Heading into their season-opening games, both the Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs are in the Associated Press pre-season top 10 poll for Class 8A schools in Florida. Wekiva, coming off a 12-2 season and a trip to the state semifinals, is ranked first heading into its game with Jones High School. The Blue Darters, coming off an 8-4 record, are fifth in the poll heading into their home contest against Ocoee High School.

Both games are at home for Apopka and Wekiva, and the kickoffs are at 7 PM tomorrow night.

Here is the preseason Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, record and rating points. Sentinel Varsity coverage area teams in bold:

Class 8A

School, Record, Pts

1. Wekiva (7) 0-0 100

2. Deerfield Beach (1) 0-0 92

3. Christopher Columbus Catholic (1) 0-0 79

4. Atlantic Community (1) 0-0 61

5. Apopka 0-0 57

(tie) Palm Beach Central 0-0 57

7. Dr. Phillips (3) 0-0 52

8. Vero Beach 0-0 39

9. Miami Southridge 0-0 29

10. Miami 0-0 28

Others receiving votes: South Dade 24, Kissimmee Osceola 24, Sanford Seminole23, Winter Park 14, Flagler Palm Coast 11, Plantation 7, Western 5, Sarasota Riverview 4, Miramar 4, Miami Palmetto 3, West Orange 1, St. Lucie West Centennial 1.

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