Weekly baseball rankings: Florida has nation's top 3 teams

April, 17, 2012
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Florida now fields the nation's top three teams in the POWERADE FAB 50. Olympia still has yet to lose, while Jesuit and Nova look dominant against top-notch competition.

The top 10 remains the same this week, albeit in a slightly adjusted order: Miami Columbus and Bishop Verot simply switch spots after divergent weeks. Eustis, Bishop Kenny and Martin County enter the top 20 for the first time, but the teams they replace — Sarasota, Park Vista and Gulliver Prep — are still very much state contenders considering all the talent they possess.

The top five looks like this (last week's ranking in parentheses):

1 (1) Olympia, 23-0
The nation's top-ranked team kept on adding to its perfect record season with home-and-away wins over West Orange. The regular season wraps up this week before Class 8A district play starts.

2 (2) Jesuit, 21-1
A 10-0 romp in the finals over Bishop McLaughlin gave the Tigers the title in their own Jesuit Easter Tournament. They have a matchup this week against perennial power Sarasota.

3 (3) Nova, 19-1
Florida's top-ranked Class 7A team added three wins last week. One regular season game remains this week before district play starts.

4 (4) Pensacola Catholic, 20-1
Triumphs last week against Niceville and Walton pushed the Crusader win streak to 17 games.

5 (7) Bishop Verot, 22-2
After avenging an earlier loss to rival Fort Myers with a 7-6 win last week, the Vikings get a strong boost in this week's rankings. Their other winning scores last week were 17-4 and 10-5.

Click here for the full POWERADE Florida Weekly Baseball Rankings, including capsules on the state's top 20 teams.

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