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December 4, 2012

Good Counsel finishes No. 1 in Maryland

After Week 10, little did we know that the top four was virtually set.

For the first time in the 23-year history of the Maryland Media High School Football State Poll, the teams ranked 1, 2, 3 and 4 after Week 10 all ended up winning championships and holding those same positions in the final ranking of the season.

WCAC champ Good Counsel collected every first-place vote to finish out a second straight state No. 1 ranking. MIAA A champ Gilman gathered every second-place vote en route to a No. 2 finish. The swing result was Good Counsel's 20-19 overtime win over Gilman early in the season.

Class 4A champ Wise ended at No. 3, followed by Class 3A champ River Hill at No. 4. DeMatha, which gave Good Counsel a run for the WCAC crown, ended up fifth, followed by Middletown, Calvert Hall, Quince Orchard, Westminster and Huntingtown.

The main reason why the top four from past Week 10 rankings have never all gone on to win championships and hold that order is due largely to matchups. Historically, the top four has been comprised of multiple teams from either the WCAC, MIAA, Class 4A or Class 3A -- guaranteeing that some team would lose. Such was not the case in 2012 with four teams from different leagues and classes.

Maryland Media High School Football State Poll

Maryland Media High School
Football State Poll

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 -- FINAL POLL

Compiled by Sheldon Shealer.
The poll is based on a state-wide voting of sports reporters.

Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes. LW is last year's final ranking.


Rk.

School

Record

Points

LW

Last Week's Result 2012 Accomplishment

1.

Good Counsel (12)

11-1

300

1

did not play WCAC champion

2.

Gilman

9-2

288

2

did not play MIAA A champion

3.

Wise

14-0

274

3

def. Quince Orchard, 12-7 Class 4A state champion

4.

River Hill

14-0

259

4

def. Huntingtown, 18-14 Class 3A state champion

5.

DeMatha

9-3

248

7

did not play WCAC runner-up

6.

Middletown

14-0

241

11

def. Douglass-PG, 30-12 Class 2A state champion

7.

Calvert Hall

9-3

226

8

did not play MIAA A runner-up

8.

Quince Orchard

12-2

221

10

lost to Wise, 12-7 Class 4A state runner-up

9.

Westminster

12-1

206

12

did not play Class 4A state semifinalist

10.

Huntingtown

12-2

185

16

lost to River Hill, 18-14 Class 3A state runner-up

11.

St. Paul's

11-0

162

17

did not play MIAA B champion

12.

Dunbar

13-1

151

15

def. New Town, 39-0 Class 1A state champion

13.

Walkersville

10-2

149

14

did not play Class 2A region runner-up

14.

Urbana

9-4

141

20

did not play Class 3A state semifinalist

15.

Damascus

10-1

117

5

did not play Class 3A region semifinalist

16.

Seneca Valley

10-2

104

9

did not play Class 3A region runner-up

17.

Douglass-PG

12-2

103

NR

lost to Middletown, 30-12 Class 2A state runner-up

18.

Milford Mill

11-2

96

NR

did not play Class 3A state semifinalist

19.

Franklin

10-2

81

13

did not play Class 3A region runner-up

20.

Meade

10-3

77

NR

did not play Class 4A state semifinalist

21.

Arundel

10-1

70

6

did not play Class 4A region semifinalist

22.

Atholton

10-2

60

NR

did not play Class 3A region runner-up

23.

Gwynn Park

10-2

32

24

did not play Class 2A region runner-up

24.

Old Mill

9-3

28

NR

did not play Class 4A region runner-up

25.

Suitland

10-2

21

22

did not play Class 4A region runner-up


OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Northwestern-PG (9-1*, 20 points), Patuxent (8-3, 11), South River (8-3, 7), Edmondson (11-2, 4), Sherwood (8-3, 4), McDonough (9-2, 4), North Point (7-3, 3), Westlake (8-3, 2), St. Frances Academy (10-0, 2), Frederick (7-3, 1), New Town (11-3, 1), Perryville (12-1, 1).

* - Record reflects onfield results



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