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Buzz Bissinger

Who's No. 1 — in high school?

Who's No. 1 — in high school?

We live in a culture that demands all things be rated and ranked, especially our sports teams. At the end of the season, somebody has to earn the right to raise one of those garish foam fingers and shout, "We're Number One." That seems to count for a lot.

If you doubt this, consider the latest news from college football. It was recently announced that — at long last — a group of college presidents had approved a college football playoff system. Starting in 2014, there will be an undisputed champion of college football every year. This brings the certainty and order that we crave as fans. It also will bring untold riches to the 11 big-time college football conferences (and...