Rummel will once again start the season ranked nationally.
The Raiders are ranked No. 22 in both MaxPreps rankings that were released on Thursday and Sunday.
Rummel finished 11-1 last season and reached the Division I semifinals after winning state championships in the previous two seasons.
Rummel is the only Louisiana team in either rankings.
Jay Roth’s team returns several players who will be Division I signees, including cornerback Kristian Fulton and defensive lineman Briston Guidry. They also return quarterback Chase Fourcade, a Nicholls State commitment who will be starting for a third season.
The MaxPreps Xcellent 25 is voted on by writers, while the Freeman Rankings are computer generated.
De La Salle (Calif.) is ranked No. 1 in one ranking, while IMG Academy (Fla.) is ranked No. 1 in the Freeman Rankings. IMG Academy is led by QB Shea Patterson, who transferred from Calvary Baptist this summer.
World Series field set
The 8-team field, including Jesuit-based Retif Oil, is set for the American Legion World Series that begins on Thursday in Shelby, N.C.
The eight teams in the World Series are divided into divisions (Stars and Stripes).
Retif Oil, which defeated Oklahoma on Sunday to win the Mid-South championship, is in the Stripes division with teams from Michigan (Great Lakes Region winner), South Carolina (Southeast winner) and Connecticut (Northeast).
Retiff will play its first game on Friday against RCP, Connecticut at 11:30 a.m.
Retif will play South Carolina on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Michigan on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
The Stars division features teams from Hawaii (West Region champion), Oregon (Northwest), Nebraska (Central Plains) and New Jersey (Mid-Atlantic).
The top two teams from each division advance to the semifinals on Monday.
The championship game is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The semifinals and championship games will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
Retif Oil is looking for its second World Series title in four years after winning the title in 2012.
John Curtis was the winner of Louisiana’s MaxPreps Cup, awarded for the best all-around sports program this past school year.
Schools are awarded points for winning, or playing in, state championship games (in some cases “section” championship games if there is no state tournament). Points are also awarded based on type of sport, size of the state and size the of school.
Curtis won six state championships (baseball, softball, boys indoor track, boys cross country and both boys and girls outdoor track.)
In addition, the football team made it to the Division championship game and the basketball team made it to the Class 3A title game.
Curtis accumulated 583 total points.
Jesuit finished second with 506 points.
A pair of Baton Rouge schools, U-High with 434 points and Catholic High with 376, were third and fourth respectively.
St. Thomas More (323) was fifth.
FHS assistant switches teams
David Sanchez is staying at the same school, but just switching teams.
Sanchez, who was an assistant for the Fontainbleau girls basketball team, will be an assistant for the boys’ team this season.
He will join the staff of Michael Gowland.