(8-29-17) Most of the US has kicked off the high school football season. Week 1 did see some schools drop out of the SSN National Public HS Rankings after suffering losses. Carmel, Salt Lake City East and Cass Tech have all dropped out.

Last weekend in a match-up of #10 Pickerington Central and #3 Cass Tech, Central pulled off the win at home 24-21. This week the Tigers are on the road to play Indianapolis Cathedral who is 0-2 on the season after losses to Louisville St. X 35-28 and Detroit King 38-35.

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Three newcomers this week, Wake Forest, Miami Northwestern and Liberty.  Liberty beat Saguaro (Az) 51-20, this week the Patriots will be tested as they travel to Florida to take on American Heritage.

Grayson hangs on to the #1 spot after starting the season with a 35-26 win over Hoover (Ala). East St. Louis moves up from #9 to #6 after a win over Chicago suburb school Providence 40-28. This week they are set to host Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, LA).

SSN National Public HS Football Rankings-WEEK 1

  1. (1) Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) (1-0)
  2. (2) DeSoto (Texas) (0-0)
  3. (4) Centennial (Corona, California) (1-0)
  4. (10) Pickerington Central (Ohio) (1-0)
  5. (5) Cocoa (Florida) (1-0)
  6. (9) East St. Louis (Illinois) (1-0)
  7. (8) Kahuku (Hawaii) (3-0)
  8. (NR) Wake Forest (N.C.) (2-0)
  9. (NR) Miami Northwestern (1-0)
  10. (NR) Liberty (Henderson, Nev.) (1-0)

() – previous week rankings

Dropped out (from Preseason rankings)

  • Carmel (Indiana)
  • Salt Lake City East
  • Cass Tech (Mich)

Texas Footballthoughts and prayers go out to all of those in Texas that have felt the wrath of Hurricane Harvey:

Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Rockport-Fulton suspend seasons

Rockport-FultonHead Coach Jay Seibert:

“People say athletics is not important and right now it’s not in the big picture but it’s very important for our kids to get back to normalcy, to what’s normal to them. I went up the football field and there were a couple of players looking around. We plan on the next two weeks to do everything we can to get the team together before that two weeks is over.”