All-Gridiron Players to Watch in 2014

The talent pool in North Carolina in strong this season. Thanks to all who nominated their favorite players. Be sure to keep up with all of the Carolina Gridiron 2014 preseason All-Gridiron team.

Check Out The Weekly Top 15

CarolinaGridiron.com releases Top 15 Rankings every week. Be sure to check back each Thursday to see where your favorite team is ranked.

College Football in North Carolina

Carolina Gridiron has expanded coverage to all Division I college football teams in the state of North Carolina. See how your favorite college team is doing on the gridiron this season.

Scrimmages and Jamborees

Thank you to everyone that helped us build our list in 2014. With the regular season underway, our attention is turned towards the action on the gridiron. Please check back here in 2015. With your help, we will once again put together the most comprehensive statewide high school football jamboree/scrimmage in North Carolina.

2014 FAIR Rankings Released

Be sure to check back each week during the 2014 season for the most up to date FAIR Rankings. Where does your team rank?

2014 FAIR Rankings - Week 10

The FAIR rankings are based on the following criteria.

Fresh start - All teams in a particular class start the season with identical ratings, or none at all.
All games weighted equally - There is no distinction made between conference and non-conference games, and a week one endowment game counts just as much as a week twelve contest.
Ignore non-NCHSAA games - Because the quality of opponents outside the NCHSAA can very widely and can be difficult to judge, only NCHSAA games will be counted. Any contests against NCISAA or out-of-state opponents will be treated the same as an open date.
Reproducible - The formulas used should be transparent and simple enough that coaches and members of the media can verify the calculations for a particular team.

Class 4A FAIR Rankings

#1 Richmond  14.893
#2 Wake Forest  14.746
#3 New Bern  14.200
#4 West Forsyth  13.791
#5 Mooresville  13.469
#6 Mallard Creek  13.420
#7 Seventy-First  13.356
#8 Providence  13.179
#9 Dudley  13.165
#10 Independence  13.159
#11 Middle Creek  13.047
#12 Butler  12.938
#13 Garner  12.903
#14 Hoggard  12.713
#15 North Davidson  12.542
#16 Reagan  12.473
#17 Rose  12.472
#18 East Wake  12.268
#19 Panther Creek  12.226
#20 Scotland  12.213
#21 Charlotte Catholic  12.211
#22 East Forsyth  12.170
#23 Southeast Guilford  11.477
#24 Lake Norman  11.387
#25 Pinecrest  11.373
#26 E.E. Smith  11.338
#27 Heritage  11.302
#28 Northwest Guilford  11.289
#29 Millbrook  10.930
#30 South Mecklenburg  10.877
#31 Green Hope  10.550
#32 Ardrey Kell  10.487
#33 Hough  10.355
#34 Vance  10.126
#35 Conley  10.082
#36 Cape Fear  10.060
#37 Watauga  9.900
#38 South Caldwell  9.601
#39 Rocky River  9.480
#40 Holly Springs  9.203
#41 Leesville Road  9.063
#42 West Johnston  9.027
#43 Clayton  8.946
#44 Apex  8.945
#45 High Point Central  8.942
#46 Mount Tabor  8.832
#47 New Hanover  8.741
#48 Ragsdale  8.665
#49 Wakefield  8.563
#50 South Central  8.484
#51 Lumberton  8.237
#52 Southeast Raleigh  8.196
#53 Athens Drive  7.981
#54 Brown  7.923
#55 Overhills  7.864
#56 Roberson  7.852
#57 Hoke  7.798
#58 Hillside  7.736
#59 West Charlotte  7.726
#60 Davie  7.523
#61 Laney  7.400
#62 Fuquay-Varina  7.361
#63 Jack Britt  7.336
#64 Myers Park  7.319
#65 Berry Academy  7.103
#66 Alexander Central  7.070
#67 Glenn  6.942
#68 Knightdale  6.677
#69 Olympic  6.567
#70 North Mecklenburg  6.047
#71 Purnell Swett  5.956
#72 Northern Durham  5.758
#73 Southwest Guilford  5.758
#74 Sanderson  5.695
#75 Pine Forest  5.695
#76 Ben L. Smith  5.461
#77 Enloe  5.437
#78 South View  5.423
#79 Riverside - Durham  5.262
#80 Harnett Central  5.137
#81 Grimsley  5.012
#82 Page  4.665
#83 West Mecklenburg  4.414
#84 East Mecklenburg  4.344
#85 Jordan  4.250
#86 Porter Ridge  4.163
#87 Broughton  4.075
#88 Hopewell  4.065
#89 Rolesville  3.927
#90 McDowell  3.904
#91 Harding  3.717
#92 R.J. Reynolds  3.674
#93 Person County  3.644
#94 Southern Alamance  3.641
#95 Cary  3.452
#96 Parkland  3.199
#97 Robinson  2.589
#98 Garinger  2.246
#99 Ashley  2.214
#100 East Chapel Hill  2.023

