Prep Zone Power Poll – 2015 Softball Poll #2

Forest_WildcatsUnbeaten Wildcats claw their way to the top

GAINESVILLE – There’s a new No. 1 in the Prep Zone Power Poll.

Unbeaten Forest (Ocala), which is ranked No. 1 in the Class 6A state rankings, went 3-0 last week and moved up one spot to become the top overall team in the regional rankings. The Wildcats (14-0) received five of the seven first-place votes.

Gainesville High moved up one spot to second. The Lady ‘Canes (15-1) are ranked second in the state in 6A and are also among the top 10 teams in the state regardless of classification.

Class 4A schools Bolles (Jacksonville) and Bradford (Starke), who received the other first-place vote, were both off last week but they each moved up one spot to third and fourth, respectively. Both teams are still undefeated.

Previous No. 1 Fleming Island (Orange Park), which started the season 13-0, went 3-2 last week and dropped four spots to fifth. However, the Golden Eagles (16-2), ranked 4th in 7A, did receive one first-place vote.

Class 6A Bartram Trail (St. Johns) (12-4) is ranked sixth, followed by University (Orange City), Nature Coast (Brooksville), Baker County (Glen St. Mary) and South Sumter (Bushnell) in the top 10.

Springstead (Spring Hill), which defeated Nature Coast last week, is in the poll for the first time at No. 16, along with No. 19 Bishop Snyder (Jacksonville), which is receiving votes in the 4A state poll.

PREP ZONE POWER POLL – 2015 SOFTBALL POLL #2
(School, followed by classification, first-place votes, overall record through 3/15 & total voting points)
1. Forest (Ocala) (6A) (5) (14-0) – 138
2. Gainesville (6A) (15-1) – 130
3. Bolles (Jacksonville) (4A) (9-0) – 122
4. Bradford (Starke) (4A) (10-0) – 120
5. Fleming Island (Orange Park) (7A) (1) (16-2) – 119
6. Bartram Trail (St. Johns) (6A) (12-4) – 95
7. University (Orange City) (8A) (12-2) – 87
8. Nature Coast Tech (Brooksville) (5A) (12-1) – 85
9. Baker County (Glen St. Mary) (5A) (11-2) – 81
10. South Sumter (Bushnell) (4A) (11-1) – 72
11. Clay (Green Cove Springs) (5A) (14-2) – 71
12. Creekside (St. Johns) (6A) (10-3) – 66
13. Belleview (5A) (11-4) – 59
14. Santa Fe (Alachua) (4A) (11-2) – 52
15. University Christian (Jacksonville) (3A) (10-2) – 40
16. Springstead (Spring Hill) (6A) (12-1) – 34
17. Atlantic Coast (Jacksonville) (7A) (11-4) – 31
18. Seabreeze (Daytona Beach) (6A) (8-1) – 23
19. Bishop Snyder (Jacksonville) (4A) (8-4) – 14
20. Columbia (Lake City) (6A) (9-4) – 13
Also receiving votes: Lafayette (Mayo) (1A) (12-4) – 7; Aucilla Christian (Monticello) (2A) (9-5) – 6; Montverde Academy (4A) (10-4) – 2; Keystone Heights (4A) (10-6) – 2; Lake Minneola (6A) (9-4) – 1.