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Who has the best high school boys sports program in the country?  USA TODAY High School Sports is giving the fans the opportunity to decide.  The next installment of the “Best Of” contest series will be the 2014 Best Boys Sports Program.  The contest will start with 255 schools, with the overall strength of all the individual boys programs as the criteria for inclusion.  Each state, as well as Washington D.C., will have five representative schools.


  There will be three rounds of voting:

 

Round Dates:

State: Aug. 18 – Aug. 26

Regional: Aug. 27 – Sept. 4

National: Sept. 5 – Sept. 12

 

State Round – Begins at 12:00 p.m. (E.T.) Aug. 18, 2014 and ends at 2:00 p.m. (E.T.) Aug. 26.  At the end of the first round, the 51 schools with the most votes in each state will advance to the Regional Voting, along with the top two high school boys programs that received the highest number of votes, but did not win their region. There will be a total of 53 schools that will advance to the regional round.

Semi-final RoundBegins at 12:00 p.m. (E.T.) Aug. 27, 2014 and ends at 2:00 p.m. (E.T.) Sept. 4. The schools that receive the highest number of eligible votes from each region (one per region) will advance to the final round. The next two highest vote getters (no matter what region) will receive a wild card, and advance to the final round. There will be 10 total schools that will advance to the final round. 

Final Round - Begins at 12:00 p.m. (E.T.) Sept. 5, 2014 and ends at 2:00 p.m. (E.T.) Sept. 12. The school that receives the highest number of eligible votes from the final voting round will be the winner.

 

Prizes:

First Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $1,000 and a banner

Second Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $500 and a banner

Third Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $250 and a banner

**All 10 finalist schools will receive a banner for being a finalist.

 

 About the “Best Of” Contest Series:

More than 2,000 different schools have been involved in at least one of the America's Best contests, with past champions hailing from Missouri, Vermont, Illinois (three times), Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Kansas.


The America's Best contest series launched in November 2012. Previous national champions have been:

2012 rivalry: Brookfield vs. Marceline in Missouri
2012 people's champion: Hartford (Vt.)
2013 mascot: Centralia (Ill.) Orphans
2013 football coach: Philip Haywood of Belfry (Ky.)
2013 rivalry: Bunn vs. Louisburg in North Carolina
2014 boys basketball coach: Shane Cowherd of Edmond (Okla.) Memorial
2014 girls basketball coachJesse Nelson of Olpe (Kan.)
2014 mascot: Centralia (Ill.) Orphans
2104 girls program:  Nashville (Ill.)