The Nation:

States that started 9/1: Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Texas.

There are 5 national polls that are widely used to rank teams throughout the nation, and they are: MaxPreps, USAToday, High school Football America, Prepnation, and CalPreps (Freeman). There have been/are many other sites that do rankings but these are the most credible.

The #1 team from each poll as of 9/5 is as follows: MaxPreps, Mater Dei (CA), USAToday, Mater Dei (CA), High School Football America, Mater Dei (CA), Prepnation, Mater Dei (CA), and Calpreps, IMG Academy (FL).

This is a link to a spreadsheet showing a compilation of all the 5 major rankings. 217 HSFB Polls - Google Sheets

Games on TV for week 2: Friday, September 8, St. Frances Academy (MD) vs. IMG Academy (FL.) 7 p.m. on ESPNU. Miami Central (FL.) vs. Bishop Gorman (NV)10 p.m. on ESPNU

Kentucky vs. the Nation:

In the week of 9/1, Kentucky played 11 out of state games. Due to Hurricane Harvey, many of this week’s games were moved to either Thursday or Saturday. 5 games were played on Thursday, 2 on Friday, and 4 on Saturday. Out of the 11 games, Kentucky won 4. Kentucky didn’t fare as well this week as well as last week, where we won 8 out of 18. Overall Kentucky is 25 out of 45 (56%). Below are the results of each game.

Gallatin County (KY) 24 Finneytown (OH) 7

Hurricane (WV) 17 Paintsville (KY) 13

Ridgeview (VA) 34 Shelby Valley (KY) 6

South Point (OH) 20 Boyd County (KY) 12

Washington (WV) 14 Ashland Blazer (KY) 7

Lexington Christian (KY) 41 Lincoln (IN) 21

Walker (VA) 13 Harlan (KY) 8

Frankfort (KY) 47 North College Hill (OH) 0

Ironton (OH) 35 Russell (KY) 7

Milford (OH) 49 Dixie Heights (KY) 0

Trinity (KY) 38 Archbishop Moeller (OH) 30

In the week of 9/8 Kentucky will play 11 out of state games again. As many avid high school football fans know, out of state games are key to becoming “nationally relevant”. Whether the teams/school sees it that way, the fans will always look towards other states and wonder how our top 10 would complete with another state’s top 10. These games are what fans look toward for reasoning. Let’s see if we can get some more wins this week and improve our record! Good luck to all of our teams and to no injuries!