Not much changed near the top of this week’s Maryland High School Football Media State Poll with DeMatha remaining No. 1 followed by No. 2 Gilman, which had the weekend off before heading into MIAA A Conference competition. Quince Orchard remained No. 3 and Eastern Christian stayed at No. 4.
Two local undefeated teams, however, climbed in the Top 10. Old Mill moved up from No. 6 to No. 5 and McDonogh jumped from eighth to sixth.
River Hill remained at No. 9, with No. 15 Meade up a spot, No. 17 Arundel up two spots and No. 18 Dunbar and No. 19 St. Paul’s, up three spots each. Archbishop Curley moved from No. 24 to 22nd.
Two notable teams dropped out of the Top 25 -- last year’s MIAA A Conference runner-up Calvert Hall and defending Class 4A state champion Wise. The Cardinals (2-4) fell from No. 18 and Wise (2-2) dropped from No. 13 after losses this weekend to St. Frances (32-20) and Bowie (34-7), respectively.
St. Frances did not crack the Top 25 but received votes as did Calvert Hall, Howard and Glenelg.
The Top 10
1. DeMatha (5-1)
2. Gilman (2-2)
3. Quince Orchard (4-0)
4 Eastern Christian (4-1)
5. Old Mill (4-0)
6. McDonogh (6-0)
7. Good Counsel (3-3)
8. Middletown (4-0)
9. River Hill (4-0)
10. Suitland (4-0)
To see the entire poll, click here.