High School Football Rankings

Alberta High School Football Rankings for 2017!

Each year the first rankings are released following the CFL’s Labor Day Classic between the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders (see link below). The Football Alberta Rankings for 2017 will be continually updated each Sataurday night until the completion of the regular season and league playoffs on Nov. 4. At that time final rankings will be assigned to those teams advancing to the ASAA Alberta Bowl Playoffs.


Here are the Weekly Top-10 Rankings for all four Tiers of 12 man high school football in Alberta and the 6-man rankings as well for the 2017 season.

The teams are slotted into Tiers based on their estimated school size, which may change once official counts are known at the end of September.  Please note that games vs. US opponents, or tournaments are not taken into consideration for ranking or listed in the overall record of the schools due to too many variables and inconsistent rules for those games.

Should you have any questions about the rankings or listed teams please contact Football Alberta.

2017 – Week1

WEEK #10 – 2017
November 4, 2017

Tier I (School Pop. 1250 +)
Rank* School & Record City/Town Last Weeks Result and Upcoming Opponent
1(1) St. Francis (6-0) Calgary did not play (next vs. Centennial)
2(2) Harry Ainlay (10-0) Edmonton beat Bellerose 48-14 (next vs. Salisbury)
3(3) Notre Dame (5-1) Calgary did not play (next vs. Henry Wise Wood)
4(7) L.C.I. (6-2) Lethbridge beat Raymond 31-10 (next vs. TBD)
5(4) Bellerose (8-3) St. Albert lost to Harry Ainlay 14-48 (next vs. TBD)
6(6) Salisbury (5-4) Sherwood Park did not play (next vs. Harry Ainlay)
7(10) Henry Wise Wood (4-4) Calgary beat Ernest Manning 39-23 (next vs. Notre Dame (CAL))
8(-) Centennnial (3-5) Calgary beat Bishop O’Byrne 20-14 (next vs. St. Francis)
9(9) Raymond (3-4) Raymond lost to L.C.I. 10-31 (season over)
10(5) Bishop O’Byrne (4-4) Calgary lost to Centennial 14-20 (season over)
* last weeks rank in parentheses.

Tier II (School Pop. 750-1249)
Rank* School & Record City/Town Last Weeks Result and Upcoming Opponent
1(1) St. Joseph’s (11-0) Grande Prairie beat Peace Wapiti 36-0 (next vs. Paul Kane)
2(2) Hunting Hills (9-0) Red Deer beat Lacombe 34-11 (next vs. St. Mary’s)
3(3) Foothills (6-3) Okotoks beat Springbank 46-6 (next vs. TBD)
4(4) Lloydminster (7-1) Lloydminster did not play (next vs. Austin O’Brien)
5(5) Austin O’Brien (5-4) Edmonton did not play (next vs. Lloydminster)
6(6) Paul Kane (7-2) St. Albert lost to Strathcona 0-37 (next vs. St. Joseph’s)
7(7) Medicine Hat (7-2) Medicine Hat game vs. Catholic Central moved to Tues. (next vs. TBD)
8(8) Lacombe (5-3) Lacombe lost to Hunting Hills 11-34 (season over)
9(9) Springbank (7-2) Springbank lost to Foothills 6-46 (season over)
10(10) Holy Trinity Aca. (5-1) Okotoks did not play (season over)

Tier III (School Pop. 450-749)
Rank* School & Record City/Town Last Weeks Result and Upcoming Opponent
1(1) Cochrane (8-0) Cochrane beat Bow Valley 51-0 (next vs. Brooks)
2(2) Cardston (8-1) Cardston did not play (next vs. Sylvan Lake)
3(3) Holy Rosary (6-4) Lloydminster beat Father Mercredi 24-7 (next vs. Wetaskiwin)
4(4) St. Albert (5-3) St. Albert did not play (next vs. Peace Wapiti)
5(7) Wetaskiwin (7-3) Wetaskiwin beat Sylvan Lake 20-18 (next vs. Holy Rosary)
6(5) Sylvan Lake (7-2) Sylvan Lake lost to Wetaskiwin 18-20 (next vs. Cardston)
7(6) Peace Wapiti (7-3) Grande Prairie lost to St. Joseph’s (GP) 0-36 (next vs. St. Albert)
8(8) Brooks (4-4) Brooks did not play (next vs. Cochrane)
9(9) Crescent Heights (6-3) Medicine Hat did not play (season over)
10(10) Frank Maddock (5-3) Drayton Valley lost to Stettler 12-26 (season over)

Tier IV (School Pop. 449 or less)
Rank* School & Record City/Town Last Weeks Result and Upcoming Opponent
1(1) Willow Creek (7-1) Claresholm beat W.R. Myers 27-13 (next vs. Canmore)
2(2) W.R. Myers (7-2) Taber lost to Willow Creek 13-27 (next vs. Rundle College)
3(3) Rundle College (3-2) Calgary did not play (next vs. W.R. Myers)
4(4) Sexsmith (4-4) Sexsmith did not play (next vs. Cold Lake)
5(6) Canmore (7-2) Canmore beat Drumheller 20-7 (next vs. Willow Creek)
6(8) Stettler (6-3) Stettler beat Frank Maddock 26-12 (next vs. Hillside)
7(5) Drumheller (5-4) Drumheller lost to Canmore 7-20 (season over)
8(7) Cold Lake (2-5) Cold Lake did not play (next vs. Sexsmith)
9(9) Hillside (5-2) Valleyview did not play (next vs. Stettler)
10(10) Wainwright (4-3) Wainwright did not play (season over)

Rank* School & Record City/Town Last Week Result and Upcoming opponent
1(1) Rimbey (7-0) Rimbey did not play (next vs Holy Redeemer)
2(3) Breton (7-0) Breton beat Millwoods 64-52 (next vs Our Lady of Mount Pleasant)
3(2) Millwoods Christian (6-1) Edmonton lost to Breton 52-64 (next vs JC Charyk)
4(4) St. Joe’s (6-1) Brooks beat Provost 30-14 (next vs Assumption)
5(5) JC Charyk (5-2) Hanna beat Caroline 30-8 (next at Millwoods)
6(6) Holy Redeemer (4-3) Edson did not play (next at Rimbey)
7(7) Assumption (5-2) Cold Lake did not play (next at St. Joseph’s)
8(8) Mount Pleasant(4-3) Camrose beat Heritage Christian 30-6 (next at Breton)
9(9) Harry Collinge (3-4) Hintons did not play (next vs JR Robson)
10(10) Caroline (3-4) Caroline lost to JC Charyk 8-30 (season over)

ASAA Provincial’s Begin!
These are the final rankings for teams this season as those that have qualified for Provincials at their level of play will begin their quest this week. We’re still waiting for the Calgary Division I Semi-Finals that will take place on Monday and the Region 1 Tier II qualifying game between Medicine Hat and Catholic Central that was postponed until Tuesday due to heavy snowfall on Friday. To access up to date match-ups and tentative times and location of the Provincial Games starting this weekend go to http://footballalberta.ab.ca/main/programs/high-school/ . Results will be posted as they happen starting this week.



The second weekend in November is when all High School and Minor Football Leagues qualifiers begin Provincial Play.    Also known as the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” there will be 20 games at the high school level and 11 at the Minor Football level that Saturday.  We encourage you to please check out the Provincial Draw for the ASAA High School Football Playoffs leading up to the Alberta Bowl at:


and Football Alberta Minor Provincials at:


Team will be filled in as they qualify during the season.