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VHSL Football State Champions - Most Unlikely State Champions
1999-18


1920-17 Summary 1999-18 Team Summary1999-18 Championship GamesChampionship Team Traits

The table shows the 114 state champions this century sorted from the least likely team to win the state championship Thomas Dale 2009 , to the team most likely to win the state championship Phoebus 2008.
The most unlikely state champion is determined by division rank descending, % points scored descending.

# Team GY DIV
RK
STATE
Rate
W L PF PA Div Group Region District Stud Play
offs
PF
Play
offs
PA
Yr+1
W
Yr+1
L
Yr+1
Rate
Yr-1
W
YR-1
L
Yr-1
Rate
1 Thomas Dale 2009 6 102.0 12 2 395 190 6 AAA Central Central 2,446 90 52  5  5   102.0  6  4   82.2
2 Blacksburg 2016 5 72.4 10 5 550 391 3 AA IV River Ridge 1,200 197 118  11  2   72.4  6  5   58.0
3 Liberty(Bed) 2002 4 70.3 10 4 403 183 3 AA III Seminole 1,025 170 67  10  2   70.3  10  3   68.9
4 Hopewell 2017 4 80.8 11 4 438 188 3 AA 3A Central 1,057 154 53  10  4   80.8  10  4   76.3
5 Galax 2015 3 60.6 11 4 562 290 1 A D-1 Western Mtn. Empire 273 153 68  11  3   60.6  9  4   47.5
6 Salem 2000 3 87.0 10 4 343 130 4 AA IV River Ridge 1,237 111 16  8  4   87.0  14  0   96.8
7 Franklin 2008 2 65.5 12 2 458 135 1 A A Tri-Rivers 412 92 55  8  3   65.5  8  3   39.3
8 Centreville 2000 2 111.6 12 2 438 89 6 AAA Northern Concorde 2,171 105 60  10  1   111.6  10  3   104.0
9 Bath County 2001 2 57.5 11 1 527 177 1 A C Pioneer 222 197 48  10  1   57.5  9  2   43.8
10 Culpeper County 1999 2 107.8 14 0 446 193 5 AAA Northwest Commonwealth 1,174 87 44  11  1   107.8      
11 Madison County 1999 1 65.3 10 3 404 266 2 A B Bull Run 632 138 64  7  5   65.3      
12 Brookville 1999 1 80.0 11 3 322 176 3 AA III Seminole 884 81 32  7  4   80.0      
13 Harrisonburg 2001 1 80.2 11 3 428 201 3 AA II Valley 1,118 119 49  7  3   80.2  7  3   71.3
14 William Campbell 2005 1 63.1 11 3 451 140 1 A B Dogwood 380 93 24  9  3   63.1  10  3   59.1
15 Northside 2009 1 86.3 12 2 366 223 3 AA III Blue Ridge 1,026 95 51  9  2   86.3  6  6   52.8
16 Oakton 2005 1 112.0 12 2 408 238 6 AAA Northern Concorde 2,352 117 61  6  5   112.0  10  2   105.2
17 Clintwood 2011 1 61.6 13 2 464 272 1 A D-1 Western Lonesome Pine 304 177 77  11  2   61.6  12  1   61.0
18 Lafayette 2001 1 88.5 11 2 383 177 4 AA I Bay Rivers 1,391 119 76  10  3   88.5  10  2   77.1
19 Salem 2017 1 96.0 13 2 631 299 4 AA 4D River Ridge 1,169 237 115  13  2   96.0  13  1   94.7
20 Westfield 2016 1 104.9 13 2 507 218 6 AAA Northern Concorde 2,850 172 63  15  0   104.9  14  1   108.6
21 King William 2000 1 61.4 12 2 445 177 2 A A Tidewater 528 115 29  6  4   61.4  9  3   54.3
22 Battlefield 2010 1 109.0 13 2 481 187 6 AAA Northwest Cedar Run 2,896 168 75  10  3   109.0  12  1   108.9
23 Magna Vista 2015 1 83.0 13 2 665 259 3 AA IV Piedmont 987 214 91  9  3   83.0  14  1   80.1
24 Phoebus 2011 1 101.7 13 2 445 169 5 AAA Eastern Peninsula 1,260 123 87  12  1   101.7  15  0   115.3
