Posted: 12:45 pm Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Jupiter, Grandview ranked first in new Miracle Sports class-by-class rankings 

By Jeff Greer

Very similar rankings compared to last week’s Miracle Sports high school softball poll. The county’s two No. 1 teams, Grandview and Jupiter, hung on to their top spots.

Okeechobee certainly earned some voting respect with a 1-0 win over Palm Beach Gardens at the Kissimmee Klassic this past weekend, but dropped a spot in the Class 4A rankings. Granted, the scoring runner got two of her four bases on errors, but a win is a win. It was enough to move Okeechobee up in my own Post area rankings.

No new teams joined the rankings, but Park Vista moved up a spot in Class 6A and Wellington two spots in 5A. That’s really it. Here are the new rankings:

Class 6A

1t. Jupiter 15-2
1t. Sarasota 18-2
2. Palm Beach Gardens 17-4
3. Park Vista 13-2
4. East Ridge 19-2
5. Winter Springs 15-5
6. Taravella 14-0
7. West Orange 16-2
8. DeLand 15-2
9. Mandarin 14-6
10.Braddock 11-5

Area teams receiving votes: Palm Beach Central 13-6-1, Centennial 13-3.

Class 5A

1. East Lake 22-0
2. Bartow 18-0
3. Chamberlain 13-2
4. Plant City 14-5
5. Columbia 16-2
6. St. Thomas Aquinas 16-3
7. Chiles 13-5
8. Wellington 15-4
9. Newsome 8-9
10.Melbourne 15-3

Area teams receiving votes: Dwyer 10-6, West Boca 15-5, Spanish River 9-5.

Class 4A

1. Bartram Trail 16-1
2. Braden River 17-2
3. Okeechobee 17-4
4. Dunnellon 14-3
5. Pines Charter 14-3
6. Sunlake 13-1
7. River Ridge 13-4
8. Harmony 12-3
9. Eau Gallie 15-3
10. Naples 13-3

Class 3A

1. American Heritage (Plantation) 18-0
2. Gulliver Prep 18-2
3. Bolles 16-3
4. Keystone Heights 17-4
5t. Florida High 17-3
5t. Bishop Snyder 14-6
6. Santa Fe 13-7
7. Trinity Catholic (Ocala) 14-2
8. Tampa Catholic 9-2
9. University School (Fort Lauderdale) 13-4
10. Satellite 13-4

Area teams receiving votes: Cardinal Newman 13-6-1

Class 2A

1. Pine Castle Christian 16-5
2. Providence 13-4
3. PK Yonge 16-1
4. Liberty County 16-2
5. Trinity Prep (Winter Park) 9-3
6. Florida Christian 6-7
7. Westminster Christian (Miami) 8-4
8. Liberty County (Bristol) 15-3
9. Mount Dora Bible 9-5
10. Baker 11-4

Area teams receiving votes: American Heritage 10-8, John Carroll 10-3.

Class 1A

1. Grandview Prep 9-2
2. Canterbury (St. Petersburg) 12-6
3. Hernando Christian (Brooksville) 14-0
4. Central Florida Christian (Ocoee) 9-9
5. Aucilla 13-4
6. Eagle’s View 5-10
7. Sarasota Christian 11-3
8. Trinity Christian (Deltona) 5-2
9. Master’s Academy (Vero Beach) 7-4
10. Munroe 11-6

Area teams receiving votes: Wellington Christian 5-4.