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How the top 20 fared


PZ - square(none)Three teams in the Prep Zone Power Poll fall.  Here’s a look at how all the ranked teams fared this past weekend, along with their playoff possibilities. 

Prep Zone Power Poll – 2014 Football Poll #8
(School, followed by first-place votes, classification, overall record and results)

1. Mainland (Daytona Beach) (8) (6A) (8-0) – d. New Smyrna Beach, 43-0; nationally-ranked Bucs clinch a playoff spot with their fifth shutout of the season

2. Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) (2) (3A) (5-2) – LOST at IMG Academy (Bradenton), 28-7; Conquerors’ other loss was also on the road – at nationally-ranked & two-time defending state champion Buford (GA); Conquerors will play RV Providence (Jacksonville) for the 3A-District 1 title next week

3. First Coast (Jacksonville) (8A) (7-0) – d. #19 Flagler Palm Coast, 34-30, in a battle for first in 8A-District 1; FSU commit De’Andre Johnson finished 22-of-25 for 249 yards and four touchdowns, along with nine rushes for 93 yards; Johnson now 5th all-time in the state with 9,978 yards passing

4. South Sumter (Bushnell) (5A) (8-0) – d. Nature Coast Tech (Brooksville), 48-15; Raiders clinch the 5A-District 6 title with their 31st consecutive regular season victory

5. Clay (Green Cove Springs) (5A) (7-1) – d. Menendez (St. Augustine), 40-14; defending 5A state runners-up clinch a spot in the postseason; Blue Devils, winners of three in a row since their only loss to No. 9 Oakleaf, can win 5A-District 4 with a victory at home this week against Palatka

6. Suwannee (Live Oak) (5A) (7-0) – d. Dunnellon, 52-35; Bulldogs win 5A-District 5 for their first district title since 2003

7. St. Augustine (6A) (6-1) – OFF; hosts Creekside (St. Johns) in a battle of unbeaten teams in 6A-District 4 this Thursday; Yellow Jackets can set the state record with their 46th consecutive district victory

8. Dixie County (Cross City) (1A) (6-0) – OFF; Bears, who are averaging 36.5 points per game, can clinch a playoff spot with a 1A-District 7 win against Newberry

9. Oakleaf (Orange Park) (7A) (8-0) – d. Buchholz (Gainesville), 35-14; Knights, ranked 8th in the state in 7A, clinch their first playoff berth in school history

10. Trinity Catholic (Ocala) (3A) (6-1) – d. P.K. Yonge (Gainesville), 49-0, in 3A-District 2; Celtics, who finished with 464 yards of total offense, post their first shutout of the season; Trinity Catholic set a Marion County record with its 25th consecutive district win

11. Bolles (Jacksonville) (4A) (5-2) – d. Baldwin, 57-0; defending 4A state runner-up Bulldogs get back in the win column with their third shutout of the season

12. South Lake (Groveland) (6A) (7-0) – d. Leesburg, 24-21; Eagles clinch a playoff spot and will play Edgewater (Orlando) for the 6A-District 10 title in two weeks

13. Fletcher (Neptune Beach) (7A) (4-3) – LOST to Fleming Island (Orange Park), 27-13; Senators still control their destiny in 7A-District 3

14. Ed White (Jacksonville) (6A) (7-1) – d. Lee (Jacksonville), 41-6; Commanders can win their second straight league title with a win at Middleburg this week in 6A-District 3

15. North Marion (Citra) (5A) (5-2) – OFF; Colts host Santa Fe (Alachua) on Thursday and control their destiny in 5A-District 5; Colts are averaging 49 points per game in their last three games while the Raiders have posted three consecutive shutouts

16. Trenton (1A) (7-1) – d. Hawthorne, 51-6; defending 1A state champion Tigers are averaging 39.4 points per game, including 46.2 points the last five games since the loss to No. 8 Dixie County; they can clinch 1A-District 6 in two weeks with a win against Bronson

17T Columbia (Lake City) (6A) (5-2) – OFF; must-win game at Lee (Jacksonville) this Friday in 6A-District 3; a Tigers’ loss would keep them out of the postseason for the first time since 2010

17T University (Orange City) (8A) (7-1) – d. Spruce Creek (Port Orange), 17-10; only loss was at RV DeLand by one, 7-6; Titans could miss the playoffs though as Lake Mary (4-0) and DeLand (4-1) are ahead of them in 8A-District 2

19. Flagler Palm Coast (8A) (6-2) – LOST at #3 First Coast (Jacksonville), 34-30; Bulldogs, who are off this week, can clinch a playoff spot with a win next week against Mandarin (Jacksonville)

20. Raines (Jacksonville) (4A) (5-3) – d. Jackson (Jacksonville), 41-0; Vikings can win their second consecutive 4A-District 3 title with a win at home this week against West Nassau (Callahan)

Also receiving votes:

Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville) (5A) (5-1) – d. Stanton (Jacksonville), 39-0; Crusaders in a three-way tie in 5A-District 3 and will have to be road warriors to get back in the postseason as they travel to Yulee this week and Baker County next week

Hamilton County (Jasper) (1A) (6-2) – d. Branford, 49-14; Trojans, who are off this week, can clinch 1A-District 5 with a Jefferson County (Monticello) next week

Madison County (4A) (6-2) – d. Fort White, 25-14; Cowboys are back in the postseason since their 2012 state championship game appearance; clinched 4A-District 2 title; host RV DeLand this week

Westside (Jacksonville) (5A) (4-4) – LOST to Ribault (Jacksonville), 26-8; in a three-way tie for first with Bishop Kenny & Ribault in 5A-District 3

Bartram Trail (St. Johns) (6A) (4-3) – LOST at Creekside (St. Johns), 37-24; Bears miss the playoffs for just the second time in school history (14 seasons)

Providence (Jacksonville) (3A) (7-1) – d. Episcopal (Jacksonville), 34-7, to earn a bid in the playoffs; another big game for RB Jamuri Wakefield, who carried the ball 31 times for 303 yards and four TDs; Wakefield has rushed for 2,317 yards and 34 TDs; Stallions host #2 Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) for the 3A-District 1 title next Friday

DeLand (8A) (5-3) – d. Seminole (Sanford), 38-15; Stevionte Bruten had 20 carries for 205 yards and a score; Bulldogs have won four in a row and clinch a playoff spot with a win against Lake Brantley next week

On the bubble:

Warner Christian (South Daytona) (2A) (5-1) – OFF; ranked 4th in the state in Class 2A last week; host #3 Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) this Thursday

Mandarin (Jacksonville) (8A) (5-2) – d. Fort Pierce Central on the road, 34-24; Mustangs’ 8A-District 1 playoff fate will be decided in the next two weeks at Sandalwood (Jacksonville) this week and at home against #19 Flagler Palm Coast next week; only losses were to #14 Ed White and #3 First Coast

Ribault (Jacksonville) (5A) (5-2) – d. RV Westside (Jacksonville), 26-8; Trojans, who have forced four turnovers in the win, are in a three-way tie for first in 5A-District 3 with Bishop Kenny & Westside

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