Miami Central Moves to the Top of the Florida Top 25

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For the first time since the 2014 season, a team other than IMG Academy sits atop the High School Football America Florida Top 25 that is created with our proprietary algorithm. Miami Central moves to No. 1 in the latest rankings after its impressive win over St. Thomas Aquinas and IMG’s loss to Mater Dei, the No. 1 team in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

In the latest rankings, IMG drops to No. 2, followed by Carol City, which climbs one to No. 3. St. Thomas Aquinas sits at No. 4, followed by Wekiva at No. 5.

IMG and  will try to rebound against No. 20 Northwestern on Saturday, Next week, after a bye week, St. Thomas Aquinas plays No. 6 Deerfield Beach. On Thursday, the Bucks play Taravella.

The other head-to-head matchup in the statewide rankings are: No. 13 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) plays No. 21 Columbia and No. 17 Braden River meets No. 24 Venice.

Winter Park enters the rankings at No. 25 replacing No. 19 Rockledge.

High School Football America Florida Top 25

No. 1 Miami Central (4-1), LW: #2

No. 2 IMG Academy (3-1), LW: #1

No. 3 Carol City (4-0), LW: #4

No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas (4-1), LW: #3

No. 5 Wekiva (4-0), LW: #5

No. 6 Deerfield Beach (5-0), LW: #6

No. 7 American Heritage (Plantation) (4-1), LW: #7

No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna (3-2), LW: #8

No. 9 Tampa Bay Tech (4-0), LW: #9

No. 10 Columbus (3-1), LW: #10

No. 11 Armwood (3-1), LW: #11

No. 12 Plant (3-1), LW: #12

No. 13 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) (5-0), LW: #13

No. 14 Lakeland (5-0), LW: #14

No. 15 Vero Beach (5-0), LW: #15

No. 16 Cardinal Gibbons (3-2), LW: #16

No. 17 Braden River (3-1), LW: #17

No. 18 University (Fort Lauderdale) (5-0), LW: #18

No. 19 South Dade (5-0), LW: #20

No. 20 Northwestern (3-2), LW: #21

No. 21 Columbia (5-0), LW: #25

No. 22 Apopka (4-1), LW: #22

No. 23 Atlantic (Delray Beach) (4-0), LW: #23

No. 24 Venice (3-1), LW: #24

No. 25 Winter Park (4-1), LW: NR

Dropped-out: No. 19 Rockledge

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

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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.