FINAL Medium/Small School Ranks ’21

Charles Williams (left) runs for yardage for medium schools ranked Marin Catholic. At right is the celebration at small schools ranked Argonaut of Jackson after it won CIF D6-AA state crown. Photos: Willie Eashman & FrontRowPreps.com.


Previously announced No. 1 teams were Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista for medium & Menlo School of Atherton for small. D2-A state champion Scripps Ranch of San Diego & D6AA state champion Argonaut of Jackson both jump up in each at the end as well. We jumped an 11-5 team up there for medium and have a 6-4 team going up in small. Stay tuned for the final five-division state rankings (format that has been done for 30-plus years).

FOR THE FINAL TOP 50 TEAMS IN THE STATE OVERALL, CLICK HERE.

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WHY WE DO THESE RANKINGS:
It’s just too easy to forget about a lot of these teams (especially small schools) as they are placed in competitive equity playoffs with computer rankings as the only method many CIF sections are utilizing for seeding teams. These are teams we’ve followed for 20, 30 or 40 years or longer and now many of them have to face much larger schools that are third or fourth place in their leagues. Competitive equity has its benefits, too. This is just a way to put a continuing spotlight on schools that used to have an easier path at winning section and therefore state titles.
We also annually produce all-state teams for medium and small schools and by looking at teams in this fashion during the season it’s much easier to pick their players later on.
Note: Rankings after all games played in 2021 season. Previous rankings in parentheses.
*Forfeit wins/losses not included.

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