State Poll – 2014 Final
Douglass-PG put together one of the most dominating team performances ever — 12 running-clock wins in 14 games — and the Prince George’s County school was rewarded with a first-ever state No. 1 finish.
Douglass-PG outpointed Northwest 6-5 in first-place votes, but placed well ahead in points. McDonogh collected the other first-place vote, and finished No. 3, just ahead of No. 4 Franklin and No. 5 DeMatha.
The voting among the Top 5 was the closest 1-5 finish ever, as voters basically agreed on the top teams but were wildly different in final placement. While Douglass had six first-place votes, the team was voted as low as No. 7 on one ballot. The same was true for many of the top teams, with ranging rankings from 1-5.
Douglass-PG will finish No. 1 in The Washington Post Top 20, while McDonogh tops the final Baltimore Sun and VarsitySportsNetwork polls.
Douglass-PG’s No. 1 finish brings about the following interesting tidbits:
* Douglass is the sixth team to hold No. 1 during the 2014 season, marking the most since six teams took turns at the top in 1993;
* Douglass is the first Prince George’s County public school to hold the No. 1 ranking since Friendly in Week 8 of 2007;
* Douglass is the first Prince George’s County public school to finish the year at No. 1;
* Douglass is the first public school to finish No. 1 since Linganore in 2009.
|Maryland High School Football Media State Poll|
|Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 — FINAL
|FREDERICK, Md. — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 25th 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 rank. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.
||286||4||2A state champion|
||Northwest (5)||13-1||272||10||4A state champion|
||7-3||271||5||MIAA A co-champion|
||260||6||MIAA A co-champion|
||Franklin||13-1||256||11||3A state champion|
||222||3||3A state runner-up|
||11-1||204||1||3A region runner-up|
||10-2||183||9||4A region runner-up|
||176||14||1A state champion|
||Mount St. Joseph||8-3||156||16||MIAA A fourth|
||154||15||MIAA B champion|
||142||NR||4A state runner-up|
||Broadneck||10-1||122||8||4A region semifinalist|
||Howard||12-1||110||20||4A state semifinalist|
||7-4||96||24||MIAA A fourth|
||St. Mary’s Ryken||7-2
||10-2||79||19||4A region runner-up|
||Thomas Stone||11-2||49||NR||3A state semifinalist|
||North Point||9-2||43||25||4A region semifinalist|
||Potomac||10-2||26||21||3A region runner-up|
||Bel Air||10-2||18||NR||3A region runner-up|
||Urbana||8-3||12||18||3A region semifinalist|
Others Receiving Votes: DuVal (9-4, 9 points), St. Frances (5-6, 9), Eleanor Roosevelt (10-1, 8), Glenelg (9-4, 4), Seneca Valley (8-2, 4), Milford Mill (10-2, 3), Wise (8-3, 3), Clarksburg (7-4, 2), South Carroll (9-4, 1).