Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic tops the latest FHSAA boys basketball power rankings, released Wednesday.
Santa Fe Catholic, 17-1 when the rankings were compiled, lost its second game of the season, 59-57, to Winter Haven on Tuesday.
Results from Tuesday were not included in this latest ranking.
The Class 3A Hawks (17-2) earned a rating of 22.564, with a strength of schedule of 10.48.
The rest of the top 5: 2) Jacksonville Andrew Jackson (15-1, 3A); 3) Sanford Seminole (17-1, 7A); 4) Bartow (18-1, 6A); and 5) West Palm Beach Forest Hill (19-2, 7A).
Two-time defending state champion Davie University School (12-5, 4A) tops sixth through 10th; 7) Tarpon Springs East Lake (17-1, 6A); 8) Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (13-5, 3A); 9) Pembroke Pines Charter (14-1, 5A); 10) Fort Lauderdale Dillard (12-5, 6A).
Tallahassee Lincoln (17-2, 6A) headlines teams ranked No. 11-20. Lincoln is followed by Tampa Catholic (13-5, 4A), South Miami (15-2, 6A), Orlando Christian Prep (15-2, 2A), Fort Lauderdale Stranahan (14-6, 4A), Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer (13-3, 7A), Oakland Park Northeast (14-5, 5A), Jacksonville Impact Christian (12-3, 2A), Jacksonville Paxon (15-4, 4A) and Miami Schoolhouse Prep (11-5, 2A).
Of the second 10, Tampa Catholic and Schoolhouse Prep have the best SOS at 13.18 and 13.17, respectively. Tallahassee Lincoln has the worst SOS at 8.02.
Programs ranked Nos. 21-30 are as follows: 21) Pine Crest; 22) Boca St. Andrew’s; 23) Jacksonville Lee; 24) Apopka; 25) Westminster Christian; 26) Tallahassee Rickards; 27) Doral Academy; 28) Miramar; 29) Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy; 30) St. Pete Lakewood.
The top-ranked programs by classification, according to the FHSAA rankings, are:
7A: Sanford Seminole
5A: Pines Charter
4A: Davie University School
3A: Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic
2A: Orlando Christian Prep
District basketball tournaments begin Feb. 10-14. The state basketball tournament is scheduled for March 4-7.
Source Hoops Top 10 (regardless of classification)
- Montverde Academy
- IMG Academy
- West Oaks Academy
- Central Pointe Christian
- Orlando Christian Prep
- Fort Lauderdale Dillard
- Oakland Park Northeast
- Sanford Seminole
- South Miami