Class 3A FAIR Rankings

#1 Southern Durham  14.703
#2 Concord  13.758
#3 Southern Guilford  13.236
#4 Eastern Alamance  13.203
#5 Orange County  12.889
#6 Northern Guilford  12.583
#7 Lee County  12.576
#8 Asheville  12.253
#9 Crest  12.186
#10 Freedom  12.064
#11 Cleveland  11.923
#12 Erwin  11.875
#13 Weddington  11.745
#14 Hickory Ridge  11.516
#15 Havelock  11.011
#16 Eastern Wayne  10.858
#17 Fike  10.656
#18 West Carteret  10.539
#19 North Buncombe  10.336
#20 Southern Nash  10.273
#21 Eastern Guilford  10.104
#22 Western Alamance  10.072
#23 West Rowan  9.976
#24 Asheboro  9.850
#25 Terry Sanford  9.745
#26 West Brunswick  9.738
#27 Northwood  9.609
#28 Chapel Hill  9.605
#29 Ledford  9.391
#30 North Lincoln  9.347
#31 Sun Valley  9.281
#32 Kings Mountain  8.969
#33 Cardinal Gibbons  8.964
#34 Rocky Mount  8.946
#35 Cuthbertson  8.917
#36 Central Cabarrus  8.726
#37 Pisgah  8.500
#38 Forestview  8.471
#39 South Iredell  8.345
#40 Corinth-Holders  8.319
#41 Southern Lee  8.127
#42 South Point  8.028
#43 East Rowan  7.965
#44 A.C. Reynolds  7.600
#45 Gray's Creek  7.595
#46 Hibriten  7.500
#47 Jacksonville  7.375
#48 Hunt  7.351
#49 North Iredell  7.328
#50 Statesville  7.327
#51 Northern Nash  7.194
#52 Ashbrook  7.137
#53 West Henderson  7.123
#54 Morehead  7.000
#55 Foard  6.984
#56 Union Pines  6.755
#57 Williams  6.733
#58 Piedmont  6.719
#59 Southwestern Randolph  6.706
#60 White Oak  6.701
#61 Cox Mill  6.500
#62 Burns  6.377
#63 North Forsyth  6.265
#64 South Johnston  6.067
#65 Western Harnett  6.006
#66 Aycock  5.978
#67 Carson  5.920
#68 Tuscola  5.514
#69 West Craven  5.477
#70 East Gaston  5.427
#71 Marvin Ridge  5.375
#72 Cedar Ridge  5.343
#73 Smithfield-Selma  5.218
#74 Western Guilford  5.177
#75 Swansboro  5.119
#76 South Rowan  5.113
#77 East Henderson  5.051
#78 St. Stephens  5.040
#79 South Brunswick  4.915
#80 Webb  4.815
#81 North Gaston  4.766
#82 Topsail  4.391
#83 West Iredell  4.171
#84 Northern Vance  4.152
#85 Byrd  4.110
#86 Hickory  4.034
#87 Enka  3.889
#88 McMichael  3.707
#89 Northeast Guilford  3.563
#90 Anson  3.530
#91 Rockingham  3.382
#92 Northwest Cabarrus  3.369
#93 Central Davidson  3.362
#94 Southern Wayne  3.177
#95 Richlands  3.127
#96 Patton  2.783
#97 North Henderson  2.722
#98 Westover  2.674
#99 Triton  2.669
#100 Nash Central  2.659

