2022 Preseason Small Schools Top 25 high school football rankings


Florida’s Chaminade-Madonna starts 2022 on top of the Senior high school Football America Small Schools Top 25, powered by NFL Play Football. The Lions, who have won 4 state titles in the last 5 years, are placed No. 1 in the preseason nationwide rankings that are produced with HSFA’s exclusive algorithm.

C-M is a small institution that plays a big-time timetable. In 2015, the Lions won the Little Schools’ national championship by beating 7 groups ranked in the HSFA 200 national positions, including two state champs from other states. The Lions beat Georgia 6A champ Buford in mid-September as well as Arizona 6A champ Highland in the GEICO State Champions Dish Series prior to the holidays.

Chaminade-Madonna is just one of three Florida groups in the Preseason Top 25. Right behind the 3A champs is protecting 2A champ Trinity Christian Academy of Jacksonville at No. 2. Protecting 1A champ Madison County opens up the year at No. 16.

Pennsylvania has the most teams in the Tiny Schools Preseason Top 25.

Blazing a trail from the Keystone State is safeguarding 4A champ Aliquippa at No. 5. The Quips are known for producing NFL ability like Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka as well as cornerback Ty Regulation. Aliquippa alum Darrelle Revis will certainly be qualified for the Hall of Fame in 2023.

Two-time Pennsylvania AAA champ Central Valley is ranked No. 8. The group curriculum vitae beat for both titles, Wyomissing, is placed No. 11.

Five-time protecting Pennsylvania state champ Southern Columbia begins 2022 at No. 14. The Tigers won 3 straight High School Football America Small Schools national titles from 2019 via 2021.

Six-time safeguarding Tennessee state champ Alcoa is ranked No. 3 in the Preseason Top 25.

Two-time safeguarding Texas state champ Shiner is the highest-ranked team from the Lone Celebrity State at No. 4.

In all, fourteen states are represented in the preseason rankings.

High School Football America Small Schools Preseason Top 25

Rank/Schools/State2021 Record2021 Ranking
No. 1 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) (12-1)1
No. 2 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)(12-1)4
No. 3 Alcoa (Tennessee)(14-1)3
No. 4 Shiner (Texas)(16-0)11
No. 5 Aliquippa (Pennsylvania)(13-1)12
No. 6 McClymonds (California)(12-1)14
No. 7 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (Georgia)(7-7)NR
No. 8 Central Valley (Pennsylvania)(15-0)10
No. 9 Joliet Catholic (Illinois)(14-0)8
No. 10 Trinity Christian (Sharpsburg, Georgia)(14-0)19
No. 11 Wyomissing (Pennsylvania)(15-1)15
No. 12 Kirtland (Ohio)(14-1)NR
No. 13 Brooks County (Georgia)(12-2)21
No. 14 Southern Columbia (Pennsylvania)(15-1)17
No. 15 Lafayette Christian Academy (Louisiana)(10-2)7
No. 16 Madison County (Florida)(11-3)18
No. 17 Tarboro (North Carolina)(14-1)NR
No. 18 Marion Local (Ohio)(16-0)20
No. 19 Lorena (Texas)(14-2)23
No. 20 Riverheads (Virginia)(14-0)24
No. 21 Gray Collegiate Academy (South Carolina)(14-1)13
No. 22 St. Joseph (Hammonton, New Jersey)(9-3)NR
No. 23 Franklin (Texas)(16-0)16
No. 24 Bay Springs (Mississippi)(12-1)NR
No. 25 Abbeville (South Carolina)(12-1) NR