22 Jan 2020

Lakeland Santa Fe sits atop FHSAA power rankings

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

6A: Bartow

5A: Pines Charter

4A: Davie University School

3A: Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic

2A: Orlando Christian Prep

1A: Wildwood

District basketball tournaments begin Feb. 10-14. The state basketball tournament is scheduled for March 4-7.

Source Hoops Top 10 (regardless of classification)

  1. Montverde Academy
  2. IMG Academy
  3. West Oaks Academy
  4. Central Pointe Christian
  5. Orlando Christian Prep
  6. Bartow
  7. Fort Lauderdale Dillard
  8. Oakland Park Northeast
  9. Sanford Seminole
  10. South Miami