MEDIA POLL: Large Schools Division – Week 2 Rankings

MEDIA POLL: Large Schools Division – Week 2 Rankings

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Here is the Florida HS Football Media Poll – Large Schools Division, Week 2 Rankings
Key: LS – Large Schools; SS – Small Schools | First Place votes in parenthesis 

miamicentralhelmet 1. Miami Central Rockets | Record: 1-0 | Points: 380 (19) | Previous: 1
Won big against American Heritage (Plantation) and Sony Michele last week, 42-20. Now they get ready for the biggest game of the year!
THIS WEEK: vs. SS #1 Booker T. Washington
aquinashelmet 2. St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders | Record: 1-0 | Points: 360 | Previous: 2
In their first ever meeting against previously ranked Miami Northwestern, the Raiders looked just as good as they were last year.
THIS WEEK: Bye Week
manateehelmet 3. Manatee Hurricanes | Record: 1-0 | Points: 335 | Previous: 4
The Hurricanes went on the road and defeated a nationally ranked Gilman team in a convincing fashion 44-14.
THIS WEEK: vs. Venice
apopkahelmet 4. Apopka Blue Darters | Record: 1-1 | Points: 297 | Previous: 3
The Blue Darters had a rough start to the season at Byrnes, SC, but bounced back in Week 1 against Oak Ridge to keep them towards the top of the poll.
THIS WEEK: @ Lake Brantley
tampaplanthelmet 5. Plant Panthers | Record: 0-0-1 | Points: 265 | Previous: 6
Due to GHSA rules, Plant and Sandy Creek, GA ended in a tie as the curfew rule kicked in with only 2 minutes left.
THIS WEEK: vs. Robinson
drphillipshelmet 6. Dr. Phillips Panthers | Record: 1-0 | Points: 253 | Previous: 8
Shutout Timber Creek 35-0 last week making it hard to believe that this Dr. Phillips team is a lot younger than last year’s squad.
THIS WEEK: vs. Olympia
dwyerhelmet 7. Dwyer Panthers | Record: 1-0 | Points: 241 | Previous: 9
Dwyer slammed a usually tough Glades Central team that was ranked previously #14 in the Small Schools Division of the Media Poll, 35-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. Jupiter
lincolnhelmet 8. Lincoln Trojans | Record: 2-0 | Points: 207 | Previous: 14
The Trojans have started the season with a bang with two wins over South Gwinnett, GA and Pensacola, but now face a big challenge against Columbia this week.
THIS WEEK: vs. LS #13 Columbia
armwoodhelmet 9. Armwood Hawks | Record: 1-0 | Points: 201 | Previous: 12
The Hawks played knock out on Durant 48-6 to open the season and will start district play this week in the nine team, District 6A-8
THIS WEEK: vs. Blake
godbyhelmet 10. Godby Cougars | Record: 0-1 | Points: 199 | Previous: 5
Godby faced a tall task against a very strong and nationally ranked DeMatha team. They will now prepare to get win #1 this week against Chiles.
THIS WEEK: @ Chiles
eastlakehelmet 11. East Lake Eagles | Record: 1-0 | Points: 145 | Previous: 12
The Eagles blew out Palm Harbor University Week 1 and will now face a challenge game against Largo this week.
THIS WEEK: @ LS #18 Largo
cypressbayhelmet 12. Cypress Bay Lightning | Record 0-0 | Points: 130 | Previous: 11
The Lightning was off for Week 1 and will face Boyd Anderson this week, but their head coach will not be on the sideline due to suspension.
THIS WEEK: vs. Boyd Anderson
columbiahelmet 13. Columbia Tigers | Record: 1-0 | Points: 128 | Previous: 20
Columbia is the biggest mover this week after winning big in a lightning delayed storm over the 2012 Class 6A State Runner-up and previously ranked LS #7 Gainesville, 49-7
THIS WEEK: vs. LS #8 Lincoln
firstcoasthelmet 14. First Coast Buccaneers | Record: 1-0 | Points: 124 | Previous: 10
Despite winning against Ribault to open the season, the margin was close and it cost the Buccaneers a few spots in the poll.
THIS WEEK: vs. Fletcher
oviedohelmet 15. Oviedo Lions | Record: 1-0 | Points: 118 | Previous: 15
Oviedo open the season with a 27-13 win over an improving Lyman team and will play Winter Springs this week, a team that was shut out by Seminole (Sanford).
THIS WEEK: vs. Winter Springs
osceolahelmet 16. Osceola Kowboys (Kissimmee) | Record: 1-0 | Points: 102 | Previous: 17
Osceola won big over Freedom (Orlando) to start the season and will face a Lake Mary team that put up over 50 points last week in its season opener.
THIS WEEK: vs. Lake Mary
miamijacksonhelmet 17. Miami Jackson Generals | Record: 1-0 | Points: 89 | Previous: 18
The Generals ran rough shot over North Miami Beach last week in a 38-21 win to get the season going and will take the week off to prepare for Miami Norland.
THIS WEEK: Bye Week
largohelmet 18. Largo Packers | Record: 1-0 | Points: 50 | Previous: NR
Shutout Northeast (St. Petersburg) 46-0 to start the season and now faces a very talented East Lake team in Week 2.
THIS WEEK: vs. LS #11 East Lake
lakegibsonhelmet 19. Lake Gibson Braves | Record: 1-0 | Points: 40 | Previous: NR
Another team that forced a shutout last week. Lake Gibson gets the season going strong and will now face Bartow this week that put up over 40 points.
THIS WEEK: vs. Bartow
miramarhelmet 20. Miramar Patriots | Record: 1-0 | Points: 33 | Previous: NR
Miramar smothered South Plantation from start to finish last week and is looking to have another big game this week against Northeast (Oakland Park)
THIS WEEK: vs. Northeast (Oakland Park)
Other Teams Receiving Votes
Lakeland – 30; Pensacola Catholic – 30; American Heritage (Plantation) – 26; Gainesville – 20; South Dade – 20; Miami Carol City – 19; Miami Northwestern – 19; Venice – 15; Wakulla – 14; Naples – 13; Deerfield Beach – 10; Fletcher – 8; Fort Pierce Central – 6; Jefferson – 6; Bishop Moore – 5; Coral Reef – 5; Immokalee – 5; Sandalwood – 5; West Florida – 5; Winter Haven – 5; Vero Beach – 4; Fort Myers – 3; Mainland – 3; Niceville – 2; Countryside – 1; Evans – 1; Southwest Miami – 1
Our Panel of Pollsters
Eric ClarkBig County Preps; Danny KleinDaytona Beach News-Journal; Philip PiccirilloFloridaHSFooball.com; Joshua WilsonFloridaHSFootball.com; Justin BarneyFlorida Times-UnionLarry SavageGainesville Sun; Adam FisherNaples Daily News; Andre FernandezMiami Herald; Jeff GreerPalm Beach Post; Corey Davis – Palm Coast ObserverBrad MilnerPanama City News Herald; Brady AymondPensacola News Journal; Shaquille JacksonSouth Florida High School Football Show; Matt BakerTampa Bay Times; Nick WilliamsTampa Tribune; Laurel PfhalerTC Palm; Chris GreenSouth Dade News Leader; Dan LeaphartESPN 580 Orlando; Wells DusenburyESPN 106.3 West Palm Beach; Marc Adams 4 Quarters Online; Carson Ingle740 The Game Orlando; Doug PughBright House Sports NetworkAusten Gregerson - St. Augustine Record
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