Posted: 9:42 pm Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Cardinal Newman ranked in FloridaHSFootball.com poll 

By Anthony Chiang

Pahokee and Glades Central dropped out of this week’s FloridaHSFootball.com rankings, but Cardinal Newman earned its way in. The Crusaders are ranked No. 20 in the small schools poll.

Despite another blowout win for Dwyer, the Panthers fell one spot to No. 9 in the large schools poll. Meanwhile, Fort Pierce Central held steady at No. 19.

Although Pahokee and Glades Central fell out of the rankings, they still received votes. American Heritage also received some attention from voters.

Large Schools Division (Classes 5A-8A)
Ranking, Team, Points, First Place Votes, Record, Previous
1. Miami Central, 398 (28), 6-1, 1
2. Bradenton Manatee, 379 (2), 8-0, 2
3. Apopka, 350, 7-1, 3
4. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, 329, 6-1, 4T
5. Miramar, 321, 8-0, 4T
6. Orlando Dr. Phillips, 281, 7-0, 6
7. Tallahassee Godby, 278, 6-1, 7
8. Seffner Armwood, 259, 7-0, 9
9. Dwyer, 248, 8-0, 8
10T. Plantation American Heritage, 197, 7-1, 10
10T. Tarpon Springs East Lake, 197, 7-0, 11
12. Lakeland, 150, 8-0, 12
13. Niceville, 142, 8-0, 13
14. Pensacola Catholic, 123, 8-0, 14
15. Homestead South Dade, 106, 7-0, 17
16. Lake City Columbia, 85, 6-1, 15T
17. Pensacola West Florida, 84, 7-0, 15T
18. Tampa Plant, 62, 6-1-1, 18
19. Fort Pierce Central, 53, 7-0, 19
20. Largo, 42, 6-1, 20

Other Teams Receiving Votes: Jacksonville Ed White – 19; Merritt Island – 18; Tallahassee Lincoln – 14; Deerfield Beach – 14; Daytona Beach Mainland – 13; Bushnell South Sumter – 10; Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons – 9; Lakeland Kathleen – 9; Lake Mary – 5; Tampa Bay Tech – 2; Sickles – 1; Fleming Island -1; Rickards – 1

Small Schools Division (Classes 1A-4A)
Ranking, Team, Points, First Place Votes, Record, Previous
1. Miami Booker T. Washington, 399 (19), 8-0, 1
2. Davie University School, 381 (1), 7-0, 2
3. Cocoa, 353, 6-1, 4
4. Tampa Catholic, 337, 5-1, 7
5. Jacksonville Trinity Christian, 311, 6-1, 6
6. Clearwater Central Catholic, 310, 6-1, 5
7. Jacksonville Raines, 275, 5-2, 7
8. Jacksonville University Christian, 250, 5-2, 8
9. Hialeah Champagnat, 213, 8-0, 10T
10. South Daytona Warner Christian, 208, 6-1, 9
11. Tallahassee North Florida Christian, 192, 6-1, 10T
12. Jacksonville Bolles, 174, 5-2, 13
13. Blountstown, 155, 8-0, 12
14. Cross City Dixie County, 117, 5-0, 16
15. Miami Westminster Christian, 106, 6-1, 19
16. Glades Day, 76, 7-0, 20
17. Melbourne Central Catholic, 71, 7-0, NR
18. Fort White, 56, 5-0, NR
19. Pinecrest Gulliver Prep, 33, 6-2, 17
20. Cardinal Newman, 30, 5-2, NR

Other Teams Receiving Votes: Frostproof – 28; Fort Meade – 22; Pahokee – 22; Ocala Trinity Catholic – 20; Lake Butler Union County – 12; Lakeland Christian – 11; Delray Beach American Heritage – 8; Glades Central – 8; Sarasota Cardinal Mooney – 2; Chiefland – 2; Tallahassee Florida High – 1