Class 2A FAIR Rankings

#1 East Lincoln  12.938
#2 Northeastern  11.464
#3 Shelby  11.181
#4 Washington  11.137
#5 Southwest Onslow  10.953
#6 Franklin  10.802
#7 Ashe  10.636
#8 Owen  10.063
#9 Randleman  10.004
#10 Newton-Conover  9.684
#11 Lincolnton  9.518
#12 Mount Pleasant  9.492
#13 Farmville Central  9.367
#14 Clinton  9.286
#15 Polk  9.192
#16 Carver  9.063
#17 East Bladen  8.976
#18 Reidsville  8.589
#19 Hendersonville  8.586
#20 Holmes  8.449
#21 North Rowan  8.427
#22 Bandys  8.393
#23 Northside-Jacksonville  8.172
#24 Southwest Edgecombe  7.992
#25 Roanoke Rapids  7.975
#26 R-S Central  7.926
#27 Eastern Randolph  7.775
#28 Franklinton  7.760
#29 Mountain Heritage  7.677
#30 Monroe  7.578
#31 South Granville  7.443
#32 Cummings  7.429
#33 West Stokes  7.352
#34 Croatan  7.348
#35 Warren County  7.302
#36 Bunn  7.227
#37 Graham  7.125
#38 Parkwood  7.033
#39 East Rutherford  7.015
#40 Forest Hills  6.978
#41 Maiden  6.887
#42 Beddingfield  6.797
#43 Surry Central  6.717
#44 Salisbury  6.705
#45 Trinity  6.606
#46 West Bladen  6.572
#47 Ayden-Grifton  6.417
#48 North Brunswick  6.273
#49 Kinston  6.155
#50 Fairmont  6.094
#51 Bertie  6.000
#52 Pasquotank  5.947
#53 West Lincoln  5.854
#54 Forbush  5.820
#55 Wheatmore  5.802
#56 Carrboro  5.722
#57 Central Academy  5.705
#58 Midway  5.702
#59 East Duplin  5.665
#60 Hunter Huss  5.597
#61 West Caldwell  5.457
#62 T.W. Andrews  5.327
#63 South Columbus  5.287
#64 North Pitt  5.250
#65 St. Pauls  4.891
#66 Currituck  4.828
#67 Greene Central  4.508
#68 Hertford  4.502
#69 Wilkes Central  4.471
#70 East Burke  4.440
#71 North Surry  4.425
#72 East Davidson  4.423
#73 Providence Grove  4.227
#74 Madison County  4.130
#75 First Flight  4.046
#76 West Stanly  4.020
#77 South Lenoir  4.011
#78 South Stokes  3.952
#79 Thomasville  3.806
#80 Chase  3.762
#81 Lake Norman Charter  3.583
#82 Goldsboro  3.371
#83 Draughn  3.243
#84 North Johnston  3.195
#85 North Lenoir  2.922
#86 Red Springs  2.908
#87 Lexington  2.848
#88 Jordan-Matthews  2.790
#89 Smoky Mountain  2.776
#90 West Wilkes  2.742
#91 Dixon  2.681
#92 West Davidson  2.648
#93 Stuart Cramer  2.592
#94 Brevard  2.328
#95 Bunker Hill  2.087
#96 Southern Vance  1.984
#97 Bartlett Yancey  1.907
#98 North Wilkes  1.611

