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Kosnitzky’s Korner: Florida Teams Excel in National Polls

(photo: Miami Central enters the field in the 2013 6A Final where they would beat Armwood 52-7)

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For the thousands of high schools across America, every team entered the season with an established goal.  For some it was establishing a winning record or simply improving from last year, while others it was earning a spot in the playoffs and or winning a district title. Of course, the ultimate dream for all eligible teams is winning a state championship. When traditionally elite high school teams play other powerhouse programs from other states, it is a novelty.  Over 99% of the schools only play teams from their area. Regardless, various outlets provide polls every week at the local, state and national level which rank the various high schools.


When viewing these results, it should be noted that the 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A and 8A schools were recognized in at least three of the polls and the highest ranked teams resided in South Florida.  Miramar’s ranking of 25th in the Scout Top 50 was the highest of the non state champions from the state. Let’s see how the rest of the Florida schools fared this year and congratulations to all of the recipients. Top 100
1) Booker T. Washington 
4) Miami Central
13) Dwyer
18) Plantation American Heritage
38) South Dade
46) Apopka
48) St. Thomas
55) East Lake
56) Mainland
72) Armwood
74) Plant
76) Ft. Pierce Central
77) Manatee
83) University School

USA Today Poll Top 50 
1) Booker T. Washington
3) Miami Central
12) Dwyer
43) South Dade
50) Plantation American Heritage

MaxPreps Top 25
1) Booker T. Washington
7) Miami Central
20) Dwyer

Student Sports FAB 50
1) Booker T. Washington
4) Miami Central
13) Plantation American Heritage
16) Dwyer
28) South Dade

Scout Top 50
1) Booker T. Washington
3) Miami Central
17) Dwyer
25) Miramar
33) Manatee

High School Football America Top 25
3) Booker T. Washington
4) Miami Central
16) Dwyer
20) Plantation American Heritage




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