The Catholic Athletes for Christ Top 25 High School Football Rankings, presented by Global Football, are released on Wednesdays until the conclusion of the high school season, with the 2020/21 calendar featuring both a fall and spring ranking due to the postponement of some states’ seasons because of Covid-19.
Criteria include the quality of the team and its players, strength of schedule, tradition, and quality of the team’s league, conference, region or district.
The rankings are compiled by Christopher Lawlor, an award-winning writer, who is a voting committee member and advisor for several major national high school events. All Catholic high schools from the United States that feature only four-year players on 11-man teams are eligible for consideration.
Catholic Athletes for Christ chapters and presenting sponsors provide input into the weekly rankings, including Global Football Founder & President Patrick Steenberge, who benefited from 16 years of Catholic education at University of Notre Dame, Erie Cathedral Prep and St. Luke’s School, Erie, Pa.