Thompson tops Alabama’s 2022 preseason high school football rankings
Top 10 Preseason High School Football America Alabama Top 10 Place, Powered By NFL play football, is owned by three-time defending champion 7A Thompson. The Warriors are also highly ranked nationally, as of 2022 ranked 17th in the nation.
Thompson, one of eight Alabama teams in our Top 300, will play one of the toughest schedules in the country. In addition to its tough Region 3 schedule that includes No. 3 Hewitt-Trussville and No. 4 Hoover, the Warriors will face two highly ranked out-of-state opponents.
Head coach Mark Freeman is taking his team to the Atlanta area next week to take on Buford, ranked No. 3 in our national rankings. Like Thompson, the Wolves have won three straight Georgia State titles.
A week later, the Warriors will face Tennessee State champion Lipscomb Academy, coached by former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer. The Mustangs are ranked 29th nationally in our preseason rankings.
Central (Phenix City), the team Thompson beat in last year’s 7A state championship game, trails Thompson at No. 2.
Central will also play a tough schedule that includes national powerhouse IMG Academy (Florida), ranked No. 7 in the nation. The Red Devils open against No. 3 Hewitt Trussville in an out-of-region game. They also have a non-regional contest against the #10 Opelika.
In Region 2 play, Central, ranked No. 38 in the nation, plays No. 6 Auburn.
Below you will find the Top 10 created with our proprietary algorithm.
High School Football America Alabama Top 10
|Crew||Record 2021||National Ranking 2022|
|No. 2 Central (Phenix City)||(13-1)||36|
|No. 3 Hewitt-Trussville||(9-3)||81|
|Vacuum No. 4||(12-1)||83|
|No. 5 Clay-Chalkville||(15-0)||90|
|No. 6 Auburn||(10-3)||149|
|No. 7 Hueytown||(13-2)||293|
|No. 8 Gardendale||(10-3)||300|
|Mountain Stream No. 9||(12-2)||Inside the Top 1000|
|No. 10 Opelika||(9-4)||Inside the Top 1000|
Editor’s Note: High School Football America National, Regional, and Nationwide Rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.
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In addition to the eight Top 300 teams, 24 other Alabama teams received honorable mention in our national rankings that place them between No. 301 and No. 1000.
Below are these teams:
Alabama teams in HSFA 1000
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