Class 1A FAIR Rankings

#1 Mount Airy  10.199
#2 Wallace-Rose Hill  10.109
#3 Robbinsville  9.878
#4 East Surry  9.645
#5 James Kenan  8.961
#6 Plymouth  8.911
#7 West Montgomery  8.650
#8 Pamlico  8.258
#9 Swain  8.230
#10 Princeton  8.075
#11 Whiteville  7.855
#12 Tarboro  7.520
#13 Southeast Halifax  7.516
#14 Starmount  7.290
#15 North Stanly  7.133
#16 Gates County  6.902
#17 Camden  6.836
#18 Thomas Jefferson  6.810
#19 North Edgecombe  6.698
#20 Murphy  6.671
#21 Pine Lake Prep  6.423
#22 Southside  6.389
#23 Albemarle  6.378
#24 Alleghany  6.320
#25 Walkertown  6.308
#26 Mitchell  6.159
#27 Avery  5.720
#28 Bessemer City  5.679
#29 Rosewood  5.556
#30 Louisburg  5.288
#31 Elkin  5.141
#32 Granville Central  5.106
#33 North Moore  4.996
#34 Lakewood  4.940
#35 Atkins  4.903
#36 Comm Sch of Davidson  4.769
#37 Riverside-Martin  4.758
#38 South Creek  4.500
#39 Northside-Pinetown  4.488
#40 Union Academy  4.475
#41 East Carteret  4.472
#42 Union  4.307
#43 Columbia  4.295
#44 North Duplin  4.290
#45 East Wilkes  4.089
#46 Cherokee  3.952
#47 Rosman  3.908
#48 East Montgomery  3.829
#49 Perquimans  3.776
#50 Rocky Mount Prep  3.694
#51 Bishop McGuinness  3.636
#52 Hobbton  3.534
#53 South Stanly  3.274
#54 Trask  3.230
#55 Cherryville  3.168
#56 Northampton  3.098
#57 Manteo  3.069
#58 Jones  3.012
#59 Creswell  2.956
#60 Kestrel Heights  2.731
#61 Weldon  2.598
#62 West Columbus  2.484
#63 Spring Creek  2.468
#64 KIPP Pride  2.358
#65 Winston-Salem Prep  2.262
#66 South Robeson  2.219
#67 Pender  2.080
#68 Hayesville  2.050
#69 Northwest Halifax  1.914
#70 North Stokes  1.824
#71 East Columbus  1.742
#72 Andrews  1.679
#73 Chatham Central  1.647
#74 South Davidson  1.543
#75 Highland Tech  1.511
#76 Mattamuskeet  1.273
#77 Lejeune  1.113

NC HS Football: Top 15 Statistical Offenses and Defenses (Week 10)

Check out the top statistical offenses and defenses from around the state of North Carolina. After scoring 84 points last week, Havelock now leads the state in most points scored this season and per game. Independence's defense leads all three defensive categories (fewest total points, fewest points per game, most Shutouts). Check back each week to see how the state's top teams fare offensively and defensively.

Top 15 Most Points Scored
TeamPoints For
1Havelock466
2Butler424
3Rose, J.H.408
4Wallace-Rose Hill396
5Southern Guilford394
6Shelby393
7Eastern Alamance382
8Cleveland381
9Garner374
10East Forsyth368
11Richmond354
12Princeton353
13West Montgomery352
14Edenton Holmes350
15Farmville Central349

Top 15 Most Points Scored per Game
TeamGamesPointsAvg
1Havelock946651.8
2Wallace-Rose Hill839649.5
3Eastern Alamance838247.8
4Cleveland838147.6
5Butler942447.1
6Garner837446.8
7East Forsyth836846.0
8Rose, J.H.940845.3
9Richmond835444.3
10Princeton835344.1
11West Montgomery835244.0
12Southern Guilford939443.8
13Shelby939343.7
14Farmville Central834943.6
15North Davidson834843.5

Top 15 Fewest Points Allowed
TeamPoints
1Independence24
2Dudley29
3Crest39
4Southwest Onslow40
5Hoggard42
6Lee County51
7Northeastern55
8New Bern57
9Smith, E.E.62
10Panther Creek63
11Seventy-First68
12West Carteret72
13Mount Airy73
14Clinton75
14Northwood75

Top 15 Fewest Points Allowed per Game
TeamGamesPointsAvg
1Independence8243.0
2Dudley7294.1
3Crest8394.9
4Southwest Onslow8405.0
5Hoggard7426.0
6Lee County8516.4
7Northeastern8556.9
8New Bern8577.1
9Seventy-First9687.6
10Smith, E.E.8627.8
11Panther Creek8637.9
12West Carteret9728.0
13Mount Airy8739.1
14Northwood8759.4
15Havelock9889.8

Most Shutouts
TeamSO
1Independence6
2Central Academy4
2Crest4
2Northeastern4
2Southwest Onslow4
6Albemarle3
6Dudley3
6East Bladen3
6Havelock3
6Ledford3
6Mount Airy3
6Panther Creek3
6Reidsville3
6Rocky Mount3
6Seventy-First3
6Smith, E.E.3
6Southern Durham3
6West Carteret3