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High school football rankings: Every team that has appeared in the final MaxPreps Top 25 since 2008

High school football rankings: Every team that has appeared in the final MaxPreps Top 25 since 2008

MaxPreps crowned its first high school football national champion in 2008 after St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) capped a 15-0 season by crushing Lakeland 56-7 in Florida’s Class 5A state championship game. Since that time, over 150 schools in 30 states have etched their place in history by earning a spot in the final MaxPreps Top 25 rankings. See the complete list below.

Storied De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) leads the way when it comes to MaxPreps Top 25 finishes, notching 10 in 13 years including No. 3 finishes in 2010, 2014 and 2015. The Spartans were ranked in the top 10 in seven seasons.

De La Salle is joined St. Thomas Aquinas, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), Centennial (Corona, Calif.) and Central (Miami, Fla.) as the only teams with eight or more MaxPreps Top 25 finishes.

Florida leads the way with the most different schools represented on the list with 19 apiece. Texas and California are not far behind with 18 and 17, respectively. Georgia (11) and Ohio (10) are the only other states with double digits.

MaxPreps Top 25 finishes 2008-20

Alabama
Clay-Chalkville (Pinson) – 2014 (8)
Daphne – 2010 (14)
Hoover – 2009 (8), 2012 (12), 2013 (11), 2016 (23)
Prattville – 2008 (9), 2011 (22)
Spanish Fort – 2015 (23)
Thompson (Alabaster) – 2019 (24), 2020 (6)

Arizona
Chandler – 2014 (16), 2016 (17), 2017 (11), 2018 (15), 2019 (10), 2020 (5)
Hamilton (Chandler) – 2009 (23), 2010 (21)
Mountain Pointe (Phoenix) – 2013 (6)
Saguaro (Scottsdale) – 2016 (13)

California
Bellarmine College Prep (San Jose) – 2008 (20)
Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) – 2016 (22)
Centennial (Corona) – 2008 (6), 2010 (24), 2012 (17), 2014 (18), 2015 (5), 2016 (15), 2017 (12), 2018 (14)
De La Salle (Concord) – 2008 (19), 2010 (3), 2011 (10), 2012 (4), 2013 (8), 2014 (3), 2015 (3), 2017 (25), 2018 (9), 2019 (12)
Edison (Huntington Beach) – 2009 (16)
Folsom – 2010 (7), 2014 (4), 2017 (18), 2018 (17)
Grant (Sacramento) – 2008 (14)
Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) – 2008 (15)
Mater Dei (Santa Ana) – 2016 (9), 2017 (1), 2018 (2), 2019 (2)
Mission Viejo – 2015 (20)
Narbonne (Harbor City) – 2012 (24)
Palo Alto – 2010 (19)
Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita) – 2011 (23)
Servite (Anaheim) – 2009 (4), 2010 (7)
St. Bonaventure (Ventura) – 2008 (22)
St. John Bosco (Bellflower) – 2013 (3), 2014 (19), 2015 (6), 2016 (5), 2017 (8), 2018 (3), 2019 (1)
Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita) – 2008 (23)

Colorado
Mullen (Denver) – 2009 (20), 2010 (16)

District of Columbia
Gonzaga – 2018 (23)
St. John’s – 2017 (14), 2018 (13)

Florida
American Heritage (Plantation) – 2013 (21), 2016 (10), 2017 (4), 2020 (21)
Armwood (Seffner) – 2011 (3)
Booker T. Washington (Miami) – 2012 (13), 2013 (1), 2014 (5)
Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) – 2018 (22), 2020 (22)
Carol City (Miami) – 2018 (12)
Central (Miami) – 2010 (9), 2011 (17), 2012 (23), 2013 (4), 2014 (11), 2015 (25), 2018 (20), 2020 (18)
Cocoa – 2009 (25), 2016 (21)
Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens) – 2009 (5), 2013 (16)
IMG Academy (Bradenton) – 2015 (7), 2016 (3), 2017 (2), 2018 (5), 2019 (8), 2020 (1)
Jefferson (Tampa) – 2010 (18)
Lakeland – 2018 (18)
Manatee (Bradenton) – 2011 (11)
Norland (Miami) – 2011 (16)
Northwestern (Miami) – 2019 (22)
Plant (Tampa) – 2009 (9), 2011 (9)
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) – 2008 (1), 2010 (2), 2012 (20), 2014 (11), 2015 (15), 2016 (6), 2019 (3), 2020 (14)
Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) – 2015 (14)
University (Fort Lauderdale) – 2012 (10)
Venice – 2017 (23)

