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Final HIGHSCORE Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings - HIGHSCORE
Final MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings
For the second time in three seasons, the Ironmen of Don Bosco Prep are national champions.

The New Jersey powerhouse finishes the season ranked No. 1 in the Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.

With victories over Mission Viejo, St. Edward and Florida Class 7A state champion Manatee, Don Bosco Prep handled a national schedule with relative ease in addition to dominating competition in the Garden State.

Trinity finished a close second after romping through its challenging schedule and putting forth what many consider the greatest team in state history.

Armwood, which has victories over No. 9 Plant, No. 12 Bishop Gorman and No. 17 Central, ends the season at No. 3.

See four teams' reasons why they should be No. 1 and State football champions

Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard

1. (1) Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 11-0
Non-Public Group IV champions.
Jared Goldenberg and Don Bosco Prep celebrate a 42-14 over Bergen Catholic to close out an undefeated season.
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Jared Goldenberg and Don Bosco Prep celebrate a 42-14 over Bergen Catholic to close out an undefeated season.
Braylin Presley named 2020 HIGHSCORE Oklahoma High School Football Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Braylin Presley named 2020 MaxPreps Oklahoma High School Football Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school football. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Braylin Presley of Bixby is the 2020 MaxPreps Oklahoma High School Football Player of the Year. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound junior running back piled up 2,767 all-purpose yards and 35 touchdowns to help the Spartans go 11-0 and win the Class 6A state championship.

Presley ran for 1,744 yards and 25 touchdowns, averaging 7.9 yards per carry. He ran for a season high 305 yards and six scores Oct. 2 against Carl Albert and help Bixby bring home the state crown by tallying 218 yards in a 17-14 win over Choctaw.

He was also a major factor in the passing game, making 57 catches for 727 yards and 10 scores. Presley tacked on nearly 300 more yards on returns.

247Sports reports that the Bixby star has already earned 13 college offers, including Baylor, Nebraska and Oklahoma State.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which will be released Jan. 29.
Braylin Presley get into the open against Choctaw in the Class 6A title game.
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Braylin Presley get into the open against Choctaw in the Class 6A title game.
High school baseball: Oklahoma's Roff stakes claim to top of small school rankings - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball: Oklahoma's Roff stakes claim to top of small school rankings
While the high school baseball season still has over a month to go in some parts of the nation, it will be difficult to knock Roff (Okla.) out of the top spot in MaxPreps Top 25 small school high school baseball rankings.

Roff recently captured the Oklahoma Class B state championships and the Tigers are ranked No. 13 nationally in the MaxPreps Top 25 baseball rankings.

Consider what Roff accomplished in Oklahoma. Despite playing in the smallest enrollment division, it had a win over Deer Creek, which plays in 6A, and wins over Class 2A state champion Silo, Class A Canute and Class B runner-up Red Oak. Deer Creek beat Class 6A champion Jenks and Class 4A champion Heritage Hall, while Silo bested Class 5A champion Carl Albert. Canute had a win over Class A champion Fort Cobb-Broxton and Red Oak had a win over Broken Arrow, which defeated Class 3A champion Holland Hall.

Thus, by the transitive property, Roff essentially had wins over the six other state champions in Oklahoma. The Tigers have also win 59 games in a row during the 2020-21 school year, if you count the fall and spring seasons. In the spring alone, Roff has won 42 in a row dating back to April 22, 2019.

Roff holds a slim lead over Mount Paran Christian (Kennesaw, Ga.), which is taking on No. 5 Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.) for the Georgia Class 1A Private School championship this weekend. St. Johns Country Day (Orange Park, Fla.) is also close behind in No. 3. It will play in the Florida Class 2A semifinals Thursday.

Teams are ranked based on their MaxPreps Computer ranking. Schools must play in a state enrollment division that consists of schools generally have fewer than 1,000 students. Schools are listed with their overall record and their MaxPreps computer rating.
Roff not only tops the MaxPreps Top 25 small school baseball rankings, but is No. 13 in the national rankings as well.
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Roff not only tops the MaxPreps Top 25 small school baseball rankings, but is No. 13 in the national rankings as well.
Small school baseball rankings

1. Roff (Okla.), 33-0, 27.9
Oklahoma Class B state champion.

2. Mount Paran Christian (Kennesaw, Ga.), 27-4, 27.0
Georgia Class 1A Private finalist (plays Wesleyan Saturday).

3. St. Johns Country Day (Orange Park, Fla.), 23-6, 26.7
Florida Class 2A semifinalist (Plays Mount Dora Christian on Thursday).

