2018 Md. Media State Poll (Week 1)
The private schools are clustered at and near the top of the rankings, and this is the week of truth.
No. 3 DeMatha takes on perennial 3A challenger and No. 21 Franklin, and No. 20 Calvert Hall gets a shot at three-time defending 4A champ Wise.
A private school sweep will reinforce the ranking of so many private schools. However, a public school sweep would restore the image and return the rankings in the MPSSAA’s favor.
All teams in the preseason Top 25 either played and won or had games postponed due to the rain. In any case, it meant little change — only a flip at No. 25 with Lackey joining the group at North Point’s expense.
See who else made the media Top 25 …
|Maryland High School Football Media State Poll|
|Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 — WEEK 1
|FREDERICK, Md. — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 29th 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 ranking. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.
||St. Frances (12)
||0-0||300||1||vs. Christ the King (N.Y.)|
||283||2||vs. No. 8 Mt. St. Joseph|
||DeMatha||1-1||273||3||vs. No. 21 Franklin|
||263||4||at No. 20 Calvert Hall|
||Absp. Spalding||0-0||239||6||vs. Benedictine (Va.)|
||Quince Orchard||1-0||223||7||vs. Blair|
||Mount St. Joseph||2-0||216||8||at No. 2 Good Counsel|
||Bullis||1-0||203||9||vs. Fork Union (Va).|
||Northwest||1-0||183||10||at Walter Johnson|
||Landon||1-0||172||11||vs. St. Mary’s-AA|
||McDonogh||1-0||147||14||at Berks Catholic (Pa.)|
||Georgetown Prep||0-0||132||15||vs. Gilman|
||Broadneck||1-0||102||17||vs. North County|
||Milford Mill||1-0||90||18||vs. Woodlawn|
||Westminster||1-0||83||19||at South Hagerstown|
||20||vs. No. 4 Wise|
||Franklin||1-0||51||21||at No. 3 DeMatha|
||Flowers||0-0||47||22||at Bel Air|
||Paint Branch||1-0||39||23||vs. R. Montgomery|
||Fort Hill||0-0||27||24||vs. Morgantown (W.Va.)|
Others Receiving Votes: St. Mary’s Ryken (1-1, 10 points), Montgomery Blair (1-0, 8), Avalon School (1-0, 7), North Point (1-0, 7), National Christian (1-0, 4), Eleanor Roosevelt (0-0, 3), Walkersville (1-0, 3).