(9-4-17) It was a week of ‘close calls’ for some of the top teams in the SSN National Public HS Football Rankings.

The current top 3 ranked teams squeaked out five point wins, including #1 Grayson who hung on to beat McEachern 12-7.

Last week’s #3 Centennial lost to IMG Academy, a nationally recruited power, 40-20. The Huskies remain in the Top 10, but drop all the way to the bottom of the list.

Two new schools enter the Top 10, they replace East St. Louis and Liberty, who both lost on Friday night.

Cartersville enters at #8, led by the top QB in the US, Trevor Lawrence. The Purple Hurricanes handled Calhoun County 58-6. Lawrence only played into the 2nd quarter and left the game with a 51-0 lead. The win was the 33rd consecutive win in a row.

The other new school to enter the rankings is #9 Sheridan, who beat Cheyenne Central 37-7.

SSN National Public HS Football Rankings Week 2 – 9-4-17

  1. (1)-Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) (2-0) beat McEachern 12-7
  2. (2)-DeSoto (Texas) (1-0) beat Dallas Jesuit 41-36
  3. (4)-Pickerington Central (Ohio) (2-0) beat Indianapolis Cathedral 25-20
  4. (5)-Cocoa (Florida) (2-0) beat Treasure Coast 55-7
  5. (7)-Kahuku (Hawaii) (4-0) beat ‘Aiea 51-7
  6. (8)-Wake Forest (N.C.) (3-0) – beat Middle Creek 56-16
  7. (9)-Miami Northwestern (2-0) beat Miami Columbus 24-7
  8. (NR)-Cartersville (Ga) (2-0) beat Calhoun County 58-6- win 33 wins in a row
  9. (NR)-Sheridan (Wyoming) (1-0) beat Cheyenne Central 37-7
  10. (3)-*Centennial (Corona, California) (1-1) Lost 40-20 to IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

Drops out

  • *6-East St. Louis (Illinois) (1-1) lost to Evangel Christian Academy 14-6
  • *10-Liberty (Henderson, Nev.) (1-1) lost to American Heritage (Fla) 31-0