It's the second straight year that Allen finished at the top of our poll. Last year, the Eagles shared the crown with John Curtis (Louisiana).
This year it looked liked the crown would be split again with Allen, #2 St. John Bosco (California) and #3 Booker T. Washington finishing within a whisker of each other in our rankings that are based on a formula - not on opinion. There are 12 factors that go into our rankings.
How close were the top three teams? Check-out the table below that looks at several of our formula factors:
|Opp. Overall Win Pct.||Opp. Playoff Win Pct.||Margin of Victory||Win vs. State Champs||Wins vs. Opp. with 10+ victories||Wins vs. Opp. with sub .500 record|
|St. John Bosco||70%||77%||30.7||0||8||2|
|Booker T. Washington||64%||71%||31.5||3||6||3|
1. (1) Allen (Texas)
Overall Record: 16-0
6. (NR) Archbishop Moeller (Ohio)
8. (11) Northwestern (South Carolina)
9. (6) De La Salle (California)
11. (9) St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey)
15. (17) Mallard Creek (North Carolina)
19. (NR) Chaminade (California)
22. (3) Katy (Texas)