Football Top 20: St. John’s, Good Counsel lead preseason rankings


Final season, St. John’s was the realm’s most dominant highschool soccer program, ending 11-0 with a Washington Catholic Athletic Convention championship. Whereas the Cadets graduated Division I-bound stars, they enter this season with loads of expertise to fill these gaps.

So St. John’s leads The Washington Publish’s preseason rankings. Rounding out the highest three are a pair of WCAC rivals, Good Counsel and DeMatha. These groups additionally return many key contributors from final season and have rosters filled with Division I prospects.

Stone Bridge, the two-time reigning Virginia Class 5 champion, begins this season at No. 4 after final 12 months’s 15-0 marketing campaign. Quince Orchard, which additionally completed final season undefeated en path to the Maryland 4A championship, is No. 5.

Elsewhere within the Top 10, No. 6 Archbishop Spalding, No. 7 Rock Creek Christian and No. 8 Gonzaga will probably be among the many space’s high non-public colleges. No. 9 Sensible and No. 10 C.H. Flowers, in the meantime, will compete for Prince George’s County supremacy.

The rest of the Top 20 options a number of groups that made deep postseason runs final season: No. 11 Archbishop Carroll (D.C. State Athletic Affiliation Class AA champion), No. 13 Madison (Virginia Class 6 runner-up), No. 14 Broad Run (Virginia Class 4 runner-up), No. 15 Northern (Maryland 3A champion), No. 18 St. Mary’s Ryken (WCAC Metro division champion) and No. 19 Theodore Roosevelt (D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Affiliation champion).

All information are from final season.

The Cadets are the favourite to defend their WCAC crown behind 15 gamers with a number of Division I provides.

Subsequent: Saturday vs. Chaminade-Madonna (Fla.), 8 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)

The Falcons return a number of key contributors from final 12 months’s WCAC runner-up squad.

Subsequent: Friday vs. St. Joseph Regional (N.J.), 7 p.m.

Ohio State commit Jason Moore headlines a talent-laden roster poised to contend within the WCAC.

Subsequent: Friday at Cardinal Gibbons (Fla.), 7 p.m.

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The 2-time reigning Class 5 champion once more must be considered one of Virginia’s high groups.

Subsequent: Friday at Madison, 7 p.m.

The Cougars return essential gamers from final 12 months’s dominant Maryland 4A championship squad.

Subsequent: Sept. 2 at Whitman, 6:30 p.m.

6. Archbishop Spalding (10-1)

The Cavaliers will contend within the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Affiliation A Convention after ending the common season undefeated final 12 months.

Subsequent: Friday at Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), 7 p.m.

7. Rock Creek Christian (7-1)

The Eagles will search extended success after a powerful inaugural season.

Subsequent: Friday at Dillard (Fla.), 7 p.m.

The Eagles will purpose for a turnaround season after ending 1-4 in WCAC Capital division play final 12 months.

Subsequent: Friday vs. Archbishop Carroll, 6:30 p.m.

The Prince George’s County powerhouse once more must be a high Maryland 4A contender.

Subsequent: Sept. 2 at North Level, 7 p.m.

The Jaguars have the items for a breakthrough season in Prince George’s County and Maryland 4A.

Subsequent: Sept. 2 vs. DuVal, 7 p.m.

11. Archbishop Carroll (13-1)

The realm’s top-ranked recruit, Nyckoles Harbor, will assist the Lions be a high contender within the WCAC Metro division.

Subsequent: Friday at Gonzaga, 6:30 p.m.

The perennial Class 6 contender may very well be considered one of Virginia’s high groups.

Subsequent: Friday vs. Woodbridge, 7 p.m.

Regardless of dropping key contributors from final 12 months’s Virginia Class 6 runner-up squad, the Warhawks will contend in Fairfax County.

Subsequent: Friday vs. Stone Bridge, 7 p.m.

Final 12 months’s Virginia Class 4 runner-up can have stability up entrance behind Penn State commit Alex Birchmeier.

Subsequent: Friday vs. Briar Woods, 7 p.m.

The Patriots hope for fulfillment with their run-and-shoot offense after successful their first Maryland 3A championship final 12 months.

Subsequent: Sept. 2 at Patuxent, 7 p.m.

After a standout season, the Bobcats may once more be the category of Prince William County and contend in Virginia Class 6.

Subsequent: Friday vs. Potomac (Va.), 7 p.m.

The Jaguars, who misplaced by some extent in final 12 months’s Maryland 4A semifinals, once more must be Quince Orchard’s high Montgomery County competitors.

Subsequent: Sept. 2 at Damascus, 6:30 p.m.

18. St. Mary’s Ryken (6-6)

The Knights have received three consecutive WCAC Metro division titles.

Subsequent: Friday vs. Mount Saint Joseph, 7 p.m.

19. Theodore Roosevelt (11-2)

The Tough Riders are the favorites to defend their DCIAA title behind junior quarterback Khalil Wilkins.

Subsequent: Friday at Indian Valley (Ohio), 7 p.m.

20. Friendship Collegiate (3-7)

After a uncommon inconsistent season, the Knights may regain their standing as considered one of D.C.’s high groups.

Subsequent: Saturday at Bishop McNamara, midday

On the bubble: Centreville, Douglass, Freedom (Woodbridge), Georgetown Prep, Pallotti

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