Posted: 2:22 pm Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Softball: 10 area teams ranked in first Miracle Sports poll of the season 

By Jeff Greer

Palm Beach Gardens and American Heritage are both first in their respective classes polls in the first Miracle Sports softball rankings of the season, but several other schools have joined the conversation.

Grandview Prep and Jupiter entered the all-classes polls for 1A-4A and 5A-8A, respectively. Jupiter’s the only team to challenge to Gardens all season, losing to the Gators 1-0 earlier this month. Park Vista, West Boca, Treasure Coast, Lincoln Park, King’s Academy and Boca Christian are each ranked in their specific class’ poll.

Gardens was the preseason No. 1 team in the 5A-8A poll, but has been overtaken by Niceville. American Heritage didn’t move from second in the 1A-4A poll, sitting behind Miami’s Gulliver Prep.

Here’s our area Top 10:

1. Gardens
2. American Heritage
3. Jupiter
4. Park Vista
5. Wellington
6. Palm Beach Central
7. West Boca
8. Okeechobee
9. Treasure Coast
10. Centennial

You can see all the Miracle Sports rankings here.