Compiled by Dallas Jackson (email)
Senior Analyst for RivalsHigh.com.
The RivalsHigh100 is compiled with the help of the Rivals.com network of high school site publishers, recruiting analysts and AMP team, as well as the input of coaches and other media partners around the country.
For the first time in the 2013 high school football season the seven polls taken into account for the Media Compilation Top 25 have found commonality as all have cast votes for the current top 10.
The next nine teams in the poll received votes from at least six of the polls before the bottom programs continue to vary in votes.
Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington maintained the top spot although it has the lowest point total for the No. 1 program since Week 2 as the Freeman Computer moved the team down to No. 5 in its poll. It is the third consecutive week that Washington was moved down in the computer.
The rest of the Top 10 remained relatively similar.
Allen (Texas) High was not voted lower than third in any poll and stayed at No. 2;
Miami (Fla.) Central continued its placement at third overall and was voted as low as No. 7 by both MaxPreps Xcellent 25 and the Freeman Computer;
DeSoto (Texas) High remained at No. 4 nationally as its lowest vote-caster was the USAToday Super 25 which placed the Eagles ninth;
Bellflower (Cali.) St. John Bosco continued to be fifth in the nation with the Scout Top 50 placing it lowest at No. 7;
Concord (Cali.) De La Salle remained No. 6 in the compilation with the RivalsHigh100 being its lowest evaluator as the Spartans were No. 10 this week;
Montvale (N.J.) St. Joe’s Regional kept its place secured in as the seventh ranked team but had the most disparity of the teams as it was ranked in the top 10 by most every poll save for the StudentSports Fab50 which had the top New Jersey team at No. 20;
Gardena (Cali.) Serra made the greatest jump this week as it went from No. 13 to No. 8 largely based on gaining the votes from a boost in the MaxPreps XCellent 25 but it is still being held back by a No. 18 ranking from the StudentSports Fab50;
The Scout Top 50 gave the lowest ranking of Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe at No. 21 but the program was overall at No. 9;
Rounding out the collective group of programs was Rock Hill (S.C.) Northwestern which holds a one point lead over Hoover (Ala.) High and Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee for the last spot. Northwestern would be behind the group of Hoover was a unanimous choice but holds the lead over Manatee and Bellevue which also have votes from all polls. The lowest evaluation for Northwestern is the StudentSports Fab 50 which has the program at No. 22.
The programs receiving votes have been slowly turning over at the bottom as many polls are coming closer to a consensus.
The RivalsHigh100 was the lone poll to rank Norcross (Ga.) High and Houston (Texas) North Shore; Prep Nation placed Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic at the bottom of its poll; Scout Top 50 made room to return River Ridge (La.) John Curtis; the USA Today Super 25 was the lone poll to be impressed by South Jordan (Utah) Bingham; and MaxPreps Xcellent 25 brought back Pearland (Texas) High and Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman.
The Freeman Computer model was the most different from the human as it was the lone vote caster for multiple teams as it placed Mission Viejo (Cali.) High at No. 9 overall, Coppell (Texas) High just behind it at No. 12; Paramus (N.J.) Catholic remained at No. 18 despite losing again this weekend; Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha was at No. 20; Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller was still in its top 25 at No. 23 after losing this weekend; and it differed on two other Texas teams being the lone voter for both Southlake Carroll (Texas) High and Smithson Valley (Texas) High.
With that a look at the Media Compilation Top 25:
* - indicates a tie in points; broken by raw number of polls which votes were received.
Booker T. Washington
St. John Bosco
De La Salle
St. Thomas Aquinas
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES (in numerical order of votes): Brother Rice (60); Punahou (47); St. Edward (45); Blue Springs (36); Edna Karr (34); Mission Viejo (32); Coppell (29); Paramus Catholic (23); Pearland (23); DeMatha (21); Norcross (18); Moeller (18); North Shore (17); Southlake Carroll (17); Bingham (17); John Curtis (17); Smithson Valley (16); Bishop Gorman (16); and Pittsburgh Central Catholic (16).
DROPPED OUT: Previously ranked No. 17 Suwannee (Ga.) North Gwinnett and No. 25 Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller.