#CFC50 2017 high school RANKINGS (1): We’ve got a new No. 1, and other major shakeups

For the eight year in a row, Canadafootballchat.com (CFC) is pleased to bring you the national high school football rankings known as the #CFC50. The #CFC50 rankings considers all conference and non-conference games (in Canada and the United States) while scrimmages are not evaluated (there is no such thing as an exhibition game – those are classified as non-conference games).

How is the #CFC50 evaluated?

Leagues included in rankings: British Columbia AAA Varsity, Alberta Tier One, Saskatchewan 12-man 4A, Manitoba AAA Varsity, Ontario OFSAA Bowl AAA qualified teams, Quebec Juvenile Division 1, New Brunswick 12-man, Nova Scotia Tier 1.

The #CFC50 is a RELATIVE RANKING that considers top tier leagues from all eight high school playing provinces (minimum one team represented from each province) and the strength of the league that they play in. Additional criteria used to determine the relative ranking are the ability to accomplish winning a championship, the impact players and performers on that team (ie. #CFC100s, CDN All-Stars etc.), and a team’s coaching and recent tradition.

The CFC Scouting Bureau consists of CFC Reporters, CFC Scouts, and selected local reporters and scouts who submit local ranking results on a weekly basis. The #CFC50 is released every Monday (other than on Holidays) at 12 noon.

No. 1 South Lions – The undefeated Lions were unanimously chosen to be No. 1 up from the 12th spot last year. Dual threat QB CFC100 Ethan Martin will have a lot of pressure starting off this season when they face the Nelson Lords on the 15th.

No. 2 St. Francis Browns – The Browns will no doubt pick up where they left off last season as the provincial champs in Alberta. Even though they also lost some key players to U Sports, the Browns continually reload with fantastic talent and this year should be no different.

No. 3 Séminaire Saint-François Blizzard – Having won their first regular season game in the RSEQ, 36-21 against Roger-Comtois, look for CFC100 RB Kalenga Muganda to lead the way again this season.

No. 4 Leboldus Golden Suns – We aren’t sure about Leboldus this year, even though we have ranked them high to start. They lost one of the best LB’s, CFC100 Nick Cross, to U Sports. Will they continue to dominate the Regina scene?

No. 5 St. Paul’s Crusaders – Starting 2 spots higher then last year’s final, the Crusaders continue to reload year after year and are constantly in the provincial championship conversation.

No. 6 W.F. Herman Green Griffins – The previous No. 1 team last year, just came off a big year and graduated a number of key players. We’ll see if they can claw their way back up the ladder. 

No. 7 St. Thomas More Knights – Cracking the top 10 last year right at the end, STM returns CFC100 RB Chris-Ike who was unstoppable last year. It will be interesting to see what he does this year.

No. 8 A. N. Myer Marauders – Another major shift as the CFC100‘s Ford franchise has gone to Waterloo and are already making their mark there. Not sure if the Marauders can come back so quick from that one.

No. 9 Nelson Lords – We’ll see what the Lords are all about this weekend as they play the St. Roch Ravens in non-conference play on the 8th. Will they live up to their own hype?

No. 10 Catholic Central Crusaders – The Crusaders have a rich tradition and continue to demonstrate how London is a hotbed for football talent. CFC100 TE/DE Daniel Johnson will be a two-way force. 


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RK Last Wk School/Team Mascot City Prov. Conf. Rec. Non-Conf. Rec. LAST RSLT – wk 1 RSLT – wk 0
1 N/R South Lions London ON  –
2 N/R St. Francis Browns Calgary AB  –
3 N/R Séminaire Saint-François Blizzard Quebec QC 1-0 won 36-21 v. Roger-Comtois
4 N/R Leboldus Golden Suns Regina SK  –
5 N/R St. Paul’s Crusaders Winnipeg MB  –
6 N/R W.F. Herman Green Griffins Windsor ON  –
7 N/R St. Thomas More Knights Hamilton ON  –
8 N/R A. N. Myer Marauders Niagara Falls ON  –
9 N/R Nelson Lords Burlington ON  –
10 N/R Catholic Central Crusaders London ON  –
11 N/R Curé-Antoine-Labelle Wolves Laval QC 1-0 won 49-7 v. Collège Notre-Dame
12 N/R Bev Facey Falcons Sherwood Park AB 0-1 lost 23-10 v. St. Joseph Celtics
13 N/R Huron Heights Warriors Newmarket ON
14 N/R St. Matthew Tigers Ottawa ON  –
15 N/R Cardinal Newman Cardinals Stoney Creek ON
16 N/R Terry Fox Ravens Port Coquitlam BC 0-1 lost 38-7 v. Lynden (WA)
17 N/R Henry Wise Wood Warriors Calgary AB  –
18 N/R Vincent Massey Trojans Winnipeg MB  –
19 N/R Etobicoke CI Rams Toronto ON  –
20 N/R Denis Morris Reds St. Catharines ON  –
21 N/R New Westminster Hyacks New Westminster BC 1-1 lost 51-14 v. Scappoose (OR) won 21-9 v. Linfield Christian (CA)
22 N/R Holy Names Knights Windsor ON  –
23 N/R Notre Dame Pride Calgary AB  –
24 N/R Holy Cross Crusaders Saskatoon SK
25 N/R St. Roch Ravens Brampton ON  –
26 N/R Triolet Harfangs Sherbrooke QC 1-0 won 37-0 v. Académie les Estacades
27 N/R South Delta Sun Devils Delta BC 1-0 won 35-34 v. Henry Foss High
28 N/R Harry Ainlay Titans Edmonton AB 2-0 won 28-27 v. Campbell Tartans won 28-15 v. Raymond
29 N/R Tantramar Regional Titans Sackville NB  –
30 N/R St. Marcellinus Spirit Mississauga ON  –
31 N/R Notre Dame Jugglers Vancouver BC  –
32 N/R Centennial Coyotes Calgary AB  –
33 N/R Citadel Phoenix Halifax NS  –
34 N/R Centennial Chargers Saskatoon SK  –
35 N/R Collège Notre-Dame Cactus Montreal QC 0-1 lost 49-7 v. Curé-Antoine-Labelle
36 N/R L.C.I. Rams Lethbridge AB 2-0 won 19-12 v. Foothills Composite won 17-7 v. Salisbury
37 N/R Jacob Hespeler Hawks Cambridge ON
38 N/R Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors Québec QC 1-0 won 21-0 v. Académie Saint-Louis
39 N/R Mount Douglas Rams Victoria BC  –
40 N/R Paul Dwyer Saints Oshawa ON  –
41 N/R Riffel Royals Regina SK  –
42 N/R St. David Celtics Waterloo ON  –
43 N/R St. Ignatius Falcons Thunder Bay ON  –
44 N/R Bellerose Bulldogs St. Albert AB 1-0 won 63-0 v. R.F Staples
45 N/R Holy Trinity Titans Oakville ON  –
46 N/R Vancouver College Fighting Irish Vancouver BC 0-1 lost 49-12 v. Ferndale (WA)
47 N/R St. Maximillian Kolbe Mustangs Aurora ON
48 N/R Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers Surrey BC  –
49 N/R Sir John A Macdonald Flames Upper Tantallon NS
50 N/R Grant Park Pirates Winnipeg MB  –

CLICK HERE for 2016 Final Rankings


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