First in-season FloridaHSFootball.com statewide rankings

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Our friends at FloridaHSFootball.com have released their first in-season statewide high school football rankings.

Lakeland, ranked No. 24 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, is the No. 1 team in the overall Top 25.

This week’s big game will be in Miami where No. 3 Northwestern faces No. 7 Carol City. In our national rankings, Northwestern is ranked No. 13, while Carol City is No. 15.

FLORIDA TOP 25

Rank, Team, Classification, Record, Previous Ranking

1. Lakeland (7A), 1-0, 1

2. St. Thomas Aquinas (7A), 1-0, 2

3. Miami Northwestern (5A), 1-0, 5

4. Columbia, (6A), 1-0, 10

5. Armwood (7A), 1-0, 7

6. American Heritage (Plantation) (5A), 1-0, 8

7. Miami Carol City (4A), 1-0, 20

8. Miami Central (6A), 0-1, 3

9. Chaminade-Madonna (3A), 1-0, 9

10. Columbus (8A), 1-0, 12

11. Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) (3A), 0-1, 4

12. Mandarin (8A), 1-0, 11

13. NSU University School (3A), 1-0, 14

14. South Dade (8A), 1-0, 18

15. Deerfield Beach (8A), 0-1, 6

16. Edgewater (7A), 1-0, NR

17. Vanguard (5A), 1-0, 19

18. Venice (7A), 0-1, 13

19. Rockledge (5A), 1-0, 22

20. Jones (5A), 1-0, NR

21. Cocoa (4A), 1-0, 23

22. Champagnat Catholic (2A), 1-0, 24

23. Booker T. Washington (4A), 1-0, NR

24. Western (8A), 1-0, NR

25. Madison County (1A), 1-0, 25

CLASS 8A

Rank, Team, Record, Previous Ranking  

1. Columbus, 1-0, 3

2. Mandarin, 1-0, 2

3. South Dade, 1-0, 4

4. Deerfield Beach, 0-1, 1

5. Western, 1-0, 6

6. Vero Beach, 1-0, 8

7. Miami Palmetto, 1-0, 9

8. Riverview (Sarasota), 0-1, 7

9. Osceola (Kissimmee), 1-0, NR

10. Seminole (Sanford), 1-0, NR

First Five Out: Apopka, 0-0, Bartram Trail, 1-0; Plant, 0-1; Treasure Coast, 1-0; DeLand 1-0

CLASS 7A

Rank, Team, Record, Previous Ranking    

1. Lakeland, 1-0, 1

2. St. Thomas Aquinas, 1-0, 2

3. Armwood, 1-0, 3

4. Edgewater, 1-0, 5

5. Venice, 0-1, 4

6. Atlantic (Delray), 1-0, 6

7. Navarre, 1-0, 7

8. Wekiva, 1-0, 8

9. Plantation, 1-0, 9

10. Lincoln, 1-0, NR

First Five Out: Crestview, 1-0; Tampa Bay Tech, 1-0; Palm Beach Lakes, 1-0; Plantation, 1-0; McArthur, 0-1

CLASS 6A

Rank, Team, Record, Previous Ranking    

1. Columbia, 1-0, 2

2. Miami Central, 0-1, 1

3. Naples, 1-0, 3

4. Escambia, 1-0, 5

5. Miami Southridge, 0-1, 3

6. Palmetto, 1-0, NR

7. Charlotte, 1-0, NR

8. Gaither, 1-0, 9

9. Dillard, 1-0, NR

10. Mainland, 0-1, 8

First Five Out: Fort Myers, 1-0; Clearwater, 1-0; Braden River, 0-1; Robert E. Lee, 0-1; Belen Jesuit, 0-1

CLASS 5A

Rank, Team, Record, Previous Ranking    

1. Miami Northwestern, 1-0, 1

2. American Heritage (Plantation), 1-0, 2

3. Vanguard, 1-0, 4

4. Rockledge, 1-0, 5

5. Jones, 1-0, 9

6. North Marion, 1-0, 6

7. Lake Wales, 1-0, 10

8. Raines, 0-1, 3

9. Wakulla, 1-0, NR

10. Jesuit, 0-1, 7

First Five Out: Nature Coast, 1-0; Pine Forest, 0-0; Godby, 0-1; Hardee, 1-0; Coconut Creek, 0-0

CLASS 4A

Rank, Team, Record, Previous Ranking    

1. Miami Carol City, 1-0, 3

2. NSU University School, 1-0, 1

3. Cocoa, 1-0, 4

4. Booker T. Washington, 1-0, 5

5. Glades Central, 1-0, 6

6. Cardinal Gibbons, 0-1, 2

7. Bolles, 0-1, 6

8. Gulliver Prep, 1-0, NR

9. American Heritage (Delray), 0-1, 8

10. The Villages, 1-0, 10

First Five Out: Tampa Catholic, 1-0; Lakewood, 1-0; South Sumter, 1-0; Monsignor Pace, 0-1; Bradford, 1-0

CLASS 3A

Rank, Team, Record, Previous Ranking    

1. Chaminade-Madonna, 1-0, 2

2. Trinity Christian (Jacksonville), 0-1, 1

3. Florida High, 1-0, 3

4. Berkeley Prep, 1-0, 8

5. Benjamin, 1-0, 5

6. Pensacola Catholic, 1-0, 6

7. Clearwater Central Catholic, 0-1, 3

8. King’s Academy, 1-0, 7

9. Cardinal Mooney, 1-0, 9

10. The First Academy (Orlando), 1-0, 10

First Five Out: Father Lopez, 1-0; Miami Edison, 1-0; Holy Trinity, 1-0; Trinity Catholic, 1-0; Bishop Verot, 1-0

CLASS 2A

Rank, Team, Record, Previous Ranking    

1. Champagnat Catholic, 1-0, 1

2. University Christian, 1-0, 2

3. Victory Christian, 1-0, 5

4. North Florida Christian, 0-1, 3

5. Admiral Farragut, 0-1, 4

6. Cambridge Christian, 1-0, NR

7. Seffner Christian, 0-1, 6

8. Foundation Academy, 0-1, 7

9. First Baptist (Naples), 1-0, NR

10. Miami Christian, 0-1, 8

First Five Out: Moore Haven, 0-1; Orangewood Christian, 1-0; Trinity Christian (Deltona), 1-0; Zephyrhills Christian, 0-1

CLASS 1A

Rank, Team, Record, Previous Ranking    

1. Madison County, 1-0, 1

2. Baker, 1-0, 2

3. Hawthorne, 1-0, 4

4. Chiefland, 0-1, 3

5. Port St. Joe, 1-0, 7

6. Pahokee, 0-1, 5

7. Vernon, 0-1, 6

8. Lafayette, 1-0, 8

9. Blountstown, 1-0, NR

10. Northview, 1-0, NR

First Five Out: Dixie County, 1-0; Jefferson County, 1-0; Sneads, 1-0; Union County, 1-0; Fort White, 0-1

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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.