25 Goochland 2012 1 64.8 13 2 548 206 2 A D-2 Eastern James River 721 222 64  10  3   64.8  14  1   78.0
26 Turner Ashby 2005 1 77.4 12 2 435 160 3 AA II Valley 1,116 93 62  5  5   77.4  6  4   60.5
27 Rustburg 2000 1 81.6 12 2 333 115 3 AA III Seminole 840 88 13  6  5   81.6  6  5   57.0
28 Briar Woods 2010 1 92.7 13 2 433 151 4 AA II Dulles 1,405 177 57  14  1   92.7  4  6   59.5
29 Gretna 2011 1 78.5 13 2 472 147 2 A D-2 Western Dogwood 614 151 62  7  4   78.5  12  2   71.9
30 Riverheads 2017 1 65.0 12 2 479 134 1 A 1B Shenandoah 474 150 28  12  2   65.0  13  1   71.8
31 L.C. Bird 2014 1 103.9 13 2 589 168 5 AAA Central Dominion 1,850 130 75  11  1   103.9  15  0   107.5
32 Gate City 2010 1 72.0 12 2 460 113 2 A D Clinch Mountain A 504 163 40  6  5   72.0  9  1   64.9
33 Riverheads 2006 1 65.8 13 1 401 199 1 A B Shenandoah 561 90 73  8  3   65.8  9  3   55.2
34 Phoebus 2006 1 110.8 13 1 411 194 5 AAA Eastern Peninsula 1,434 114 61  13  1   110.8  11  1   104.0
35 Monticello 2007 1 79.1 13 1 604 276 3 AA II Jefferson 1,171 158 80  11  2   79.1  8  2   73.2
36 James Monroe 2008 1 86.5 13 1 548 240 3 AA I Battlefield 814 177 112  8  2   86.5  9  2   71.5
37 Magna Vista 2014 1 80.1 14 1 626 270 3 AA IV Piedmont 987 188 116  13  2   80.1  11  2   76.1
38 Appomattox 2017 1 84.2 14 1 617 264 2 A 2C Dogwood 705 181 105  13  2   84.2  15  0   86.0
39 Westfield 2015 1 108.6 14 1 459 189 6 AAA Northern Concorde 2,850 188 90  13  2   108.6  12  2   104.1
40 Heritage(Lyn) 2002 1 84.0 13 1 353 145 4 AA III Seminole 1,182 106 47  10  1   84.0  3  7   34.7
41 Salem 2004 1 95.2 13 1 444 177 4 AA IV River Ridge 1,285 104 70  14  0   95.2  8  2   74.0
42 Meadowbrook 2004 1 104.1 13 1 415 163 5 AAA Central Central 1,736 120 76  10  2   104.1  8  4   86.6
43 Hopewell 2003 1 105.2 13 1 418 166 5 AAA Central Central 1,018 121 55  10  2   105.2  9  3   84.6
44 Altavista 2009 1 65.4 13 1 407 157 1 A B Dogwood 443 71 30  10  2   65.4  5  5   37.2
45 Gretna 2008 1 71.0 13 1 573 220 2 A B Dogwood 651 167 87  10  3   71.0  14  0   73.4
46 Riverheads 2010 1 61.5 13 1 593 216 1 A B Shenandoah 496 187 92  12  1   61.5  10  2   51.7
47 Giles 2005 1 70.6 13 1 473 177 2 A C Three Rivers 545 145 68  12  2   70.6  10  3   56.6
48 Salem 2016 1 94.7 13 1 620 218 4 AA IV River Ridge 1,246 152 80  13  2   94.7  13  0   99.4
49 Northside 2013 1 88.4 14 1 512 178 3 AA III Blue Ridge 996 160 72  10  3   88.4  7  5   71.9
50 Highland Springs 2017 1 107.6 14 1 500 179 5 AAA 5B Capital 1,761 141 73  13  1   107.6  14  1   102.8
51 Oscar Smith 2011 1 112.7 14 1 534 186 6 AAA Eastern Southeastern 2,129 208 98  11  2   112.7  11  2   96.8
52 Stone Bridge 2007 1 108.2 14 1 603 204 5 AAA Northern Liberty 1,709 194 80  13  1   108.2  11  1   99.8
53 Highland Springs 2016 1 102.8 14 1 620 208 5 AAA Central Capital 1,800 210 95  14  1   102.8  14  1   108.0
54 George Wythe(W) 2012 1 59.4 14 1 503 172 1 A D-1 Western Hogoheegee 435 119 50  6  5   59.4  12  1   48.6
