Posted: 1:54 pm Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Dwyer boys’ basketball ranked first in Florida coaches’ rankings 

By Jeff Greer

The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches released its state power index for boys’ basketball on Wednesday. After a strong nondistrict and holiday tournament season, Dwyer is ranked first in the All-Classes Top 25. Grandview Prep is ranked 22nd.

Dwyer (9-1) suffered its only loss to Winter Park, which is ranked second. Several Broward County teams are in the Top 25, including Dillard, Boyd Anderson, Blanche Ely, University, North Broward Prep and Pine Crest.

Class-by-class rankings came out, too. Martin County is ranked sixth in Class 5A and Summit Christian is third in the Class 1A poll. A few omissions might be surprising, particularly West Boca in Class 5A.

Anyway, here are the rankings:

*Records are as of Jan. 1

All-Classes Top 25
1—Dwyer (12-1), #1 5A
2—Winter Park (10-4), #2 6A
3—Miami Dr. Krop (13-2), #1 6A
4—Montverde Academy (11-3), independent
5—Dillard (10-1), #2 5A
6—Orlando Christian Prep (9-3), #1 1A
7—Dr. Phillips (10-4), #3 6A
8—Boyd Anderson (8-1), #5 6A
9—Blanche Ely (8-2), #4 5A
10— Fort Lauderdale University (10-2), #1 3A
11—Lake Highland Prep (10-4), #2 3A
12—West Orange (10-4), #4 6A
13—Oakland Park Northeast (9-3), #3 5A
14— North Broward Prep (10-1), #3 3A
15—Holy Trinity (11-3), #4 3A
16—Wekiva (9-3), #6 6A
17—Jacksonville Providence (10-2), #1 2A
18—Blake (12-1), #1 4A
19—Miami Norland (8-2), #2 4A
20—Monsignor Pace (13-3), #5 3A
21— Pine Crest (9-1), #6 3A
21—Tampa Jesuit (11-1), #3 4A
22—Grandview Prep (11-2), #3 1A
24—Nature Coast (13-1), #4 4A
25—Fort Walton Beach (15-0), #5 5A

Class 6A watch list
#7 North Port (7-3)
#8 Olympia (11-3)
#9 Miami Senior (9-6)
#10 Miramar (8-2)

Class 5A watch list
#6 Martin County (12-2)
#7 Kissimmee Osceola (9-4)
#8 Haines City (11-1)
#9 Boca Ciega (11-1)
#10 Charlotte (9-1)

Class 4A watch list
#5 Godby (9-2)
#6 Leesburg (11-2)
#7 Cardinal Gibbons (9-2)
#8 Poinciana (10-3)
#9 Choctawhatchee (9-1)
#10 Barron Collier (13-1)

Class 3A watch list
#7 Berkeley Prep (9-4)
#8 Bishop Verot (8-4)
#9 Chipley (14-0)
#10 (tie) Jones (10-3)
#10 (tie) Ribault (8-1)

Class 2A watch list
#2 Sagemont (9-3)
#3 Tampa Prep (9-3)
#4 Coral Springs Christian (8-1)
#5 First Academy (8-3)
#6 Florida Air Academy (7-3)
#7 Naples Community School (8-2)
#8 P.K. Yonge (9-3)
#9 Miami Country Day (10-0)
#10 Archbishop Curley (11-2)

Class 1A watch list
#3 Orlando Faith Christian (11-1)
#4 Summit Christian (9-2)
#5 Lake Mary Prep (11-2)
#6 Paxton (11-2)
#7 Malone (10-3)
#8 Ormond Calvary Christian (7-4)
#9 Seacrest Country Day (10-3)
#10 FAMU High (9-4)