MaxPreps Final 2015 National Medium Schools Football Rankings

Independence (Thompson’s Station, Tenn.) wasn’t ranked in the preseason or midseason MaxPreps Medium School National Football Rankings, but at the end of the year they are sitting at No. 1.

The Eagles defeated Sevier County 49-14 to win the Tennessee Class 5A state championship. Independence is ranked No. 1 in the state by the MaxPreps Computer Rankings and No. 31 overall in the national rankings.

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Independence edges Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), another team not ranked in the beginning of the season, for the top spot. Imhotep Charter, the Pennsylvania Class AAA state champion, finished with 66.1 rankings points compared to 67.4 for Independence.

Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.), a two-time Class 3A state champion, finishes the year at No. 3.

The rankings are based on the MaxPreps Computer Rankings. Medium schools are considered to be those schools that belong to state enrollment divisions that are generally between 1,000 and 2,000 students.

MaxPreps Final 2015 Medium Schools National Football Rankings

Independence finished as the top medium-sized school in the country.

1. (last time Not Rated) Independence (Thompson’s Station, Tenn.), 15-0, 67.4
Tennessee Class 5A State Champion

2. (NR) Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), 15-0, 66.1
Pennsylvania Class AAA State Champion

3. (7) Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.), 13-0, 64.8
Washington Class 3A State Champion

4. (2) Archbishop Hoban (Akron, Ohio), 14-1, 62.6
Ohio Division III State Champion

5. (NR) Mill Valley (Shawnee, Kan.), 12-1, 61.2
Kansas Class 5A State Champion

6. (NR) Salem (Va.), 14-0, 59.9
Virginia Class 4A State Champion

7. (NR) Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.), 14-1, 59.5
Florida Class 5A State Champion

8. (1) American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), 9-2, 59.4
Florida Class 5A Second Round

9. (13) St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.), 12-1, 58.8
Michigan Division 3 State Champion

10. (4) Steubenville (Ohio), 13-1, 58.5
Ohio Division IV State Runner-Up

11. (NR) Nazareth Academy (LaGrange Park, Ill.), 12-2, 58.5
Illinois Class 5A State Champion

12. (NR) Cartersville (Ga.), 15-0, 58.3
Georgia Class AAAA State Champion

13. (NR) Kearney (Mo.), 14-1, 57.9
Missouri Class 4 State Champion

14. (NR) Damascus (Md.), 14-0, 57.8
Maryland Class 3A State Champion

15. (NR) Wayne County (Waynesboro, Miss.), 12-3, 57.4
Mississippi Class 5A State Champion

16. (NR) Citrus Hill (Perris, Calif.), 14-2, 56.7
California Division II-A State Champion

17. (18) Benedictine (Cleveland), 12-1, 56.4
Ohio Division III State Semifinalist

18. (17) Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.), 14-0, 56.2
Arkansas Class 5A State Champion

19. (NR) West Orange-Stark (Orange, Texas), 15-1, 56.0
Texas Class 4A-Division II State Champion

20. (NR)  Zeeland West (Mich.), 14-0, 55.8
Michigan Division 4 State Champion

21. (6) Hallandale (Fla.), 10-3, 55.7
Florida Class 5A State Quarterfinalist

22. (NR) East (Salt Lake City, Utah), 11-2, 55.7
Utah Class 4A State Champion

23. (22) Bellevue (Wash.), 11-2, 55.6
Washington Class 3A State Runner-Up

24. (NR) La Vega (Waco, Texas), 16-0, 55.4
Texas Class 4A-Division I State Champion

25. (NR) Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.), 12-1, 55.4
Kansas Class 4A-Division I State Champion