NORTH JERSEY FOOTBALL: FINAL PUBLIC TOP 20 AND BIG SIX RANKINGS FOR 2021 SEASON

North Jersey football: Final Public Top 20 and Big Six rankings for 2021 season
North Jersey football: Final Public Top 20 and Big Six rankings for 2021 season
Greg Mattura
Darren Cooper
Greg Tartaglia
NorthJersey.com



Bergen Catholic captured a state title and Clifton, Northern Highlands and Park Ridge won sectional titles to impact the North Jersey football rankings.

All season long, the Varsity Aces have ranked North Jersey’s Top 20 public school teams and the non-public Big Six teams.

Here are the final rankings for the 2021 season:

Public Top 20 rankings
20. Old Tappan (5-6)

Last game: Lost to West Morris, 21-0

19. Saddle Brook (7-1)

Last game: Beat Bogota, 14-7, Nov. 6

18. Dumont (9-1)

Last game: Beat Tenafly, 14-7, Nov. 25

17. Becton (7-4)

Last game: Lost to Park Ridge, 41-15, Nov. 12

16. Westwood (7-4)

Last game: Lost to Caldwell, 35-0, Nov. 12

15. Waldwick/Midland Park (7-3)

Last game: Lost to Hanover Park, 35-21, Nov. 12

14. Hawthorne (7-2)

Last game: Lost to Jefferson, 20-13, Nov. 5

13. Ridgefield Park (8-3)

Last game:Lost to Rutherford, 37-10, Nov. 12

12. Pascack Valley (7-4)

Last game: Lost to Cranford, 42-7, Nov. 12

11. Hasbrouck Heights (7-4)

Last game:Lost to Park Ridge, 14-0, Nov. 19

10. River Dell (8-3)

Last game: Lost to Sparta, 42-0, Nov. 12

9. Ramsey (9-1)

Last game:Lost to Hanover Park, 33-21, Nov. 5

8. Eastside (8-4)

Last game: Beat Kennedy, 32-6, Nov. 24

7. Ridgewood (7-3)

Last game:Lost to Passaic Tech, 28-9, Nov. 12

6. Passaic Tech (8-4)

Last game:Lost to East Orange Campus, 35-7, Nov. 20

5. Park Ridge (10-2)

Last game:Lost to Cedar Grove, 13-12, Nov. 26

4. Rutherford (9-2)

Last game: Lost to Jefferson, 28-7, Nov. 20

3. Clifton (10-3)

Last game:Lost to East Orange Campus, 30-24 (3OT), Dec. 5

2. Ramapo (10-2)

Last game: Lost to Northern Highlands, 35-30, Nov. 26

1. Northern Highlands (12-1)

Last game: Lost to Irvington, 19-14, Dec. 4

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Wallington (7-3), West Milford (5-6)

Big Six rankings
6. Paramus Catholic (0-9)

Last game: Lost to Don Bosco, 41-0, Oct. 29

5. St. Peter’s Prep (8-4)

Last game:Lost to Bergen Catholic, 35-10, Nov. 14

4. St. Joseph (6-4)

Last game: Lost to Don Bosco, 31-7, Nov. 14

3. DePaul (9-3)

Last game:Lost to Red Bank Catholic, 13-8, Nov. 26

2. Don Bosco (8-5)

Last game: Lost to Bergen Catholic, 28-7, Nov. 27

1. Bergen Catholic (12-0)

Last game: Beat Don Bosco, 28-7, Nov. 27

Jim McConville contributed to this story.

Greg Mattura is a sports reporter for NorthJersey.com. For full access to live scores, breaking news and analysis from our Varsity Aces team, subscribe today. To get breaking news directly to your phone, sign up for our newsletter and download our app.

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