Posted: 5:07 pm Monday, March 21st, 2011

Jupiter new No. 1 in statewide poll, seven area teams ranked in Miracle Sports poll 

By Jeff Greer

There aren’t too many surprises in the Miracle Sports Florida high school softball rankings, and there are seven area schools ranked and plenty more receiving votes in this week’s poll.

Jupiter’s 1-0 win over Palm Beach Gardens on Friday night propelled the Warriors into the top spot in Class 6A, despite a loss earlier in the week to Pembroke Pines Charter. Gardens is third and Park Vista, which plays Gardens on Friday, is fifth.

Wellington is No. 6 in the 5A poll. Okeechobee’s third in the 4A rankings. John Carroll rates eighth in Class 2A, and Grandview Prep is second in 1A.

The weekly poll is conducted using former and current high school and college coaches from across the state.

Anyway, area teams are bolded. Here are the ranking by class.

CLASS 6A

1. Jupiter 12-2
2. Sarasota 13-2
3. Palm Beach Gardens 12-2
4. Mandarin 10-3
5. Park Vista 10-2
6. East Ridge 15-1
7. Taravella 12-0
8. Winter Springs 12-4
9. West Orange 16-2
10.DeLand 12-2

Area teams receiving votes: Centennial 11-3.

Class 5A
1. East Lake 17-0
2. Bartow 15-0
3. Chamberlain 11-1
4. St. Thomas Aquinas 12-1
5. George Jenkins 11-1
6. Wellington 13-3
7. Niceville 9-2
8. Melbourne 13-2
9. Osceola (Kissimmee) 11-2
10. Chiles 9-5

Area teams receiving votes: West Boca Raton 12-3, Dwyer 7-4, Spanish River 8-2.

CLASS 4A

1. River Ridge 11-1
2. Bartram Trail 11-1
3. Okeechobee 14-2
4. Pines Charter 11-2
5. Dunnellon 10-1
6. Braden River 12-2
7. Ida Baker 10-0
8. Harmony 12-3
9. Eau Gallie 12-3
10. Naples 12-3

Area teams receiving votes: Jensen Beach 11-5.

CLASS 3A

1. American Heritage 15-0
2. Bolles 12-0
3. Gulliver Prep 11-0
4. Trinity Catholic (Ocala) 13-1
5. Oakleaf 12-3
6. Tampa Catholic 7-1
7. Satellite 10-4
8. Florida High 14-2
9. Bishop Verot 10-3
10.Sante Fe 8-4

Area teams receiving votes: Cardinal Newman 8-5-1.

CLASS 2A

1. PK Yonge 15-0
2. Providence 12-3
3. Pine Castle Christian 11-4
4. Liberty County 14-2
5. Trinity Prep (Winter Park) 9-3
6. Florida Christian 6-7
7. Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale) 6-5
8. John Carroll 9-2
9. Mount Dora Bible 9-5
10. Master’s Academy (Oviedo) 9-4

CLASS 1A

1. Canterbury (St. Petersburg) 10-4
2. Grandview Prep 6-2
3. Eagle’s View 5-9
4. Hernando Christian (Brooksville) 14-0
5. Central Florida Christian (Ocoee) 9-5
6. Southwest Florida Christian 7-2
7. Aucilla 11-3
8. Paxton 7-2
9. Master’s Academy (Vero Beach) 6-3
10.Trinity Christian (Deltona) 5-2

Area teams receiving votes: Wellington Christian 5-4.