4. Sterlington (La.), 33-5, 26.3
Louisiana Class 3A state champion.

5. Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), 32-4, 25.5
Georgia Class 1A Private finalist (plays Mount Paran Christian Saturday).

6. Fort Cobb-Broxton (Fort Cobb, Okla.), 32-2, 24.9
Oklahoma Class A state champion.

7. Red Oak (Okla.), 35-5, 24.6
Oklahoma Class B state runner-up.

7. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield, Ill.), 20-1, 24.6
Regular season play.

9. Troy (Texas), 32-1, 23.9
Texas Class 3A Region 3 quarterfinalist (plays series with Malakoff).

10. St. Anthony (Effingham, Ill.), 15-1, 23.7
Regular season play.

11. Normal University (Normal, Ill.), 19-1, 23.2
Regular season play.

11. Silo (Okla.), 38-2, 23.2
Oklahoma Class 2A state champion.

13. Tri-Cities Prep (Pasco, Wash.), 17-0, 23.0
Regular season play. Season over (no postseason).

14. Notre Dame (Crowley, La.), 30-8, 22.8

Louisiana Division III state champion.

15. Savannah Christian (Savannah, Ga.), 28-8, 22.7
Georgia Class 1A Private quarterfinalist (lost to Wesleyan).

15. Canute (Okla.), 23-4, 22.7
Lost first round of Oklahoma Class A state tournament.

17. Gordon Lee (Chickamauga, Ga.), 35-3, 22.5
Georgia Class 1A Public finalist (plays Metter on Saturday).

18. Rosepine (La.), 26-4, 22.2
Louisiana Class 2A state champion.

19. London (Corpus Christi, Texas), 19-4-1, 21.9
Texas Class 3A Region 4 quarterfinalist (plays series with Hebbronville).

20. Booneville (Miss.), 22-10, 21.8
Mississippi Class 3A semifinalist (plays Amory on Friday).

21. Ouachita Christian (Monroe, La.), 26-11, 21.6

Louisiana Division IV state champion.

22. St. Thomas Aquinas (Hammond, La.), 28-4, 21.4
Louisiana Division III semifinalist (lost to Notre Dame).

23. Canterbury (Fort Myers, Fla.), 24-5, 21.3

Florida Class 2A Regional Semifinalist (lost to Out-of-Door Academy).

23. Tattnall Square Academy (Macon, Ga.), 24-5, 21.3
Georgia Class 1A Private quarterfinalist (lost to Mount Paran Christian).

25. Metter (Ga.), 27-8, 21.2

Georgia Class 1A Public finalist (plays Gordon Lee on Saturday).
Start dates for high school baseball/softball in all 50 states - HIGHSCORE
Start dates for high school baseball/softball in all 50 states
High school baseball and softball seasons have always had staggered start dates among the 50 states, but COVID-19 has made the differences even more pronounced.

States that have an early February start date, such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Texas, are business as usual and have already begun play. However, some states that normally get started in late March have postponed start dates until mid- to late-April. Maryland may have the most delayed start date as it won't start until April 29.

At least five states have yet to determine a start or finish date, including Hawaii and four other Northeastern states.

Following are the start and state tournament dates for baseball and softball in each state as released by the state associations.
IMG Academy and Marcus (Texas) battle over the weekend.
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IMG Academy and Marcus (Texas) battle over the weekend.
Alabama
Baseball — Underway/May 17-22
Softball — Underway/May 18-22

Alaska
Baseball — March 30/June 3-5
Softball — March 30/June 3-5

Arizona
Baseball — March 12/TBA
Softball — March 12/TBA

Arkansas
Baseball — March 1/May 13
Softball — March 1/May 13

California
Baseball — March 19 /June 22, 24, 26
Softball — March 19/June 22, 24, 26

Colorado
Baseball — May 3/June 25-26
Softball — Fall season

Connecticut
Baseball — April 10/TBD
Softball — April 10/TBD

Delaware
Baseball — March 22/TBD
Softball — March 22/TBD

Florida
Baseball — Underway/May 19-22
Softball — Underway/May 18-22

Georgia
Baseball — Underway/May 21-24
Softball — Fall season

Hawaii
Baseball — TBD/TBD
Softball — TBD/TBD

Idaho
Baseball — March 10/May 21
Softball — March 10/May 21

Illinois
Baseball — April 5/June 19
Softball — April 5/June 19

Indiana
Baseball — March 29/June 18-19
Softball — March 22/June 11-12

Kansas
Baseball — March 28/June 25
Softball — March 28/June 25

Kentucky
Baseball — March 29/June 16-19
Softball — March 29/June 17-20

Louisiana
Baseball — Underway/May 13/14/15
Softball — Underway/May 1

Maine
Baseball — TBD/TBD
Softball — TBD/TBD

Maryland
Baseball — April 29/May 22
Softball — April 29/May 22

Massachusetts
Baseball — Third week of March/Third week of June
Softball — Third week of March/Third week of June

