Posted: 8:48 pm Monday, November 12th, 2012

American Heritage, Atlantic lead locals in statewide AP rankings 

By Jeff Greer

American Heritage and Glades Day are the highest-ranked Palm Beach County teams and Fort Pierce Central keeps climbing the statewide Associated Press class-by-class rankings.

Atlantic rose in the rankings, surpassing Dwyer. Palm Beach Central received one vote in the Class 8A poll. No real surprises in here. The results of the voting, done by statewide media, are listed below.

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 8A
1. Dr. Phillips (13) 10-0 139 1
2. Plant (1) 9-1 121 2
3. Lake Brantley 9-1 108 3
4. Fletcher 9-1 87 5
5. South Dade 9-1 84 4
6. Miami Killian 8-1 72 6
7. Vero Beach 8-1 46 7
8. Timber Creek 9-1 43 8
9. Cypress Bay 8-2 28 9
10. East Lake 9-1 25 10
Others receiving votes: South Plantation 7, Apopka 6, Miramar 2, Palm Beach Central 1, Palm Harbor University 1.

Class 7A
1. Manatee (14) 10-0 140 1
2. First Coast 10-0 125 2
3. Fort Pierce Central 10-0 110 4
4. Kissimmee Osceola 10-0 98 5
5. St. Thomas Aquinas 8-2 74 7
6. Durant 10-0 52 8
7. Lincoln 9-1 44 3
T8. Atlantic 8-2 30 10
T8. Lakeland 9-1 30 9
10. Dwyer 8-2 28 6
Others receiving votes: Oviedo 17, Ridge Community 8, Oakland Park Northeast 7, Fleming Island 4, Evans 1, Plantation 1, Venice 1.

Class 6A
1. Gainesville (11) 10-0 137 1
2. Naples (1) 9-0 120 2
3. St. Augustine 10-0 101 3
4. Miami Central (2) 7-2 88 4
5. Columbia 9-1 84 5
6. Largo 10-0 72 7
7. Lake Gibson 10-0 67 6
8. New Smyrna Beach 9-0 46 8
9. Winter Haven 9-1 26 9
10. Navarre 9-1 12 10
Others receiving votes: Miami Northwestern 8, Hillsborough 7, Heritage 2.

Class 5A
1. Wakulla (10) 10-0 136 1
2. Pasco (3) 10-0 124 2
3. West Florida 10-0 100 4
4. Plantation American Heritage (1) 9-1 89 5
5. Godby 9-1 88 6
6. Robinson 9-1 85 3
7. Merritt Island 9-1 54 7
8. Ponte Vedra 9-1 34 8
9. Southeast 8-2 29 9
10. Miami Norland 8-2 17 10
Others receiving votes: Lakewood 8, Bishop Moore 3, Palmetto 3.

Class 4A
1. Miami Washington (11) 9-1 137 1
2. South Sumter (3) 10-0 119 2
3. Bolles School 9-1 112 3
4. Cocoa 8-2 101 4
5. Raines 8-2 79
Others receiving votes: Dunbar 6, Jones 6.

Class 3A
1. American Heritage (10) 10-0 136 1
2. University School (4) 8-0 129 2
3. Orlando The First Academy 10-0 101 4
4. Madison County 9-1 99 3
5. Clearwater Central Catholic 9-1 64 5
Others receiving votes: Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 25, Fort Meade 6.

Class 2A
1. Dade Christian (11) 9-0 135 1
2. Warner Christian (2) 9-1 125 2
3. Glades Day 7-2 88 3
4. Lake Mary Prep 10-0 71 4
5. First Baptist 10-0 62
Others receiving votes: University Christian 35, North Florida Christian (1) 32, Carrollwood Day 12.

Class 1A
1. Trenton (9) 10-0 135 1
2. Union County (5) 10-0 131 2
3. Lafayette 8-2 101 5
4. Northview 7-3 88 4
5. Newberry 7-3 46
Others receiving votes: Holmes County 45, Jefferson County 14.