Jesuit moves to No. 2 in Florida Top 25 after beating No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas

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It only took two weeks for the High School Football America Florida Top 25 to look very different from the preseason version. Jesuit’s last second 24-21 defeat of preseason No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas shakes-up the latest version of our statewide rankings powered by NFL Play Football.

Jesuit’s win jumps the Tigers 14 spots to No. 2 in the latest rankings created with our proprietary algorithm. The Tigers also moved from No. 91 to No. 24 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings. STA drops to No. 3 in the state and from No. 4 to No. 25 in our Top 100.

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Bartram Trail is the second biggest mover this week after beating former No. 6 Columbus (Miami) 12-6. BT is up five spots to No. 12 this week.

New to the Top 25 this week is Dillard.

This week, Miami’s Northwestern will try to knock-off the state’s new No. 1 team, IMG Academy. The Bulls enter the game against the defending national champs ranked No. 6 in the state after last week’s big win over No. 20 Booker T. Washington (Miami).

The other head-to-head Top 25 matchups this week are:

  • No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas vs. No. 10 American Heritage (Plantation)
  • No. 5 Miami Central vs. No. 20 Booker T. Washington (Miami)
  • No. 8 Jones (Orlando) vs. No. 18 Edgewater
  • No. 11 Chaminade-Madonna vs. No. 15 Columbus (Miami)
  • No. 14 Venice vs. No. 16 Cocoa

High School Football America Florida Top 25

No. 1 IMG Academy (2-0), LW: #2

No. 2 Jesuit (2-0), LW: #16

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

No. 4 Cardinal Gibbons (1-0), LW: #3

No. 5 Miami Central (0-2), LW: #4

No. 6 Northwestern (Miami) (2-0), LW: #5

No. 7 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) (2-0), LW: #7

No. 8 Jones (Orlando) (2-0), LW: #9

No. 9 Treasure Coast (1-0), LW: #10

No. 10 American Heritage (Plantation) (1-1), LW: #11

No. 11 Chaminade-Madonna (1-1), LW: #8

No. 12 Bartram Trail (2-0), LW: #17

No. 13 Seminole (Sanford) (2-0), LW: #12

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

No. 15 Columbus (Miami) (1-1), LW: #6

No. 16 Cocoa (2-0), LW: #14

No. 17 Rockledge (2-0), LW: #18

No. 18 Edgewater (1-1), LW: #13

No. 19 Niceville (2-0), LW: #19

No. 20 Booker T. Washington (1-1), LW: #20

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

No. 22 Apopka (2-0), LW: #22

No. 23 Lakeland (2-0), LW: #24

No. 24 Vero Beach (1-1), LW: #25

No. 25 Dillard (2-0), LW: NR

Dropped-out: No. 23 Lake Minneola

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.