2018 High School Team Rankings

National Team Race Convoluted After MyHOUSE

Something just had to give.

There was too much talent (and parity among the teams) for anyone to escape cleanly from the awesome field at the MyHOUSE Duals hosted by Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA, last weekend.

What ensued was a mishmash of results:

• Blair (NJ) beat St. Edward (Ohio). 

• Bergen (NJ) beat Seminary and St. Eds and lost to Montini (IL).

• Montini beat then-#1 Bergen and Eds but lost to Sem.

• Seminary beat Montini and Eds but lost to Bergen.

It creates a mess, but one that, given past high school team ranking conundrums, is relatively easy to clean up.

Blair is the only team in the country with a single blemish. The Bucs lost to Bergen at Who's #1 Duals, but they also beat Bergen at Beast of the East (by 51 points.).

Bergen goes next, but a justification is required on why the Crusaders aren't #1 and why they aren't behind Montini, which beat them. So why not #1? Bergen has two losses, whereas Blair has one. The Crusaders lost to Blair at the Beast and Montini in a dual. How razor close were they to #1? One match. If BC wins one more match vs. Montini, the Crusaders are national champions.

Why aren't they behind Montini?

Montini has to go behind Wyoming Seminary, which Montini lost to at both Ironman and in a dual. That's the deciding factor to me — two losses, two formats, same teams.

Hate mail goes here ---> willie@flosports.tv

RankSchoolStateLastLast WeekThis Week
1Blair AcademyNJ2Beat St. Eds, 32-20MAPL Tournament
2Bergen CatholicNJ1Beat Seminary & Eds, Lost to Montinivs. St. Joes, Don Bosco, DePaul
3Wyoming SeminaryPA4Beat Montini & Eds, Lost to BergenPope John, #14 Delbarton
4MontiniIL3Beat Bergen, Lost to SeminaryRegionals
5GrahamOH5Beat Richmond 60-12State Dual Semifinals
6BuchananCA6Beat #20 Clovis, 48-9Clovis East, Mission San Jose Tourney
7Lake Highland PrepFL7Won Flagler TournamentIppolito Tournament
8PowayCA9Won Midcalsvs. Del Norte
9St. EdwardOH8Lost to Blair, Bergen & SemState Dual Semifinals
10Detroit CCMI10Beat #13 La Salle 50-13Catholic League Tourney
11TuttleOK11Midcals Runners Up@ Harrah, @ Plainview
12Bethlehem CatholicPA12Beat Nazareth 47-12Distric Duals
13La SalleOH13Lost to #10 DCC 13-50State Dual Semifinals
14DelbartonNJ14Morris County Tournamentvs. #4 Wyoming Seminary
15Malvern PrepPA15Beat Episcopal AcademyGermantown, Interboro
16ChoctawOK164X4 Tournament@ Edmond North
17AllenTX17OFF@ #24 Broken Arrow
18SelmaCA18Midcals 8th (Partial Team)@ Exeter
19GilroyCA19Midcals 3rd@ Salinas
20ClovisCA20Lost to Clovis 9-48@ Clovis North, @ Mission SJ Tourney
21BrownsburgIN21Won SectionalsRegionals
22OakdaleCA22Midcals 9th (Partial Team)
23St. John BoscoCA23Beat Servite, Mater Dei@ Marina
24Broken ArrowOK24Beat Bixbyvs. #17 Allen
25Oak ParkIL25OFFRegionals