2019 Md. Media State Poll (Week 3)

The ONLY losses by Top 10 teams in Maryland are either to Good Counsel or teams from CALIFORNIA!

Who would have believed that 30 years ago when the State Poll was formed? In 1990, Good Counsel was a non-factor on the state level and the thought of a Maryland team playing a California program was simply crazy.

My, how the landscape has changed. Teams such as Cambridge-S.D., Fort Hill, Seneca Valley were Top 10 fixtures back in the day, and a long road-trip might have been Westminster playing Old Mill.

Now, the state poll is dominated by private schools, and the private schools are traveling like college teams.

This week alone, Maryland Top 10 teams posted wins over programs from Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. This year, state-ranked Maryland schools — including a public school — have wins over programs from Florida, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

A crazy stat — Maryland teams are 5-0 in games against Florida teams!

Didn’t see that coming in 1990 when the first state poll was released.

Now on with the Top 25 …

Maryland High School Football Media State Poll
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 — WEEK 3
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 week’s ranking. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.
Rk.
Name
Record
Points
LW
This Week
1.
St. Frances (12)
4-1 300 1 vs. St. Joseph (N.J.)
2.
DeMatha 3-1 287 2 vs. Life Christian (Va.)
3.
Calvert Hall 4-0 271 3 vs. No. 6 Mt. St. Joseph
4.
Good Counsel 3-1 267 4 vs. Friendship Collegiate (D.C.)
5.
Absp. Spalding 3-1 248 5 vs. Malvern Prep (Pa.) 
6.
Mount St. Joseph 3-1 240 6 vs. No. 3 Calvert Hall
7.
Quince Orchard 3-0 228 7 vs. Churchill
8.
McDonogh 4-0 216 9 vs. Green Street Academy
9.
Northwest 3-0 207 8 vs. R. Montgomery
10.
Wise 3-0
193 10 vs. Bowie
11.
National Christian 4-0 181 11 vs. Estern (D.C.)
12.
Franklin 2-1 158 13 vs. No. 20 Milford Mill
13.
Damascus 1-2 142 15 vs. Einstein
14.
Loyola 4-0 141 14 vs. Wyoming Seminary (Pa.)
15.
Oakdale 3-0 118 17 vs. No. 16 Linganore
16.
Linganore 3-0 117 18 vs. No. 15 Oakdale
17.
Bullis 1-2 95 16 vs. St. James
18.
St. Mary’s Ryken 2-2 87 22 vs. VB Catholic (Va.)
19.
Huntingtown 3-0 78 NR vs. Calvert
20.
Milford Mill 3-0 73 19 vs. No. 12 Franklin
21.
Mervo 3-0 66 20 vs. City College
22.
Georgetown Prep 1-2 50 21 vs. Riverdale Baptist
23.
North Point 2-1 42 12 vs. Chopticon
24.
Elkton 3-0 29 24 vs. Havre de Grace
25.
Landon 1-1 24 23 vs. Woodberry Forest (Va.)

Others Receiving Votes: Fort Hill (3-0, 11 points), Douglass-PG (3-0, 10), Dunbar (2-1, 7), South River (3-0, 5), North Caroline (3-0, 3), Northern Calvert (3-0, 3), Paint Branch (2-1, 3).

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