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.
||St. Frances (12)
||4-1||300||1||vs. St. Joseph (N.J.)|
||DeMatha||3-1||287||2||vs. Life Christian (Va.)|
||Calvert Hall||4-0||271||3||vs. No. 6 Mt. St. Joseph|
||Good Counsel||3-1||267||4||vs. Friendship Collegiate (D.C.)|
||Absp. Spalding||3-1||248||5||vs. Malvern Prep (Pa.)|
||Mount St. Joseph||3-1||240||6||vs. No. 3 Calvert Hall|
||Quince Orchard||3-0||228||7||vs. Churchill|
||McDonogh||4-0||216||9||vs. Green Street Academy|
||Northwest||3-0||207||8||vs. R. Montgomery|
||National Christian||4-0||181||11||vs. Estern (D.C.)|
||Franklin||2-1||158||13||vs. No. 20 Milford Mill|
||Loyola||4-0||141||14||vs. Wyoming Seminary (Pa.)|
||Oakdale||3-0||118||17||vs. No. 16 Linganore|
||Linganore||3-0||117||18||vs. No. 15 Oakdale|
||Bullis||1-2||95||16||vs. St. James|
||St. Mary’s Ryken||2-2||87||22||vs. VB Catholic (Va.)|
||Milford Mill||3-0||73||19||vs. No. 12 Franklin|
||Mervo||3-0||66||20||vs. City College|
||Georgetown Prep||1-2||50||21||vs. Riverdale Baptist|
||North Point||2-1||42||12||vs. Chopticon|
||Elkton||3-0||29||24||vs. Havre de Grace|
||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).