Georgia
Buford – 2014 (13)
Camden County (Kingsland) – 2008 (10), 2009 (21)
Colquitt County (Norman Park) – 2014 (6), 2015 (2), 2018 (25)
Grayson (Loganville) – 2011 (4), 2016 (4), 2020 (2)
Lowndes (Valdosta) – 2019 (13)
Marietta – 2019 (7)
Milton – 2018 (19)
Norcross – 2012 (3), 2013 (24)
North Gwinnett (Suwanee) – 2017 (24)
Rome – 2017 (22)
Roswell – 2015 (22), 2016 (11)

Hawaii
St. Louis (Honolulu) – 2017 (15), 2018 (7), 2019 (14)

Illinois
Loyola Academy (Wilmette) – 2015 (18)
Maine South (Park Ridge) – 2008 (21), 2009 (15)
Wheaton-Warrenville South (Wheaton) – 2010 (12)

Indiana
Ben Davis (Indianapolis) – 2017 (6)
Carmel – 2011 (15)
Cathedral (Indianapolis) – 2020 (19)
Center Grove (Greenwood) – 2008 (13), 2015 (19), 2020 (12)
Warren Central (Indianapolis) – 2018 (10)

Kansas
Hutchinson – 2009 (19)

Kentucky
Covington Catholic (Park Hills) – 2019 (25)
Highlands (Fort Thomas) – 2009 (18)
Male (Louisville) – 2015 (13)
Trinity (Louisville) – 2008 (17), 2011 (2), 2012 (18), 2016 (16), 2017 (9), 2020 (10)

Louisiana
Acadiana (Lafayette) – 2010 (15)
Archbishop Rummel (Metairie) – 2019 (19)
Destrehan – 2008 (18)
East Jefferson (Metairie) – 2013 (23)
John Curtis Christian (River Ridge) – 2012 (1)
St. Thomas More (Lafayette) – 2020 (24)
University Lab (Baton Rouge) – 2018 (21)
West Monroe – 2009 (11)

Maryland
DeMatha (Hyattsville) – 2015 (16), 2016 (8)
Gilman (Baltimore) – 2015 (17)
Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney) – 2009 (14), 2011 (5), 2012 (19), 2019 (18)
St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) – 2017 (5), 2018 (6), 2019 (5)

Michigan
Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills) – 2013 (19)
Cass Tech (Detroit) – 2016 (14)
Muskegon – 2008 (4)

Mississippi
Olive Branch – 2011 (21)
South Panola (Batesville) – 2009 (10), 2010 (1), 2014 (7)

Missouri
Blue Springs – 2013 (18)

Nevada
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) – 2010 (25), 2011 (12), 2012 (15), 2013 (17), 2014 (2), 2015 (4), 2016 (1), 2017 (13)

New Jersey
Bergen Catholic (Oradell) – 2017 (21)
Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey) – 2009 (1), 2010 (6), 2011 (1)
St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) – 2013 (12)
St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City) – 2014 (10), 2019 (23)

North Carolina
Butler (Matthews) – 2009 (3), 2010 (17), 2012 (9)
Mallard Creek (Charlotte) – 2013 (13)
Page (Greensboro) – 2011 (18)

