St. Thomas Aquinas leads the first in-season High School Football America Florida Top 25 for 2021

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The No. 1 team in Week 1 in the High School Football America Florida Top 25, powered by NFL Play Football, is St. Thomas Aquinas after an impressive win over nationally-ranked St. Frances Academy on national television. Next-up for the two-time defending 7A champs is No. 16 Jesuit. STA is also ranked No. 4 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

Related: HSFA 100

In all, the top seventeen teams in our statewide rankings are ranked in our Top 100.

The biggest mover in the national rankings this past week was Treasure Coast, which entered the national rankings at No. 61 after beating former No. 15 American Heritage (Plantation). TC started the game ranked No. 149 in America.

This week, No. 2 IMG Academy and No. 4 Miami Central have big interstate matchups. Defending national champ IMG, ranked No. 5 in the nation, is in Ohio to play No. 21 La Salle. No. 4 Miami Central, which lost to St. John Bosco in Southern California two weeks ago, will play No. 55 Bishop Gorman from Nevada.

Aside from the STA/Jesuit game, there are

  • Northwestern (Miami) vs. No. 20 Booker T. Washington
  • No. 6 Columbus (Miami) vs. No. 17 Bartram Trail
  • No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna vs. No. 11 American Heritage (Plantation)
  • No. 13 Edgewater vs. No. 15 Venice

High School Football America Florida Top 25

No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0)

No. 2 IMG Academy (1-0)

No. 3 Cardinal Gibbons (0-0)

No. 4 Miami Central (0-1)

No. 5 Northwestern (Miami) (1-0)

No. 6 Columbus (Miami) (1-0)

No. 7 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) (1-0)

No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna (1-0)

No. 9 Jones (Orlando) (1-0)

No. 10 Treasure Coast (1-0)

No. 11 American Heritage (Plantation) (0-1)

No. 12 Seminole (Sanford) (1-0)

No. 13 Edgewater (1-0)

No. 14 Cocoa (1-0)

No. 15 Venice (1-0)

No. 16 Jesuit (1-0)

No. 17 Bartram Trail (1-0)

No. 18 Rockledge (1-0)

No. 19 Niceville (1-0)

No. 20 Booker T. Washington (1-0)

No. 21 Palmetto (Miami) (1-0)

No. 22 Apopka (1-0)

No. 23 Lake Minneola (1-0)

No. 24 Lakeland (1-0)

No. 25 Vero Beach (0-1)

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

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About the Author

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.