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.