TU Football Power Poll: St. Augustine moves to No. 1; Ribault moves in

All games at 7 p.m. unless indicated.

 

1. (2) St. Augustine (5-0), Class 6A

Last week: d. Ponte Vedra, 41-0.

Friday’s game: at White (2-4, 1-1 in District 4-6A).

Glance: The Yellow Jackets have played in one tight game all season — a 31-28 classic against Bartram Trail. Outside that, they’ve beaten Baker County in a game that was never close and drilled three opponents.

2. (1) Lee, (5-1), Class 7A

Last week: lost to Ribault, 7-6.

Friday’s game: at First Coast (1-5, 0-1 in District 2-7A).

Glance: The Generals slip a spot after losing a slugfest to Ribault last week. Quality wins over Columbia and Raines keep the Generals from falling further.

3. (4) Fleming Island (6-0), Class 7A

Last week: Off.

Friday’s game: vs. Bartram Trail (4-2, 1-0 in District 3-7A), 7:30 p.m.

Glance: The Golden Eagles defense has been sensational this season. But Fleming is going to need to turn up its offense in its game of the season.

4. (4) Bartram Trail, (4-2), Class 7A

Last week: d. Oakleaf, 48-14.

Friday’s game: at Fleming Island (6-0, 2-0 in District 3-7A), 7:30 p.m.

Glance: The Bears drilled Oakleaf last week to set the table for what should mean the winner getting the 3-7A district title. The schedule doesn’t slow down next week either, with a game against 4A defending state champ Cocoa.

5. (5) Raines (5-1), Class 4A

Last week: d. Sandalwood, 55-20.

Friday’s game: at Oakleaf (1-5).

Glance: The Vikings carved up Sandalwood last week and are averaging 46 ppg this season. This Week 8 game at Oakleaf looked much better before the season began.

6. (6) Trinity Christian, (4-3), Class 5A

Last week: d. Tallahassee Lincoln, 35-21.

Friday’s game: at Westside (1-5, 0-2 in District 4-5A).

Glance: The Conquerors rolled last week at Lincoln. They added an extra loss due to a forfeit to Bolles for using an ineligible player and lost their initial appeal of that.

7. (7) University Christian (6-0), Class 2A

Last week: d. West Park Prep, 28-0.

Friday’s game: at Auburndale Kingdom Prep (0-5).

Glance: Another week, another victory over a team that shouldn’t have been on the same field as UC. Ditto this week.

8. (9) Baker County (4-1), Class 5A

Last week: d. Palatka, 48-13.

Friday’s game: vs. First Coast (1-4).

Glance: No problems last week for the Wildcats, and there shouldn’t be this week, either. But Baker has a brutal finish to the year, with Clay, Ridgeview and Dunnellon.

9. (10) Columbia (4-2), Class 7A

Last week: Off.

Friday’s game: vs. Atlantic Coast (2-4, 0-2 in District 2-7A), 7:30 p.m.

Glance: The Tigers have two major dates left on the regular season schedule — Fletcher (Oct. 20) and Bolles (Nov. 3).

10. (NR) Ribault (5-2), Class 5A

Last week: d. Lee, 7-6.

This week: d. Suwannee, 33-26, Tuesday.

Glance: The Trojans move in to the poll following a sterling showing in a win over previous No. 1 Lee. They followed that with a gritty district win on a short turnaround in Live Oak.

Dropped out: Bolles (5-1, Class 5A), lost to Ridge Community, 21-17.

On the bubble: Bishop Kenny (5-1, Class 5A); Bradford (5-1, Class 4A).

; Clay (4-2, Class 5A); Fletcher (5-1, Class 7A); Ridgeview (6-1, Class 5A); Ponte Vedra (4-2, Class 5A), West Nassau (5-1, Class 4A).

 

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