Posted: 9:42 pm Monday, November 10th, 2008

No Love for Royal Palm in AP Poll 

By Post Staff

Teams only have one more week to impress the voters, if they care. The AP weekly poll concludes at the end of the regular season.


For what it’s worth, I don’t understand how Royal Palm Beach (8-1) isn’t in Class 6A’s top 10, but a team with two losses and a team with three losses were voted in ahead of the Wildcats. Miami Central is the only ranked three-loss team above 1B.

I’m certainly not campaigning for the Wildcats, or any other team, but it just seems strange.

Anyway, here are the full results (first-place votes in parenthesis):

Class 6A

1.Christopher Columbus Catholic (15), 8-0

2.Cypress Bay (2), 8-1

3.Miramar, 8-1

4.Miami Killian, 8-1

5.Dr. Phillips (1), 8-1

6.Miami Northwestern, 8-1

7.East Ridge, 9-1

8.Apopka, 8-2

9.Orlando-Boone, 8-1

10.Miami Central, 7-3

Others receiving votes: Royal Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach.

Class 5A

1.St. Thomas Aquinas (18), 9-0

2.Lakeland, 9-0

3.Mainland, 9-0

4.Pine Forest, 8-0

5.Venice, 9-0

6.Atlantic, 9-0

7.Chamberlain, 9-1

8.Niceville, 8-1

9.Fletcher, 9-0

10.Palm Bay, 8-1 and Dillard, 8-2

Others receiving votes: Pine Ridge, Charlotte.

Class 4A

1.Armwood (17), 10-0

2.Plant, 8-1

3.Dwyer, 8-1

4.Booker T. Washington, 7-2

5.Eastside, 8-1

6.Tampa Bay Tech, 8-1

7.Ft. Walton Beach, 8-1

8.Fort Pierce Westwood, 9-1

9.Lakewood, 7-2

10.Southeast, 7-2

Others receiving votes: Okeechobee, Hillsborough, Boca Raton.

Class 3A

1.Glades Central (17), 9-0

2.St. Augustine, 9-0

3.Naples, 8-1

4.Andrew Jackson, 9-0

5.Dunbar, 9-0

6.Godby, 8-1

7.Ridge, 8-1

8.Cocoa, 8-1

9.Lake Wales, 9-1

10.Nature Coast Tech, 9-0

Others receiving votes: Arnold, Monsignor Pace, Riverdale, Palmetto.

Class 2A

1.Madison County (17), 8-0

2.Bolles, 9-0

3.South Sumter, 9-1

4.North Broward, 9-0

5.Fort White, 8-1

Others receiving votes: Tampa Catholic, Clewiston, Pensacola Catholic, Archbishop Carroll, Marianna.

Class 2B

1.Pahokee (17), 8-1

2.Ocala Trinity Catholic, 9-1

3.Frostproof, 7-1

4.Fort Lauderdale University, 9-0

5.Newberry, 7-2

Others receiving votes: Florida, Trinity Christian-Jacksonville, Wildwood.

Class 1A

1.Fort Meade (15), 9-0

2.Lafayette (2), 9-0

3.American Heritage, 7-2

4.North Florida Christian, 6-2

5.Indian Rocks, 9-1

Others receiving votes: West Gadsden, University Christian, Orlando The First Academy, Holy Trinity Episcopal.

Class 1B

1.Jupiter Christian (17), 9-0

2.FAMU Developmental Research, 7-3

3.Warner Christian, 8-1

4.Graceville, 7-2

5.Victory Christian, 6-3

Others receiving votes: Deltona Trinity Christian, Sheridan Hills Christian.