll (Week 7)
St. Frances remains a unanimous No. 1.
Now, Wise is a unanimous No. 2.
The rest of the Top 10 … not so clear cut.
Good Counsel’s win over DeMatha last week sparked quite a shuffle of teams throughout the Top 20. Also, Fort Hill delivered a dramatic 44-42 win over Melbourne Central Catholic (Fla.) with a last-second field goal to extend its win streak and move up in the Top 10.
After weeks of teams living largely on the transitive results (i.e. if St. Mary’s Ryken beat Mount St. Joseph, which beat Good Counsel, then those teams fall in that order), that was kiked to the curb with Good Counsel’s win. Now, McDonogh, which has a loss to DeMatha, has moved up to No. 4. This week, McDonogh faces Mount St. Joseph. Good Counsel climbs back into the Top 10 at No. 8 and DeMatha right behind at 9. But Good Counsel is now in front of the team to which it lost — Mount St. Joseph.
The good news is the next few week should help clear up ranking order.
If not, well, then there’s the playoffs that will have the final say.
|Maryland High School Football Media State Poll|
|Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 — WEEK 7
|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 (12)
||7-0||300||1||at No. 14 Spalding|
||288||2||vs. E. Roosevelt|
||Damascus||7-0||273||3||at Walter Johnson|
||5||at No. 13 Mount St. Joseph|
||234||8||at Friendship Collegiate (D.C.)|
||North Point||7-0||229||7||vs. Leonardtown|
||5-2||213||13||at Carroll (D.C.)|
||DeMatha||4-3||196||4||at St. John’s (D.C.)|
||Bullis||6-0||191||9||at Episcopal (Va.)|
||Quince Orchard||6-1||188||10||at Wheaton|
||St. Mary’s Ryken||7-1||179||11||at Bishop McNamara|
||Mount St. Joseph||5-2||160||12||vs. No. 5 McDonogh|
||Archbishop Spalding||4-2||137||18||vs. No. 1 St. Frances|
||Northwest||6-1||98||19||at Walt Whitman|
||Oakdale||7-0||96||20||at Thomas Johnson|
||Northern Calvert||7-0||82||21||vs. McDonough|
||North Caroline||7-0||67||22||at J.M. Bennett|
||Georgetown Prep||5-1||49||25||at. Landon|
||River Hill||7-0||12||NR||at Reservoir|
Others Receiving Votes: Franklin (5-2, 11 points), Middletown (6-1, 9), Milford Mill (6-1, 8), Suitland (7-0, 6), Havre de Grace (7-0, 3), Landon (5-1, 3), Eleanor Roosevelt (6-1, 1), Severn School (7-0, 1).