2019 Md. Media State Poll (Week 1)

There’s only one new team in the Top 25 this week, and it should be a bit of an eye-opener.

After upsetting former No. 8 Georgetown Prep, Loyola checks into the Top 25 at No. 16 — one spot ahead of Georgetown Prep.

For Loyola, it’s been quite a journey back to the Top 25. This longtime MIAA (formerly MSA) program recently dropped MIAA A competition out after becoming non-competitive. Now, following a one-sided win over Gilman and a victory over a Top 10 program, Loyola is back in the Top 25 for the first time since Week 6 of 2011.

Elsewhere, the rankings were largely unchanged. St. Frances remains the state No. 1 and gets a crack to become a national No. 1 with a showdown this week with Mater Dei (Calif.).

Now on with the Top 25 …

Maryland High School Football Media State Poll
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 — WEEK 1
FREDERICK, Md. — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 30th 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 year’s final ranking. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.
Rk.
Name
Record
Points
LW
This Week
1.
St. Frances (12)
3-0 300 1 vs. Mater Dei (Calif.)
2.
DeMatha 1-1 288 2 vs. Avalon School
3.
Good Counsel 3-0 276 4 at St. John Bosco (Calif.)
4.
Calvert Hall 3-0 264 5 vs. Riverdale Baptist
5.
Absp. Spalding 2-0 251 6 vs. No. 14 Bullis
6.
Mount St. Joseph 2-1 238 3 idle
7.
Quince Orchard 1-0 231 7 vs. No. 13 Damascus
8.
Franklin 1-0 216 9 vs. No. 15 McDonogh
9.
Northwest 1-0 203 10 vs. Paint Branch
10.
Wise 1-0
190 12 vs. Laurel
11.
National Christian 3-0 179 14 idle
12.
North Point 1-0 158 16 vs. Westlake
13.
Damascus 0-1 151 11 vs. No. 7 Quince Orchard
14.
Bullis 1-0 145 15 vs. No. 5 Spalding
15.
McDonogh 2-0 134 17 vs. No. 8 Franklin
16.
Loyola 2-0 113 NR vs. Dulaney
17.
Georgetown Prep 1-1 105 8 vs. Gonzaga (D.C.)
18.
Milford Mill 1-0 98 19 vs. Hereford
19.
Oakdale 1-0 85 21 vs. Frederick
20.
Mervo 1-0 69 25 vs. Poly
21.
Linganore 1-0 62 23 vs. Westminster
22.
Landon 0-1 45 13 vs. Dunbar (D.C.)
23.
St. Mary’s Ryken 0-2 37 18 vs. Bishop McNamara
24.
Elkton 1-0 26 24 vs. Edgewood
25.
Dunbar 0-1 14 20 vs. Digital Harbor

Others Receiving Votes: Douglass-PG (1-0, 6 points), Potomac (1-0, 6), Broadneck (0-1, 4), North Caroline (1-0, 4), Dundalk (1-0, 1), Flowers (1-0, 1).

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