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2019 Outlook for 25 Top Teams - Who Will Bust?

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Below are teams that made our site's 2018 Top 25 Preseason Poll and a summary of how each team stacks up in their respective regions next season.

Who could be making an early playoff exit next season? 

Columbia and Wekiva are in brutal regions.  Do not be surprised if neither makes the region final.  Wekiva's district game with Edgewater will be huge.  If they lose the district, they could find themselves traveling to the Panhandle in round 2 of the playoffs to play a District 1 team.  7A-District 1 is arguably the toughest district in the state and could send 4 teams to the playoffs.

Plant and/or Dr Phillips in 8A-R2 and Vero Beach in 8A-R3 could make an early exit.  

Even strong contenders Carol City, Cardinal Gibbons and Columbus could make early exits if they let down their guards and/or have off seasons.  There are south FL teams in their regions who could pull off an upset.

 

 

Miami Carol City,    could face tough second round game in 4A-R4 against Booker T, University School or Cardinal Gibbons

St. Thomas Aquinas,   should be the clear favorite in 7A-R4

Cardinal Gibbons,   could face tough second round game in 4A-R4 against Booker T, University School or Carol City

American Heritage,   look for a 5A-R4 final with Northwestern 

Miami Central,   Central will be the clear favorite in 6A-R4

Miami Northwestern,   look for 5A-R4 final with American Heritage/Plantation

Columbia,   could face Escambia, Mainland, Ponte Vedra, Lee or St Augustine in 6A-R1, one of the strongest regions in the state 

Dr. Phillips,  could face Osceola, Plant or Sarasota Riverview in the second round in a competitive 8A-R2

Chaminade-Madonna   overwhelming favorite in 3A-R4

Raines,   should be the clear favorite in 5A-R1

Columbus,  should be the favorite in a brutal 8A-R4, but South Dade, Palmetto and Western should challenge

Wekiva,   7A-R1 is the strongest in the state, and Wekiva could face Lincoln, Crestview, Niceville, Navarre, Fletcher, or Edgewater in the playoffs

Armwood,   look for a 7A-R2 final versus Lakeland

Trinity Christian,    overwhelming favorite in 3A-R1

Immokalee,  will likely have a tough 2nd round draw, ie Southridge, to get to Miami Central in the 6A-R4 final

Venice,   favorite along with Dwyer in a weak 7A-R3

Lakeland,   look for a 7A-R2 final versus Armwood

Cocoa,   should be the strong favorite in 4A-R2

Plant,   could face Osceola, Dr Phillips or Sarasota Riverview in the second round in a competitive 8A-R2

Dwyer,   favorite along with Venice in a weak 7A-R3

South Dade,   should have a good shot at making it to the 8A-R4 title game vs Columbus

Vanguard,   should be one of the strong favorites in 5A-R2, along with Jones and North Marion

Vero Beach,  could face PB Central or Deerfield Beach in second round in 8A-R3

Clay,  would likely have a tough second round draw in 5A-R2, such as Jones, N Marion or Vanguard

Godby,  should have good shot at meeting Raines in the 5A-R1 final

 

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8 minutes ago, Muckcitypride1 said:

Well Pahokee plays 4 teams out of your top 25, I would be content if they could muster a split in those games!!!! 

To be clear, they aren't "my" Top 25.  I simply used the site's preseason poll.  If I did polls, it would have looked a bit different.

Good luck Blue Devils!

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