Yet a lot of coaches, athletic directors, parents and (to be fair) players disagree. Almost every year there's a renewed effort to force the hand of the NFHS. In 2011, the nation's two top teams were Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J., and Trinity from Louisville, Ky. How did we know these two — among the 14,279 that play high school football — were the best? Many national high school football polls and rankings (operated by for-profit companies) told us so. And really, who am I to argue with the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings, presented by the Army National Guard? Both teams completed their seasons with unblemished records. Trinity had a winning streak of 25 games; Don Bosco's was on a roll of 46 straight wins.