5. St. John’s College
Location: Washington, D.C.
18-19 Record: 9-1
Final Super 25 Rank: 20
Why them: With the top three 2020 Washington, D.C. players in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and three of the top four in 2021, St. John’s College looks like they can make another run at the playoffs after falling in the semifinals last year.
But it goes deeper than just D.C. talent. Mekhail Sherman and Rakim Jarrett are both among the top 20 players in the nation, according to 247Sports. Sol-Jay Maiava is a three-star quarterback with options – namely, Jarrett and three-star Caleb Coombs — and both lines have upside with four-star defensive tackles Tre Williams and Taizse Johnson and three-star offensive guard Colin Henrich.
With talent all around the field, St. John’s College bursts into 2019 as one of the best teams in the country. It will be tough to defeat this juggernaut.
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