Posted: 1:25 pm Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Dwyer basketball No. 1 in final statewide poll; Fred Ross voted 5A coach of the year 

By Jeff Greer

The season-ending accolades piled up quickly for Dwyer on Wednesday.

The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches picked Fred Ross as its Class 5A Coach of the Year. Not like it was a tough decision Ross’ Dwyer team finished 32-1 and won him his third state title since 2004.

The FABC also paired with the Orlando Sentinel voted Dwyer the top team in the state in their final joint poll of the season. Summit Christian was ranked eighth and Grandview Prep was No. 19.

Surprisingly, in the class-by-class rankings, Atlantic was left out of the Class 6A poll despite being a regional finalist. Fort Pierce Central (4A) and Benjamin (2A) were ranked in their class top 10s.

Anyway, here’s the Top 25 and class-by-class top 10s.

* denotes state champion
1. Dwyer (32-1)*
2. Winter Park (28-5)*
3. Montverde Academy (22-4)
4. Sagemont (28-4)*
5. Dr. Phillips (27-6)
6. Lake Wales (29-3)
7. Dillard (23-4)
8. Summit Christian (28-4)*
9. Rickards (23-7)*
10. Orlando Christian Prep (24-6)
11. Columbus (27-4)
12. Orlando Jones (25-6)
13. First Academy (25-6)
14. Jacksonville Providence (25-3)
15. Leesburg (28-4)*
16. Pine Crest (25-4)
17. Oakland Park Northeast (17-8)
18. Blanche Ely (17-6)
19. Grandview Prep (27-3)
20. Chipley (27-1)
21. Cardinal Gibbons (19-8)
22. Miami Norland (23-4)
23. Monsignor Pace (25-5)
24. Lake Highland Prep (21-8)
25. Faith Christian (24-6)

CLASS 6A
1. Winter Park
2. Dr. Phillips
3. Columbus
4. Wharton
5. Hialeah Miami Lakes
6. Miramar
7. DeLand
8. Olympia
9. Hagerty
10. West Orange

CLASS 5A
1. Dwyer
2. Lake Wales
3. Dillard
4. Oakland Park Northeast
5. Blanche Ely
6. Gibbs
7. Kissimmee Osceola
8. Fort Walton Beach
9. Wolfson
10. Palm Bay

CLASS 4A
1. Leesburg
2. Cardinal Gibbons
3. Miami Norland
4. Palatka
5. Blake
6. Nature Coast
7. Rutherford
8. Fort Pierce Central
9. Terry Parker
10. Lake Weir

CLASS 3A
1. Rickards
2. Orlando Jones
3. Pine Crest
4. Chipley
5. Monsignor Pace
6. Lake Highland Prep
7. Williston
8. LaSalle
9. Fort Lauderdale-University
10. Bradford

CLASS 2A
1. Sagemont
2. First Academy
3. Jacksonville Providence
4. Tampa Prep
5. Port St. Joe
6. Benjamin
7. P.K. Yonge
8. Father Lopez
9. Miami Country Day
10. Holmes County

CLASS 1A
1. Summit Christian
2. Orlando Christian Prep
3. Grandview Prep
4. Orlando Faith Christian
5. FAMU High
6. Seacrest Country Day
7. Bradenton Christian
8. Ormond Calvary Christian
9. Malone
10. Agape Christian