Top 20 Most Influential Alabama High School Football Programs Of The Past Decade

  • Posted on July 19, 2023
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our state titles and five championship game appearances helped lead Thompson to the top spot.
Powered by four straight state titles from 2019-22, Thompson (Alabaster) has been Alabama's most dominant high school football team over the past decade.

Based on our method, the Warriors accumulated 316 points from 2013 to 2022 to surpass Hoover, which ranked second with 311 points.Thompson has appeared in the final national rankings twice in the past decade, peaking at No. 6 in 2020 and No. 16 in 2021.

Our methodology includes:

• Top 25 finishes in the MaxPreps state computer rankings (25 points awarded to the No. 1 team, 24 for No. 2 and so on).

• Top 25 finishes in the MaxPreps national computer rankings (50 points for No. 1, 49 for No. 2 and so on).

• State championships (20 points).

• State championship game appearances (10 points).

Dominating the decade: Alabama

1. Thompson (Alabaster) (316)
State championships: 2019 (7A), 2020 (7A), 2021 (7A), 2022 (7A)
State runner-up: 2018 (7A)
State Top 25: 2017 (3), 2018 (3), 2019 (1), 2020 (1), 2021 (1), 2022 (1)
Nationally ranked: 2020 (6), 2021 (16)

2. Hoover (311)
State championships: 2013 (5A), 2014 (7A), 2016 (7A), 2017 (7A)
State runner-up: N/A
State Top 25: 2013 (1), 2014 (2), 2015 (6), 2016 (1), 2017 (1), 2018 (4), 2019 (3), 2020 (3), 2021 (4), 2022 (4)
Nationally ranked: N/A

3. Central (Phenix City) (224)
State championships: 2018 (7A), 2021 (7A)
State runner-up: 2019 (7A)
State Top 25: 2014 (8), 2015 (13), 2016 (3), 2017 (4), 2018 (1), 2019 (2), 2020 (11), 2021 (3), 2022 (5)
Nationally ranked: N/A

4. Clay-Chalkville (Pinson) (215)
State championships: 2014 (6A), 2021 (6A)
State runner-up: 2015 (6A)
State Top 25: 2013(18), 2014 (1), 2015 (3), 2017 (8), 2018 (5), 2019 (9), 2020 (10), 2021 (2), 2022 (13)
Nationally ranked: N/A

5. Auburn (191)
State championships: N/A
State runner-up: 2013 (5A), 2020 (7A), 2022 (7A)
State Top 25: 2013 (3), 2015 (16), 2016 (14), 2017 (10), 2018 (9), 2019 (8), 2020 (4), 2021 (7), 2022 (2)
Nationally ranked: N/A

6. Spanish Fort (180)
State championships: 2013 (4A), 2015 (6A)
State runner-up: 2019 (6A), 2020 (6A)
State Top 25: 2013 (2), 2014 (9), 2015 (1), 2016 (21), 2017 (14), 2018 (16), 2019 (16), 2020 (15), 2021 (20)
Nationally ranked: N/A

7. Pinson Valley (Pinson) (159)
State championships: 2017 (6A), 2018 (6A), 2020 (6A)
State runner-up: N/A
State Top 25: 2016 (25), 2017 (2), 2018 (2), 2019 (6), 2020 (5), 2021 (17)
Nationally ranked: N/A

8. McGill-Toolen (Mobile) (153)
State championships: 2015 (7A)
State runner-up: 2016 (7A), 2017 (7A)
State Top 25: 2013 (7), 2015 (2), 2016 (2), 2017 (5), 2018 (10), 2019 (17)
Nationally ranked: N/A

9. St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile) (152)
State championships: 2014 (5A), 2015 (5A), 2017 (5A), 2020 (5A)
State runner-up: N/A
State Top 25: 2013 (19), 2014 (3), 2015 (10), 2017 (13), 2020 (13)
Nationally ranked: N/A

10. Saraland (146)
State championships: 2022 (6A)
State runner-up: 2018 (6A)
State Top 25: 2013 (11), 2014 (4), 2018 (7), 2019 (19), 2020 (9), 2021 (13), 2022 (3)
Nationally ranked: N/A

11. Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville) (134)
State championships: N/A
State runner-up: N/A
State Top 25: 2015 (20), 2016 (6), 2017 (7), 2018 (6), 2017 (7), 2018 (6), 2019 (15), 2020 (2), 2021 (9), 2022 (9)
Nationally ranked: N/A

12. Fyffe (130)
State championships: 2014 (2A), 2018 (2A), 2019 (2A), 2020 (3A), 2022 (2A)
State runner-up: 2015 (2A)
State Top 25: 2014 (16), 2020 (16)
Nationally ranked: N/A

13. Opelika (121)
State championships: N/A
State runner-up: 2016 (6A)
State Top 25: 2013 (25), 2014 (10), 2015 (4), 2016 (5), 2017 (18), 2018 (19), 2019 (7), 2020 (17), 2021 (19), 2022 (25)
Nationally ranked: N/A

14. Piedmont (112)
State championships: 2015 (3A), 2016 (3A), 2019 (3A), 2021 (3A)
State runner-up: 2018 (3A), 2022 (3A)
State Top 25: 2015 (23), 2016 (17)
Nationally ranked: N/A

15. Muscle Shoals (103)
State championships: N/A
State runner-up: 2013 (4A)
State Top 25: 2013 (6), 2014 (14), 2015 (8), 2018 (12), 2019 (12), 2022 (11)
Nationally ranked: N/A

16. Oxford (98)
State championships: 2019 (6A)
State runner-up: N/A
State Top 25: 2013 (15), 2017 (11), 2018 (14), 2019 (4), 2020 (8)
Nationally ranked: N/A

17. Vestavia Hills (96)
State championships: N/A
State runner-up: N/A
State Top 25: 2013 (4), 2015 (15), 2017 (24), 2018 (18), 2019 (10), 2020 (7), 2022 (8)
Nationally ranked: N/A

18. UMS-Wright Prep (Mobile) (83)
State championships: 2017 (4A), 2018 (4A), 2019 (4A)
State runner-up: N/A
State Top 25: 2015 (22), 2017 (25), 2018 (13), 2019 (23), 2022 (24)
Nationally ranked: N/A

19. Ramsay (Birmingham) (78)
State championships: 2016 (6A), 2022 (5A)
State runner-up: N/A
State Top 25: 2016 (4), 2020 (24), 2022 (12)
Nationally ranked: N/A

20. Leeds (77)
State championships: 2014 (4A), 2015 (4A)
State runner-up: N/A
State Top 25: 2014 (6), 2015 (9)
Nationally ranked: N/A