Posted: 9:18 pm Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Dwyer, Glades Day ranked in new AP state football poll 

By Jeff Greer

The new Associated Press statewide rankings are out, and a few local teams made the list.

In Class 8A, Fort Pierce Central stayed in the top 10, while Park Vista joined the also-receiving-votes group. In 7A, Dwyer crept closer to No. 1, while Royal Palm Beach got one vote (not mine) to stay in the poll. Down in 3A, American Heritage just barely stayed in the top five, and Glades Day stuck in the 2A rankings.

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

Class 8A
Record Pts Prv
1. Manatee (15) 4-0 185 1
2. Miramar (3) 4-0 164 4
3. Apopka (1) 4-1 149 2
4. Plant 3-0-1 124 3
5. Oviedo 4-0 113 5
6. Dr. Phillips 4-0 102 6
7. Fort Pierce Central 3-0 76 7
8. South Dade 4-0 60 8
9. Vero Beach 3-0 32 9
10. Lake Mary 3-0 25 10
Others receiving votes: West Orange 7, Deerfield Beach 5, Park Vista 2, Charles Flanagan 1.

Class 7A
Record Pts Prv
1. St. Thomas Aquinas (11) 2-1 172 1
2. Dwyer (8) 4-0 170 2
3. East Lake 4-0 163 3
4. Sickles 4-0 126 4
5. Lakeland 4-0 117 5
6. Lincoln 3-1 92 6
7. Fleming Island 4-0 73 8
8. Fletcher 2-1 39 9
9. Niceville 4-0 34 NR
10. Kissimmee Osceola 2-2 22 10
Others receiving votes: Plantation 17, Viera 9, Port Charlotte 7, Kathleen 2, Atlantic Coast 1, Royal Palm Beach 1.

Class 6A
Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Central (16) 3-1 184 1
2. Columbia (1) 4-0 161 3
3. Armwood (2) 4-0 159 2
4. Jefferson 3-0 131 4
5. Mainland 4-0 119 5
6. Heritage 4-0 82 7
7. Largo 3-1 57 8
8. Venice 3-1 44 10
9. Hallandale 4-0 23 NR
10. Lake Gibson 1-1 21 9
Others receiving votes: Naples 17, Citrus 10, Miami Northwestern 8, Miami Carol City 8, Seabreeze 7, Gainesville 6, Escambia 4, Ocala Vanguard 3, Bayside 1.

Class 5A
Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Jackson (10) 2-1 169 1
2. West Florida (7) 3-0 164 2
3. Pensacola Catholic 4-0 151 3
4. Godby (2) 3-1 129 5
5. Wakulla 4-0 115 4
6. Plantation American Heritage 3-1 100 6
7. Merritt Island 4-0 83 7
8. Cardinal Gibbons 4-0 64 8
9. Lakewood 3-1 26 9
10. Bishop Kenny 2-0 25 10
Others receiving votes: Bishop Moore 7, Rickards 6, Palm Bay 4, North Marion 2.

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Washington (19) 4-0 190 1
2. Fort Lauderdale University 4-0 171 2
3. Cocoa 2-1 138 5
4. Gulliver Prep 4-0 128 4
5. Raines 3-1 113 NR
Others receiving votes: Bolles School 13, Madison County 7.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Trinity Christian-Jacksonville (19) 3-0 190 1
2. Tampa Catholic 3-1 151 5
3. Ocala Trinity Catholic 3-1 125 2
4. Clearwater Central Catholic 3-1 120 3
5. Delray American Heritage 2-2 64 4
Others receiving votes: Frostproof 41, Cardinal Mooney 20, Melbourne Central Catholic 18, Lakeland Christian 12, First Academy-Orlando 7, Fort Meade 6, Pahokee 6.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. University Christian (16) 3-1 183 1
2. North Florida Christian (3) 3-0 171 2
3. Champagnat Catholic 4-0 151 3
4. Warner Christian 3-1 126 4
5. Glades Day 4-0 87 5
Others receiving votes: First Baptist 42.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Union County (17) 4-0 188 1
2. Blountstown (1) 4-0 169 2
3. Lafayette 3-0 127 3
4. Dixie County (1) 3-0 123 4
5. Liberty County 3-0 106 5
Others receiving votes: Chiefland 26, Trenton 8, Port St. Joe 7, Chipley 6.