2017 Md. Media State Poll (Final)
The final state poll for the 2017 was delayed for one simple reason … the season didn’t end until Dec. 23.
On that night, on national TV, Maryland’s No. 1 team St. Frances throttled Bingham (Utah) 41-3 in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series. That result helped St. Frances put the finishing touches on a 13-0 season and a unanimous No. 1 finish in the Maryland Media State Poll, ahead of two juggernaut public school powers.
Wise finishes No. 2, followed by Damascus at No. 3, Walkersville at No. 4 and Good Counsel at No. 5.
|Maryland High School Football Media State Poll|
|Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 — FINAL
|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)
||13-0||300||1||MIAA A champion|
||288||2||4A state champion|
||Damascus||14-0||276||3||2A state champion|
||263||4||2A region runner-up|
||Georgetown Prep||8-2||201||24||IAC co-champion|
||Bullis||8-2||199||8||IAC third place|
||Quince Orchard||12-2||196||9||4A state runner-up|
||St. Mary’s Ryken||9-1||163||10||Independent school|
||Oakdale||9-2||158||14||2A region semifinalist|
||North Point||12-1||137||6||4A state semifinalist|
||Linganore||12-2||132||NR||3A state champion|
||Dunbar||12-1||117||NR||1A state champion|
||Fort Hill||12-2||101||13||1A state runner-up|
||Broadneck||11-1||100||11||4A region runner-up|
||Howard||12-1||93||12||4A state semifinalist|
||Calvert Hall||7-5||82||15||MIAA semifinalist|
||Mount St. Joseph||6-4||71||18||MIAA non-playoff|
||Archbishop Spalding||5-4||66||20||MIAA non-playoff|
||Milford Mill||12-2||39||NR||3A state runner-up|
||E. Roosevelt||9-3||36||NR||4A region runner-up|
||Flowers||10-1||29||16||4A region semifinalist|
Others Receiving Votes: Gilman (5-7, 25 points), Northwest (9-3, 20), Westminster (10-2, 13), Gwynn Park (11-2, 6), North Caroline (10-1, 2).