Allen is No. 3 in the nation in the preseason ESPNHS POWERADE FAB 50 football rankings, which were released Monday.
Four other area teams are also in the national rankings: No. 12 Euless Trinity, No. 18 Aledo, No. 40 Coppell and No. 47 Denton Ryan.
Don Bosco of Ramsey, N.J., starts the season in the No. 1 spot.
ESPNHS, formerly ESPN RISE, also released its regional rankings, and Allen is No. 1 in the Southwest.
Other area teams in the Southwest top 20 are No. 3 Euless Trinity, No. 5 Aledo, No. 8 Coppell, No. 10 Denton Ryan, and No. 12 DeSoto.
Denton Guyer and Arlington Martin are among the schools on the Southwest Region bubble list.