Posted: 3:43 pm Saturday, August 24th, 2013

AP preseason football rankings include Dwyer, American Heritage 

By Jeff Greer

The very first statewide high school football rankings are out, and a few local teams made the cut.

Dwyer, American Heritage and Glades Day are ranked in the Associated Press preseason poll. Newspaper writers from around the state participate in the poll, including me.

Here’s the poll:

Class 8A
Record Pts Prv
1. Apopka (13) 0-0 137 -
2. Manatee (1) 0-0 114 -
3. Plant 0-0 108 -
4. Cypress Bay 0-0 83 -
5. Oviedo 0-0 64 -
6. First Coast 0-0 59 -
7. Fort Pierce Central 0-0 44 -
8. Dr. Phillips 0-0 42 -
9. Miramar 0-0 41 -
10. Christopher Columbus Catholic 0-0 24 -
(tie) South Dade 0-0 24 -
Others receiving votes: Timber Creek 14, Sandalwood 6, Palm Beach Central 4, Palm Beach Gardens 2, DeLand 2, Park Vista Community 1, Seminole Ridge 1.

Class 7A
Record Pts Prv
1. St. Thomas Aquinas (14) 0-0 140 -
2. Kissimmee Osceola 0-0 108 -
3. Dwyer 0-0 106 –
4. Lincoln 0-0 104 -
5. East Lake 0-0 92 -
6. Boyd Anderson 0-0 44 -
7. Sickles 0-0 38 -
8. Fletcher 0-0 35 -
9. Lakeland 0-0 33 -
†10. Palmetto 0-0 27 -
(tie) Tampa Bay Tech 0-0 27 -
Others receiving votes: Plantation 6, Fleming Island 6, Ridge Community 3, Port Charlotte 1.

Class 6A
Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Central (14) 0-0 140 -
2. Armwood 0-0 117 -
3. Miami Northwestern 0-0 115 -
4. Jefferson 0-0 62 -
5. Gainesville 0-0 61 -
6. Largo 0-0 38 -
7. Columbia 0-0 34 -
8. New Smyrna Beach 0-0 33 -
9. Mainland 0-0 32 -
†10. Navarre 0-0 28 -
Others receiving votes: Ocala Vanguard 26, Venice 24, Lake Gibson 14, South Fort Myers 12, St. Augustine 9, Naples 9, Heritage 7, Pine Forest 6, Pensacola 2, Lake Minneola 1.

Class 5A
Record Pts Prv
1. Godby (11) 0-0 126 -
2. Lakewood (1) 0-0 101 -
3. Pasco 0-0 84 -
4. Miami Jackson 0-0 80 -
5. Immokalee 0-0 72 -
(tie) Plantation American Heritage (1) 0-0 72 -
7. Pensacola Catholic 0-0 52 -
8. West Florida 0-0 44 -
9. Wakulla 0-0 31 -
†10. Palm Bay 0-0 24 -
Others receiving votes: Southeast 20, Lake Wales 13, Mount Dora 12, North Marion 12, Cardinal Gibbons 4, Bishop Kenny 4, Ponte Vedra 4, Dunbar 3, Astronaut 2.

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Washington (14) 0-0 140 -
2. Fort Lauderdale University 0-0 99 -
3. Bolles School 0-0 98 -
4. Madison County 0-0 92 -
5. Cocoa 0-0 87 -
Others receiving votes: Raines 19, Glades Central 19, East Gadsden 6.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Clearwater Central Catholic (8) 0-0 132 -
2. Delray American Heritage (5) 0-0 124 -
3. Trinity Christian-Jacksonville (1) 0-0 104 -
4. Ocala Trinity Catholic 0-0 103 -
5. Tampa Catholic 0-0 42 -
Others receiving votes: Cardinal Newman 22, Pahokee 18, First Academy-Orlando 9, Fort Meade 6.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. University Christian (13) 0-0 139 -
2. Warner Christian (1) 0-0 121 -
3. North Florida Christian 0-0 84 -
4. Glades Day 0-0 40 -
5. Carrollwood Day 0-0 37 -
Others receiving votes: Champagnat Catholic 36, Jupiter Christian 35, Dade Christian 34, Indian Rocks 19, First Baptist 15.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Northview (9) 0-0 133 -
2. Trenton (3) 0-0 122 -
3. Union County (2) 0-0 111 -
4. Blountstown 0-0 62 -
5. Lafayette 0-0 46 -
Others receiving votes: Newberry 38, Dixie County 27, Port St. Joe 13, Liberty County 8.