Maryland Media State Poll (Week 10)

McDonogh moved into the running for No. 1 following a one-sided win over Gilman on Saturday. The Eagles collected a pair of first-place votes this week, ending the unanimous No. 1 run of DeMatha. The Stags, which still outpointed McDonogh for the overall No. 1 spot by a comfortable margin, had 10 first-place votes after six straight weeks of netting all 12 voters. McDonogh is finished at 11-0. DeMatha is 10-1 with one game remaining.

The newcomers to this week’s rankings are Paint Branch, at No. 24, and Fort Hill, at No. 25.

This is the last State Poll update until after the completion of the MPSSAA playoffs. The Final Poll for the 2013 season will be released Tuesday, Dec. 10

Maryland High School Football Media State Poll
Tuesday, Nov. 12 — WEEK 10
FREDERICK, Md. — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 24th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes. LW is last week’s rank. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.
Rk.
Name
Record
Points
LW
This Week
1.
DeMatha (10)
10-1
298
1
vs. St. John’s (D.C.)
2.
McDonogh (2)
11-0
289
4
Season complete
3.
Middletown
10-0
274
5
vs. Poolesville
4.
Old Mill
10-0
252
6
vs. Arundel
5.
Suitland
10-0
241
7
vs. Flowers
6.
Eastern Christian
7-3
237
3
vs. Calvert Hall
7.
Gilman
7-3
233
2
Season complete
8.
Gwynn Park
10-0
216
8
vs. Douglass-PG
9.
Quince Orchard
9-1
192
11
vs. Clarksburg
10.
Linganore
9-1
189
12
vs. South Hagerstown
11.
DuVal
9-1
183
14
vs. Wise
12.
Good Counsel
6-5
180
10
Season complete
13.
Patuxent
10-0
149
16
vs. Hammond
14.
Damascus
9-1
139
15
vs. Urbana
15.
Urbana
8-2
136
9
vs. Damascus
16.
Bullis
9-1
123
17
Season complete
17.
Broadneck
8-2
85
18
vs. Meade
18.
Meade
8-2
79
13
vs. Broadneck
19.
Archbishop Spalding
8-3
74
22 Season complete
20.
Huntingtown
9-1
64
23
vs. Westlake
21.
Arundel
8-2
57
20
vs. Old Mill
22.
Glenelg
9-1
52
21
vs. Reservoir
23.
Northwest
8-2
37
24
vs. Gaithersburg
24.
Paint Branch
9-1
31 NR
vs. Sherwood
25.
Fort Hill
10-0
21
NR
vs. Manchester Valley

Others Receiving Votes:  Gaithersburg (8-2, 14 points), Westminster (7-3, 13), Douglass-PG (8-2, 11), Dunbar (8-2, 6 points), Fallston (10-0, 6), Riverdale Baptist (11-0, 6), St. Paul’s (10-1, 6), River Hill (8-2, 4), Wise (7-3, 2), South Carroll (8-2, 1).

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One response to “Maryland Media State Poll (Week 10)

  1. Agree with Jeff Smith regarding Mcdonogh and would suggest that the voters were relying on an outdated (ridiculous) assumption that Dematha’s Metro conference was stronger than the MIAA conference that McDonogh dominated. Clearly the MIAA-A was the stronger conference in 2013.

    The worst team in the MIAA (Loyola 0-5) beat Metro conference runnerup St Johns. Gilman in the MIAA beat Good Counsel who came within a point in overtime last weekend against Dematha in their playoffs– and of course McDonogh demolished Gilman 37-6. In their only game against a Metro conference team, McDonogh was beating Bishop Oconnell 28-0 at halftime before pulling its starters.

    McDonogh also avoided the beauty contest temptation to run up scores as the mercy rule was in effect in 5 of their games and their starters played in the 4th quarter in only 3. Their starting defense surrendered only 6 touchdowns in 11 games, and the team as a whole averaged nearly 38 points a game vs less than 8 surrendered, had only 6 turnovers all year and rarely punted.

    Its a shame that it cant be settled on the field–so we can have fun speculating–but its hard to understand why McDonogh wouldnt get the edge after so thoroughly dominating a stronger conference–including a Gilman team that features a mammoth front line similar to Dematha’s,

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