The AP Florida High School Football Preseason Rankings

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by Jeff Fisher

The five Florida teams  that are ranked in High School Football America’s Preseason Top 25 – St. Thomas Aquinas #3, Booker T. Washington #7, American Heritage #11, Miami Central #14, Trinity Christian #23 -find themselves ranked #1 in their respective classifications in The Associated Press Preseason Top 10 Florida high school football poll. 

Below are the rankings with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and AP poll 2013 final rankings.

Class 8A

Record    Pts    Prv
1. Miramar (11)   0-0          133    2
2. Apopka (2)   0-0          117    3
3. Dr. Phillips (3)   0-0          115    4
4. First Coast   0-0          97      RV
5. Coral Gables   0-0          74      NR
6. Plant   0-0          69      7
7. Fort Pierce Central   0-0          58      8
8. Palm Beach Gardens   0-0          44      NR
9. Charles Flanagan   0-0          37      9
10. Monarch   0-0          26      NR
Others receiving votes: South Dade (0-0) 25, West Orange (0-0) 23, Lake Mary (0-0) 22, Manatee (0-0) 17, Winter Park (0-0) 8, Christopher Columbus Catholic (0-0) 5, Coral Glades (0-0) 4, Spruce Creek (0-0) 2, Vero Beach (0-0) 2, Cypress Bay (0-0) 1, Alonso (0-0) 1.

Class 7A

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (14)   0-0          156    4
2. Dwyer (2)   0-0          126    1
3. Niceville   0-0          123    7
4. Kissimmee Osceola   0-0          99      6
5. East Lake   0-0          89      2
6. Sickles   0-0          69      5
7. Fletcher   0-0          47      NR
8. Port Charlotte   0-0          31      9
9. Lake Nona   0-0          29      NR
10. Tate   0-0          26      NR
Others receiving votes: Fleming Island (0-0) 17, Lakeland (0-0) 16, Pinellas Park (0-0) 15, Haines City (0-0) 11, Melbourne (0-0) 7, Lincoln (0-0) 7, Royal Palm Beach (0-0) 7, Lake Worth (0-0) 3, Plantation (0-0) 2.

Class 6A

1. Miami Central (12)   0-0          155    1
2. Armwood (3)   0-0          144    2
3. Mainland (1)   0-0          130    5
4. Naples   0-0          93      RV
5. Ed White   0-0          78      9
6. Miami Carol City   0-0          58      10
7. Columbia   0-0          45      6
8. Boynton Beach   0-0          38      NR
9. Heritage   0-0          20      3
10. Pace   0-0          19      NR
(tie) Springstead 0-0 19 NR
Others receiving votes: Largo (0-0) 16, Hallandale (0-0) 13, Escambia (0-0) 10, South Fort Myers (0-0) 10, Jefferson (0-0) 9, Winter Haven (0-0) 9, St. Augustine (0-0) 8, South Lake (0-0) 5, Venice (0-0) 1.

Class 5A

1. Plantation American Heritage (16)   0-0          160    3
2. South Sumter   0-0          132    7
3. Pensacola Catholic   0-0          121    1
4. Lake Wales   0-0          73      NR
5. Lakewood   0-0          65      NR
(tie) Clay   0-0          65      NR
7. Merritt Island   0-0          50      4
8. Cardinal Gibbons   0-0          40      NR
(tie) West Florida   0-0          40      5
10. Palm Bay   0-0          34      RV
Others receiving votes: Godby (0-0) 27, North Marion (0-0) 22, Bishop Kenny (0-0) 15, Wakulla (0-0) 12, Jesuit (0-0) 11, Pasco (0-0) 8, Suwannee (0-0) 4, Island Coast (0-0) 1.

Class 4A

1. Miami Washington (16)   0-0          160    1
2. Cocoa   0-0          141    2
3. Bolles School   0-0          131    NR
4. Gulliver Prep   0-0          86      NR
5. Clewiston   0-0          69      5
Others receiving votes: Glades Central (0-0) 28, Florida (0-0) 13, Madison County (0-0) 6, Fort Lauderdale University (0-0) 6.

Class 3A

1. Trinity Christian-Jacksonville (16)   0-0          160    1
2. Clearwater Central Catholic   0-0          139    5
3. Westminster Christian   0-0          115    3
4. Ocala Trinity Catholic   0-0          89      RV
5. Melbourne Central Catholic   0-0          61      2
Others receiving votes: Tampa Catholic (0-0) 37, Delray American Heritage (0-0) 26, Lakeland Christian (0-0) 7, Pahokee (0-0) 6.

Class 2A

1. Champagnat Catholic (15)   0-0          159    1
2. Victory Christian (1)   0-0          140    NR
3. North Florida Christian   0-0          110    4
4. Indian Rocks   0-0          72      RV
5. University Christian   0-0          60      3
Others receiving votes: Glades Day (0-0) 48, Warner Christian (0-0) 24, Carrollwood Day (0-0) 6, First Baptist (0-0) 6.

Class 1A

1. Trenton (13)   0-0          157    4
2. Blountstown (3)   0-0          142    1
3. Dixie County   0-0          113    2
4. Lafayette   0-0          107    NR
5. Union County   0-0          84      3
Others receiving votes: Baker School (0-0) 15, Port St. Joe (0-0) 13, Northview (0-0) 9.

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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.