Florida Top 25 – Week 1

Florida Top 25

The first in-season High School Football America Florida Top 25 finds Carol City soaring to No. 7 after its big win over two-time defending Class 5A champ American Heritage (Plantation), which snapped the Patriots’ 28-game win streak. The Chiefs, who jumped nine spots this week, enter our national rankings at No. 60.

The top twelve teams in our Florida 25 are all ranked in the HSFA 100. All of our rankings are created with our proprietary algorithm.

The Game of the Week this week will be in Miami where No. 2 Miami Central and No. 12 Booker T. Washington square-off in their annual backyard brawl. The Rockets are ranked No. 12 in our national rankings, while the Tornadoes are No. 92.

There three new teams in this week’s statewide rankings: Tampa Bay Tech at No. 18, Vero Beach at No. 22 and Rockledge at No. 24.

Florida Top 25

No. 1 IMG Academy (1-0), LW: #1

No. 2 Miami Central (1-0), LW: #2

No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0), LW: #3

No. 4 Wekiva (1-0), LW: #9

No. 5 Plant (1-0), LW: #10

No. 6 Deerfield Beach (1-0), LW: #11

No. 7 Carol City (1-0), LW: #16

No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna (0-1), LW: #7

No. 9 Cardinal Gibbons (0-1), LW: #4

No. 10 American Heritage (Plantation) (0-1), LW: #6

No. 11 Northwestern (1-0), LW: #12

No. 12 Booker T. Washington (Miami) (1-0), LW: #13

No. 13 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) (1-0), LW: #22

No. 14 Apopka (1-0), LW: No. 17

No. 15 Columbus (1-0), LW: #24

No. 16 Bartram Trail (1-0), LW: #25

No. 17 Braden River (0-1), LW: #14

No. 18 Tampa Bay Tech (1-0), LW: NR

No. 19 Armwood (0-1), LW: #5

No. 20 Cocoa (1-0), LW: #20

No. 21 Lakeland (1-0), LW: #21

No. 22 Vero Beach (1-0), LW: NR

No. 23 University (Fort Lauderdale) (1-0), LW: #23

No. 24 Rockledge (1-0), LW: NR

No. 25 Venice (0-1), LW: #8

Dropped out: No. 15 Immokalee, No. 18 Dr. Phillips, No. 19 Viera

On the Bubble (alphabetical): Atlantic (Delray Beach), Champagnat Catholic, Clearwater Central Catholic, Columbia, Dr. Phillips, Dwyer, Escambia, Godby, Immokalee, Robert E. Lee (Jacksonville), Madison County, Osceola, Palm Beach Central, Raines, (Kissimmee), St. Augustine, South Dade, Vanguard, Viera

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.