Prep Zone Power Poll – 2015 Football Poll #9

Trinity ChristianTrinity Christian (Jacksonville) remains No. 1; Mainland (Daytona Beach) moves up to second

Gainesville – There was little movement in the Prep Zone Power Poll top 10.

The top-ranked team is Trinity Christian (Jacksonville), which defeated Duval Charter (Jacksonville), 51-6, to remain unbeaten. The Conquerors (7-0) are seeking their third straight Class 3A state title. They received eight of the 10 first-place votes.

The only change in the first 10 is at No. 2. Class 6A Mainland (Daytona Beach) shutout previous No. 17 Matanzas (Palm Coast), 43-0, and moved ahead of North Marion (Citra), which was idle. The Bucs (7-1) received the other two first-place votes, while the Colts (7-0) dropped one spot to third.

Raines (Jacksonville) and Columbia (Lake City) remained fourth and fifth, respectively, while the rest of the top 10 stayed the same. St. Augustine is ranked sixth, followed by Buchholz (Gainesville), Mandarin (Jacksonville), Bolles (Jacksonville) and Oakleaf (Orange Park) in the top 10.

In a Class 8A-District 1 battle for first place, Sandalwood (Jacksonville) lost to Mandarin, 52-29, and fell five spots from 14th to 19th in this week’s regional rankings.

Union County (Lake Butler) and Matanzas (Palm Coast) lost for the first time this season and dropped out of the rankings, although the Tigers (6-1) and Pirates (6-1) are still receiving votes in the poll.

The No. 1 team in the Class 2A AP state rankings, University Christian (Jacksonville), is back in the poll at #18, while Class 1A Fort White, which defeated Union County, 44-41, moved in for the first time this season.

The Prep Zone Power Poll ranks the top 20 high school football, basketball, baseball & softball teams (regardless of FHSAA classification) across 26 counties in North Florida (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Madison, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, Sumter, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union & Volusia counties). It is voted on weekly by sportswriters and sportscasters.

Prep Zone Power Poll – 2015 Football Poll #9
(School, followed by first-place votes, classification, current record, and total voting points)
1. Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) (8) (3A) (7-0) – 198
2. Mainland (Daytona Beach) (2) (6A) (7-1) – 191
3. North Marion (Citra) (5A) (7-0) – 179
4. Raines (Jacksonville) (4A) (7-0) – 170
5. Columbia (Lake City) (7A) (7-1) – 158
6. St. Augustine (6A) (7-0) – 146
7. Buchholz (Gainesville) (7A) (6-1) – 139
8. Mandarin (Jacksonville) (8A) (7-0) – 133
9. Bolles (Jacksonville) (4A) (7-1) – 123
10. Oakleaf (Orange Park) (7A) (6-1) – 112
11. South Sumter (Bushnell) (4A) (7-1) – 89
12. Trenton (1A) (7-0) – 88
13. University (Orange City) (8A) (8-1) – 82
14. Dunnellon (4A) (7-0) – 69
15. Suwannee (Live Oak) (5A) (5-1) – 55
16. Nature Coast Tech (Brooksville) (5A) (7-0) – 50
17. Vanguard (Ocala) (6A) (5-2) – 39
18. University Christian (Jacksonville) (2A) (6-1) – 22
19. Sandalwood (Jacksonville) (8A) (6-2) – 19
20. Fort White (1A) (5-2) – 16
Also receiving votes: Matanzas (Palm Coast) (6A) (6-1) – 7; Union County (Lake Butler) (1A) (6-1) – 4; Ponte Vedra (5A) (6-2) – 4; Dixie County (Cross City) (1A) (5-2) – 4; Madison County (1A) (5-3) – 3; Santa Fe (Alachua) (4A) (4-2) – 2; Fletcher (Neptune Beach) (7A) (5-2) – 1.