Michigan
Baseball — March 26/June 19
Softball — March 26/June 19

Minnesota
Baseball — April 8/June 19
Softball — April 8/June 19
Claire Davidson, Lakewood Ranch
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Claire Davidson, Lakewood Ranch
Mississippi
Baseball — Underway/May 25-29
Softball — Underway/May 13-15

Missouri
Baseball — TBD/TBD
Softball — Fall season

Montana
Softball — March 20/May 21-23

Nebraska
Baseball — March 18/May 15, 17-20
Softball — Fall season

Nevada
Baseball — April 16/TBA
Softball — April 16/TBA

New Hampshire
Baseball — April 12/TBA
Softball — April 12/TBA

New Jersey
Baseball — April 19/June 1-20
Softball — April 19/June 1-20

New Mexico
Baseball — April 10/June 21-26
Softball — April 10/June 21-26

New York
Baseball — TBD/TBD
Softball — TBD/TBD

North Carolina
Baseball — April 26/June 25-26
Softball — March 15/May 14-15

North Dakota
Baseball — April 2/June 3-5
Softball — April 2/June 3-5

Ohio
Baseball — March 27/June 10-12
Softball — March 27/June 3-5

Oklahoma
Baseball — Underway/May 13-15
Softball — Fall season

Oregon
Baseball — April 12/TBD
Softball — April 12/TBD

Pennsylvania
Baseball — March 26/June 17-18
Softball — March 26/June 17-18

Rhode Island
Baseball — TBD
Softball — TBD

South Carolina
Baseball — March 15/June 1-5
Softball — March 15/June 1-5

South Dakota
Baseball — March 18/May 31-June 1
Softball — Fall season

Tennessee
Baseball — March 15/May 25
Softball — March 15/May 25

Texas
Baseball — Underway/June 9-12
Softball — Underway/June 2-5

Utah
Baseball — Underway/May 28-29
Softball — Underway/May 24-28

Vermont
Baseball — TBD
Softball — TBD

Virginia
Baseball — April 26/June 26-27
Softball — April 26/June 26-27

Washington
Baseball — March 1/May 29
Softball — March 1/May 29

West Virginia
Baseball — March 17/June 3-5
Softball — March 17/ May 26-27

Wisconsin
Baseball — April 27/June 29-30 July 1
Softball — April 27/June 28-30

Wyoming
Softball — TBD/May 20-22
Travis Hunter of Collins Hill named HIGHSCORE National Junior of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Travis Hunter of Collins Hill named MaxPreps National Junior of the Year
Deshaun Watson (2012), Sam Ehlinger (2015), Trevor Lawrence (2016) and JT Daniels (2017) are just some of the notable stars to be named National Junior of the Year.

Add five-star Travis Hunter of Collins Hill (Suwanee, Ga.) to the list.

The Florida State commit finished his junior season with 137 receptions for 1,746 yards and 24 touchdowns while recording 51 tackles and eight interceptions on defense playing against Georgia's best competition.

The Peach State's top-rated prospect in the Class of 2022 finished third in the nation in receiving yards.

He led the Eagles to their first state title game appearance and is a rare athletes who would be a five-star recruit either at cornerback or wide receiver. Expect Hunter, along with returning four-star quarterback Sam Horn, to have Collins Hill in contention again for the AAAAAAA state title next year.

Hunter committed to the Seminoles in March. He's the fourth-rated prospect overall, and No. 2 cornerback, on 247Sports composite rankings.

Past MaxPreps National Junior Players of the Year
2009 — Christian LeMay, QB, Butler (Matthews, N.C.)
2010 — Johnathan Gray, RB, Aledo (Texas)
2011 — Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
2012 — Deshaun Watson, QB, Gainesville (Ga.)
2013 — Jake Browning, QB, Folsom (Calif.)
2014 — Tren'Davian Dickson, WR, Navasota (Texas)
2015 — Sam Ehlinger, QB, Westlake (Austin, Texas)
2016 — Trevor Lawrence, QB, Cartersville (Ga.)
2017 — JT Daniels, QB, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
2018 — Bryce Young, QB, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) / Zach Evans, RB, North Shore (Houston)
2019 — Emeka Egbuka, WR, Steilacoom (Wash.)
Graphic by Ryan Escobar