2022 Md. Media State Poll (Final)

The playoffs did very little to alter the state’s top-ranked teams.

In fact, the top 21 teams in the previous ranking finished in the Top 21 spots with a few slight adjustments. There were only four newcomers in the final ranking, which came three weeks after the previous ranking. Those four newcomers all occupy spots 22, 23, 24 and 25.

Once again, St. Frances finishes as the unanimous No. 1 team. The Baltimore powerhouse has finished No. 1 in the past five seasons and has held the No. 1 spot every week since Week 5 of 2017. [There was no 2020 poll due to the pandemic.] 

The first notable change over previous rankings, Archbishop Spalding moves into the No. 2 slot following an MIAA A Conference title-winning season. Like St. Frances and No. 3 DeMatha, Spalding’s only loss was to an out-of-state program.

All six of Maryland’s public school state champions made the Top 25, led by Quince Orchard, which finished No. 4 following a second straight 4A state title. This marks the second straight year that Quince Orchard has finished No. 1 among Maryland’s public school programs.

The other MPSSAA state champs finished with the following ranking: 2A/1A Dunbar at No. 8, 2A Milford Mill at No. 9, 3A Damascus at No. 10, 1A Fort Hill at No. 17 and 4A/3A North Point at 23.

Now on with the final the Top 25 …

Maryland High School Football Media State Poll
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2022 — FINAL 
FREDERICK, Md. — The Maryland High School Football Media State Poll, in its 32nd 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
Accomplishment
1.
St. Frances (10)
8-1 250 1 Independent, nationally ranked
2.
Archbishop Spalding 11-1 240 3 MIAA A champion
3.
DeMatha 10-2 230 2 WCAC runner-up
4. Quince Orchard 14-0 220 4 Class 4A state champion
5.
Good Counsel 8-3 210 5 WCAC semifinalist
6.
Flowers 13-1 200 6 Class 4A state runner-up
7.
Wise 11-2 188 7 Class 4A state semifinalist
8.
Dunbar 13-0 176 8 Class 2A/1A state champion
9.
Milford Mill 14-0 167 9 Class 2A state champion
10.
Damascus 12-1 159 14 Class 3A state champion
11.
Rock Creek Christian 6-3 146 12 Independent
12.
Calvert Hall 7-6 133 10 MIAA A runner-up
13.
Mount St. Joseph 7-4 132 11 MIAA A semifinalist
14.
St. Mary’s-AA 12-0 127 13 MIAA B champion
15.
Broadneck 10-2 109 15 Class 4A state semifinalist
16.
Georgetown Prep 8-2 98 16 IAC champion
17.
Fort Hill 13-1 90 19 Class 1A state champion
18.
Mountain Ridge 12-1 79 18 Class 1A state runner-up
19.
Oakdale 11-3 68 20 Class 3A state runner-up
20.
Frederick 10-1 55 21 Class 3A regional semifinalist
21.
Concordia Prep 9-3 54 17 MIAA B runner-up
22.
Patuxent 11-3 34 NR Class 2A/1A runner-up
23.
North Point 11-3 31 NR Class 4A/3A state champion
24.
Arundel 10-3 20 NR Class 4A/3A state runner-up
25.
Kent Island 12-2 15 NR Class 2A state runner-up

Others Receiving Votes: Urbana (11-2, 5 points), Atholton (10-1, 4), Calvert (10-3, 4 points), Stephen Decatur (10-3, 3), Potomac (9-2, 2), St. Charles (9-4, 1).

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