St. Thomas Aquinas, University School enter season as Broward's lone nationally-ranked teams

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With the regular season kicking off in about 24 hours, only two Broward County teams will go in as nationally-ranked teams. 

After playing preseason classic games, defending state champions St. Thomas Aquinas and University School remain the lone Broward County schools ranked in the major high school football rankings. 

The Raiders, who open the season Saturday against Miami Northwestern, are ranked in the top 10 in four of the five major rankings, while the Suns are in the top 25 of four of the five rankings. 

And while they may be a county to the south, two Miami-Dade powers--Miami Central and Booker T. Washington--are the nation's elite after dominant victories in their preseason games. 

Friday, American Heritage will open with Central, which is ranked No. 1 by Rivals, the National Prep Poll, and Student Sports. 

Here's a look at how the rankings break down: 

USA Today Super 25

Booker T. Washington remains No. 1, while Miami Central moves up two spots to No. 5. St. Thomas moves into the Top 10 at No. 9.

MaxPreps XCellent 25

Booker T. Washington takes the top spot, Miami Central is No. 2, St. Thomas Aquinas is No. 15 and University is No. 24

Rivals High 100

Miami Central remains No. 1, Booker T. Washington is No. 2, St. Thomas is No. 8 and University School is No. 25. National Prep Poll

Miami Central is No. 1, Booker T. Washington is No. 2, St. Thomas Aquinas is No. 5, and University is No. 21. 

Student Sports Fab 50

Miami Central is ranked No. 1, while Booker T. Washington takes the No. 2 spot. St. thomas is No. 9 and University is No. 13. 


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