High School Football America Florida Top 25 – Week 1

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Deerfield Beach makes a big move in the latest High School Football America Florida Top 25 that is created with our proprietary algorithm.  The Bucks climb from their No. 17 preseason ranking to No. 8 this week after beating former No. 7 Carol City 6-2.

The victory popped the Bucks into our national Top 100 at No. 68.  On Saturday, Deerfield Beach will test its new national ranking against St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey), which is ranked No. 7 in the nation.  There are currently thirteen Florida teams in our national rankings.

Related: High School Football America Top 100

Thursday night, No. 5 Miami Central, which moves-up three spots in the latest Florida Top 25, will take-on No. 12 in its annual Miami battle.  Central is ranked No. 46 nationally, while BTW comes-in at No. 92.

Top-ranked IMG Academy is out west again this week.  The Ascenders bring a 30 game win streak into its clash with Corona Centennial (California), ranked No. 9 in the Top 100. It’s a rematch between the two that saw IMG pull-out a 50-49 win with :12 seconds to go in the game.  Last week, IMG beat then No. 11 Chandler in Arizona.

No. 4 American Heritage (Plantation) also has a Top 100 out-of-state game this week.  It will be a battle of Patriots when AH squares-off with Liberty from Nevada, which is ranked No. 37 in the nation.

High School Football America Florida Top 25

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

No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0), LW: #2

No. 3 Cocoa (1-0), LW: #3

No. 4 American Heritage (Plantation) (1-0), LW: #5

No. 5 Miami Central (1-0), LW: #8

No. 6 Armwood (1-0), LW: #6

No. 7 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) (0-1), LW: #4

No. 8 Deerfield Beach (1-0), LW: #17

No. 9 Carol City (0-1), LW: #7

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

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


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

No. 13 Venice (1-0), LW: 15

No. 14 Cardinal Gibbons (1-0), LW: #24

No. 15 Dr. Phillips (1-0), LW: #14

No. 16 Mainland (1-0), LW: #16

No. 17 Osceola (Kissimmee) (1-0), LW: NR

No. 18 Robert E. Lee (Jacksonville) (1-0), LW: #23

No. 19 Vero Beach (1-0), LW: #21

No. 20 Navarre (1-0), LW: #25

No. 21 Dwyer (1-0), LW: #22

No. 22 Oxbridge Academy (0-1), LW: 20

No. 23 Lake Gibson (0-1), NR

No. 24 Chaminade-Madonna (0-1), LW: #9

No. 25 Southridge (0-1), LW: #13

Dropped-out: No. 18 Coral Gables, No. 19 Jones

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.

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