Ohio
Archbishop Hoban (Akron) – 2018 (16), 2020 (11)
Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) – 2012 (12), 2013 (10)
Elder (Cincinnati) – 2008 (11)
Hilliard Davidson (Hilliard) – 2009 (7)
La Salle (Cincinnati) – 2014 (21)
Mentor – 2019 (21)
Pickerington Central (Pickerington) – 2017 (20), 2019 (11)
St. Edward (Lakewood) – 2010 (4), 2014 (17), 2015 (8), 2018 (24)
St. Ignatius (Cleveland) – 2008 (2), 2011 (19)
St. Xavier (Cincinnati) – 2016 (24), 2020 (20)

Oklahoma
Bixby – 2020 (25)
Jenks – 2013 (14), 2015 (24)
Union (Tulsa) – 2009 (12), 2010 (23)

Oregon
Lake Oswego – 2011 (24)

Pennsylvania
Archbishop Wood (Warminster) – 2011 (13)
La Salle College (Wyndmoor) – 2009 (24)
North Allegheny (Wexford) – 2012 (7)
Pine-Richland (Gibsonia) – 2017 (10)
St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia) – 2016 (12), 2018 (11), 2019 (16), 2020 (4)

South Carolina
Byrnes (Duncan) – 2008 (8)
Dorman (Roebuck) – 2009 (13)
Dutch Fork (Irmo) – 2019 (9), 2020 (13)
Goose Creek – 2012 (14)
Northwestern (Rock Hill) – 2010 (8), 2013 (5)
South Pointe (Rock Hill) – 2008 (3), 2016 (20), 2017 (7)

Tennessee
Ensworth (Nashville) – 2012 (11)
Maryville – 2011 (8), 2014 (22)
Memphis University (Memphis) – 2008 (25), 2009 (6)
Oakland (Murfreesboro) – 2020 (23)
Whitehaven (Memphis) – 2012 (22)

Texas
Abilene – 2009 (2)
Aledo – 2010 (22), 2013 (22), 2016 (25)
Allen – 2008 (5), 2012 (5), 2013 (2), 2014 (1), 2015 (12), 2017 (3), 2018 (8)
Cedar Hill – 2013 (15), 2014 (9)
Dekaney (Houston) – 2011 (20)
DeSoto – 2012 (8), 2013 (7), 2014 (24), 2016 (2)
Duncanville – 2018 (4), 2019 (6), 2020 (16)
Katy – 2012 (2), 2013 (25), 2014 (25), 2015 (1), 2017 (17), 2019 (15), 2020 (17)
Lake Travis (Austin) – 2008 (16), 2009 (17), 2011 (7), 2015 (9), 2016 (7), 2017 (16)
North Shore (Houston) – 2015 (10), 2018 (1), 2019 (4), 2020 (7)
Pearland – 2010 (5)
Ryan (Denton) – 2020 (8)
Skyline (Dallas) – 2011 (25), 2014 (15)
Southlake Carroll (Southlake) – 2011 (6), 2019 (20), 2020 (15)
Steele (Cibolo) – 2012 (16)
Stony Point (Round Rock) – 2010 (20)
Trinity (Euless) – 2008 (24), 2009 (22), 2010 (11)
Westlake (Austin) – 2015 (11), 2020 (3)

Utah
Bingham (South Jordan) – 2010 (13), 2013 (20), 2014 (14), 2016 (19), 2017 (19)
Corner Canyon (Draper) – 2019 (17), 2020 (9)
East (Salt Lake City) – 2016 (18)
Jordan (Sandy) – 2012 (21)

Virginia
Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach) – 2014 (23)
Phoebus (Hampton) – 2008 (7), 2010 (10)

Washington
Bellevue – 2011 (14), 2012 (6), 2013 (9)
Eastside Catholic (Sammamish) – 2014 (20), 2015 (21)
Skyline (Sammamish) – 2008 (12)

MaxPreps National Champions
2020 – IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
2019 – St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
2018 – North Shore (Houston)
2017 – Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
2016 – Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
2015 – Katy (Texas)
2014 – Allen (Texas)
2013 – Booker T. Washington (Miami)
2012 – John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.)
2011 – Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
2010 – South Panola (Batesville, Miss.)
2009 – Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
2008 – St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

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