55 Washington & Lee 2001 1 65.7 12 1 415 131 2 A A Northern Neck 617 132 54  10  3   65.7  7  4   46.8
56 Glenvar 2014 1 72.4 14 1 422 134 2 A D-2 Western Three Rivers 630 124 43  12  1   72.4  5  6   36.3
57 Highland Springs 2015 1 108.0 14 1 612 186 5 AAA Central Capital 1,800 187 99  14  1   108.0  11  1   98.2
58 James Robinson 2001 1 112.5 12 1 488 148 6 AAA Northern Patriot 2,888 120 49  11  1   112.5  11  1   112.0
59 Hampton 2005 1 111.4 13 1 372 112 5 AAA Eastern Peninsula 1,688 79 38  9  2   111.4  12  1   103.4
60 George Wythe(W) 2002 1 68.5 13 1 485 137 2 A C Hogoheegee 460 100 55  9  3   68.5  6  4   32.5
61 Altavista 2013 1 68.2 14 1 601 166 1 A D-1 Eastern Dogwood 410 223 66  15  0   68.2  10  3   45.7
62 Poquoson 2010 1 81.5 13 1 430 113 3 AA I Bay Rivers 870 102 33  8  4   81.5  6  6   49.2
63 Riverheads 2016 1 71.8 13 1 641 159 1 A D-2 Eastern Shenandoah 475 205 47  12  2   71.8  13  1   68.9
64 Amherst County 2006 1 88.6 13 1 608 126 4 AA III Seminole 1,503 159 69  14  0   88.6  10  2   78.9
65 Briar Woods 2011 1 86.7 14 1 571 120 4 AA II Dulles 1,594 158 73  15  0   86.7  13  2   92.7
66 Phoebus 2001 1 108.2 13 1 508 97 5 AAA Eastern Peninsula 1,323 163 42  14  0   108.2  7  3   87.8
67 C.D. Hylton 2002 1 114.0 13 1 307 56 6 AAA Northwest Cardinal 2,182 69 18  12  1   114.0  12  1   97.9
68 Franklin 2004 1 61.2 13 1 470 65 1 A A Tri-Rivers 427 136 7  10  1   61.2  7  4   51.4
69 Buffalo Gap 2007 1 66.0 14 0 492 239 1 A B Shenandoah 620 137 93  11  1   66.0  6  4   40.1
70 Giles 2013 1 71.9 15 0 567 259 2 A D-2 Western Three Rivers 540 155 66  12  1   71.9  10  2   49.1
71 Westfield 2017 1 108.6 15 0 445 184 6 AAA 6D District 1 2,597 136 55  14  1   108.6  13  2   104.9
72 C.D. Hylton 1999 1 114.6 14 0 312 128 6 AAA Northwest Cardinal 2,236 110 46  9  2   114.6      
73 Gretna 2004 1 84.4 14 0 725 269 3 AA III Dogwood 707 193 112  10  1   84.4  14  0   86.9
74 Broad Run 2009 1 97.5 14 0 411 148 4 AA II Dulles 1,603 111 63  11  2   97.5  14  0   95.3
75 Salem 2005 1 91.0 14 0 420 144 4 AA IV River Ridge 1,271 114 45  11  1   91.0  13  1   95.2
76 Osbourn 2006 1 115.5 14 0 493 175 6 AAA Northwest Cedar Run 1,903 135 62  4  6   115.5  10  2   89.1
77 Broad Run 2008 1 95.3 14 0 436 149 4 AA II Dulles 1,479 117 46  14  0   95.3  10  1   78.8
78 Landstown 2004 1 120.2 14 0 603 188 6 AAA Eastern Beach 2,187 175 79  13  1   120.2  13  1   113.0
79 Brookville 2011 1 86.3 14 0 511 157 3 AA III Seminole 1,011 112 81  14  0   86.3  12  2   79.8
80 Manassas Park 2004 1 67.9 14 0 461 141 2 A B Bull Run 617 133 43  13  1   67.9  12  1   56.4
81 Salem 2015 1 99.4 13 0 575 154 4 AA IV River Ridge 1,246 128 49  13  1   99.4  14  1   90.8
82 Westfield 2003 1 121.8 14 0 524 136 6 AAA Northern Concorde 2,965 121 35  9  2   121.8  10  1   108.7
83 Brookville 2012 1 97.1 14 0 588 158 3 AA III Seminole 1,011 112 52  5  6   97.1  14  0   86.3
84 L.C. Bird 2012 1 106.0 14 0 463 121 6 AAA Central Dominion 1,746 115 74  15  0   106.0  10  2   91.3
