McDonogh, the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champion, is ranked No. 2 behind DeMatha in the preseason Maryland High School Football Media State Poll released Tuesday.

The Eagles, who finished 11-0 last season, received four votes for No. 1 while DeMatha, the defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion, received six votes for No. 1.

DeMatha finished last season ranked No. 1 while the Eagles, who were 11-0, were ranked second.

Gilman, last year's A Conference runner up, is No. 3 followed by Franklin, the defending state Class 3A champion, at No. 4. The Indians received two votes for the top ranking.


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The top three Anne Arundel County teams were also ranked. Arundel is No. 12, Old Mill, No. 18 and Meade, No. 23.

Calvert Hall, which finished 3-9 last season but is expected to contend in the A Conference, is No. 25.

Other local teams receiving votes: St. Frances, River Hill, St. Paul's, Archbishop Spalding, Douglass, Glenelg, Perry Hall and C. Milton Wright.

To see the entire poll, click here.

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