With the season over the national rankings are putting out their final rankings of the 2016 season. While no Florida team will be bringing home a national championship this year, there is a lot to talk about when it comes to looking at the best teams in the Sunshine State.
In High School Football America’s final rankings of the 2016 season, released on Christmas Eve, seven teams from the state found themselves ranked. Bishop Gorman, which defeated Class 4A state champion Cocoa and Class 7A state champion St. Thomas Aquinas in triple overtime earlier in the season, finished as the ‘mythical’ National Champion for High School Football America.
The rankings for High School Football America are created with their proprietary algorithm developed by founder Jeff Fisher and has now been in use for several seasons.
High School Football America’s rankings are just one of at least five to six sets of national rankings that will come out during the next week to officially cap off the 2016 season.
Here are the teams ranked by High School Football America’s final Top 50 rankings of the 2016 season:
Final ranking, team, record
3. IMG Academy (Bradenton), 11-0
6. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale), 13-2 – Class 7A State Champion
13. American Heritage (Plantation), 14-0 – Class 5A State Champion
26. Cocoa, 11-1 – Class 4A State Champion
36. Miami Carol City, 11-3 – Class 6A State Champion
47. Trinity Christian (Jacksonville), 11-3 – Class 3A State Champion
49. Miami Northwestern, 9-2