The state of Florida dominates the 2016 Preseason Southeast Region Top 10. IMG Academy, which is ranked #2 in the nation in our preseason poll, tops the Southeast, followed by St. Thomas Aquinas at #2. Other Sunshine State teams in the Top 10 — Miami Central at #4, American Heritage (Plantation) is #8 and Trinity Christian Academy from Jacksonville is is #9.
The rest of the top 10 is rounded-out with three teams from Georgia and one each from Alabama and South Carolina.
2016 Preseason Southeast Region Top 10
#1 IMG Academy (Florida)
#2 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)
#3 Grayson (Georgia)
#4 Miami Central (Florida)
#5 Roswell (Georgia)
#6 Northwestern (South Carolina)
#7 McGill-Toolen (Alabama)
#8 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)
#9 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)
#10 Mill Creek (Georgia)
For those of you unfamiliar with our rankings, this is the fourth straight year that High School Football America will be using its proprietary algorithm to rank teams nationally, regionally and locally. What that means is, our computer does all the work, there’s no opinion involved. Over the past three seasons, our preseason poll included some opinion, but this year marks the first time that our algorithm is completely in-charge of determining our “mythical” national champ from start to finish.