85 Centreville 2013 1 115.8 15 0 680 169 6 AAA Northern Concorde 2,325 212 82  12  3   115.8  8  4   86.7
86 Riverheads 2000 1 61.9 14 0 529 135 1 A B Shenandoah 519 102 56  9  2   61.9  10  1   55.5
87 Westfield 2007 1 118.6 15 0 573 132 6 AAA Northern Concorde 3,213 205 89  9  3   118.6  11  1   110.6
88 Lake Taylor 2012 1 107.1 15 0 653 148 5 AAA Eastern Eastern 1,330 194 42  10  3   107.1  9  2   89.2
89 Lake Taylor 2014 1 104.4 15 0 623 134 4 AAA Eastern Eastern 1,259 165 50  14  1   104.4  10  3   88.0
90 Goochland 2006 1 65.9 14 0 491 109 2 A B James River 770 86 29  11  1   65.9  10  1   54.8
91 Amherst County 2007 1 96.7 14 0 696 150 4 AA III Seminole 1,512 186 59  12  2   96.7  13  1   88.6
92 Essex 2009 1 67.5 14 0 587 128 2 A A Northern Neck 522 129 20  6  4   67.5  12  1   60.5
93 Appomattox 2015 1 85.0 15 0 568 122 2 A D-2 Western Dogwood 725 205 47  15  0   85.0  6  5   51.1
94 Ocean Lakes 2014 1 112.8 15 0 753 169 6 AAA Eastern Beach 2,200 209 66  12  1   112.8  12  1   98.0
95 Powhatan 2003 1 89.5 14 0 503 100 4 AA I Southside 1,190 98 24  9  2   89.5  11  1   72.4
96 Appomattox 2016 1 86.0 15 0 680 139 2 A D-2 Western Dogwood 725 238 53  14  1   86.0  15  0   85.0
97 Richlands 2006 1 75.7 14 0 653 132 3 AA IV Southwest 792 152 82  11  3   75.7  13  1   76.3
98 Phoebus 2009 1 109.9 15 0 497 92 5 AAA Eastern Peninsula 1,300 121 42  15  0   109.9  15  0   123.3
99 Oscar Smith 2008 1 112.0 15 0 617 116 6 AAA Eastern Southeastern 2,163 161 75  13  1   112.0  13  1   106.9
100 Gate City 2003 1 66.8 14 0 622 121 2 A D Lonesome Pine 452 159 49  10  2   66.8  11  1   67.1
101 Surry 1999 1 62.2 13 0 369 70 1 A A Tri-Rivers 330 113 25  9  4   62.2      
102 Dinwiddie 2013 1 101.0 15 0 719 127 4 AAA Central Central 1,357 234 28  9  3   101.0  7  4   68.6
103 William Campbell 2002 1 78.8 14 0 740 128 1 A B Dogwood 387 194 25  11  2   78.8  9  3   47.7
104 Sussex Central 2003 1 69.5 14 0 638 111 1 A A Tri-Rivers 373 114 53  11  1   69.5  10  2   45.4
105 Salem 1999 1 96.8 14 0 554 98 4 AA III Blue Ridge 1,237 151 36  10  4   96.8      
106 Gretna 2003 1 86.9 14 0 694 109 3 AA III Dogwood 697 170 48  14  0   86.9  8  4   59.2
107 Briar Woods 2012 1 99.0 15 0 627 98 4 AA II Dulles 1,594 204 36  13  2   99.0  14  1   86.7
108 L.C. Bird 2013 1 107.5 15 0 669 103 5 AAA Central Dominion 1,688 165 55  13  2   107.5  14  0   106.0
109 Heritage(NN) 2000 1 118.2 14 0 584 86 5 AAA Eastern Peninsula 1,633 134 38  6  4   118.2  10  2   105.9
110 Altavista 2014 1 73.2 15 0 620 92 1 A D-1 Eastern Dogwood 415 186 37  5  7   73.2  14  1   68.2
111 Gretna 2007 1 73.4 14 0 611 80 2 A B Dogwood 695 201 14  13  1   73.4  10  2   57.4
112 Phoebus 2002 1 111.7 14 0 527 69 5 AAA Eastern Peninsula 1,385 131 41  10  2   111.7  13  1   108.2
113 Phoebus 2010 1 115.3 15 0 650 90 5 AAA Eastern Peninsula 1,300 153 43  13  2   115.3  15  0   109.9
114 Phoebus 2008 1 123.3 15 0 720 53 5 AAA Eastern Peninsula 1,276 199 27  15  0   123.3  13  1   105.4




 
 

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