Posted: 8:11 pm Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

First Statewide Football Poll Released 

By Jason Lieser

The Beef O’Brady’s pre-season statewide football poll is out, and a trio of Palm Beach County teams cracked the top 25.

Here are the poll results:

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (5A)
2. Armwood (4A)
3. Deerfield Beach (6A)
4. Naples (3A)
5. Pahokee (2B)
6. Madison County (2A)
7. Apopka (6A)
8. Lakeland (5A)
9. North Miami Beach (6A)
10. Tampa Plant (4A)
11. Booker T. Washington (4A)
12. Chamberlain (5A)
13. Miami Northwestern (6A)
14. Dwyer (4A)
15. Glades Central (3A)
16. St. Augustine (3A)
17. Cypress Bay (6A)
18. Manatee (5A)
19. Miami Central (6A)
20. Mainland (5A)
21. Bolles (2A)
22. Columbia (4A)
23. Lincoln (4A)
24. Boone (6A)
25. Nease (4A)

Others receiving votes (in order): First Coast, Miramar, Jupiter Christian, Booker (Sarasota), Osceola, Pace, Godby, Fletcher, Glades Day, Trinity Catholic (Ocala), Miami Columbus, FAMU, North Florida Christian, South Sumter, Hillsborough, Royal Palm Beach, Gulliver Prep, Fort Walton Beach, American Heritage (Plantation), Edgewater, Sandalwood, Dr. Phillips, Largo.