2019 Md. Media State Poll (Week 8)
With one week left in the Maryland public school regular season, teams are still jockeying for playoff spots.
But the public schools listed below have secured their spots and are looking at multiple home games.
The new playoff format this year features eight teams in each region advancing to postseason play. The first two regional rounds set up what will be the new state quarterfinals, providing a bit more excitement for the stretch run.
The 13 public schools in this week’s Top 25, led by Quince Orchard at No. 4, all have secured home playoff games for at least the first two rounds of postseason action, and in most cases, the first three rounds.
Now on with the Top 25 …
|Maryland High School Football Media State Poll|
|Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 — WEEK 8
|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)
||8-1||300||1||vs. Clarkson North (Canada)|
||DeMatha||6-2||275||4||vs. St. John’s (D.C.)|
||Quince Orchard||8-0||261||5||vs. Walter Johnson|
||Good Counsel||6-3||254||3||vs. Bishop McNamara|
||Mount St. Joseph||7-2||240||6||vs. No. 11 Spalding|
||230||8||vs. Oxon Hill|
||Calvert Hall||7-2||214||9||vs. Avalon School|
||Damascus||6-2||186||12||vs. Montgomery Blair|
||Absp. Spalding||5-4||172||10||vs. No. 6 Mount St. Joseph|
||St. Mary’s Ryken||6-3||134||16||vs. Paul VI (Va.)|
||National Christian||7-2||118||13||vs. St. Edward (Ohio)|
||Huntingtown||8-0||98||18||vs. Great Mills|
||Elkton||8-0||86||19||vs. Harford Tech|
||Georgetown Prep||6-2||77||20||vs. St. Stephen’s/SA (Va.)|
||Mervo||8-0||48||22||vs. Digital Harbor|
||South River||8-0||38||24||vs. North County|
||North Caroline||8-0||30||23||vs. Col. Richardson|
||Paint Branch||7-1||12||25||vs. John F. Kennedy|
Others Receiving Votes: Fort Hill (7-1, 4 points), Harford Tech (8-0, 4),St. Vincent Pallotti (8-1, 3), Landon (5-2, 2), Dunbar (7-1, 1), Potomac (7-1, 1).